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MMJ and MS: How Cannabis helps alleviate the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a neurological “autoimmune” disease of the central nervous system in which the bodies immune system attacks its own nerve cells damaging their ability to function and eventually destroying them. Depending on the location and severity of the damage, the symptoms of MS vary widely but include life altering disabilities such as: loss of balance and coordination, blurred vision and vison loss, slurred speech, hearing loss, difficulty reasoning, muscle weakness, numbness and pain. The reason the immune system attacks its own nerve cells is not yet understood, but the mechanism is well known. White Blood Cells designed to fight disease mistakenly target the protective Myelin sheath surrounding each neuron incorrectly attacking it as a foreign body....

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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 Marijuana: Treating Liver Disease

Liver disease affects more than 400,000 people each year in the United States and it’s one of the top ten causes of death in this country. Symptoms usually include fatigue, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, yellow skin discoloration, abdominal pain, dark urine, swollen joints, and more. Liver disease, or hepatic disease, can affect digestion, energy levels, blood clotting abilities, immune system that can ultimately cause liver scarring. Fortunately, marijuana has been shown to reduce the incidences of liver damage by protecting it from fat accumulation, removing harmful liver cells, and improving blood flow to the damaged area. Marijuana Can Help Liver Disease A 2005 study performed at the Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem aimed to find a connection between the...

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