The cannabis plant, when used properly and wisely, is a natural remedy that can be used on the therapeutic basis with the potential to cure many diseases and medical conditions, but its legal use requires a definition of “medical cannabis”. If it is the same plant, then what is medical cannabis, or rather, what is not medical cannabis? Is there such a thing as “ordinary” cannabis, and what is the difference between medical cannabis and cannabis used for recreational purposes?
The cannabis plant (the Latin name Cannabis) is the most well-known plant, which also belongs to the hops plant (a major component of the capital), and is one of the oldest plants still growing on Earth.
Cannabis, which grows on the female cannabis plant at the end of its growth cycle, contains the highest concentration of active substances – cannabinoids – and therefore only uses them or extracts from them for recreational use as well as for the provision of medical treatment with one of the standard consumption methods defined by the Ministry of Health for medical cannabis patients.
The cannabinoids found in cannabis flowers, which exist in smaller quantities in other parts of the plant, are actually the “secret of magic” behind the various effects of the cannabis plant, each of which has dominant properties that have specific medical effects. These active ingredients are present in any Cannabis flower which is, as long as it is of good quality, regardless of whether it is grown in a medical farm or home rearing.
The effects of cannabinoids on the various systems of the human body, including the digestive system, vascular system, heart, kidneys and liver, all originate in the neurotransmitter system called the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
These cannabis flowers, used for the targeted treatment of certain diseases (those defined in the Ministry of Health’s “list of indications”) are also the flowers used by cannabis consumers who benefit from it for use defined as recreational use, i.e. which is not licensed by the Ministry of Health, Some disease.
Cannabis Medical is currently used in Israel as a complementary or exclusive treatment for more than 42,000 patients in a variety of diseases, but it is important to understand that this is just a nickname attached to the cannabis plant when they are used for medical use approved by the Ministry of Health.
In contrast to the relatively small number of licensed cannabis consumers, Cannabis “regular” is now used by more than one million consumers in Israel, some are medical consumers who are not licensed, and some are leisure consumers who enjoy the effects of the plant in a variety of ways.
So, what is the difference between Cannabis “normal” and medical cannabis?
In fact, there is no significant difference between “normal” cannabis and medical cannabis, except that the latter was produced under controlled growth conditions (IMC-GAP or similar to production and processing) and packaged as a finished product under stringent quality standards and with the approval of the Ministry of Health. This is at least on paper when there is currently almost no cannabis product that meets the standard and is available to patients in pharmacies.
Another difference is, of course, the legal status of medical cannabis, which, in contrast to the plant itself that is illegal under the Dangerous Drugs Ordinance, is legally divided into holders of a medical cannabis license approved by the Medical Research Unit of the Ministry of Health. Plant flowers distributed to the same patients by the government are practically illegal, just like cannabis flowers used by leisure consumers, but their use is permitted to those patients under restrictive conditions.
The combination of these two differences is, theoretically, meant to distinguish medical cannabis from “regular” cannabis, mainly because of its quality, which stems from optimal growth conditions and professional knowledge. Beyond that, there is no difference between ordinary cannabis and medical cannabis, because cannabis places the same effect on the human body whether or not its consumption is licensed, whether or not the person has a particular disease. Cannabis consumption is an action with tremendous medical potential, which has not yet been studied in depth enough but has already shown promising signs in a variety of groundbreaking areas, such as cancer treatment, as well as in “simple” areas such as migraine therapy and headache prevention when consumed on a daily basis.
Medical Cannabis for every Need?
The full medical potential of cannabis is enormous, and to date more than 15,000 low-quality scientific studies have been conducted (statistical reviews, anecdotal experiments in cells or laboratory mice, etc.) that have shown many medicinal properties that are most likely present in the plant – (Asthma), and a wide range of other medical conditions that are not part of the Ministry of Health’s official list of indications.
All these medical effects apply to the body of all cannabis needs, making cannabis what is called “medical for all”. Whether it is minor pain relief and muscle relaxation, expanding the state of consciousness or dimming pressures and preventing the formation of traumatic memories and physical and mental stress, the influence of cannabis is relevant to anyone who consumes it.
Therefore, “medical cannabis” is actually just a concept, or rather a nickname, which characterizes the use of cannabis licensed under medical license. The rest, from the medical influence that has been revealed to this day, to the tremendous medical potential of advanced science in recent years, lies in every plant and every quality cannabis flower, even if no one has infected him with a professional tag, and even if someone decides to smoke it “for the head” Declared.