Navigating the "High" Risks and "High" Rewards of Cannabis Legalization in Medicine

By IGI Global on May 9, 2024
0 Despite the increasing acceptance and legalization of cannabis for medical and the legalization of recreational marijuana across several states in the US, there is still a significant difference in the way cannabis-related offenses are treated at the federal level. The Biden administration's stance on cannabis policy, specifically its classification as a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, creates a rift between state and federal laws. This inconsistency leads to unfair penalties, preventing researchers from exploring the medicinal potential through pharmaceutical trials.

To resolve the issue, a significant overhaul of federal cannabis laws is necessary to match the changing landscape of cannabis legalization at the state level. The Associated Press reports that the Biden administration could consider reclassifying cannabis to a less restrictive category under the Controlled Substances Act, acknowledging its potential medical benefits and the changing attitudes toward its use. Additionally, federal legislation could be introduced to decriminalize marijuana possession and expunge prior cannabis-related convictions. This would reduce the burden on the criminal justice system and promote a more equitable approach to cannabis regulation across the country.

A recent book, Medical Cannabis and the Effects of Cannabinoids on Fighting Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Parkinson's, and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases (ISBN: 9781668456521), presents the findings from clinical and basic medical scientists who are studying the cellular and molecular mechanisms of cannabinoid-mediated inhibition of innate and adaptive immune responses. It also looks at the mobilization of myeloid-derived immunosuppressive cells, enhancement of neuroprotection, facilitation of oligodendrocyte survival, promotion of CNS progenitor cell differentiation to support regeneration and remyelination, arrest of tumor cell proliferation, decrease in tumor cell adhesion, disruption of tumor angiogenesis, inhibition of endothelial cells, and prevention of cancer metastasis by inhibition of cell migration. The book provides the necessary knowledge to educate people on the uses and effectiveness of alternative medicine.

9781799884828
Medical Cannabis and the Effects of Cannabinoids on Fighting Cancer, Multiple Sclerosis, Epilepsy, Parkinson's, and Other Neurodegenerative Diseases
Profs. Rana R. Zeine and Brian W. Teasdale
© 2023 | 405 pgs. | ISBN13: 9781668456521
  • Covers Topics such as Medical Marijuana, Neurobiology of Cannabinoids, and Therapeutic Intervention
  • Ideal for Medical Professionals, Pharmacists, and Hospital Administrators
  • Indexed In: SCOPUS
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Cases on Teaching Pharmacology to Complementary and Alternative Medicine Students
Prof. Muhammad Shahzad Aslam
© 2023 | 209 pgs. | ISBN13: 9781668478288
  • Covers Topics such as Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine Pharmacology,
    and Traditional Medicine
  • Ideal for Therapists, Educational Professionals, and Researchers
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Exploring Complementary and Alternative Medicinal Products in Disease Therapy
Prof. Etetor Roland Eshiet
© 2023 | 348 pgs. | ISBN13: 9781799841203
  • Covers Topics such as Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Medicinal Plants, and Nutraceuticals
  • Ideal for Pharmaceutical Companies, Healthcare Providers, and Researchers
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Handbook of Research on Advancements in Cancer Therapeutics
Profs. Sumit Kumar, Moshahid Alam Rizvi, and Saurabh Verma.
© 2021 | 913 pgs. | ISBN13: 9781799865308
  • Covers Topics such as Cancer Therapy, Nutrition, Diet, and Cancer Prevention, and Oncotherapy
  • Ideal for Business Owners, Managers, and Students
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Research Anthology on Recent Advancements in Ethnopharmacology and Nutraceuticals (3 Volumes)
Information Resources Management Association
© 2022 | 1263 pgs. | ISBN13: 9781668435465
  • Covers Topics such as Alternative Medicine, Complementary Medicine, and Medicinal Plants
  • Ideal for Pharmacists, Doctors, and Nurses
  • Features over 55+ Chapters
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