we cannot ignore the requests of those who suffer and cannot have yet an efficient access to the marijuana as medicine
(PRWeb UK) May 5, 2010
Ministry of Cannabis, an Amsterdam based cannabis seedbank, announces new initiatives to support legal medical marijuana users.
Ministry of Cannabis is a well known cannabis seeds bank, active in the Netherlands since 2007. In these 3 years the seeds of the Ministry have travelled the whole world. Looking at their website, it is possible to order 12 different marijuana seeds strains, which 10 are feminized cannabis seeds, and 2 autoflowering seeds. Reading the descriptions of these strains, it seems that they focus on the botanical and recreational aspect of the plant, rather the medical one.
“We are a commercial company and we propose our products in the most fascinating way for our customers, as it is normal to be” says Saskia, the director of the company, “but at the same time we cannot ignore the requests of those who suffer and cannot have yet an efficient access to the marijuana as medicine”.
The marijuana is the unfertilized flower of the female cannabis plants. There are many varieties of cannabis and only some of them contains enough cannabinoids (the active ingredients) to be used as medicine. The marijuana, consider as a medicine, should be rather evaluated like a “cocktail” of medicines, because its final effect is given by the interactions of several teens of substances, rather than one, like in a “normal” medicine.
The staff of the Ministry is since its foundation busy to give the best suggestions to the patiences that ask for their help. “We are of course not doctors” adds Saskia “so our suggestions are based mostly on our knowledge of every single strain that we produce and on the past experiences of other customers with similar diseases”.
The staff of the Ministry is now busy to rewrite all the descriptions of the strains, so each one will contain not only botanical and recreational info, but also an orientation about its possible medical use. Patiences with glaucoma, for example, will greatly benefit from the high THC content of strains like Carnival and White Widow. Those who suffer of sclerosis can find beneficial the effect of a strong indica like Kandahar.
Many european countries (like UK, Swiss, Spain, Netherlands etc) already allow the prescription of marijuana for medical use. In many other countries the debate is opened. One element that is sure is, the prohibition till now didn't help the medical research. “We are not scientists and we don't wanna replace the role of the doctors” ends Saskia “but till there are proper scientific research programs, the best that we can do is to collect info on a practical base, and with those we help suffering people to feel a little better”.
The new, updated descriptions in the Ministry of Cannabis website will be available within the end of June.