VIDEO (Part 4 of 4): Medical Marijuana 411 (https://medicalmarijuana411.com) interview with Emily Sander: I don’t want smoke in my lungs, I don’t want the harsh sort of pot feeling of it and personally that not part of the ritual of it and some people like that’s the ritual of it and so then smoking a joint is not a bad way of doing it for them is part of the experience, part of the actual medication quality of it to help them calm down.
Medical Marijuana 411 https://medicalmarijuana411.com interviews William Bill Britt who suffers from polio and epilepsy. Due to his conditions, Bill suffers from: pain, depression, nausea and insomnia. Bill talks about the effects of cannabis (marijuana) with asthma.
I’m Emily Sander and I’m a student of Cal State Long Beach. And I grew up in Northern California and came down here for school. I got diagnosed with lymphoma non-Hodgkins lymphoma in July it was really out of the blue. I got it from a virus there is nothing I could have done to prevent it. Ive always been really healthy. Barely ever even take even Tylenol. I’m just not a medication person, and poof now I have to take tons and tons of medication for every tiny thing. It was such a big change in my life. Even though the cancer is already gone and very positive in that part of it and I have to take tons of medications still have to finish out chemo, which is not a walk in the park worse than the cancer was. My friends even my parents friends recommended I look in to medical marijuana as a substitute for some of the medications I was taking, and especially to get my appetite back. Which was one of the worse symptoms for me was my appetite was completely gone and even when I felt like eating I had mouth sores from the chemo and I couldn’t eat.
My name is Sunil Aggarwal. I am a trainee in the medical scientist program at the University of Washington, 4th year medical student, I hold a PhD in medical geography. Recently I was a medical student delegate to the American Medical Association. Cannabis is a botanical medicine that has an established track record of safety, non-toxicity, for 3 millennia of documented history. And effectiveness that’ been shown in numerous highly randomized control trials, all the way to case reports from numerous cultures around the world. Plus the psychologically activating properties of cannabis, which I thought, were important for stress reduction and quality of life. Plus it’s discovery, it helped caused us to discover a signaling system, in humans and throughout most living organisms, called the cannabinoid signaling system which was fascinating from a neuro-scientific standpoint for me.
I first became familiar with about 10 years ago, when I beginning to explore the area of medical cannabis research, writing up grants, doing interviews with patients and beginning to explore this. I became aware that there was this conference being held at I think at the University of Iowa the first one, I didnt have any funding to get there. So I called them up and I said, is there a video link up, is there some way I can dial into this to watch it from Montreal where I was based. And I was able to speak to McGill, and they lent me a room, a video screen and a projector. And I watched the whole thing sitting a room, there were three or four of us sitting this room and watched the whole congress. I was amazed in the level of science, and the stories, the patient involvement. What I really liked was the patient involvement. And even today when I gave my talk, I ask the room how many people were patients in the room. And over half the room was patients. And most of the talks that I do, the conferences I go are working with the phycisions and scientists. And its really rewarding to speak to patients, meet them afterward and interact and get a sense of from them to see the level of interest they have in getting that knowledge. So I think I like the patients out of time, because of the patients that are in there. I think that is the critical piece for me.
New Lab Testing Medical Marijuana For THC And CBD Content, Among Other Things Steep Hill Medical Collective, a laboratory based in Venice, California, began testing medical marijuana from different collectives, growers, and patients back as early as 2008. Steep Hill Medical Collective, a laboratory based in Venice, California, began testing medical marijuana from different collectives,
Professor of Medicine at UCLA Donald Tashkin announced in June of 2005 that after a grant in 2002 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse helped fund a study that would reveal smoking marijuana did NOT cause lung cancer.