Critical research on Cannibinoids approved and in need of additional funds

When determining whether Cannabis and Cannabinoids can be useful as a medicine in a clinical setting, research is critical. If science and personal testimonies are able to show that marijuana is a beneficial medicine, reform to the cannabis laws that prohibit marijuana for medical purposes is sure to follow. Founded in 2009, ICEERS is a nonprofit organization in the Netherlands that “is dedicated to the acceptance and integration of ethno botanical plants as therapeutic and personal growth tools in modern society”.

ICEERS focuses on education, research, and service. Their independent Cannabis study seeks to show how cannabis can be therapeutic to those suffering with conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, and glaucoma. Also, their study seeks to further investigate how cannabis affects the endocannabinoid system, the hormonal system, and the immune system. A graphic explanation of this study can be seen at estudiocannabis.org (spanish).

The study already has 20 people who are waiting to enroll as volunteers for the study. The project has been approved as being “ethical” and will be raising funds through a crowfounding campaign for several weeks. While citizens of the Netherlands can legally obtain recreational marijuana due to the policy of acquiescence, result of earlier research has shown that marijuana obtained through coffee shops is very reliable and not of pharmaceutical quality, due to the substance often being polluted with pathogens which in turn causes health risks for patients. Though Dutch patients who aren’t eligible for medical marijuana are also able to obtain marijuana seeds and to cultivate up to 5 plants.

In order for the research study to successfully be conducted, 255.000€ needs to be raised over the span of three years. The study is seeking to use 200 volunteers over the three years. People in society need to understand that medical marijuana has been shown to act as an antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotector.

cannabis-plant-researchMany people believe the government has strived to keep this substance illegal because of money and power factors. The government and pharmaceutical companies would possibly lose money if people turned from their drugs and to a natural plant such as Marijuana. According to True Activist, “Marijuana has been found to suppress cancer, reduce blood pressure, treat glaucoma, alleviate pain, and even inhibit HIV“.

Marijuana has also been shown to alleviate and treat migraines, seizures, Tourette’s syndrome, digestive illnesses (IBS/Chrones), Alzheimer’s disease, and Premenstrual Syndrome. Marijuana can be very beneficial as a medicine. Much research is being conducted in order to see reform occur in all locations! Support is needed for this cause today so that Earth’s resources can be used to develop new medicinal uses from essential raw materials.