Medical Marijuana

  • Big Moves for Marijuana Legalization in the United States This Year

    2016 is set to be one of the biggest years in marijuana legalization history since the implementation of prohibition back in the 30's. They're an estimated 16 states that have initiatives on the table this year that may allow voters to vote on the legalization of cannabis within their States. California and Vermont are just two of the states that are looking to legalize some form of cannabis in 2016. It was estimated that the California recreational and medical marijuana markets would bring in an estimated billion dollars a year in sells to the economy in the state.

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  • Multiple Sclerosis and Cannabis

    Multiple Sclerosis affects more than 200,000 individuals in the US alone each year. Multiple Sclerosis or MS is a condition in which the immune system destroys the nerves protective covering. There is no cure for Multiple Sclerosis currently. It can be detected via imaging or lab tests and requires you to be diagnosed by a physician. Multiple Sclerosis is considered to be a chronic condition. Multiple Sclerosis affects individuals between the ages of 20 and 50 typically with the average age being roughly 34 years old. Multiple Sclerosis is twice as likely to affect women.

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  • Loss of Appetite and Cannabis

    Loss of appetite is a condition in which many people around the world suffer from. Loss of appetite may be brought on by a multitude of different conditions. Medical conditions such as cancer, HIV, and stomach conditions can have a major impact on the body's appetite. Stress, depression, and anxiety will also play a determining factor in individuals who experience a loss of appetite. Many common medications that are prescribed by your physician come with harmful side effects. Amongst this multitude of harmful side effects, a loss of appetite is a very common factor. Individuals that are suffering from a loss of appetite often find that medications do not help this problem, in fact, they make it worse for many.

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  • Insomnia and Cannabis

    Insomnia is a condition in which individuals do not get the necessary amount of sleep when they rest. This condition leads to a multitude of other problems due to the lack of sleep. Disrupted sleep patterns or the lack of sleep will bring upon feelings of stress, disorientation, anger, and when left untreated can become serious. Most individuals who suffer from insomnia have anxiety and stress issues. There are also those who suffer insomnia for many other reasons such as night terrors, lucid or bad dreams, and from medications that are prescribed by doctors.

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  • Crohn’s Disease and Cannabis

    Crohn’s Disease is a condition that affects the digestive tract. In particularly it pinpoints the lining located in the digestive tract. Crohn’s Disease affects more than 200,000 people in the United States and, at least, another 200,000 people around the world each year. There is no cure currently available for Crohn’s Disease however treatment is necessary to find relief. Crohn’s Disease can only be diagnosed by a medical professional utilizing lab tests and a combination of imaging. Crohn’s Disease is considered to be a chronic disease that is with a patient for the duration of their life. Those suffering from Crohn’s Disease make experience mild or severe pain in the abdomen, rectum or joints. They may also experience vomiting, blood in their stools, diarrhea, nausea, and bloating. A loss of appetite combined with fatigue and fevers are common. Weight loss, depression and skin rashes are also side effects that occur due to Crohn’s Disease. Most individuals who suffer from Crohn’s Disease are very familiar with gastroenterology, surgeons and other specialty areas of medicine.

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  • Nausea and Cannabis

    The condition known as nausea will affect everyone out there at one time or another. When it comes to your turn to experience this horrible condition, you will be extremely thankful when it's all over. There are individuals out there who unfortunately suffer from nausea on a daily basis. Even more so some of these individuals suffer from a constant and consistent nausea.

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  • Depression and Cannabis

    Depression is a mental disorder and condition that is suffered by millions of individuals around the globe. Depression can stem from many different things all the way from chemical imbalances within the human body to circumstantial situations such as the loss of a loved one. According to the National Institute for Mental Health, approximately 5% of the world's population or 350 million individuals suffer from depression worldwide. In 2012, it was estimated that 16 million adults in the US alone experienced, at least, one major depressive episode within the year.

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  • Chronic Pain and Cannabis

    Chronic pain is a problem that affects millions of people worldwide. There are many different forms of chronic pain that are derived from many different medical conditions. Chronic pain can become extremely severe when patients have more than two coexisting conditions that fall under the chronic pain category. Conditions such as fibromyalgia, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, chronic fatigue syndrome, and many other conditions all cause chronic pain. The National Center for Health Statistics reports that an estimated 80 million Americans suffer due to chronic pain.

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  • Stress and Cannabis

    Stress is something that every single person at one point or another in their lives will experience. Stress in itself is not very harmful, but it can lead to a wide array of different health problems that are very harmful. Stress can come from a variety of different factors and can be triggered by many different things. Some people only experience stress when it comes to very difficult and life-altering changes in their life, while others can become very stressed over the littlest things within their personal life or within their work environment.

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  • PTSD and Cannabis/Marijuana

    PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a form of mental illness that is brought on by severe and most often life-threatening situations such as war. PTSD is chronic and may last for a few years or it may extend the lifetime of the individual who is suffering from PTSD. There is no known cure for PTSD. There are however treatment options. PTSD became most associated with war veterans, but may be triggered by a complexity of traumatic experiences. Kidnappings, child abuse, severe accidents, natural disasters, or the witnessing of acts of extreme violence can cause PTSD. The most common suffering tends to be from war veterans and those in the military. PTSD effects our soldiers and is taking an average 22 lives per day by suicide, related to PTSD. According to the National Institute of Mental Health those suffering from PTSD experience symptoms such as frightening thoughts, bad dreams, and flashbacks. These are the most commonly associated symptoms with PTSD. Many individuals suffering from this traumatizing experience feel strong guilt, emotionally numb, and most often will go to extreme measures to avoid situations or places that remind them of the trauma they experienced. Most individuals suffering from PTSD also are easily startled as they are usually very tense.

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