Updated NORML Report Highlights Marijuana's Role In Moderating Disease Progression; 'Emerging Clinical Applications' Booklet Reviews Nearly 200 Studies On The Therapeutic Use Of Cannabis
Clinical and preclinical research on the therapeutic use of cannabis indicates that cannabinoids may curb the progression of various life-threatening diseases – including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and brain cancer, according to an updated report published by the NORML Foundation.
NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano, who authored the report, said: "The conditions profiled in this report were chosen because patients frequently ask me about the use of cannabis to treat these disorders. Ideally, with this report in their hands, patients can now begin talking openly with their physicians about whether cannabis therapy is appropriate for them."
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HowStuffWorks "How Medical Marijuana Works"
| So how, exactly, does medical marijuana work to treat these conditions? Why, if this medicine is so effective for some people, does it remain controversial and, in many places, illegal? In this article, we'll take a look at the medical, legal, and practical issues surrounding medical marijuana in the United States. We'll examine why some people, like Burton Aldrich,
depend on it to live normally. We'll also examine some of the intriguing intersections between pharmaceutical companies, the government and the medical marijuana industry. Visit - science.howstuffworks.com/medical-marijuana.htm - for more.
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| You might be surprised to find that it wasn’t just ancient peoples who used the drug; marijuana remained in the United States pharmacopoeia until 1941. Up until that time, cannabis was freely available in shops and, in the UK, Queen Victoria, that most conservative of royals, used cannabis to alleviate her menstrual cramps. ... are predominantly using cannabis to treat symptoms of ...
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Complete List of Conditions Treatable With Marijuana
| Check out the articles below to learn about how medical marijuana can be useful in treating specific medical conditions. We'll help you find the best ways to ingest medical marijuana to
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One question the 2011 Medical Marijuana Survey (sponsored by Legalize Utah) queried which
received some of the most detailed responses was” “Do you use Medical Marijuana to treat any physical or psychological conditions and if so, which conditions”.
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Tetrahydrocannabinol (tet-ra-hy-dro-ka-nab-i-nol; THC), also known as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (Delta9-THC), Delta1-THC (using an older chemical nomenclature), or dronabinol, is the main psychoactive substance found in the cannabis plant.
... Two studies indicate that THC also has an anticholinesterase action which may implicate it as a potential treatment for Alzheimer's and Myasthenia Gravis.
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ADD / ADHD and Marijuana
There are a number of new studies on ADHD at this link and the benefits from cannabis used medicinally.
What is ADD / ADHD?
Individuals with ADHD essentially have problems with self-regulation and self-motivation, predominantly due to problems with distractibility, procrastination, organization, and prioritization. It is a chronic condition, beginning in early childhood and persisting throughout a person’s lifetime.
It is estimated that up to 70% of children with ADHD will continue to have significant ADHD-related symptoms persisting into adulthood, resulting in a significant impact on education, employment, interpersonal relationships, and in social settings.
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Kids with ADHD prescribed medical marijuana in California, 11/25/09 - Catey Hill |
Hey, hyperactive kids, in California you can get stoned - legally. California doctors are now prescribing marijuana to children diagnosed with attention hyperactivity disorder, Sphere reports.
Since 2004, California has given out more than 36,000 medical marijuana prescriptions. The number of these prescriptions going to children is not known, though experts say it's on the rise. And it's creating quite a controversy.
"Let me count the ways in which prescribing marijuana for teens with ADHD is a bad idea," Stephen Hinshaw, professor of psychology at the University of California at Berkeley, told Sphere.
"The active ingredient in pot, THC, causes short-term memory problems and inattention, the very same things you want a medicine for ADHD to help alleviate," Hinshaw said.
Others have fewer qualms about giving a kid with ADHD some pot.
"I'd have no hesitation giving a youngster with ADHD a trial of oral marijuana," Lester Grinspoon, emeritus professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of "Marijuana: The Forbidden Medicine," told Sphere.
"For some kids, it appears to be more effective than traditional treatments. And marijuana certainly has fewer potential dangers than Ritalin."
Ritalin, like its cousin Adderall, is a treatment for ADHD, but it's also an amphetamine.
"My son was diagnosed with ADHD when he was 6," a Grass Valley, Calif., woman who wished to remain anonymous told Sphere. "He was hyperactive and had trouble in school, but we didn't want to put him on Ritalin. Too many side effects. When he got to high school, I suddenly noticed that he'd calmed and could concentrate. I couldn't figure it out. Then he told me that he'd started smoking pot."
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Study: Teens Turn to Marijuana in Lieu of Prescription Drugs -
April 28, 2009 |
Some teenagers are smoking marijuana for its medical benefits and not to get high, using the drug to self-medicate for conditions like depression, sleep problems, anxiety, stress, pain, and problems with concentration, HealthDay News reported April 23.
Researchers who interviewed 63 adolescents who were regular users of marijuana found that about one-third said they used the drug for medical purposes. "Youth who reported they had been prescribed drugs such as Ritalin, Prozac or sleeping pills stopped using them because they did not like how these drugs made them feel or found them ineffective," according to the study authors. "For these kids, the purpose of smoking marijuana was not specifically about getting high or stoned."
Some adolescents said marijuana provided immediate relief that prescription medications did not.
The study appears in the April 22, 2009 issue of the journal Substance Abuse Treatment, Prevention and Policy.
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Medical Cannabis and ADD / ADHD
"The actual state of the art suggests that the endocannabinoid system (ECS), the human one, with its own endocannabinoids, is closely involved in ADHD neurological functioning, thus playing a major role in the expression of chronic symptoms. Adressing this system (ECS) by the way of a "biologicaly compatible" plant, containing 63 phytocannabinoids, takes all its sense..."
How Cannabinoids Improve ADHD ? |
ADHD patients, depending on their own hypersensibilities and emotional history, develop a number of chronic symptoms. Patients treated with cannabinoids report the improvement of the following list of symptoms.
Few scientific works have adressed scientificaly this field of research but californian doctors have been able to evaluate efficiency and validate cannabinoids use in a large number of ADHD cases. Dr Bearman, practicing in Santa Barbara Area, has written some specific articles on it.
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Medical marijuana good for kids with ADD & ADHD - video |
Dr. Claudia Jensen of the University of Southern California recommends medical marijuana for children with ADD and ADHD.
It is a life debilitating condition for a lot of children who have an inability to focus and a short attention span.
The most commonly perscribed drug is Ritalin, which has many known side effects including death.
What is the best way to administer cannabinoids to children?
In a cookie or on a piece of toast with cannabis peanut butter.
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ADD / ADHD
What is ADD / ADHD? |
Individuals with ADHD essentially have problems with self-regulation and self-motivation, predominantly due to problems with distractibility, procrastination, organization, and prioritization. It is a chronic condition, beginning in early childhood and persisting throughout a person’s lifetime. It is estimated that up to 70% of children with ADHD will continue to have significant ADHD-related symptoms persisting into adulthood, resulting in a significant impact on education, employment, interpersonal relationships, and in social settings.
In layman’s terms, ADHD is a condition in which the brain can not efficiently “ignore” unimporant stimuli. Essentially, a person not suffering from ADHD will have an easier time remaining focused on a specific project and ignore distractions while an ADHD brain is more prone to distraction due to its inability to ignore stimuli.
Current research has shown that certain strains of marijuana can provide focus to people with ADHD and many people have successfully used marijuana as a replacement to other medications (such as Ritalin or Methylphenidate).
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After giving Jeffrey marijuana, the results were immediate.
"Within a half hour," Debbie says, "I looked over at Jeffrey, and he just had this smile about him, this glow, and he said, 'Mommy, I feel happy.' And that’s the first time that he’s ever said that."
"Jeff has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, which is ADHD; oppositional defiant disorder; conduct disorder; intermittent explosive disorder; bipolar disorder - any disorder you can think of," says Debbie, a single mother.
The disorders often lead Jeff to violent, uncontrollable outbursts.
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The American Alliance for Medical Cannabis is debating medical marijuana on the Opposing Views forum. This is one of the rare places that drug warriors actually show up to debate. AAMC claims that medical marijuana treats the symptoms of ADHD. Without divulging too much of my personal life I’ll have to agree whole heartedly by saying that I’ve experienced the benefits first-hand.
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Cannabis as a medical treatment
for attention deficit disorder
Why would anyone want to give their child an
expensive pill... with unacceptable side effects,
when he or she could just go into the backyard,
pick a few leaves off a plant and make tea for him
or her instead? Cannabinoids are a very viable
alternative to treating adolescents with ADD and
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Marijuana and ADD
Therapeutic uses of Medical Marijuana
in the treatment of Attention Deficit Disorder
It was mentioned in the Portland newspaper that the Oregon Health Division is considering allowing medical marijuana to be used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) under the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act.
At first glance it might seem counter-intuitive to use a medication that has a public perception of decreasing attention to treat a condition whose primary symptom is a deficit of attention. But just as taking stimulants often calms those with hyperactivity, medical marijuana improves the ability to concentrate in some types of ADD.
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Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD and Cannabinoïds
MCforADHD web page
This site is dedicated to scientific information on the experienced benefits of Cannabinoids for the treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. It includes the treatment of typical chronic symptoms expressed in many ADHD adults ; impulsivity, anxiety, lack of attention, depression tendency, drug abuses tendencies and death / suicidal ideations, PTSD, tics... It is an undeniable fact that thousands of diagnosed, or undiagnosed ADHD people, all over the world, independently of local national laws, use cannabis and cannabinoids as an alternative medication to standard medications (methylphenidate, anxiolytics, antidepressant, benzodiazepines, ...) or as self-medication.
The actual situation regarding the medical use of cannabis active constituents (cannabinoids : THC, CBD, CBG, ...) for treating ADHD is very different depending on countries. Some countries like Canada, The Netherlands, Spain, and 14 US States (including California, Oregon,...), tolerate the medical use of cannabis for a variety of conditions , including ADHD and other mental disorders like Bipolar Disorder and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder PTSD. In those countries, it is possible for ADHD patients to obtain a legal prescription for medicinal cannabis with the approval, and control, of a doctor. In the other countries, medicinal cannabis is strictly prohibited by national laws and therapeutic bebefits denied.
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MARIJUANA Effective for ADD/ADHD?
A woman doctor in Ventura County believes it is. Of course there's intense opposition to her findings. Ever since Reefer Madness, the world has viewed marijuana as a dangerous drug. Nothing could be further from the truth.
I'm so glad I received an email from a friend in California this morning about her daughter who has always been thought of as having ADHD (attention deficit hyper disorder). Rachel fought the school over giving Cindy the standard dangerous drugs to control her, but was dismayed at her grades and the trouble she was always in. To her shock, Cindy, now in Junior High, just got an excellent report card.
Weeks before grades came out, Rachel had written that she'd discovered Cindy smoked pot and she was beyond distraught, buying into the tried and tired bit that it's a gateway drug, leading to the hard stuff. I wrote back and told her that was total nonsense, that kids experiment at Cindy's age and not to come down hard on her, as it could make things worse. She was worried about her education and that she was headed down the wrong path and revealed that well-meaning friends and family were giving her too much advice, but it all boiled down to putting Cindy on a very short leash.
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Cannabis 'Scrips to Calm Kids?
By Kelley Beaucar Vlahos
Tuesday, April 20, 2004
WASHINGTON - As a California pediatrician and 49-year-old mother of two teenage daughters, Claudia Jensen says pot might prove to be the preferred medical treatment for attention deficit disorder - even in adolescents.
"Why would anyone want to give their child an expensive pill . with unacceptable side effects, when he or she could just go into the backyard, pick a few leaves off a plant and make tea for him or her instead?" Jensen asked the Drug Policy Subcommittee of the House Government Reform Committee earlier this month.
While some wonder whether Jensen was smoking some wacky weed herself, the clinician for low-income patients and professor to first-year medical students at the University of Southern California said her beliefs are very grounded: The drug helps ease the symptomatic mood swings, lack of focus, anxiety and irritability in people suffering from neuropsychiatric disorders like ADD and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
"Cannabinoids are a very viable alternative to treating adolescents with ADD and ADHD," she told Foxnews.com. "I have a lot of adult patients who swear by it."
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Pilot Evaluation of Atomoxetine on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Symptoms in Adolescents With Cannabis abusE (PEACE)
This study is currently recruiting participants.
Verified by Eli Lilly and Company, October 2008
Sponsored by: Eli Lilly and Company
Information provided by: Eli Lilly and Company
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT00687609
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to determine whether atomoxetine is effective in reducing ADHD (Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder) symptoms in adolescents with ADHD and comorbid cannabis abuse.
visit - http://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT00687609
Jensen said she regularly writes prescriptions recommending the use of marijuana for patients —particularly those suffering pain and nausea from chronic illnesses, such as AIDS, cancer, glaucoma and arthritis.
She has also worked with one family of a 15-year-old — whose family had tried every drug available to help their son, who by age 13 had become a problem student diagnosed as suffering from ADHD. Under Jensen’s supervision, he began marijuana treatment, settling on cannabis in food and candy form, and he has since found equilibrium and regularly attends school.
But not everyone is so high on the idea of pot for students with neurological illnesses. Subcommittee Chairman Mark Souder, R-Ind., who invited Jensen to testify after reading about her ideas in the newspaper, was hardly convinced by her testimony.
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California Cannabis Research Medical Group (CCRMG) | (ORG, Articles) O'Shaughnessy's - Spring 2006 - Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group ... ADHD and Cannabis: A Clinician Ponders Mechanism of Action,
By David Bearman, MD. “One often intractable problem for which cannabis provides relief is post-traumatic stress disorder (ADHD). I have more than 100 patients with ADHD. Among those reporting that cannabis alleviates their ADHD symptoms are veterans of the war in Vietnam, the first Gulf War, and the current occupation of Iraq. Similar benefit is reported by victims of family violence, rape and other traumatic events, and children raised in dysfunctional families.” Visit: www.ccrmg.org/journal/06spr/perspective2.html
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