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Cannabis As Medicine

Cannabis As Medicine

Medical science and history show that Cannabis is an effective palliative, a class of medicines that ease human suffering. Natural and gentle, Cannabis is used to treat symptoms of many diseases and conditions, and some of the side effects1 of pharmaceutical drugs.

The science of medical Cannabis lags behind its use and more research is needed. Strong science supports the use of Cannabis as an analgesic painkiller, an anti-emetic for nausea and as an appetite stimulant. There is less scientific support for the use of Cannabis as an anti-inflammatory, despite significant anecdotal evidence. Scientists are also investigating whether it slows, or partially reverses certain diseases such as cancer.

Cannabis

The Cannabis plant is an annual, flowering herb, native to Asia and has been naturalized and cultivated worldwide. Cannabis may be one of the most recognized plants in the world due its distinctive leaf structure of serrate-edged leaflets radiating from the base. Traditionally, three major classes have been recognized:

  • Cannabis Sativa are tall thin-leafed plants that originated in areas near the equator. They are known to produce a cerebral euphoria characterized by a sense of energy and alertness.
  • Cannabis Indica are shorter bushier plants with larger leaves and grow at higher altitudes. They are commonly known to produce a strong “physical” euphoria manifesting in the body with analgesic and sedative effects.
  • Cannabis Ruderalis also known as hemp, contains no THC and is commonly used for rope, paper and clothing.
  • Cannabis Sativa and Cannabis Indica can also be crossbred to produce what are known as Hybrids. Most of what medical marijuana patients experience today are going to be some ratio of a hybrid. We will classify these as either Sativa dominant or Indica dominant depending on their more prominent traits such as growth patterns and physical effects on the body.

We provide top quality therapeutic medical marijuana that is free of any pesticides, mold, and is laboratory tested for purity and consistency.

What You Should Know

Pal•li•ate: to reduce the violence of a disease; also to ease symptoms without curing the underlying disease; adjective, palliative.

Disease/Condition

Cancer
Glaucoma
Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome
Parkinson’s Disease
Multiple Sclerosis
Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
Epilepsy
Cachexia
Wasting Syndrome
Crohn’s Disease
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Sickle Cell Disease
Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy
Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
Ulcerative Colitis
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
Cerebral Palsy
Cystic Fibrosis
Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care
Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder

For Patients Under 18, Debilitating Medical Conditions Include:
Cerebral Palsy
Cystic Fibrosis
Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity
Severe Epilepsy
Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care
Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder

References

  • Bergamaschi M.M., Queiroz R.H., Zuardi A.W., Crippa J.A. Safety and side effects of cannabidiol, a Cannabis sativa constituent.Curr Drug Saf. 2011 Sep 1; 6(4):237-49.
  • Carter GT1, Weydt P, Kyashna-Tocha M, Abrams DI. Medicinal cannabis: rational guidelines for dosing. IDrugs. 2004 May; 7(5):464-70.
  • Grotenhermen Franjo. 2003. Clinical Pharmacokinetics of Pharmacodynamics of Cannabinoids. Clinical Pharmacokinetics. 42(4): 327-60.
  • Russo E., Guy G.W. A tale of two cannabinoids: the therapeutic rationale for combining tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol. Medical Hypotheses. 2006; 66(2):234-246.

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