Centuries of medical use, backed by modern research
Marijuana, more accurately referred to as cannabis, has been used as medicine for thousands of years. And cutting-edge medical research seems to confirm that cannabis is a valuable aid for a wide range health challenges. These include post-traumatic stress, pain, nausea, spasticity, and movement disorders. Cannabis is also commonly used as a natural appetite stimulant.
According to NORML, more than 60 U.S. and international health organizations support granting patients immediate legal access to medicinal marijuana under a physician’s supervision and the majority of US states now regulate its retail access.
Science vs Stereotypes
Cannabis is a dangerous drug without any medical uses; An 85-year-old narrative rooted in corruption, greed, and racism. A blatant fabrication that has inflicted unimaginable suffering on millions of Americans. A lie that has separated families, taken away livelihoods, and caused unneeded suffering for the sick and dying.
Nearly a century after cannabis and hemp were first criminalized and demonized, it’s time we let science and real-life experiences take precedence over the unjust stigma and stereotypes.
- Regardless of either quantity or potency, cannabis cannot cause lethal overdose in humans
- State-based cannabis legalization has lowered crime rates
- In states where medical cannabis is legal, opioid-related mortality has fallen significantly
- Cannabis is more likely to be used as an “exit” from dangerous drugs than to act as a “gateway” drug*
Even more compelling than scientific data are the first-hand Stories of Hope from Veterans. HeroGrown® fights to ‘Liberate Cannabis’ on behalf of these heroes, along with the millions other Americans suffering silently in the shadows.