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Posts Tagged ‘Marijuana’

Dr. Sulak’s Statement on Initiative 1

Cannabis Legalization   Dear Patients and Friends, I have long been a proponent of cannabis legalization, and have been actively working towards this goal since 1998. In my medical career, it has been an honor to witness the outstanding therapeutic power of this plant. I believe that we have barely begun to see the economic,…

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Cannabis Compound Heals Bones?

  Scientists are researching another medical benefit of cannabis.  The research shows that the cannabinoid CBD in cannabis helps heal bone fractures.   The  study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, shows that broken bones healed faster and stronger when a patient was given the cannabinoid cannabidiol, also known as CBD.   CBD is…

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Unlocking Cannabis’ Secrets Through Science

National Geographic July, 2015 National Geographic discusses how as the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.  Read more

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Cannabis Gains Worldwide Support

  Cannabis is gaining support worldwide as legislators push to decriminalize cannabis based on undeniable evidence of its medical benefits.  Read more   Justin Kander 3/15/14 medicaljane.com

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Is Cannabis as Effective as Opiates for Treating Pain?

www.DoctorOz.com 3/18/2015 For patients suffering from severe chronic pain their choices are limited. Medical marijuana may be an alternative to prescription opioid painkillers.  In fact states that allow medical cannabis have lower rates of opioid use.  Read more

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Bipartisan senate bill would protect medical cannabis patients, doctors and businesses.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), would deal a sharp blow to the U.S. government’s longstanding war on marijuana by banning the Drug Enforcement Administration from cracking down on patients, growers, doctors and dispensaries in states that have legalized medical cannabis. It would give military veterans…

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New study shows that cannabis effectively shrinks aggressive brain cancers

A new study published in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapies, shows that a combination of CBD and THC improves the effectiveness of radiation therapy to treat one of the most aggressive forms of cancer- gliomas. In many cases, those tumors shrunk to as low as one-tenth the sizes of those in the control group.  Read study here

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NFL Players Turn to Medical Cannabis for Pain

  One challenge the NFL faces is how to bring marijuana into the game as a pain reliever without condoning its use as a recreational drug. And facing a lawsuit filed on behalf of hundreds of former players complaining about the effects of prescription painkillers they say were pushed on them by team trainers and…

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The history of cannabis as a medicine

The use of cannabis as a medicine dates back thousands of years.  Here is a brief overview: 1. The earliest record of medical marijuana comes from ancient China and was used for constipation, gout, rheumatism and absent-      mindedness. 2. Ancient Egyptians were the first to use cannabis as a treatment for tumors. 3.…

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Legalizing marijuana has not increased use in teens

According to new research, the rise in marijuana use among teens over the past 20 years has no significant connection to the legalization of medical marijuana. Dr. Sulak’s comments: Legalization of cannabis takes access to herb and education on how to use it away from drug dealers and into the hands of patients, caregivers, and…

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