by Laura Trujillo
Cannabis, also known as marijuana, is a plant medicine used for medical and recreational use. It’s use as an herbal medicine dates back as far as 500 BC in Asia. Cannabis is an alternative treatment option that may provide patients relief with fewer and less serious risks and side effects than pharmaceutical formulations, such as opioids. Cannabis users are a blend of individuals including seniors, veterans, parents, and children, often suffering from debilitating medical conditions.