By Dawn M. Schiaretti | Published in The Human Solution It all started at 6am on Wednesday morning, August 17, 2011. I hopped on a bus at the Amtrak Train Station in Grover Beach, Ca. then transferred at the San Luis Obispo connection to a train into Emeryville, Ca. Waiting for me was Big Mike, or
The Medical Marijuana the government supplies four of us today, has been grown at the University of Mississippi in Oxford since the ’70’s. It grows every year I guess. And they ship it to North Carolina and they get it rolled into papers, and then they look like a Pall Mall, I wish I had one now, but I am leaving tomorrow and all of those are gone.
My name is Elvy Musikka and I have glaucoma. I was diagnosed with Glaucoma in 1975. Within a year, I already knew that there was nothing absolutely nothing that was on the market then worked for my glaucoma except for marijuana.
In studies such as Cannabinoids in the Treatment of Glaucoma and lectures by David Pate, PHd, MSc, he suggests that the cannabinoid receptors in the eye (and he lists four), when bound to THC and other cannabinoids found in medical marijuana can arrest and reverse intraocular pressure and degradation to the eye. Through our CB1 receptor, medical cannabis helps to promote ‘drainage of aqueous humor and eliminate nerve damage progression’, according to Dr. Pate. Research as early as the 70’s suggests patients suffering from glaucoma and experience severe intraocular pressure or progressive blindness could greatly benefit from medical cannabis ingestion of some form.