A report on Medical cannabis

Cannabis as illustrated in Köhler's Book of Medicinal Plants, 1897
American medical hashish
Illustrating various forms of medicinal cannabis
Evolution of cultivated cannabis strains. The cultivar, Cannabis ruderalis, still grows wild today.
countries that have decriminalized or where enforcement is limited
Medical marijuana dispensary in Denver, Colorado
The use of cannabis, at least as fiber, has been shown to go back at least 10,000 years in Taiwan. "Dà má" (Pinyin pronunciation) is the Chinese expression for cannabis, the first character meaning "big" and the second character meaning "hemp".
Cannabis indica fluid extract, American Druggists Syndicate, pre-1937
An advertisement for cannabis americana distributed by a pharmacist in New York in 1917
The Ebers Papyrus (c. 1550 BCE) from Ancient Egypt has a prescription for medical marijuana applied directly for inflammation.

Cannabis and cannabinoids that are prescribed by physicians for their patients.

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Cannabis as illustrated in Köhler's Book of Medicinal Plants, 1897

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Nabilone

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Nabilone, sold under the brand name Cesamet among others, is a synthetic cannabinoid with therapeutic use as an antiemetic and as an adjunct analgesic for neuropathic pain.

Cannabis

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Genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae.

Genus of flowering plants in the family Cannabaceae.

Cannabis growing as weeds at the foot of Dhaulagiri, Nepal.
A thicket of wild cannabis in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Cannabis female flower with visible trichomes
Male Cannabis flower buds
Underside of Cannabis sativa leaf, showing diagnostic venation
Top of Cannabis plant in vegetative growth stage
Relative size of varieties of Cannabis
Cannabis ruderalis
Comparison of physical harm and dependence regarding various drugs
A dried bud, typical of what is sold for recreational use
Commercial cannabis extract
Cannabis sativa stem longitudinal section
Cannabis Museum in Amsterdam
Cannabis leaf pictured in the coat of arms of Kanepi Parish
A male hemp plant
Dense raceme of female flowers typical of drug-type varieties of Cannabis
Root system side view
Root system top view
Micrograph C. sativa (left), C. indica (right)

Cannabis has long been used for hemp fibre, hemp seeds and their oils, hemp leaves for use as vegetables and as juice, medicinal purposes, and as a recreational drug.

Service members use art to relieve PTSD symptoms.

Post-traumatic stress disorder

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Mental and behavioral disorder that can develop because of exposure to a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, child abuse, domestic violence, or other threats on a person's life.

Mental and behavioral disorder that can develop because of exposure to a traumatic event, such as sexual assault, warfare, traffic collisions, child abuse, domestic violence, or other threats on a person's life.

Service members use art to relieve PTSD symptoms.
No quieren (They do not want to) by Francisco Goya (1746–1828) depicts an elderly woman wielding a knife in defense of a girl being assaulted by a soldier.
Regions of the brain associated with stress and post-traumatic stress disorder
The diagram depicts how emotions, thoughts, and behaviors all influence each other. The triangle in the middle represents CBT's tenet that all humans' core beliefs can be summed up in three categories: self, others, future.
Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Washington, D.C.
Statue, Three Servicemen, Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Disability-adjusted life year rates for post-traumatic stress disorder per 100,000 inhabitants in 2004 
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An increasing number of states permit and have legalized the use of medical cannabis for the treatment of PTSD.

Antiemetic

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Drug that is effective against vomiting and nausea.

Drug that is effective against vomiting and nausea.

Cannabis, also known as medical marijuana in the United States, is a Schedule I drug.

Legality of cannabis

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[[File:Map-of-world-cannabis-laws.svg|thumb|400px|alt=Map of world cannabis laws for non-medical use|Legal status of cannabis possession for recreational use

[[File:Map-of-world-cannabis-laws.svg|thumb|400px|alt=Map of world cannabis laws for non-medical use|Legal status of cannabis possession for recreational use

The legality of cannabis for medical and recreational use varies by country, in terms of its possession, distribution, and cultivation, and (in regards to medical) how it can be consumed and what medical conditions it can be used for.

The red ribbon is a symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS.

HIV/AIDS

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Spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a retrovirus.

Spectrum of conditions caused by infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a retrovirus.

The red ribbon is a symbol for solidarity with HIV-positive people and those living with AIDS.
Main symptoms of acute HIV infection
Main symptoms of AIDS.
CDC poster from 1989 highlighting the threat of AIDS associated with drug use
Diagram of a HIV virion structure
Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1, colored green, budding from a cultured lymphocyte.
HIV replication cycle
A generalized graph of the relationship between HIV copies (viral load) and CD4<SUP>+</SUP> T cell counts over the average course of untreated HIV infection.
HIV Rapid Test being administered
Oraquick
AIDS Clinic, McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh, India, 2010
People wearing AIDS awareness signs. on the left: "Facing AIDS a condom and a pill at a time"; on the right: "I am Facing AIDS because people I ♥ are infected"
Stribild – a common once-daily ART regime consisting of elvitegravir, emtricitabine, tenofovir and the booster cobicistat
Deaths due to HIV/AIDS per million persons in 2012
Trends in new cases and deaths per year from HIV/AIDS
The Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report reported in 1981 on what was later to be called "AIDS".
Left to right: the African green monkey source of SIV, the sooty mangabey source of HIV-2, and the chimpanzee source of HIV-1
Ryan White became a poster child for HIV after being expelled from school because he was infected.
Changes in life expectancy in some African countries, 1960–2012

There is insufficient evidence to recommend or support the use of medical cannabis to try to increase appetite or weight gain.

Medical cannabis card in Marin County, California

1996 California Proposition 215

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Medical cannabis card in Marin County, California
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Proposition 215, or the Compassionate Use Act of 1996, is a California law permitting the use of medical cannabis despite marijuana's lack of the normal Food and Drug Administration testing for safety and efficacy.

Three hash cakes made with cannabis

Cannabis edible

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Edible, is a food product that contain decarboxylated cannabinoids (cannabinoid acids converted to their orally bioactive form) from cannabis extract as an active ingredient.

Edible, is a food product that contain decarboxylated cannabinoids (cannabinoid acids converted to their orally bioactive form) from cannabis extract as an active ingredient.

Three hash cakes made with cannabis
Bhang eaters from India c. 1790. Bhang is an edible preparation of cannabis native to the Indian subcontinent. It has been used in food and drink as early as 1000 BC by Hindus in ancient India.
Modern interest in edibles is attributed to Alice B. Toklas and her eponymous 1954 cookbook.
THC infused gummies suitable for sublingual administration. These are 5 milligrams each.
One form of hash oil
Making cannabutter

THC-dominant edibles are consumed for recreational and medical purposes.

Cannabis sativa

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Annual herbaceous flowering plant indigenous to Eastern Asia, but now of cosmopolitan distribution due to widespread cultivation.

Annual herbaceous flowering plant indigenous to Eastern Asia, but now of cosmopolitan distribution due to widespread cultivation.

Male Cannabis sativa in flower
A female sativa cannabis strain in flowering or “budding” stage
Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
Cannabis sativa, scientific drawing from c. 1900

It has been cultivated throughout recorded history, used as a source of industrial fiber, seed oil, food, recreation, religious and spiritual moods and medicine.

Cannabis indica

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Annual plant species in the family Cannabaceae which produces large amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol and is cultivated for purposes including hashish in India.

Annual plant species in the family Cannabaceae which produces large amounts of tetrahydrocannabinol and is cultivated for purposes including hashish in India.

Newly grown C. indica
Broad leaf of a C. indica plant
Cannabis
Cannabis indica flowering

Common C. indica strains for recreational or medicinal use include Kush and Northern Lights.