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Medical Marijuana

By March 9, 2009

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When medical marijuana is brought up for discussion, Crohn's disease is often mentioned as one of the diseases whose sufferers would benefit. There are states where it is technically legal to obtain and use marijuana for medical purposes. But, the reality is that doctors are reluctant to prescribe it, and it is still illegal by federal laws. AIDS/HIV Guide Mark Cichocki, R.N., has the pros and cons of the legal and health aspects of medical marijuana.

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March 11, 2009 at 8:41 am
(1) jeffrey dach md says:

Although cannabis was a medicinal plant for thousands of years, its medical use was suppressed and banned throughout most of the 20th century in the US. During this time, major scientific breakthroughs were made in Israel, Spain, Italy and Brazil. These breakthroughs are propelling the natural plant compounds called cannabinoids into the “wonder drugs of the 21st century”.

13 states have already legalized medical cannabis.

More on this topic…
Cannabis, Miracle Drug of the 21st Century

Jeffrey Dach MD

March 14, 2009 at 11:06 am
(2) Brinna Nanda says:

In addition, the US Dept. of Health and Human Services holds a patent (#6,630,507) based on the medicinal properties of cannabis. This patent, which was awarded in 2003, states that cannabis is a neuro-protectant and anti-inflammatory, and is useful in the prevention and treatment of a wide variety of diseases including stroke, trauma, auto-immune disorders, HIV dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s Disease, (and are even offering the patent for licensing).

May 3, 2009 at 8:59 am
(3) mark says:

I’ve had Crohns for at least 30 years now. During most of that time I used marijuana in very large amounts. It helps with the pain and nausea and also with the inflammation the disease causes in the colon. I had one period when I’d only had the disease recently diagnosed. During this time due to my doctors
recommendation I stopped using marijuana. Well that year almost killed me literally.
I bled so bad internally I required transfusions. I also developed a fistula that despite 2 surgeries would not heal
for 15 years. Finally I self medicated with
methadone and within 6 months the fistula healed never to return. I now use only methadone and marijuana to control the disease and suffer far less than at any time in my life when I used standard medications to treat the disease or standard meds plus marijuana. I firmly believe that withoout the
relief marijuana and methadone have given me I would not be writing this, I’d have killed myself long ago from the unbearable pain caused by the disease.

April 14, 2013 at 11:53 pm
(4) max says:

how do i use cannibis for fistula ? what is the methord of administration …. do i have to smoke it or do something else???

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