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A Windham mother says medical marijuana has improved the life of her 12-year-old son, who is autistic. Stephanie Lay said she believes her son Bryce is the youngest person in the State of Maine with a prescription for medical marijuana. Bryce is autistic and suffers from psychotic episodes.
A MAN who believed radiation and chemotherapy treatment killed three loved ones started growing cannabis because it was a "major benefit" to the immune system and "cured" his mother of cancer.
The active ingredient of marijuana could be considerably better at suppressing the abnormal clumping of malformed proteins that is a hallmark of Alzheimer's than any currently approved drugs prescribed for the treatment of the disease. Scientists report the finding in the Oct. 2 issue of the journal Molecular Pharmaceutics . About 4.5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's disease, which gradually destroys memory.
Cannabis: The Forbidden Medicine With Health Benefits You Will Not Hear About On The News | Medical JaneYou might think that if scientists found a cure to cancer it would be a HUGE STORY , right? It would be the top story during prime-time news of every major television network, as well as the headline of every newspaper across the country. The person who found the cure would be a hero and the world would be celebrating… Then why hasn’t that happened?
Dr. Robert J. Melamede Ph.D. Chairman of the Biology Department of the University of Colorado believes that medical marijuana , which has been garnering a great deal of attention lately in helping patients deal with chronic pain, could be used to curb death risk from the swine flu. The approach of Melamede relies on the principle that cannabinoids, the chemicals in marijuana , have a dampening effect on the immune system. It was said that doctors could take advantage of this effect for curbing the risk of death from the overdrive of immune system that resulted in many of the deaths of young adults during the 1918 influenza pandemic.
Donald Abrams is chief of Hematology Oncology, at San Francisco General Hospital, and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He does research on the applications of medical cannabis, and has become an advocate as a result. Abrams stated, “If cannabis were discovered in an Amazon rainforest today, people would be clambering to make as much use as they could of all of the potential benefits of the plant. Unfortunately, it carries with it a long history of being a persecuted plant.” Donald Abrams appears in the short film that accompanies this article. The film entitled, “Leaf,” provides some unique insight on the benefits of medical cannabis in its raw form, and introduces the newest technique for ingesting medical marijuana, juicing.
It makes most people a little foggy-headed, but scientists are investigating whether an active ingredient in cannabis could actually stave off dementia. A team from Neuroscience Research Australia is in the early stages of research examining if one of the main active ingredients in cannabis, called cannabidiol, could reverse some of the symptoms of memory loss in animals. Tim Karl, a senior research fellow with the group, said cannabidiol does not have the same psychoactive effects as the main component of marijuana, THC, but it has been found to have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and other effects that could be beneficial for the brain. “Back in the day cannabis was used for medical purposes, I'm talking 200 years, 100 years back, then at some point people discovered it had other effects and, as quite often happens in our society, people decided it was a bad drug,” he said. Advertisement
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Michael McShane – September 13, 2011. (WWJ: Sandra McNeill) DETROIT (WWJ) - There are no longer any visible signs of the skin cancer on the forehead of Ferndale’s Michael McShane. McShane had a check-up with his dermatologist and says Dr. Ali Mooin is no longer recommending surgery to treat the lesion.
by Dr Manuel Guzmán Cannabinoids, the active components of cannabis and their derivatives, exert palliative effects in cancer patients by preventing nausea, vomiting and pain and by stimulating appetite. In addition, these compounds inhibit the growth of tumour cells in laboratory animals -mice and rats. However, at the moment there is not solid evidence to prove that cannabinoids –whether natural or synthetic- can effectively treat cancer in patients, although research is ongoing around the world. Comprehensive FAQ sections -including scientific references- on cannabinoids and cancer can be found at the Cancer Research UK website and the National Cancer Institute of the US website .
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Really great work here from Sarah Martin. It’s very moving and wonderful to see her doing so well on medicinal cannabis. Thank God for the fortunate few who can access Sativex and enjoy these fantastic benefits. I would like to see GW Pharmaceuticals doing more to enable more people to use their medicine.
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<img src="http://timewellness.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/71936557a.jpg?w=480&h=320&crop=1" alt="71936557a" title="71936557a"/> A compound found in marijuana can treat schizophrenia as effectively as antipsychotic medications, with far fewer side effects, according to a preliminary clinical trial. Researchers led by Markus Leweke of the University of Cologne in Germany studied 39 people with schizophrenia who were hospitalized for a psychotic episode. Nineteen patients were treated with amisulpride, an antipsychotic medication that is not approved in the U.S., but is comparable to other medications that are. The rest of the patients were given cannabidiol (CBD), a substance found in marijuana that is thought to be responsible for some of its mellowing or anxiety-reducing effects.
by Ethan A. (NaturalNews) Contrary to popular belief, the marijuana plant is a whole lot more than just a psychoactive drug that “stoners” use to get high. In raw form, marijuana leaves and buds are actually loaded with a non-psychoactive, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer nutrient compound known as cannabidiol (CBD) that is proving to be a miracle “superfood” capable of preventing and reversing a host of chronic illnesses. Though you may not have heard much about it, the CBD found in the marijuana plant — marijuana is technically just a vegetable, by the way — is a highly medicinal substance with unique immune-regulating capabilities.