Thursday, December 10, 2015 by healingartsnews
National re-legalization of marijuana is closer than it’s ever been. The majority of Americans are starting to realize that cannabis is NOT an addictive, immoral and destructive drug. Americans are starting to see cannabis for what it truly is — a harmless, useful plant with several healing virtues. Among the virtues being rediscovered is cannabis’s ability to cure chronic issues in dogs.
The more states legalize the plant for medicinal purposes, the more we see businesses springing up to help both people and pets get well.
It’s important to understand that marijuana’s potential for abuse is not much different from that of OTC pain meds, soda or television, which are all legal. Actually, marijuana is practically safer than all three. Eating too much pain pills can wipe out one’s liver. Drinking too much soda can make one an obese, type II diabetic, and watching too much television can send people into states of lazy hypnosis that convince them via advertisement to buy into a long list of fast foods and pharmaceutical drugs.
Marijuana is not all about getting “high” either. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is psychoactive but is just one part of the Cannabis sativa plant. While some relax to THC’s psychoactive quality, others are using another part of the plant — cannabidiol (CBD) — to heal seizures, pain and cancer. Interestingly, medical marijuana dispensaries are now using CBD compounds to help dogs with their chronic issues.
A woman named Wendy Mansfield, of Fort Bragg, California has been trying everything she can to help her 15-year-old Labrador mix named Kali.
Kali had been showing signs of chronic pain and was scheduled to be euthanized. The day before her dog was scheduled to be euthanized, Wendy decided to try one last option. Thankfully, this option was available in her state. She took her ailing dog to a marijuana dispensary designed specifically for sick dogs.
Kali showed signs of chronic pain and lethargy. She groaned and licked her paws often. This was accompanied by fits of coughing. After giving Kali a medicinal marijuana treat, nothing much happened until 20 minutes later. Suddenly, the licking stopped.
Impressed, Wendy gave Kali a second and third CBD treat. The cannabidiol was bringing Kali back to life. Kali came out of her depressed state, stood up and fetched her own water outside. It was extraordinary progress in a short amount of time! Many of the obvious signs of pain, like groaning, quickly subsided as well.
At this point, Wendy cancelled her appointment to put down her dog. Three weeks later, Wendy told Quartz, “Never in my wildest dreams would I have anticipated this. It brought my dog back.”
The more medical professionals embrace cannabinoids, the more they’ll realize that true biological healing comes from plants, not synthetic formulations. Imagine medicine returning to its roots and actually healing people without long lists of heinous side effects! For example, one day the active ingredient in turmeric root, curcumin, will be heralded as mainstream medicine for healing systemic inflammation which is at the root of many diseases today. Imagine the essential oil of lavender being used in place of psychotic drugs to alleviate depression. Imagine there being no more deadly side effects like suicidal thoughts that depression medications often illicit.
Today’s “alternative medicine” is slowly reclaiming its position as real medicine. Synthetic formulations will surely fade into the bowels of history, as the collective consciousness wakes up to the lies that have been perpetuated and marketed over and over again.
The US federal government still classifies marijuana as a Schedule I substance and defines it as a drug “with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.” That myth is beginning to shatter.
Pets being healed with cannabis treats are another example of truth coming to light, shattering the current paradigm that says marijuana is evil and those who use it should be jailed.
The war on medicinal plants must end.