Medical Marijuana For Rheumatoid Arthritis? Steve is a horticulturist of sorts. He raises orchids, Japanese maples, and other plants at his southern Rhode Island home. Tending the plants helps ease his rheumatoid arthritis (RA) pain, he says. But the garden offers more than Zen; he grows one plant — marijuana — specifically to relieve RA
By Gillian Flaccus | AP Joe Schwartz is a 90-year-old great-grandfather of three who enjoys a few puffs of pot each night before he crawls into bed in the Southern California retirement community he calls home. The World War II veteran and stroke sufferer smokes the drug to alleviate debilitating nausea and is one of
Medical Marijuana Helps Sandra Treat Multiple Conditions Sandra has been using medical marijuana to treat several conditions and it has helped her to reduce the amount of opiates and has increased her quality of life in a myriad of ways. She has astonished her doctors, and with the help of her husband and sons has
By Vivian McPeak | Published in Seattle City Brights Today, all over Washington State, thousands of medical marijuana patients will be consuming their marijuana medicine. Most will be smoking their cannabis; others will be using a vaporizer or taking it in edibles or tinctures. They will go about their day just a little more
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.
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.
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Medical use of cannabis has taken on momentum of its own, surging ahead of scientists’ ability to measure the drug’s benefits. The pace has been a little too quick for some, who see medicinal joints as a punch line, a ruse to free up access to a recreational drug.
But while the medical marijuana movement has been generating political news, some researchers have been quietly moving in new directions — testing cannabis and its derivatives against a host of diseases. The scientific literature now brims with potential uses for cannabis that extend beyond its well-known abilities to fend off nausea and block pain in people with cancer and AIDS. Cannabis derivatives may combat multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory conditions, the new research finds. Cannabis may even kill cancerous tumors.
My name is Charles Snyder the 3rd. I have a condition called Nail Patella syndrome. As soon I was able to comprehend the fact that I had small knee caps that would dislocate when my knee bent and didnt have thumbnails, I was able to, Id say was about 4 or 5 years old when I started to really realize like if you bump you knee and dont have a kneecap there, you have a lot of long term pain.