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Archive for December 2013

Video: DHHS Denies Medical Marijuana For Tourette’s Patients in Maine

Watch Tourette’s Patient’s Tics Disappear After Using Medical Marijuana FALMOUTH, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Advocates are vowing to keep fighting for permission to treat people with Tourette’s Syndrome with medical marijuana. Earlier this week state public health officials denied a request to add the neurological disorder to the list conditions that can be legally treated with…

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DHHS denial of medical marijuana for Tourette’s syndrome

  Bangor Daily News Posted Dec. 26, 2013, at 5:46 p.m. AUGUSTA, Maine — A doctor whose failed petition to have Tourette syndrome added to the state’s list of ailments that can be legally treated with medical marijuana said he’s so frustrated with the process that he’s reluctant to try again on behalf of his patients. Dr. Dustin…

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Study: Compound in Medical Marijuana Holds Promise For Treating Psychosis

Thursday, 19 December 2013 Utrecht, The Netherlands: Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychotropic cannabinoid, alleviates psychotic symptoms and may hold promise as an alternative antipsychotic treatment, according to a review published in the November issue of the journal Neuropsychopharmacology.Investigators in the Netherlands and in the United Kingdom reviewed preclinical and clinical data on the use of CBD as an antipsychotic agent. Authors…

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Medical Marijuana and PTSD: Maine Veterans in a Bind

12/11/2013MPBN This fall, Maine joined six other states that now allow the prescription of medicinal marijuana to treat diagnosed cases of post-traumatic stress disorder. And some, including veterans, have turned to pot as an alternative to powerful pharmaceuticals. But the Veteran’s Administration has not embraced this treatment, and that’s forced some Maine vets to make…

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Medical marijuana research backs therapeutic claims

University of California medical researchers slipped an ingredient in chili peppers beneath the skin of marijuana smokers to see if pot could relieve acute pain. It could – at certain doses. They monitored patients with AIDS and HIV as they toked on joints or placebos to determine whether marijuana could quell agonizing pain from nerve damage. It provided…

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