The first published research on the use of cannabis for medical reasons dates back to 1842, when doctors first discovered they had a plant that could be used to treat a range of symptoms. For a number of reasons – none of them medical – the plant was shelved as a scientific pipe dream. Nearly 175 years later, we are finally beginning to appreciate the potential of the cannabis sativa plant.
To highlight the strides cannabis has taken as a medicine in the last decade, and to catalogue the advances yet to come, we’re introducing The Standard. Our new web log will be your resource for updates and news stories from the many facets of the medical cannabis world – setting the standard for information on science, research, regulation, and healthcare.
By speaking to practitioners, researchers and experts, The Standard provides a special perspective on the ever-evolving topic of cannabinoid medicine. We will also share the unique history of our company and our insights into advances in cannabis policy and research, as well as definitive posts on proper strain selection, advocacy initiatives and new products.
After nearly 200 years in the shadows, cannabis is finally being adopted by the scientific and medical communities as a viable solution to a number of symptoms and ailments. And whether you’re a patient, practitioner, politico or passerby, we invite you to live this significant shift with us.
Check back early and often for our latest dispatches and let The Standard help you stay up-to-date on this ever-evolving new branch of medicine.
- Team Bedrocan