Access to cannabis in the United States has been expanding at an unprecedented rate.
The trend is especially true for medical cannabis. Presently, 16 states and the District of Columbia have adult-use cannabis markets, while 36 states have established medical markets. Hopefully Alabama will make 37!
While the bulk of the cannabis market involves adult-use consumers, the number of registered medical cannabis patients in currently legalized states is forecast to grow to 4.9 million by 2025.
As research expands into medical applications for cannabis, patients are increasingly looking to it as an alternative to other, more harsh or addictive therapeutic interventions. New Frontier Data’s newest report, Medical Cannabis & Pharmaceuticals: Growth & Disruption in U.S. Healthcare, examines how consumers actively integrate medical cannabis as part of ongoing therapeutic treatments.
New Frontier Data also asked medical cannabis consumers about the impact which cannabis has had on their specific medical conditions. Overall, most medical cannabis consumers reported positive outcomes: Over half (52%) of medical consumers said that their medical condition had improved significantly with the use of cannabis – and as a consumer, The CannaBoss Mom concurs.
ADHD medication, sleep medication, muscle relaxers, anxiety, antidepressants, medicated skin ointments, arthritis medication have all once been staples in my medicnie cabinet. Since incorporating cannabis (CBD & THC) into my daily wellness routine, I now only have a few (medicated skin ointment & anxiety meds) and use only as needed.
Cannabis. Truly the most misunderstood plant on Earth!