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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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How Doctors Are Treating Neuropathic Pain With Cannabis

Neuropathic pain can cause unbearable pain that’s often resistant to common treatments. In fact, clinical trials show that only half of the participants experienced any meaningful neuropathic pain relief from conventional prescription medications. Coupled with adverse side effects, these analgesic drugs aren’t the best option for many seeking effective neuropathic pain relief.  People who have tried every other treatment with minimal success can try medical cannabis as an alternative treatment. Research indicates that the compounds found in cannabis can be a potent supplement to a multidisciplinary treatment regimen. Along with physical therapy, cannabis can reduce pain caused by damaged or destroyed nerve cells. Cannabis Can Effectively and Safely Relieve Pain Canada approved the oromucosal spray, Sativex, for neuropathic pain in...

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