The issue with medical cannabis in the past used to be accepting it; not judging those using medical cannabis, and The issue with medical cannabis in the past used to be accepting it, not judging those using medical cannabis, and finding relief from its use. Fortunately, no longer are people met with broad scrutiny for it. Skeptics have opened their minds, not to mention the legalization changes that have made a difference. But the real proof is (quite literally) in the cannabis-infused pudding, so keep reading for the recipe!
The fact is, medical cannabis is effective, and users would much rather consume cannabis than a harsh opioid, which could follow with other issues attached to it, like side effects or addiction. The great thing is, marijuana that is processed for medical purposes is safe, high quality, and can be trusted at all times. Cannabis contains more than 60 “cannabinoid” compounds that are similar to the cannabinoids naturally produced by the human body. These compounds help regulate many bodily functions, including pain perception. Users have found cannabis to help with more than just pain. Cannabis has been shown to help alleviate nausea, appetite loss, depression, and the list goes on.
Back in January, New York doctors finally received the green light to prescribe medical marijuana at their discretion. This is a huge step towards accepting medical cannabis in 2022. That means any condition that they feel could be treated by cannabis, they can recommend rather than relying on a list of specific eligible diseases or ailments. In July, a bill was filed to create a provisional marijuana licensing category, so that farmers could begin cultivating and selling cannabis ahead of the formal rollout of the adult-use program. The state has even gone as far as to file legislation last month to legalize psilocybin mushrooms for medical purposes and establish facilities where the psychedelic could be grown and administered to patients.
As individuals are learning more about the drugs properties and efficacy, more is being done to make the process of aquring it easier. Again, in New York, the Cannabis Control Board has permanently waived the $50 patient fee, and are advancing home cultivation regulations, and last year, policy change were made to allow medical cannabis patients in the state to grow plants for personal use. Receiving a cannabis prescription in Canada is a breeze. With your medical history, your family doctor can guide you accordingly not only to approve your prescription request but also advise on the best way to take medical cannabis. The best part of medical cannabis, unlike recreational marijuana, is that it is not only safer and tax-deductible but is also covered by some insurers.
And finally, as promised, that infused chocolate pudding recipe.
Cannabis Chocolate Pudding
- 2/3 Cup Sugar
- 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
- 3 Tbsp Cornstarch
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 2 1/4 Cups cannamilk (you can look up the recipe)
- 2 Tbsp butter/margarine
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Stir sugar, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt together in a medium saucepan over medium heat.
- Slowly add the cannamilk to the dry ingredients in the saucepan. Use a whisk to avoid lumps.
- Cook on medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture boils. Keep stirring and boil for one minute.
- Remove from heat. Stir in butter and vanilla, until incorporated well.
- Transfer into four ramekins, cover with plastic wrap, and cool in the fridge for two hours.