May 252013
 May 25, 2013

cannabis marijuana  medicine medicalBy Monterey Bud

“Marijuana is the finest anti-nausea medication known to science, and our leaders have lied about this consistently. Arresting people for medical marijuana is the most hideous example of government interference in the private lives of individuals. It’s an outrage within an outrage within an outrage.” - Peter McWilliams

Tourette’s Syndrome - a neuropsychiatric illness which affects up to 4% of all kids. For those stricken, it’s a terrifying ordeal of awkward and unintentional motor and verbal twitches. A 2003 study found that patients which received modified THC therapy for six weeks, enjoyed a significant reduction in tics. Apparently, the cannabis plants cannabinoids lessen the unwanted behavior of the pertinent neurotransmitters in the brain.

Social Anxiety Disorder - in a study from the University of São Paulo Brazil published in 2011, researchers tested the use of CBD cannabinoids on a dozen patients plagued by social anxiety disorder and found that reduce their anxiety, cognitive impairment and discomfort and speech performance when compared with a control group that received only placebos.

Sleep Apnea - the sleep apnea disorder associated with storing can actually lead to premature death. A 2002 study found that THC in the endocannabinoid oleamide significantly suppressed sleep apnea in rats by blocking serotonin induction as well as stabilizing respiration during sleep. And, needless to say, it’s been known for at least a few eons that weed improves the quality of sleep for most people.

Mad Cow Disease - infected cow meat can cause humans to be fatally stricken with “variant CJD.” The brain becomes sponge-like and full of holes. In 2007, researchers found the non-psychoactive compound cannabidiol, or CBD, may prevent “mad cow disease” by inhibiting the formation of infectious proteins called prions. This result has been seen in infected mice in sheep.

Herpes Simplex - this lifelong and unsightly viral disease may be managed by medical marijuana. A 2004 University of Southern Florida in vitro study found that small doses of concentrated THC inhibited the herpes virus in tissue cultures, specifically by targeting the gene labeled ORF 50 – thus preventing viral replication, by which the virus lives in the cells of its host.

Source: Marijuana.Com

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  • Robert Dewayne King

    Now if only it was effective against stupid and greedy and we could get all of congress to toke up !!

    • Mar’ Barn

      Yeah instead of their madness, listen to people revolution as there are many ways to use it beside smoking!

  • Mar’ Barn

    It is proven the gateway to Health, not drugs!

  • http://www.facebook.com/Gilliemaconline Gil McCurdie

    Sign the petition
    so everyone can get the correct Cannabis Oil LEGALLY to cure their Cancer

    After all, it could be YOU next!! and
    there is NO OTHER effective cure!

    http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Legalise_Hemp_Oil_for_Medical_use_for_the_cure_of_Cancers/?rc=fb&pv=0

    • http://twitter.com/HempShare HempShare

      When a patient uses Cannabinoids as an anti-oxidant or neuroprotectant they are infringing on the U.S. Govt Patent #6630507.

      The laws that govern Hemp/Cannabis/Marihuana in America are OBVIOUSLY a Human Rights VIOLATION.

      For the US Govt to Patent the active compounds in Cannabis with medicinal value while maintaining DEA scheduling as a Schedule I Controlled Substance with “no medicinal value” is an absurdity.

      They no longer have the privilege to govern me on this accord, nor on the accord of my Endogenous Cannabinoid System and its natural inalienable rights.

      Ask your Medical Doctor about the Endogenous Cannabinoid System. When they look at you funny, just start quacking and leave the office.

      • Pat Cowdin

        Wow – you were not joking. The Department of Health and Human Services applied for the patent in 1999. That is mind-boggling. Maybe that’s the secret plan to balance the US budget!

  • AaronJ

    I do wish the cannabis plant was legal. Even my children could benifit from this medicine.