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Clearing up cannabis confusion

pThere is a lot of confusion over the topic of cannabis. It’s a topic that has been subjected to deeply polarized beliefs. The article below is a reprint with permission from both author Janice Newell Bissex, MS, RDN, a culinary nutritionist and holistic cannabis practitioner, and the Food & Nutrition Magazine from its September/October issue. For more information, visit www.foodandnutrition.org. Read on to find out about the legality and medicinal uses of cannabis, hemp and CBD:/pp/ppBy JANICE NEWELL BISSEX, MS, RDN/ppFood & Nutrition Magazine/ppCannabis now is being used, under a physician’s care, to treat conditions such as chronic pain, cancer, epilepsy, anxiety, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson’s disease and autoimmune diseases. /ppWhile the legalization and medical use of cannabis have seen dramatic upticks in recent years, many misconceptions remain among consumers, lawmakers and health professionals alike. Here are three common myths, followed by the facts. /ppspan class=”bullet”n/span Medical benefits of cannabis only recently have been discovered. /ppCannabis was used in Himalayan traditions more than 5,000 years ago and in Chinese medicine as long as 10,000 years ago. Its use as medicine continues worldwide; Queen Victoria reportedly used cannabis to ease menstrual cramps. Britain’s 1894 Indian Hemp Drugs Commission Report concluded that …read more

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