The cannabis movement is moving forward and catching in the mainstream world. Even with amazing progress being made on a daily basis and more people are more educated on the positive qualities of cannabis, there will always be opposition and misconceptions. Some believe cannabis is a gateway drug. Even elementary school aged kids hear that statement from a young age in the D.A.R.E. program. A sad truth is that we are taught that cannabis leads to heroin use or other hard drugs. Just because hard drug users can be cannabis users, doesn’t mean the average cannabis user move on to stronger drugs.

In a report released in 1999 by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences that examined possible dangers or negative effects of cannabis, the following statement can be found in the report:

“There is no conclusive evidence that the drug effects of marijuana are causally linked to the subsequent abuse of other illicit drugs.”

The benefits of medical marijuana outweigh the negative side effects. Sage stands for Sativa Afghani Genetic Equilibrium and is a combination of an indica strain and a well balanced Haze. Sage has roughly 20% THC and the flavor is described as a spicy sandalwood flavor. Trying to list every single benefit of marijuana use is like trying to compose a list of all the stars in the sky; there are too many benefits to name! Cannabis sativa, a great holistic approach to medicine, has proved to be effective medicinal agent everywhere in the world, used by all races and cultures, for thousands years.

There are numerous causes for chronic pain. Without adequate pain management, the chronic pain tends to lead to frustration, despair, and depression. At times, a death-wish can stem from pain, if patients turn down life-saving procedures such as surgery or chemotherapy due to the fear of more pain and suffering. Sage is not a cure-all approach, but it can serve two important roles in the effective and safe pain management. Cannabis provides pain relief, whether its used alone or with other analgesics. Sage controls vomiting and nausea and vomiting linked to opioid drugs, in addition to the nausea, dizziness and vomiting that often comes along ongoing severe pain.

Unlike HIV or the flu, autism is not one specific disorder or disease, but a spectrum of mental health disorders that can include other disorders such as ADHD all the way through the more difficult to identify disorders such as Asperger’s Syndrome. Parents of children with autism say that using cannabis eases tensed muscles and calms anxiety in addition to other symptoms. Representatives of UF4A, the Unconventional Foundation for Autism, state that several autistic children have had positive results from pharmaceutical cannabis treatments. The effects of medical marijuana on autistic children are being studied.

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