Hemp formulated medications that are helping to manage the symptoms of cancer and epilepsy are being manufactured in India. These new hemp-based pharmaceuticals will be utilized in advanced stages of clinical trials by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research. For many people around the world, this is great news. Hemp-based medications have substantially lower side effects than modern pharmaceuticals.
Hemp Isn’t the Same as Medical Cannabis
Hemp-based drugs provide certain consumers with a peace of mind. A peace of mind that they will not become intoxicated or feel a buzz from their medication. This is because any hemp derived medicine will not contain THC. Hemp only has a 0.03% THC content which is so minuscule it’s virtually non-existent. Currently, cancer patients are often taking heavy narcotics such as morphine for pain management. These new cannabis drugs could replace drugs like morphine.
CBD in India
The new cannabis pharmaceuticals in India are set for clinical trials with Tata Memorial Hospital and New Delhi’s AIIMS. Both of the new medications have a focus explicitly on cannabidiol or CBD. In India residents there do not have the luxury of access to cannabis-based medicine. Patients must obtain special permission to be able to access CBD in India. Once they receive this permission, they can then import CBD products from Europe and America.
The Potential Benefits of CBD
CBD may have a plethora of medical benefits such as these and more:
- Inhibits cancer cell growth
- May help treat psoriasis
- Pain reliever
- Promotes bone growth
- Reduces small intestine contractions, blood sugar levels, inflammation, nausea and vomiting, in addition to reducing the risk of artery blockage, seizures, and anxiety
- Suppresses muscle spasms
- Works as a tranquilizer
New Drugs Could Come Affordable to India Residents
The price of these medications is exponential for many Indian citizens. This makes obtaining CBD or cannabis-based medication virtually impossible for many people in India. Change is on the horizon though. The two new drugs in India are should reduce the price for CBD medications significantly.
Cannabis is a plant that faces much stigma. Those who know very little about it often prank to consumers abusing or using the plant for recreational enjoyment. There’s no difference in socially smoking cannabis for recreational enjoyment then there is in smoking cigarettes. A significant difference does, however, come in the health effects. Cigarettes cause gum disease lung disease, heart disease, and a plethora of other debilitating physical conditions. Cannabis doesn’t cause any of this. Cigarettes & alcohol are proven killers, yet the government supports them, and they still reign supreme around the globe.
A Healthier, Happier Future on the Horizon in India
India knows the problem of alcohol as well as how it kills unfortunately all too well. It’s a common occurrence for dozens of people to die drinking poisonous liquor in shady bars across India. No one has ever died from smoking cannabis. A healthier happier future is on the horizon for people who live in India. With the approval of the two new CBD based pharmaceuticals coming on the market in the next 12 months citizens in India will finally have affordable access to cannabinoid-based medicine.