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I. Thirteen states have enacted laws that legalized medical marijuana, and more.
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CANNABIS - A CENTURY OF MEDICAL USES, by THE
ANTIQUE CANNABIS BOOK |
CANNABIS - 1840-1940 ... Although Medical Cannabis had been in use for ... Jan 11, 1873 pp 33 "Lead Colic, with Marked Lead Spasms" ... Chapter 11 ...
With Over 600 Pre-1937 Medical Cannabis Products Documented;---a Great Resource book for the Antique Cannabis Collector |
From Paracelsus to World War II:
Although Medical Cannabis had been in use for thousands of years before the creation of Western Medicine, most modern day antique Cannabis collectors seem to have little interest in ancient Egyptian Jars, or Assyrian Clay tablets.
This chapter therefore, limits itself solely to those uses that [established] Western Medicine, made of it, and then ONLY if mentioned in contemporary and reputable Medical Journals.
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Medical Cannabis Testimonies: Mark Pedersen of Missouri 2008 |
October 26, 2008 –
Posted in Fibromyalgia, Medical Cannabis Testimonies, Migraines, Missouri, Neuropathy, Seizures (Epilepsy), chronic pain
Tagged marijuana, legalize, Missouri, seizures, cannabis, Fibromyalgia, Migraines, Cannabis Patient Network, holistic
... Lead poisoning can cause nervous system and kidney damage, learning disabilities, speech and language problems, behavioral problems, poor muscle coordination, decreased muscle and bone growth, hearing damage, high blood pressure, digestive problems, nerve disorders, cataracts, memory problems, concentration problems, muscle and joint pain, pregnancy complications, damaged sperm production, and cancer.
... My history:
I’m not much different than most medical cannabis patients. Just another criminal statistic in our government’s war on its own people. You see, that’s what I am in the eyes of our justice system, a criminal.
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For a list of California doctors who recommend medical cannabis, please visit: .... afforded legal protection under this act: Spasms or wasting syndrome; ...
BUSINESS LAW SECTION, CRIMINAL LAW SECTION, State Medical Marijuana Laws,
Marijuana vs. Hemp: Myth vs. Reality
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Spinal Cord Injury and Disease by Medical Marijuana Information Resource Centre | Spinal cord injury and disease often result in loss of motion (e.g., paraplegia and quadriplegia), neuropathic pain, muscle spasms, loss of bladder control, erectile dysfunction, and depression.
Paraplegia is a weakness or paralysis of muscles in the lower body caused by disease or injury in the middle or lower part of the spinal cord. If the injury is near the neck, the arms and legs both may be affected, and quadriplegia develops. The standards for pain and muscle spasms are opioids for the pain and baclofen (Lioresal®/Atrofen®) or diazepam (Valium®) and other drugs of this class for the muscle spasms.
About the Medical Marijuana Information Resource Centre
The Medical Marijuana Information Resource Centre has been established to:
Help guide patients who currently use cannabis for medical reasons to legally access cannabis, and
Provide health care professionals with an overview of current and relevant clinical information on the use of medical cannabis.
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Vaporizers and Medical Cannabis - Drug Policy Alliance |
Earleywine, Mitch, "Vaporizers and Medical Cannabis."
Prof. Mitch Earleywine is back with ammunition against the arguments that marijuana is not medicine because of the dangers of smoking it. Read on for details about Vaporizer use, and feel free to contribute your own thoughts and experiences in our Discusion Forum.
Smoked cannabis can alleviate pain as effectively as established analgesics like codeine. It lowers nausea and vomiting quickly at less than half the price of other medications. Many case studies and a few controlled experiments suggest that cannabis can decrease the uncontrollable muscle spasms associated with spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. Seizures also decrease in response to medical cannabis. It’s also non-toxic, with no cases of death by overdose. (Even aspirin can’t make that claim!)
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Common Medical Uses for Cannabis (Marijuana), by The American Alliance For Medical Cannabis (AAMC) | dedicated to bringing patients, caregivers and volunteers the facts they need to make informed decisions about whether Cannabis is the right medicine for them, the laws surrounding Medicinal Marijuana in your area, political activism and even handy recipes and guides to growing your own nontoxic medicine.
Physicians, Cannabis Cooperatives and Dispensaries;
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
Can Cannabis Help Multiple Sclerosis?
Can Cannabis Kill You?
Cancer Spasms and cannabinoids ...
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The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation (THCf) is a non-profit organization that helps qualified medical marijuana patients inform and empower themselves to become legally protected.
Under state law in Oregon, Washington, Colorado, California, Nevada, Montana, Hawaii and Michigan, the following conditions qualify for medical marijuana permits: Chronic Severe Pain, Glaucoma, Cancer, AIDS/HIV, Chronic Muscle Spasms, Multiple Sclerosis, GERD, Seizure Disorders, Crohn’s Disease, Chronic Spasms, Spasms, Asthma, IBS, Hepatitis C, Parkinson’s Disease, Arthritis, and many others. Marijuana is much safer, more effective and less costly than many medicinal alternatives currently in use.
The THCf host several clinics where doctors help patients obtain a permit for medical marijuana. Physicians are fully licensed, experienced, well informed and compassionate. Staff explains each state’s unique program and helps patients locate community resources so they can best benefit from their state’s medical cannabis law.
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Americans for Safe Access (ASA) |
We recognize that information about using cannabis as medicine has been difficult to obtain. The federal prohibition on cannabis has meant that modern clinical research has been limited, to the detriment of medical science and the wellness of patients. But the documented history of the safe, medical use of cannabis dates to 2700 B.C. Cannabis was part of the American pharmacopoeia until 1942 and is currently available by prescription in the Netherlands and Canada.
Testimonials from both doctors and patients reveal valuable information on the use of cannabis therapies, and supporting statements from professional health organizations and leading medical journals support its legitimacy as a medicine. In the last few years, clinical trials in Great Britain, Canada, Spain, Israel, and elsewhere have shown great promise for new medical applications.
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iMedicalCannabis.org | is an educational and resource platform built to empower patients, families, and caregivers with the information and resources needed for Safe Access to medical cannabis.
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NaturalNews.com > NaturalPedia > Biological Measures > Blood pressure > blood pressure and Medical | 1001 Chemicals in Everyday Products, by
Grace Ross Lewis.
Harmful effects include heart rate changes, Blood pressure drop. When smoked or swallowed can cause delirium, drowsiness, weakness, and reflex weakness. Overdose can cause coma and death. This herb does have Medical applications and can be very beneficial for epileptics and controlling nausea of chemotherapy patients.
Synonyms: CAS: 8063-14-7 ? CANNABIS ? MARY JANE ? DOPE ? INDIAN HEMP ? HASHISH MARJORAM OIL_ Products and Uses: Used in perfume and toilet waters as a flavoring agent or odorant. The Spanish grade is used in fish, meat, sauces, and soups.
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Hypertension Information -
Innovative Blood Pressure Research From Cedars-Sinai Heart Center |
High blood pressure is a condition in which the pressure of the blood pumping through the arteries is abnormally high. This increases the risk of stroke, aneurysm, heart failure, heart attack and kidney damage. More than 50 million Americans have high blood pressure, and a third are entirely unaware of it.
A blood pressure reading consists of two numbers:
Systolic pressure, which indicates the contraction of the heart muscle
Diastolic pressure (the second number) measures the blood pressure when the heart relaxes between beats
A reading of 140/90 or higher qualifies as high blood pressure. An ideal blood pressure reading is 120/80. However, blood pressure varies throughout a lifetime. Children have much lower blood pressure than adults. As people grow older, their blood pressure rises. In general, readings are higher in the morning and lower while a person sleeps. Physical activity makes blood pressure go up, and rest causes it to go lower.
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Stroke Center, Blood Pressure Guidelines. |
Get blood pressure categories, guidelines & recommendations.*Compelling indications: diabetes, chronic kidney disease, previous heart attack, congestive heart failure, previous stroke, high cardiac risk
Note: When systolic and diastolic pressures fall into different categories, physicians rate overall blood pressure by the higher category. For example, 150/85 mm Hg is classified as stage 1 hypertension, not prehypertension.
Category Systolic BP (mm Hg) Diastolic BP (mm Hg) Treatment recommendations
Normal Less than 120 Less than 80 Lifestyle changes encouraged
... and more! Source: Joint National Committee on Prevention, Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of High Blood Pressure, December 2003.
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420magazine.com > Medical Marijuana Facts and Information State & Local Laws, Cannabis Cards and More > marijuana and high blood pressure - 06-06-2008 |
I was just browsing some articles on 420magazine.com and found a few where they state that marijuana actually helps control high blood pressure. As someone who suffers from high blood pressure, I was under the impression that it was quite the opposite. I have limited my pot use since I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, and take prescribed medication to control it.
Does anyone have any FACTS linking marijuana use and high blood pressure control? I have no interest in consuming pot via food or teas, only via a vapourizer or with a joint. I know smoking anything is bad for high blood pressure, but I have found when eating or drinking cannabis, I am no longer in control of my 'high' and don't like the unexpected feelings when the high kicks in. Any viable sources out there?
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Medicinal Cannabis and Health Medical cannabis and related health discussion.
( Aug-24-2008 )
Blood Pressure and Marijuana incident | My blood pressure has been a little elevated, so with my doctor's advice I recently started taking a blood pressure drug - an ACE inhibitor called Quinapril. The directions say that it can cause dizziness and in some cases fainting. Anyway the first week and a half was fine. I vaped very little, if at all, cut down on my salt, and my home blood pressure machine readings showed some improvement. The medicine's directions also said that it could take 1 to 2 weeks for it to start working.
Yesterday, the 12th day of taking the drug as usual, I used some weed. I usually vape for the THC-only, but this time I used some old vaped remains at a higher temperature (therefore more toxins). Holy Moley! I started getting weaker and weaker. My blood pressure started dropping like a lead balloon. I was probably a bit dehydrated, and had taken an anti-anxiety RX medication 12 hours earlier, some of which was probably still in my system. I was seeing stars and could hardly function. The scary part was that the medication does not wear off for a long time.
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Medical cannabis | Canna Cafe (blog) -
Medical cannabis refers to the use of the drug cannabis as a physician ... reported significant or total relief from Spasms and vomiting. ...
Medical cannabis refers to the use of the drug cannabis as a physician-recommended herbal therapy, most notably as an antiemetic.
There are many studies regarding the use of cannabis in a medicinal context. Cannabis was listed in the United States Pharmacopeia from 1850 until 1942. The United States federal government does not currently recognize any legitimate medical use, although there are currently seven patients receiving cannabis for their various illnesses through the Compassionate Investigational New Drug program that was closed to new patients by President George H. W. Bush. Francis L. Young, an administrative law judge with the US Drug Enforcement Agency, in 1988, declared that “in its natural form, (cannabis) is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known.”
However, smoked cannabis is today not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) It has medicinal uses throughout recorded history of Homo sapiens. Specifically to the United States, it was used legally for medicinal use for many things including birth-giving, chronic pain, and some other known conditions before 1942, when its use was essentially outlawed from The Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. Currently in 12 states it is medically available to conditions it has been shown effective to treat through recent studies.
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Marijuana - Just say know! | It’s very easy to find the truth about marijuana. Just go to amazon.com and type in "marijuana", and you'll see a long list of books. Pick one and read it! Before we condemn anyone to an unspeakable and hideous prison experience, don't we owe it to them to be sure they really deserve to be in prison. Please consider the possibility, everyone reading this, that you may be wrong about marijuana.
What may not be in any of those books yet are two remarkable recent discoveries:
1. Marijuana's active ingredients, the cannabinoids, shrink tumors and promote the necrosis of cancerous tissue, without harming normal tissue. You can check this one out on the web with a Google search using the words [marijuana cancer], and also try [marijuana "shrink tumors"].
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Medical Marijuana Forums |
Welcome to WeedTRACKER! The largest Medical Marijuana website online. We have everything the Medical Marijuana patient needs to be more educated about whats available at the California Co-Ops. We have the largest patient medicine reviews site with over 1000 products reviewed from over 350 Co-Ops from Los Angeles to Arcata.
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Medical marijuana as a ‘wonder drug’ -
By Sandy Banks -
May 03, 2008 |
I‘ve taken plenty of heat from readers about my column last week describing how easy it was for me to legally buy marijuana.
Most chastised me for flushing my pot down the toilet before trying it, calling it a cowardly cop-out, a threat to the safety of the region’s water supply and a missed opportunity to let others know what kind of pain relief marijuana actually provides.
“Flushing good medicine down the toilet was a silly, wasteful gesture,” e-mailed Michael Levitt, a 52-year-old who uses marijuana to treat his diabetes and high blood pressure and ran a dispensary in Canoga Park until the feds forced him to shut down last year.
I dumped the pot for legal reasons and because I’d accomplished my journalistic mission by buying it. As a columnist and a parent, I was more interested in seeing how easy it was to get it than discovering the effect of marijuana on my arthritic hands.
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Cannabis News from Canna Zine, Alcohol's affect on high blood pressure (hypertension) may be higher than previously thought, researchers claim. |
Alcohol's link to blood pressure 'greater than thought'.
Alcohol's affect on high blood pressure (hypertension) may be higher than previously thought, researchers claim.
Previous studies have found that heavy alcohol intake is a risk factor for hypertension but the team behind the latest research say these may have been confounded by factors including diet, smoking and exercise levels.
For the study researchers from Bristol University
analysed people who have a mutation on a gene which affects their body's ability to eliminate alcohol.
After drinking alcohol it is initially metabolised to an intermediate compound before it is further metabolised and eliminated from the body.
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Study of safety issues surrounding the medical use of cannabis launches
- 8-Dec-2004 |
A first-of-its-kind study of safety issues surrounding the medical use of cannabis has just been launched. Known as the COMPASS study (Cannabis for the management of pain: assessment of safety study), the research initiative will follow 1400 chronic pain patients, 350 of whom use cannabis as part of their pain management strategy, for a one-year period. Seven participating pain clinics across Canada are now enrolling patients for this study.
"Patients in COMPASS will typically have pain resulting from spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis, arthritis or other kinds of hard-to-treat neuropathic or muscle pain," explains Dr. Mark Ware, principal investigator and pain physician at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Pain Centre. "We are not recruiting cancer patients for this study."
"Other studies are looking at whether cannabis relieves pain and other symptoms," says Dr. Ware. "These studies are important, but we also need to know how safe cannabis used for medical purposes actually is. The experience of recreational users gives us some information, but we must understand safety issues in patients who are taking multiple medications and who may have diseases like high blood pressure or diabetes which complicate the picture."
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cannabisnews.com: Judge Asked To End War On Cannabis Patients - Posted by CN Staff on December 27, 2002 -
From Pot TV News |
SECHELT, B.C. -- All charges have been dropped against him, but Steve Kubby still doesn't have his marijuana or grow equipment. Despite a ruling from Judge Moon of Sechelt Provincial Court, the RCMP have refused to return equipment and marijuana to Mr. Kubby -- unless he picks it up himself. Mr. Kubby, who is currently recovering from high level radiation therapy, said he is disappointed the RCMP to won't return the equipment to his home, especially since he was arrested illegally in the first place.
Mr. Kubby said he is concerned there may still be underlying hostility by some RCMP officers towards anyone involved with marijuana, even if it is for legal medical use. He cites as an example of such hostility a November 27th national story, in which RCMP Sergeant Danny Willis of the Sechelt Division was quoted by the Globe and Mail as saying he opposed the return of the medical marijuana to Mr. Kubby. "That's the way the system works and we can make our feelings known but the ultimate decision is theirs [the Crown's] and we have to respect that. We don't have to like it, but we have to respect it," complained Sergeant Willis.
... plan to support sick people who must rely upon medical cannabis for relief. ... hypertensive shock, suffering numerous high blood pressure attacks while in jail ...
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CONTROLLING THE SUBSTANCES:
Medical marijuana champion free;
But cancer survivor Steve Kubby faces possible return to slammer
- Posted: March 14, 2006
- By Sarah Foster
Steven Wynn Kubby, co-author of California's watershed medical marijuana law and the Libertarian Party's 1998 gubernatorial candidate, is a free man – at least for now.
The outspoken "reefer refugee" was quietly released March 6 from the Placer County Jail, having served 40 days of a four-month sentence handed down in 2001 for felony possession of a couple of peyote buttons and a shriveled psychedelic mushroom stem seized during a raid by sheriff deputies on his home near Lake Tahoe in January 1999.
Kubby's medi-pot garden of marijuana plants in various stages of growth – the reason for the bust – was also confiscated, but county prosecutors failed to convince the jury that Kubby was growing these for sale to compassion clubs rather than for his legal personal use. ... The first few days in custody were stressful, and Kubby's blood pressure soared dangerously high. Friends and supporters feared he'd die unless he received cannabis in some form, either inhaled or ingested. He was allowed to take Marinol – a legal, synthetic form of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, one of the most active ingredient in marijuana.
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Lowering Of Blood Pressure Achieved Through Use Of Hashish-like Drug
- ScienceDaily (June 20, 2006) | A new method for lowering blood pressure (hypertension) through use of a compound that synthesizes a cannabis (hashish) plant component has been developed by a pharmacology Ph.D. student at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Pharmacy.
For his work on the cardiovascular activity of cannabinoids (chemical compounds derived from cannabis), Yehoshua Maor was one of the winners of this year's Kaye Innovation Awards, presented on June 13 during the Hebrew University of Jerusalem's 69th meeting of the Board of Governors.
Cardiovascular disease (CVD) accounts for about one-third of all deaths in industrialized countries, and is the leading reason for visits there to physicians as well as for drug prescriptions. However, not all patients respond well to the drugs available. There is no "ideal' hypotensive (blood pressure lowering) drug.
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First Appeared Wednesday, 18 October '06 -
On the Spot: Dr. Abrams Responds |
As part of our new On the Spot web feature, Dr. Donald Abrams, the new director of clinical programs at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine and an expert in complementary therapies, agreed to answer your questions.
Q. In regard to medicinal marijuana, does marijuana smoke or secondhand exposure affect the lungs or throat like cigarette smoke or secondhand exposure?
A. With regards to secondhand marijuana smoke, I do not believe that such studies have been done. In general, inhalation of products of combustion is not the ideal way to deliver a medicine.
Q. I know that marijuana is advised for AIDS/HIV and Cancer patients. Could it be useful in treating things like severe headaches, high blood pressure, low back pain and stress? If not, why not?
A. All of those conditions you listed have been found to be helped by cannabis. If one looks at the law in California, Proposition 215, it allows for the recommendation of medical marijuana where use has been deemed appropriate and recommended by a physician for use in “treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.”
... Q. What herbal/botanical alternatives are available for treatment of high blood pressure (herbal/botanical)? A. Although my integrative medicine practice is ...
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Cannabis News from Canna Zine |
Cannabis use has a 4,000-year medical history, dating back to the early Chinese and Indian civilisations.
In the early 1840s, William O'Shaughnessy , of the East India Trading Company , described experiments giving cannabis tinctures to patients suffering rheumatism, tetanus, rabies, infantile convulsions, cholera and delirium tremens - conditions that traditional Indian medical practitioners were already treating with cannabis.
He reported great success in treating rheumatism, and also noted that cannabis was a great anti-vomiting agent.
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Cannabis Based Medicine (Sativex®) Relieves Spasms And Stiffness In People With Multiple Sclerosis – by Medical News Today |
Today, a leading neurology journal - European Journal of Neurology (EJN) reports a study1 which shows that Sativex, a cannabis based medicine, significantly reduces intractable spasms and stiffness (spasticity) in people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Spasticity is one of the most common symptoms of MS, occurring in up to 84% of patients1. Spasticity can severely impact quality of life and is one of the most difficult symptoms of MS to treat1.
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Marijuana as Medicine, by Consumer Reports - May 1997 |
Should marijuana be used as a medicine, as its advocates say? Or is it a dangerous drug of abuse that exposes users to brain damage and lung cancer?
Last fall, voters in California and Arizona approved laws allowing patients to smoke marijuana for medical purposes with a doctor's recommendation. Other states are considering similar moves. And the influential New England Journal of Medicine has editorialized in favor of extending this policy nationwide. Federal health and drug-enforcement officials have reacted strongly to these initiatives. "Seeming to legalize marijuana for anything would give young people the wrong impression," says Sheryl Massaro, a spokeswoman for the National Institute on Drug Abuse. "That doesn't even seem to enter the minds of a lot of people who are promoting it for medical use."
The debate over medical marijuana seems likely to continue for some time, caught up as it is in the larger question of how the nation should deal with recreational drug use and abuse. "It's a shame" that the debate is so polarized, says Harrison Pope, a Harvard University psychiatrist who studies marijuana. "Science should know more about this substance by now, considering how long it has been in use." While the debate continues, here is what is known about the health effects, both good and ill, of this controversial drug.
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Common Sense for Drug Policy: Medical Marijuana Facts & News | ... in San Francisco to protest the DEA's raid on a local medical cannabis dispensary. According to ASA's news release: ... Medical Marijuana and College Campuses:
A Colorado student has been hassled by University administration even though he has adhered to state medical marijuana laws. According to The Denver Post September 20, 2008 article, ("Student Fights CU Over Hazy Marijuana Law")
"A University of Colorado at Boulder student who has a medical-marijuana card will be given his pot back by campus police Monday. CU officials relented when threatened with a lawsuit after campus police confiscated less than 2 ounces of pot from Edward Nicholson's dorm room, and officials threatened him with suspension.
Nicholson, 20, said he was holding the drug for his 23-year-old brother, a chronic-pain sufferer. State law allows doctor-recommended marijuana use for those 'suffering from debilitating medical conditions.' Caregivers of patients must carry state-issued medical-marijuana cards. Nicholson is the cardholder because he says pot is easier to buy in Boulder than in Aurora, where his family lives."
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Accepted Medical Use: Clinical Research
By DrugScience.org | DrugScience.org is the homesite for the Cannabis Rescheduling Petition ... volunteers, smoked cannabis was effective in reducing Spasms and vomiting, ...
The 2002 Petition to Reschedule Cannabis (Marijuana): Results from clinical research demonstrate that both dronabinol and whole plant cannabis can offer a safe and effective treatment for the following illnesses: muscle spasms in multiple sclerosis, Tourette syndrome, chronic pain, Spasms and vomiting in HIV/AIDS and cancer chemotherapy, loss of appetite from cancer, hyperactivity of the bladder in patients with multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury, and dyskinesia caused by levodopa in Parkinson's disease.
During the 1970’s and 1980’s, several states conducted research programs comparing smoked marijuana to oral forms of THC. Musty and Rossi reviewed the data from research programs in 6 states. The results from only one of these research programs had been published in peer-reviewed journals before 1995 (Vinciguerra et al. 1988). In their 2001 review, Musty and Rossi wrote:
"Data were available on 748 patients who smoked marijuana prior to and/or after cancer chemotherapy and 345 patients who used the oral THC capsule.. . . Patients who smoked marijuana experienced 70-100% relief from Spasms and vomiting, while those who used the THC capsule experienced 76-88% relief. . . . On the basis of these studies, it appears that smoked marijuana can be a very successful treatment for Spasms and vomiting following cancer chemotherapy.. . .The development of smokeless inhalation devices could certainly reduce the potential harm from smoking marijuana.” (Musti & Rossi 2001)
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Medical Info – by Americans for Safe Access (ASA) |
Medical Cannabis Endorsements.
Safe access to cannabis for patients and research has been endorsed by a growing number of professional healthcare organizations, including the American Public Health Association, the American Nurses Association, and most recently, the Medical Student Section of the American Medical Association.
Medical Marijuana Endorsements and Statements of Support.
The following is a representative sample of the large number of government panels, medical organizations, health charities and individuals of note who have publicly stated their support for medical access to marijuana and/or their opposition to criminal penalties for medical marijuana users.
" Spasms, appetite loss, pain and anxiety are all afflictions of wasting, and all can be mitigated by marijuana."
- Institute of Medicine, "Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base," 1999
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Medical Marijuana Uses, by Concept420 |
Below are just a small sample of the many uses of Medical Marijuana:
The drugs used to treat cancer are among the most powerful, and most toxic, chemicals used in medicine. They kill both cancer cells and healthy cells, producing extremely unpleasant and dangerous side effects. The most common is days or weeks of vomiting, retching, and Spasms after each treatment. The feeling of loss of control is highly depressing, and patients find it very difficult to eat anything, and lose weight and strength. People find it more and more difficult to sustain the will to live, and many chose to discontinue treatment, preferring death to treatment.
Cannabis can be used as an antiemetic, a drug which relieves Spasms and allows patients to eat and live normally. It is safer, cheaper and often more effective than standard synthetic antiemetics. Smoking cannabis is more effective than taking it orally (or its synthetic derivatives such as Marinol) as patients it difficult to keep anything down long enough for it to have an effect. Smoking cannabis produces an immediate effect, and patients find it easier to control the doseage. Additionally the euphoric properties act as an anti-depressant, and the hunger and enjoyment of food properties ('the munchies') make weight gain easy, and these increase the chances of recovery.
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Medical cannabis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia |
Cannabis Indica (now referred to as Cannabis sativa subsp. indica), Fluid Extract, American Druggists Syndicate, pre-1937Medical cannabis refers to the use of the Cannabis plant as a physician-recommended herbal therapy as well as synthetic THC and cannabinoids. So far, the medical use of cannabis is legal only in a limited number of territories, including Canada, Belgium, Austria, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain, Israel, Finland, and some U.S. states.
This usage generally requires a prescription, and distribution is usually done within a framework defined by local laws.
There are many studies regarding the use of cannabis in a medicinal context.
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Medical Marijuana Information, from The Erowid Vault |
Marijuana has many possible medical uses. Positive effects are claimed for ailments such as cancer, AIDS, and glaucoma. AIDS can cause a loss of appetite known as "wasting syndrome", which can lead to drastic weight loss and weakness. Chemotherapy used in the treatment of cancer causes Spasms resulting in an inability to keep down food.
Marijuana's healing nature for these two illnesses is a result of its ability to increase a person's appetite as well as relieving Spasms, allowing a patient to regain weight. Marijuana reportedly helps glaucoma patients by reducing intraocular pressure that can cause damage to the eye.
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Cannabis and cannabinoids : pharmacology toxicology and therapeutic potential (paperback) | livre cannabis and cannabinoids : pharmacology toxicology and therapeutic potential (paperback), homeopathie, phytotherapie, aromatherapie, mesotherapie, edition lavoisier.
Medical Use of Cannabis: Experience in California lli> Effects of Proposition 215 lli> Usage Surveys lli> Chapter 13. Anorexia and Spasms lli> Anorexia ...
Auteur(s) : GROTENHERMEN Franjo,
Date de parution: 07-2002,
Langue : ANGLAIS,
430p. 21x15.2 Paperback,
Etat : Disponible chez l'éditeur (délai de livraison : 17 jours),
This comprehensive volume presents state-of-the-art scientific research on the therapeutic uses of cannabis and its derivatives. Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential features fair, equitable discussion of the benefits, drawbacks, and side effects of medical marijuana as a treatment for pain, Spasms, anorexia, Spasms, glaucoma, ischemia, spastic disorders, and migraine.
It examines all facets of the medical use of marijuana, including botany, history, biochemistry, pharmacology, clinical use, toxicology, and side effects. No other book available offers such a comprehensive, even-handed look at this deeply divisive subject.
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Muscle Spasm, Pain & Marijuana Therapy : Testimony from Federal and State Court Proceedings on Marijuana's Medical Use (Paperback)
by R. C. Randall (Editor) | Testimony and affidavits of patients and doctors from hearings before the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and state courts.
Personalized accounts of medical marijuana use provide an excellent source of information on this controversial topic.
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Workshop on the Medical Utility of Marijuana, Report to the Director,
National Institutes of Health, by the Ad Hoc Group of Experts
| Appetite Stimulation/Spasms. What research has been done and what is known about the possible medical uses of marijuana? ...
Table of Contents
Clinical Pharmacology of Marijuana
Use of Marijuana in Neurological and Movement Disorders
Spasms and Vomiting
Question 4. What Special Issues Have to be Considered in Conducting
Clinical Trials of the Therapeutic Uses of Marijuana?
Appendix: The Effect of Controlled Substances Scheduling on Marijuana Research ...
Executive Summary: Over the past 18 months there has been wide-ranging public discussion on the potential medical uses of marijuana, particularly smoked marijuana. To contribute to the resolution of the debate, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) held a 2-day scientific meeting on February 19-20, 1997, to review the scientific data concerning the potential therapeutic uses for marijuana and the need for and feasibility of additional research.
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