In 2006 the medical and scientific use of cannabis was approved under the government of then President Lula Da Silva, but unfortunately the regulation has made little progress over the years.
Columnist Aline Araújo, founder and director of the Brazilian Reference Center for Cannabinoid Medicine (CBRMC).
She made an apt comparison between cannabis and soy. Araújo says that soy is a valuable grain from which milk, oil, flour, concentrate for animals and many other products are extracted. He emphasizes that, just as the soybean brings many benefits to humanity, cannabis can also be used for different purposes, such as by the textile industry that formerly used the plant to manufacture fabrics, as well as for the manufacture of more than three thousand products.
From this thesis, she asks the following question: what led cannabis to be known only for the “cheap effect”? From this question she regrets that over the years there are more and more prejudices about this plant, but she regrets even more that the prejudice comes from the medical profession that according to her is uninformed and outdated on this subject. Araujo makes a brief explanation of the 2 most studied substances of the plant which are Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) explaining that they are substances found in different concentrations in the chemotypes of the Cannabis Sativa plant – in marijuana, and what is present in high concentrations is the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), responsible for the hallucinogenic effects, and that when talking about medicinal treatment the idea is to use the medicinal principles of the cannabis plant.
Araujo concluded by saying that discrimination occurs precisely because of a lack of knowledge, and that we need to understand that not all cannabis is marijuana, as this is one of the few plants that acts directly on the body, helping to promote the balance of various systems of our body. It also has the advantage that it is a plant that grows in a short time because in 6 months it can already be used, but unfortunately until the authorities do not see it as a medicinal plant, millions of people will continue to suffer with the symptoms of diseases such as cancer, depression, anxiety, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, among others.