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17 May

Dr. Eric Baron Discussing History Of Medical Marijuana Migraine Pain Treatment

Dr. Eric P. Baron explains how medical cannabis works with migraine sufferers and pain. Dr. Baron discusses the fascinating historical and scientific facts surrounding medicinal cannabis use, and how marijuana can have a positive impact on migraine and chronic pain disorders. YouTube Description: There are currently 24 states (Ohio is on the verge of becoming

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15 Dec

‘Grandma’s magic remedy:’ Mexico’s medical marijuana secret

Mexico City (AFP) – When her legs ache, this Mexican grandmother rubs them with marijuana-infused alcohol. She is well aware the homemade remedy defies the country’s cannabis ban, but her family has used the concoction to treat ailments since she was a child, handing it down the generations. “I really have a lot of faith

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02 Nov

What medical conditions qualify for marijuana treatment in California?

What medical conditions qualify for marijuana treatment in California? California passed the Compassionate Use Act, also known as Prop 215, in 1996. Prop 215 provides legal protections to seriously ill patients who have a doctor’s recommendation to use marijuana for medical purposes, according to the California Department of Public Health (CDPH). The measure also provides protections

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27 Mar

Migraines? Maybe You’re Clinically Endocannabinoid Deficient

Can this concept explain therapeutic benefits of cannabis in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other treatment-resistant conditions? Published in PubMed.Gov This study examines the concept of clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD), and the prospect that it could underlie the pathophysiology of migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and other functional conditions alleviated by clinical cannabis. METHODS:

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27 Mar

Migraines? Maybe You’re Clinically Endocannabinoid Deficient

Migraines? Maybe You’re Clinically Endocannabinoid Deficient Can this concept explain therapeutic benefits of cannabis in migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome and other treatment-resistant conditions?   This study examines the concept of clinical endocannabinoid deficiency (CECD), and the prospect that it could underlie the pathophysiology of migraine, fibromyalgia, irritable bowel syndrome, and other functional conditions alleviated

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17 Nov

Medical Marijuana Restores Debbie Wilson’s Life

Debbie Wilson was disabled 22 years ago when the 16-year-old driver of a pick-up truck knocked her down and backed over her at a Kentucky Fried Chicken. He was driving the wrong way, against the arrows, as he left the restaurant. The tail end of his truck clipped her jaw, knocking out her teeth and

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02 Apr

Cannabis in early textbooks and treatment of migraines

Actually I was very skeptical rather than opposed. The first person who introduced me to the possibility that cannabis was medicinal was my father who was a pharmacist. We were talking about prohibition and he mentioned that when he was a freshman in pharmacy school at the University of Minnesota in 1928 and one of their assignments was to make tincture of cannabis. He said, we had to be very careful because the alcohol was illegal. I’ve got his 1927 Remmington’s Textbook of Pharmacy and on page 999 and 1000 it tells you how to make tincture of cannabis. It also says that it is useful for relief of pain and a tranquilizer. In the process of marginalizing quackery we also tended to marginalize homeopaths, naturopaths, osteopaths all of whom placed greater importance on herbal medicine that allopathic doctors, the doctors that we today called MD’s. There still was interest in plant based medicine but there was a problem that it was not standardized. However, as late as 1937 the AMA testified against the marijuana tax act. First off, they said we don’t have any idea why you are not calling this cannabis obviously we need to explore that why was it called marijuana when that’s not what it was called at that time. And secondly he said, yes, this is decreasingly being prescribed by physicians because of lack of standardization.

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02 Apr

Cannabis, Cannabinoids – ADD & Tourettes

Earlier you mentioned that maybe I was opposed to medical marijuana and I said no I was just dubious. And I certainly was dubious about the use of cannabis in treating ADD/ ADHD. But that was because I didn’t know anything and when I looked into it, I found out that there were at least 40 papers written before 2000 dealing with the endo-cannabinioid system, cannabis, and ADD/ ADHD. And that as early as 1998 efforts had been made in Oregon to add ADD/ ADHD to the list of conditions for which cannabis was appropriate or legal in the state of Oregon. I began to have people mention that they were able to focus and concentrate more with cannabis. I had people tell me that their grades went from Ds and Fs to As and Bs when they started using marijuana in Jr High School. I had one patient come in and attributed their graduating from the maritime academy to smoking marijuana. And another person who said that they were able to get their PHD as a result of smoking marijuana. I started looking into this and found that there were hundreds of research studies that had been done which provided some of the information as to why this might work.

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