More than 80 people, including doctors and patients, marked their presence at India’s second seminar dedicated to Cannabis-infused medicines on the 1st of February 2020 in Bangalore. The seminar was hosted by the Medicinal Cannabis Foundation of India in collaboration with HempCann Solutions Private Limited.
The first seminar on Medical Cannabis on the 7th of August 2015 was conducted by AIIMS (All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhubaneswar) in collaboration with MCFI (The Medicinal Cannabis Foundation of India), where Dr. Sunil Kumar Aggarwal from USA presented a session on Cannabinoid Integrative Medicine, which saw over a hundred doctors in attendance. The seminar in Bangalore was conducted by the Medicinal Cannabis Foundation of India after a gap of five years, coming off the heels of the launch of Vedi Wellness Centre, Odisha based HempCann Solutions’ Medicinal Cannabis focused wellness centre in Koramangala, Bangalore where Cannabis-infused medicines will also be prescribed to patients suffering from a variety of illnesses.The company conducted free doctor consultations for patients at the end of the seminar.
The seminar was intended for doctors & patients to understand the broader picture of prescription medicines (Ayurveda, Allopathy, Homeopathy, Unani and Siddha) in light of the potential of Cannabis-infused medicines to support patients in their fight against a wide range of chronic and preventable illnesses.
The speaker address on ‘Holistic Health With Cannabis’ was laced with testimonials and examples from Patients who had used Cannabis-infused formulations manufactured by HempCann Solutions to deliver results that had improved their lifestyles drastically, much to the excitement of the doctors who showed interest in harnessing Cannabis’ therapeutic value. The session also dealt with the foundations of the human body, the human endocannabinoid system and its biological relationship with Cannabis.
The session on ‘Therapeutic Value of Bhanga’ expressed confidence in the wisdom of classical Ayurvedic formulations where mentions of ‘Bhanga’ (a formulation containing cannabis sativa extracts) find themselves among other plant-based extracts to eliminate the root cause of diseases. A consensus began to emerge about the need to spend more time in educating the general public and doctors alike about the immense benefits of ancient, classical, plant-based medicines merged with modern medicinal development based on scientific principles.
A renowned Cannabis activist , Mr. Chidambaram Subramanian delivered a personal note to the audience about his tryst with using Cannabis oil for his severe knee pain. The networking lunch saw several doctors, patients and enthusiasts discuss the immense value patients stood to receive provided the medical fraternity and regulators saw the potential of cannabis’ medicinal benefits for Indian healthcare. .