Oscar Harry Hausman

Despite a decent schooling and a steady job in financial services, I decided to take the plunge and begin a career in cannabis in mid-2018.

There were several factors that drove this decision but the three most important were 1) Learning about the Endocannabinoid system 2) The rapid legislative change in North America and 3) my Grandma asking me to source her cannabis oil to treat neuropathic pain.

Learning about the endocannabinoid system is key to realising the potential of cannabis and it’s an exciting story; our body has a homeostatic system that was only discovered 30 years ago. Because, by complete chance, a plant makes chemicals that are similar. This system is so useful that it is present in every human, every mammal, every animal with a backbone. When you first hear about the uses of cannabis it sounds so far-reaching and varied as to be unbelievable. What panacea could help cancer sufferers, diabetics, epileptics, schizophrenics, worriers and insomniacs all at the same time? While still being safer than most medications on the market? It sounds too good to be true and it is only by knowing that plant-derived cannabinoids interact with an internal system designed to use human-derived cannabinoids that one come close to believing it. It didn’t help that the sometimes hippyish proponents incite doubt by not always citing their sources.