Minnesota Commissioner of Health Dr. Ed Ehlinger decides to add intractable pain as a qualifying condition for the Minnesota medical cannabis program.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, is a rapidly progressive, invariably fatal neurological disease that attacks the nerve cells (neurons) responsible for controlling voluntary muscles (muscle action we are able to control, such as those in the arms, legs, and face). ALS belongs to a group of disorders known as motor
In November 2013, Mark Bushey was diagnosed with ALS, the horrible disease that prompted so many of us to do the ice bucket challenge to help raise money for research. To help him cope with various ALS symptoms, Mark recently started using medical marijuana. Mark’s diagnosis Mark was diagnosed after a year of testing to rule out other diseases,
Medical Cannabis User Feels Vindicated After Charges Dropped By Chris Joseph | Published in New Times Back on February 25, cops raided the home of Cathy Jordan, President of the Florida Cannabis Action Network, like a SWAT team crashing into Pablo Escobar’s mansion. Law enforcement officials swarmed Jordan’s home after a government employee who was
By Charles Billi | Published in WTSP.com You may not know the name Cathy Jordan, but you will soon. Jordan is the woman at the center of the battle to legalize medical marijuana in Florida. She suffers from Lou Gehrig’s disease and she grows and smokes marijuana to help alleviate her pain. Ironically, police raided
Published in Tenth Amendment Center The Iowa Senate will consider a bill legalizing medical marijuana during the 2013 legislative session. Democratic Senators Joe Bolkcom, William Dotzler, Thomas Courtney and Jack Hatch filed (SF79) on Jan. 29. The complex bill would set up a framework legalizing and regulating the medical use of cannabis for pain management.
“Shona Banda Saved My Life” The following is a personal story from a woman who suffers from Crohn’s disease and suffers much less thanks to medical cannabis, and Shona Banda… To Medical Marijuana 411, i would first like to say that Shona Banda saved my life… I am a 26 year old living in NH
Florida Medical Marijuana Patient, Cathy Jordan, Explains How Cannabis Keeps Her Alive Having survived Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) for 22 years using cannabis (marijuana) as medicine, Cathy Jordan of Florida explains how it works to keep her alive – as a neuroprotective, cough stimulation, and the “cottonmouth” effect that controls the excess saliva so dangerous
What Would Lou Do? By Apryl Burnett, Caregiver to a Medical Cannabis Patient I am a Certified Nurse’s Assistant Home Health Caregiver and for the past six months I have been working for an amazing and resilient woman by the name of Cathy Jordan. Cathy’s health care plan is unique because of the medicine prescribed