(5)(6) Some similar but more powerfully hallucinogenic substances used in such rituals include peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, ayahuasca and mescaline.
Their common characteristic is their ability to open one up to an experience of the non-physical dimensions of existence.
In conclusion, Marijuana can be legally accepted for medical, enjoyment, and stress-reliever purpose.
And the ancient Greeks used cannabis for tapeworms, nosebleeds and ear infections.(3) Both Cannabis indica and Cannabis sativa have been used worldwide in homeopathic practice since as far back as the early 1800's when detailed information regarding their clinical effects was published.(4) Homeopathic dilutions of these substances have since been found to be particularly effective in treating a wide range of mental/emotional problems including anxiety disorders and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, in addition to urinary tract infections like cystitis and prostatitis.
As far as I am concerned, its value in medical practice in allopathic, herbal and homeopathic forms is an open-and-shut case.
With eight states looking to legalize medical marijuana through legislative initiatives or ballot measures this November (Arizona, Illinois, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania and South Dakota)(1), I wanted to review some of the pros and cons, as I see them, of marijuana use and abuse.
I've considered myself particularly qualified to weigh in on the subject ever since my philosophy professor pointed out to me as a college freshman that the Italian derivation of my name, Mal-erb-a, can be interpreted to mean "bad weed." I'd like to think that my medical degree and some experience in the field of psychiatry help a little bit, too.
Marijuana is just one of many entheogens (en-theo-gen = "within-god-creates").
Entheogenic substances are psychoactive substances used to enhance spiritual experience in religious, shamanic or other spiritual contexts.It also helps improve the diminished appetite that patients undergoing cancer treatment can experience.It lowers intraocular pressure in glaucoma patients, decreases spasticity and other neurologic symptoms in multiple sclerosis, and there is evidence that it is useful in a variety of additional medical conditions.Cannabis oil was used by early Christians in a number of rites including the anointing with oil at baptisms.The ancient Chinese Taoists used cannabis as incense, and many Hindu practices included offerings of cannabis to their deities.Marijuana is essential for many individuals; it proportions calmness, tranquility and can be a stress-reliever, but, as most likely all drugs , it has been abused by its power.