Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana – Cannabis Gets Out of the Closet

Want to talk about a controversial topic? Try mentioning medical marijuana.  Let’s begin the conversation. 

The marijuana plant has hundreds of chemicals, known as cannabinoids. The two main ones are THC and CBD. (We support the use of CBD Oil as a treatment for numerous neurological conditions.) THC gives some of the pleasurable effects that pot smokers want. It also has some effects that may treat medical problems.

Medical marijuana may help ease pain, nausea, and loss of appetite in people who have cancer and HIV.medical marijuana The research on these areas is mounting. As of right now the evidence in favor is mounting. The studies on CBD Oil are more extensive. CBD oil is legal in all 50 states making the research more extensive.

Recent research suggests medical marijuana may cut down seizures in people with epilepsy. Some studies show it also may ease the symptoms of MS. Symptoms like muscle stiffness and spasms, pain, and frequent urination. I’ve personally used CBD Oil for my own neurological conditions. The effects have been amazing.

Some studies suggest medical marijuana may help relieve seizures. Especially in children with hard-to-treat epilepsy. A type of medical marijuana known as “Charlotte’s Web” may help kids. It won’t  get them high, because the strain has very little THC.

David Casarett, Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine and Chief of Palliative Care for the Duke Health System. He challenges our mainstream healthcare system to look for inspiration in a setting often considered taboo: the medical marijuana dispensary.

 

Below is a chart showing the where the states stand concerning approval for medical marijuana. The chart comes from Procon.org

Please do not take this chart as legal advice concerning your access to marijuana!

States That have legalized Marijuana for medical purposes…

We are curious to find out how the public is using marijuana to treat various conditions. Please take a moment to fill out our survey.

 

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