How Delta 8 Could Transform Pain Relief and Combat Opioid Overdose Crisis, A Medical Perspective
I've developed a way for delivering Delta 8 cannabinoids to the body in under 20 minutes. I wanted to bring the technology to Texas because I dislike the fact that opioids are our sole option for pain relief. As previously stated, my cousin died of an accidental drug overdose, and I was on the verge of death as well. There were approximately 50,000 opioid-related deaths in the United States in 2019. Opioid overdose, addiction, and abuse are among the country's most serious preventable death concerns.
Cannabis, specifically Delta 8, has been shown to be as effective as THC for pain control, with THC being able to replace opioids in 64% of cases. In my clinic, I've used Delta 8 instead of opioids to treat pain from herniated discs, car accidents, muscular spasms, sprains and strains, sciatica, migraine and tension headaches, and fractured bones. I've had wonderful success with it, and it provides individuals and children with an option to drugs, which have a significant danger of addiction and death. One of the most common replies was that respondents enjoyed the soothing effect, as well as how peaceful they felt and slept.
The amount or dose taken for pain is not the same as the amount taken for recreation. But don't forget about that. A parent inquired if I would want my children to use this for recreation, and I believe this is a valid concern. What we compare it to determines the answer. If they're going to work out, I'd rather they do it for fun than for any other purpose.
When compared to alcohol, however, there is no contest. I'd rather have kids on Delta 8 or cannabis than on alcohol. The reason for this is that cannabis, unlike alcohol, will not kill you. Because there are no cannabis receptor sites in the pons, no amount of cannabis will cause you to stop breathing. The pons, on the other hand, has alcohol and opioid receptors. Both medications kill you in this way.
You pass out and stop breathing. If you cease breathing, you definitely die. So I'd always choose the option that won't kill you. I understand that our government has spread a lot of misinformation about how awful cannabis is and how bad people who use it are, but I would encourage you to read the data and make your own conclusion.
Showing that Delta 8 is just as effective with less side effects as medications already on the market. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34797727/
Showing that cannabis greatly reduced pain and the only real issue was cost and stigma. Reduced opioid use by 64% with a 17% reduction in opioid fatalities. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK574562/
Many of the studies showing negative effects of cannabis on pain were set up to fail. Cannabis has been shown to be better than codeine https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK224384/
A good summary of how CBR1 receptors work and where they are. The research suggests that CBR1 is almost exclusively inhibitory to neural tissue. This widespread systemic placement of ligand-based and cytoplastic receptor function, which is again inhibitory, demonstrates cannabinoid-specific and dose-dependent cannabis functionality all throughout the body except the upper brainstem, which houses the breathing center. Activating CBR1 decreases excitotoxicity and glutamate levels, which could be enough to terminate seizure activity.
This also demonstrates significant protection against oxygen deprivation and reperfusion so the benefit to concussion and all oxygen deprivation functions like epilepsy, and Parkinson's where oxygen deprivation is a significant issue, especially from sleep apnea issues. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5877694/
Opioid issues: https://www.addictionresource.net/opioids/overdose-deaths/ https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35105535/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK553166/
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