For decades, marijuana has been called an "entry door" which means a drug that leads to tougher drugs. However, the doors oscillate in both directions. Weed can also be the way for users of hard drugs to enter the society in a lighter and less invasive drug. Unlike heroin, opiates or methamphetamine that ultimately consume the life and talents of a user, cannibas have been shown to be used accidentally without serious side effects or consequences. This assumes that it is legal at the time and place of use.
What happens if the marijuana plant contains chemicals that can help a user to avoid or lower the opiodes? The Society for Neurosciences witnessed presentations suggesting that the cannabis plant could become a source of drugs to combat addiction. The Scripp Research Institute in La Jolla, California, reported on a preliminary investigation that demonstrated that cannabidiol, which is not psychoactive, may be incitated. For cocaine at rats that have been trained for three months to compulsively want a medication.
The researchers allowed the rats to dosify themselves voluntarily with cocaine until they become addicted. At the end of the period, they gave some of the animals that provided an infusion of cannabidiol. Rats that received patches reduced cocaine intake, while those that did not continue to consume as much cocaine as before. Miguel Hernández, a researcher at the University of Spain, reported on a first study that showed that cannabidiol reduced alcohol consumption, as well as the desire to drink and any impetus towards relapse.
Another possible measure that would be discussed would be to use THC to direct patients out of opioids. A chemical marijuana product, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can alleviate the pain, but also causes the user to be high. The researchers found a possible way to treat neuropathic pain, the type produced by nerve damage.
Marijuana is chemically complex and the therapeutic potential of the plant is fraught with complications. The ingredients of the pots can reduce the desires of some drugs, but they can also cause dependence.
All this attention is approaching the multiple states that legalize sales and the use of cannabis products. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and the DEA (Drug Enforcement Administration) have a research strength that maintains that cannabis continues to be illegally federally in the 50 states.
State decisions are being made for the sale, distribution and cultivation of cannabis. With several states testing the experiment, positive results are obtained through increased tax revenues, reduced calls for domestic abuse, fewer problems related to alcoholism and DUI arrests. This innocent plant can recover its innocence.