Federal IND Patient Irvin Rosenfeld Discusses How the US Government Sends Him Medical Cannabis
My name is Irvin Rosenfeld and I’m the longest surviving federal medical cannabis patient in the United States. In 1972 to 1982 I took on the federal government and in ’82 I became the second patient in the country to receive cannabis from the federal government. The name of my disorder is multiple congenital cartilaginous exostosis. Which means I had about 200 bone tumors on my body at puberty, which grew as I grew. I had to have numerous operations to take out the ones that could have gone malignant and killed me.
And then they stopped growing, and then at age 19 they started growing again and developing new ones. And they came up with a second disorder, called the variant to the syndrome pseudo pseudo hyper parathyroidism.
Now luckily, since I was 22 years old which is 35 years ago, I have not had a tumor grow, and I believe that’s because of the medical cannabis. It serves as a muscle relaxant, anti-inflammatory, it serves as a pain analgesic, and I believe that is has kept the tumors in check and from growing. I don’t get any euphoric effect from smoking cannabis, that’s really why I can drive with it. Because, it doesn’t inhibit me in any way, not sure why, the doctors and scientists think that maybe my cannabinoid receptors are defective. Therefore I’m getting the full medical benefit from it but not the euphoria. anyone other than the 4 people that remain in it today. However, the information about this program, as well as insight into cannabis therapeutics research.