Suncoast woman stands up for medical marijuana
https://www.mysuncoast.com/content/news/manateenewsroom/story/Suncoast-woman-stands-up-for-medical-marijuana/UaRvjBdyykCQoC5ZTnt9pg.cspx PARRISH – There are over a dozen states that allow the use of…Read More
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Born With Nail Patella Syndrome
As a result of using cannabis therapeutically, my health has benefited immensely. Not only the opiate medications tend to keep me, during the winter months, kind of bed ridden.
Really the reasons my life has improved are multifaceted. Some of the main areas are my health and diet has increased as the result of my therapeutic use of cannabis. Because of the research associated with cannabis, and I felt the research was right or else I would not have continued in my advocacy and activism. It has proven to be more and more true as the research continues to come out like this Patients out of time Conference.Read More
Wanda James - From Military to Medical Marijuana, A Patient's Story
After battling with prescription pill addiction for Wanda and her husband, they turned to medical cannabis, and now are thriving in Colorado as entrepreneur’s teaching others how to prepare cannabis infused foods.Read More
Medical Marijuana Patient and AIDS Awareness Advocate Deana Martinez Discusses Quality of Life Improvement Through Medical Marijuana
AIDS patient and medical marijuana advocate Deana Martinez discusses how her quality of life has dramatically increased for her through cannabis.Read More
Dr. Donald Abrams
“And these also could interact with the levels of the aids drugs. So we proposed a study to see if smoked cannabis could alleviate the pain of this peripheral neuropathy and ultimately we wound up doing a placebo-controlled trial where 25 patients smoked real cannabis from the government and 25 smoked cannabis that had the active ingredient had been extracted. And we showed the group that smoking the real cannabis had a decrease not only in their peripheral neuropathy pain in an experimental pain that we created in the patients by heating their skin to 104 degrees and then applying caparison cream on top of their skin. So that study funded by the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research actually was the one of the first modern studies to be done that showed in a randomized placebo control fashion that cannabis does have a medicinal use and that is for treatment of HIV related peripheral neuropathy.”Read More
Medical Marijuana Benefits the Sick and Suffering
Most people when they hear of cannabis, they think pot, chronic, marijuana, an illegal herb which can get them long prison sentences where the authorities throw away the key. Some people have heard that the use of marijuana can drive you insane.Read More
Project CBD's Sarah Russo - Patient Story
Sarah Russo, Outreach Coordinator for Project CBD, explains why CBD-rich medical marijuana helps her function throughout the day without some of the negative experiences sometimes associated with medical cannabis lacking Cannabidiol and that is THC-rich.Read More
Probing Question: Is Medical Marijuana a Medically Valid Treatment?
Physicians prescribe more dangerous, addictive, and mind-altering drugs than marijuana all the time,” he said. “So why shouldn’t they be able to prescribe marijuana, which is nearly impossible to overdose on?Read More
The CBD Story To Date
In the spring of 1998, the British government licensed a company called GW Pharmaceuticals to grow Cannabis and develop a precisely consistent plant extract for use in clinical trials. GW’s co-founder Geoffrey Guy, MD, was convinced —and had convinced the Home Office— that by using CBD-rich plants, GW could produce a Cannabis-based medicine with little or no psychoactive effect.Read More
Special delivery: Medical marijuana
During the past four years, the Coachella Valley’s elected leaders have limited and even banned medical marijuana dispensaries. But that hasn’t stopped medical pot access from expanding in the valley in bold, creative ways.
The operators of these services, who say they verify their customers as medical pot patients before making deliveries, are based in Palm Springs, Cathedral City, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert and La Quinta.Read More
Benefits Of Medical Marijuana
Every day, it becomes more difficult to deny the benefits of medical marijuana. Ask anyone who’s used it for pain management relating to a life-altering illness –Cancer, AIDS, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease, among others – and they’ll tell you how it’s changed their lives.
How smoking or ingesting a natural herb has made managing their pain and side effects a revelation. That when compared to any variety of chemically enhanced pharmaceutical offerings, the little white pills simply don’t measure up.
Take side effects, for instance. Most prescription drugs come with a multi-page rider of possible bad things that might happen with regular use – liver damage is almost synonymous with long-term use. Compare that to marijuana, which studies show have almost no permanent damage with long-term use, and many patients choose not to smoke. Baked goods, butters, oils, and other natural means make marijuana the easiest medicine to swallow.Read More
Cannabis as an Adjunctive Treatment for AIDS Related Illness
Ken had used cannabis 20 years but only occasionally in social situations. Since then, he has come to rely on using it daily to maintain his appetite while taking the various chemotherapeutic drugs.
Not one to run from a fight, he has been a “guinea pig” in many therapeutic research trials that have had varying success in beating back the cancer or the fungal infections.Read More
Could Cannabis Cut Risk of Cancer in Head and Neck?
You’ve heard about using marijuana and drugs derived from it to keep some of the side effects of toxic cancer chemotherapy in check. But what if smoking marijuana for 10 to 20 years could actually protect against certain tumors?
In a study, researchers have found that long-term pot smokers were roughly 62 percent less likely to develop head and neck cancers than people who did not smoke pot.
The new study featured 434 patients with head and neck cancers, which include tumors in the mouth, tongue, nose, sinuses, throat and lymph nodes in the neck, and 547 individuals without these cancers seen in the Greater Boston area from December 1999 to December 2003.Read More
Why Plants Are (Usually) Better Than Drugs
I have always been fascinated by the difference between plants and the drugs that are isolated from them. This goes back to my student days at Harvard in the 1960s, where I received my undergraduate degree in botany, and then went on to medical school. It’s rare — too rare, I have to say — for botanists to become doctors. The experience gave me a unique perspective on health and medicine.Read More
The Putative Cannabinoid Receptor GPR55 Promotes Cancer Cell Proliferation
Cannabinoids, the active ingredients in marijuana, have dramatic effects on various organ systems. They exert their effects through two receptor types: CB1, primarily located in the brain, and CB2, primarily located in the immune system.
Vertebrates also produce their own cannabinoid-like substances called endocannabinoids, including anandamide and 2-arachidonoylglyceral. Interestingly, some effects of endocannabinoids could not be explained by the signals through either CB1 or CB2.
Recently, the orphan G protein-coupled receptor 55 (GPR55) was proposed to be an atypical cannabinoid receptor.
Two groups demonstrated that GPR55 is expressed in various cancer types in an aggressiveness-related manner, suggesting a novel cancer biomarker and a potential therapeutic target.Read More
Cannabis Hope for Inflammatory Bowel Disease
LONDON — Laboratory tests have shown that two compounds found in the cannabis plant — the cannabinoids THC and cannabidiol — interact with the body’s system that controls gut function. Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis, which affect about one in every 250 people in Northern Europe, are caused by both genetic and environmental factors. The researchers believe that a genetic susceptibility coupled with other triggers, such as diet, stress or bacterial imbalance, leads to a defective immune response.Read More