CANNABIS SCIENTIFICALLY PROVEN TO TREAT ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE, CANCER, EPILEPSY, CHRONIC PAIN AND PARKINSON’S DISEASE AMONG OTHER SERIOUS MEDICAL CONDITIONS.
It is more effective and safer!
Marijuana Rated Significantly More Effective in Treating Fibromyalgia Symptoms than FDA-Approved Drugs, Global Survey Finds
A survey of 1,339 people with fibromyalgia conducted by The National Pain Foundation and NationalPainReport.com, revealed that those who have used marijuana to treat their symptoms find it significantly more effective than any of the three drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration to treat the disorder.
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Marijuana treats Crohn’s Disease, researchers conclude.
Pot treats the painful, widespread Inflammatory Bowel Disease known as Crohn’s Disease, researchers say, and bigger studies need to be done to see just how useful marijuana is.
The journal Pharmacology published a new paper titled ‘Cannabis Finds Its Way into Treatment of Crohn’s Disease’ wherein researchers state that, “in agreement with the ancient use of cannabis in intestinal disturbances and one decade of animal research, cannabis was shown in a clinical trial to reduce symptoms in patients with Crohn’s disease.”
The 2014 paper endorses a groundbreaking, but small study in 2013 that showed that pot caused a “complete remission” of Crohn’s Disease with no side effects.
Now, Schicho R.a and Storr M. from the Institute of Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology at the Medical University of Graz, Austria reviewed that study, concluding that “it has been shown what has been largely anticipated from anecdotal reports, i.e. that cannabis produces significant clinical benefits in patients with Crohn’s disease.”
The researchers don’t know they exact reasons why, but all evidence points to molecules in pot affecting cells in the gut and brain to stop inflammation and lessen sensations of pain and nausea.
More and more clinicians are calling for “larger trials confirming these results”, which could point the way to the future of treating IBD.
However, cannabis remains federally classified as “marijuana” — aschedule 1 drugconsidered to have no medical benefit and high potential for abuse. The federal government prevents researchers from studying the plant if they seek to find any medical benefit in it.
Original Article From David Down at: http://blog.sfgate.com/smellthetruth/2014/01/31/marijuana-treats-crohns-disease-researchers-conclude/
How Many More Veterans Have to Die Waiting for VA Care?
By Andrea Billups
Problems at the Department of Veterans Affairs extend far beyond the recent disclosure that 40 veterans died while awaiting medical appointments in Phoenix.
Veteran’s Files Gathering Dust While Veteran’s Die Waiting For Care. Image Courtesy of http://www.craigconnects.org
The VA said in its April 2014 Fact Sheet that 23 veterans suffering from cancer died while awaiting medical appointments at VA hospitals throughout the system, while another 53 patients suffered some type of harm as a result of “consult” delays in gastrointestinal cancer screenings, including routine but life-saving colonoscopies.
News of the most recent deaths and poor standard of care given to veterans adds to a growing list of complaints leveled at the agency by critics, including hospital staff coverups, manipulation of data, lack of transparency, and lengthy delays for beneficiaries. The recent disclosures also come on the heels of reports…
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Majority of Law Enforcement Professionals support ending the war on cannabis!
April 5, 2014
LEAP Badge Law Enforcement Against Prohibition Image Courtesy of http://www.guidestar.org
Our Federal and State Governments won’t listen to science, physicians, the medical field or law enforcement. It’s in our antiquated politicians hands and they simply don’t care.
The poll, which questioned over 11,000 law enforcement officers regarding their opinions on drug policy, revealed that just over 64% believed our marijuana laws needed to be relaxed in some form. When asked “Do you believe possession of marijuana for personal use should…” and presented with several options, 35.68% of respondents stated that marijuana be legalized, regulated and taxed, 10.84% chose that it should be be legalized for medical reasons and with a doctor’s prescription only, 14.24% said…
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UCANN was selected as a strategic partner for their expertise in the medical and recreational Cannabis marketplace, their numerous regional partners that are state licensed and have been vetted for quality, consistency, and business ethics, and the fact that they are actively expanding from Colorado to other markets as they become viable.
GOV. SAM BROWNBACK SUFFERS A POLITICAL BROWNOUT
Just how deep of a hole does Kansas’ Governor, Sam Brownback find himself in?
It’s that bad for Brownback.
Sunday brought the news that the FBI was investigating some of the Republican’s closest political confidants. Investigators want to know if pressure was applied to ensure that those top advisers received lucrative lobbying contracts.
That David Kensinger, Brownback’s right-hand man for so many years and the architect of conservative dominance in the state, appears to be a focus is simply devastating for the governor.
On Thursday, Moody’s announced it was downgrading the state’s bond rating. The reason was the state’s sluggish economic recovery compared with other states. One result of that sluggishness is plummeting state revenue that fell an astonishing…
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