Medical Marijuana

July 14, 2016

Thrown for a Loop: How Cannabis Alleviates Lupus Symptoms

In healthy individuals, the body’s immune system fights off harmful viruses and bacteria, distinguishing them as negative and abnormal in comparison with the body’s normal tissue cells. However, for those with lupus, there is no distinction between the healthy body parts, and the viral or bacterial attackers. Therefore, lupus  disrupts […]
July 3, 2016

Quell the Muscle Spasms: Why Cannabis Works

It’s not every day that the conservative American Medical Association (AMA) comes out in favor of medical cannabis usage. But that’s just what they did, and it wasn’t yesterday, either. No, in fact it was almost twenty years ago – in 1997 – way before the current trend of state […]
June 27, 2016

Bending Over Backwards: Can Marijuana Help Back Pain?

My back is killing me. I threw out my back. I have a slipped disc. I’ve been to specialists – no one can tell me what’s causing my back pain. Most of us have heard people say any, or all, of the above statements concerning back pain. It seems as […]
June 20, 2016

Can Marijuana Therapy Assuage Depression?

It’s no small number: Every year, approximately 15 million people are diagnosed with clinical depression.  Women suffer the most, followed by men, the elderly, teens and finally, even young children.  Brain chemistry is noted as a primary factor. In addition, markers for clinical depression tendency include past history, present or […]
June 9, 2016

A Relieving Rain: Can Marijuana Help Autism Symptoms?

Almost 30 years have passed since the movie Rain Man was released. Starring top-tier actors Dustin Hoffman and Tom Cruise, the subject of autism was brought to the masses. Hoffman played an autistic savant whose mathematical and other abilities were astonishing on the one hand, while his need for watchful […]
June 5, 2016

Throwing Up Your Hands: Nausea & Medical Marijuana

Bleh. Got your face in the toilet bowl a lot these days? Sorry. Maybe you’re going through chemo or radiation. Maybe you have AIDS and you’re on medications to help you cope. Or maybe you suffer from chronic nausea for some unknown reason. Either way, you feel like throwing up […]
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