From the United Kingdom to New Zealand, medical experts all over the world are weighing the pros and cons of weed for pain management and treatment of mental disorders. Where do Indian medical practitioners stand on this issue?
Last month at the third OJA Festival of Ayurveda, AYUSH experts spoke up in favour of legalizing medicinal cannabis in this country.
AYUSH — Ayurveda, Yoga and naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy — comprises the main verticals in traditional Indian medicine. The Indian government instituted a Ministry of AYUSH in November 2014. The ministry has been organizing the OJA festival every year since 2017.
If India legalizes the medicinal use of weed, these are the top 5 benefits we can reap:
Of the 100-odd active compounds in weed, scientists have taken a particular interest in two: Tetrahydrocannabinol