Cancer-sufferer Paul Lawrence says he survives crippling daily pain with medical marijuana, including a breakfast marijuana smoothie, joints and hash oil throughout the day. The 52-year-old from Wollongong underwent a world-first operation in 2010 to remove a chordoma, a rare spinal tumour, the size of a football. At the time
One of the most useful properties of medical cannabis is that it has a long history of being effective for pain relief. Prior to the mass production of aspirin, cannabis was considered a leading remedy for headaches. More and more patients are gravitating toward medical marijuana in states where it
Kevin Grimsinger, a U.S. Veteran who lost his legs in war, shares how cannabis helps treat his pain better than the many prescription drugs he was given by the V.A. The video quality is low, but we thought Kevin’s story was worth sharing. Our vets can benefit from cannabis –
A new randomized, double-blind study shows that a single inhalation of 25 mg of 9.4% tetrahydrocannabinol herbal cannabis three times daily for five days reduced the intensity of pain, improved sleep and was well tolerated. Abstract Background Chronic neuropathic pain affects 1%–2% of the adult population and is often refractory
With the legalization of marijuana happening in many states, there is a new option for people to treat their pain in a more relaxing way. Many patients prefer marijuana as pain relief medicine because it also gives you a feeling of well being. It helps you not only battle pain, but feel enlightened.
As America’s Baby Boomer generation heads into their golden years, healthcare is becoming one of the most pressing issues of our times. Both Medicare and Social Security face significant challenges in the coming years. Medicare’s hospital trust will be exhausted by 2026 and Social Security is not far behind, predicted
By John Lynch • February 4, 2013 Medical marijuana is mostly prescribed for pain in the 18 states and District of Columbia that allow it. Yet it continues to provoke adolescent snickers and inevitable bong jokes. And addiction to opioid painkillers is anchored in concern about its abuse leading to
Cannabis can ease chronic pain more effectively than conventional medicines, according to a new study likely to flame the debate on the medical use of marijuana. Researchers from the Australian National Drug and Alcohol centre found that patients with chronic pain who used the drug said it eased their symptoms
Trauma neurosurgeon turned journalist Dr. San Jay Gupta fired another broadside into cannabis prohibition Sunday with the one-hour CNN special WEED 3, on the eve of 4/20. In it, the one-time U.S. Surgeon General candidate called for a “medical marijuana revolution” and demanded the botanical be legalized for medical purposes.
It was the summer of 2003 when I was shot. I was hanging out at my favorite local bar, and it was near closing time. My friend went to use the restroom but a few low life characters I knew from the neighborhood followed him. They waited outside the bathroom