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How Nationally Legalized Medical Marijuana would save thousands of lives a year.

The use of Medical Marijuana in States that allow access is responsible for preventing thousands of premature deaths according to a study by Dr. Thomas M. Clark of the University of Indiana. The Chair of the Schools Biology Department, Dr. Clark undertook an intensive systematic review of all studies published since 2000 that involved the effect of marijuana on mortality and found that not only is “Cannabis use associated with substantial decrease in death rate”, but also “the results strongly support the hypothesis that Cannabis use is associated with improved survival.” The study concludes that National Medical Cannabis prohibition and the resulting denial of access to Cannabis therapies is actually a major cause of premature death in the United States....

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Medical Cannabis for Pain & Migraines

The pain of a migraine headache is so awful that no person suffering from one would wish it upon their own enemy. Both environmental factors and genetics are thought to play a role in migraines, which are believed to be triggered by changes in one of the body’s major pain pathways, the trigeminal nerve. Imbalanced brain chemicals may also contribute to migraine pain. So how does medical cannabis come into the picture? Medical cannabis for migraines continues to be debated by health experts, however many sufferers sing marijuana’s praises for the relief it brings. Medical cannabis is used for the treatment of both acute and chronic pain, including migraines, as the drug has been used for centuries as a health...

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Cannabis Can Help People Currently Suffering from TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury)

TBI (Traumatic brain injury), is an acute event similar to other injuries. A brain injury is different from a broken limb or punctured lung. An injury in these areas limit the use of a specific part of your body, but your personality and mental abilities remain unchanged. Most often, these body structures heal and regain their previous function. One moment the person is normal and the next moment life has abruptly changed. In most other aspects, a traumatic brain injury is very different. Since our brain defines who we are, the consequences of a brain injury can affect all aspects of our lives, including our personality.   Not like other injuries brain injuries do not heal .The recovery is functional,...

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