As we all know, cannabis contains the cannabinoid THC (delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol). It is this psychoactive substance that makes you high, but also has amazing effects that can be used therapeutically in medicine. As a result of intensive research, knowledge about Cannabis is constantly expanding. Today more than 100 cannabinoids have been identified. And the general public usually just knows about THC – that’s kind of crazy.
For a long time, our cells could communicate with each other without us being able to overhear. We assumed they were talking but did not know how. Over the last century, researchers have discovered and understood more and more about the communication systems in our body, including the language of cells. But anyone who learns a new language wants to apply it. As a result, scientists have identified the chemical messages and fed hormones and neurotransmitters to the human body. Now they could have a say and influence the body processes. This can be helpful in the case of illnesses, for example, if the thyroid is underactive, the missing hormones can be supplied from the outside.
Once used as a source of quality raw materials and potent medicine, cannabis is still today branded as a dangerous and illegal drug. Let’s take a look at the history of this famous plant.
While cannabis has numerous myths and legends and occupies a special place as a multi-dimensional plant with a broad spectrum of effects, cannabis is actually a simple and widespread, adaptable, sun-loving weed that can be grown in many climates. It is often described as a dangerous and illegal substance with a high risk of abuse. A view, that completely ignores the real potential of cannabis and its effects on human life throughout history. Over the past decade, the perception of cannabis has slowly changed, and we are breaking the bad reputation that stigmatized the plant in the early 20th century – not the least thanks to the research work of some scientific pioneers and the resulting medial attention.