Toddler With Seizures Planning On Using Marijuana To Help
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, October, 28th 2013 by THCFinder
Marijuana s commonly associated with cancer but greatly effects other afflictions as well. It has shown to drastically decrease seizures in patients suffering from that specific kind of disorder. Cannabis is more commonly being used to treat seizures, especially in young children, who's small bodies react badly to the medicine that pharmacies give for seizures.
A young girl by the name of Maggie Selmeski starting having seizures when she was just 6 weeks old. She's now 17 months old and still having the attacks daily. After trying four anti-seizing medicines, Maggie's mother Rachael is at a loss. With options running low, Maggie's parents didn't know what to do.
When the CNN documentary "Weed" came out, the parents of this little girl saw a glimmer of hope. There were children in the video that had seizure disorders as well and the cannabis they received seemed to help the children drastically. Maggie's mother said that when they saw that, there was no other choice. They were going to accept the helping powers of cannabis in order to help their little girl get better.
Not only has this family accepted marijuana as the thing that may cure their child, they're actually picking up and moving to Colorado so that they can constantly care for Maggie with the help of marijuana. They will be able to access oil that has high CBD content, which is the chemical that is showing signs of fighting all sorts of disease. Maggie is on a waiting list for the cannabis treatment of his seizure disorder. She's expected to start treatment in November. Her parents are looking forward to seeing the little girl they haven't really met yet. While Maggie is 17 months, she has trouble holding up her head and her brain development is that of a 3-month-old.
There are other families packing up their lives and moving to Colorado to get treatment for children that are sick. They've adopted the name "marijuana refugees". It's amazing to see what parents are willing to do for their children. The CNN documentary especially showed people what cannabis is really capable of when it comes to helping. Not only did the documentary show the power of CBD on children, it was made by CNN. That's a huge media outlet that people pay attention to. And guess what? They're starting to actually hear the positive message of cannabis.
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Category: Nugs | Posted on Sun, October, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Cannabis Said To Have Caused Young Man's Death in Essex
Category: Culture | Posted on Sun, October, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
Yes you did read the title right. A young man reportedly took his own life due to the effects of cannabis in the younger years of his life. Matthew Leahy, a bright 20 year old, committed suicide while admitted to the mental health unit at the Linden Centre in Chelmsford, Essex. This situation is unfortunate but the substance being blamed for the young man's death is questionable... Cannabis is being the main suspect.
Most people know the first time that they smoke whether or not they are fond of the cannabis plant. It is not something for everyone and some people do have a negative reaction, such as an allergy. However, the symptoms of this gentleman's decline are questionable if anything. Marijuana is a psychoactive substance but after searching through many pages of Google, one is unable to find any sort of reports of severe hallucinations while stoned if there are no other substances involved. Of course, mixing substances is sure to have different effects on different people and mixing drugs is NOT recommended.
Matt Leahy reportedly began to decline when he was around age 14. His teachers said that he wasn't paying attention in school and he was growing apart from his parents, who had divorced when Leahy was younger. Since the young man's clothes smelled occasionally of marijuana, the plant became the suspect in the decline of a once honor student. However, it is necessary to recognize that most 14-year-olds begin to discover who they are at this time. It is a very difficult age for anyone, in any geographical location. Puberty mixed with the incredible stress of high school is enough to crack any person who may have unstable feelings about past issues. The boy's mother, Melanie, confronted her son about his cannabis use but he denied it.
The fact that parents should educated their children on cannabis early on cannot be stressed enough. Adults can utilize cannabis to assist them with everyday life. It is extremely different in children and can be a serious problem if the plant is introduced in to the system too early in the developmental stage. Parents absolutely need to take the step to make their kids sit down and they need to educate them. Not with scare tactics and not in a confrontational way. Talking about cannabis should be a positive experience for both parent and child. If the child is educated and knows the risks and benefits of the plant, perhaps their decisions will steer them away from the plant until they're older. It's not up to schools, churches, or extracurricular activities to educate children about cannabis.
As Matt got older, the odd symptoms that he seemed to be experiencing got worse. He reportedly claimed that he felt that there were bugs crawling all over his body and that threadworms had infested his body and were falling out of his mouth and ears. Google did not provide any other cases such as this one in relation to cannabis. The drug that seems to be most associated with crawling bugs, mood swings, and rage is methamphetamine. "Meth bugs" is a common term for addicts who pick constantly at their skin, as they believe that they are covered in crawling insects. To my knowledge, there are no other reports of cannabis causing an effect such as this without other substances involved. However, there is a serious medical condition that is known as Morgellon's Disease that afflicts a part of the human population. This very mysterious illness causes a person to imagine that there are bugs all over their body, crawling under and over their skin. In this situation, the person will the illness will become agitated when confronted about having any sort of illness. If Matt was a sufferer of this condition, the fact that he was constantly being berated by doctors and his parents would have escalated his suddenly violent nature.
When the young man was admitted and released from the Linden Centere the first time, his mother said that he was completely different. Being admitted to a mental unit in a hospital almost assures that the person will be pumped full of anti-psychotics, anti-depressants, and anxiety medicines in order to combat the effects of the episode. Melanie said that he came out of the center as a hollow eyed, shuffling zombie. Unfortunately for this center, there have been other young person suicides in the establishment. This leads one to wonder about the treatments that are being administered within the hospital walls.
When Matt was readmitted to the center after an explosive fight with his parents, he was under close scrutiny. However, the young man managed to hang himself in his room while under the watch of the doctors. A terrified phone call was received by Matt's father five days before he committed suicide, saying that he was drugged and severely depressed. His parents had been told not to visit for the first few days in an effort to get the young man settled. They were worried but assured by the staff that Matt was taking an art class to combat the negative feelings. Small, needle sized puncture wounds were also discovered in a post-mortem study of Matthew's body, something unbeknownst to his parents who say that their son was terrified of needles.
This story is absolutely tragic and positive vibes go to the family of this young man. Whether or not cannabis played a final role in Matthew's decision to take his own life, there is definitely more to this situation. Hopefully, an in depth review of the situation will reveal that cannabis was not the cause of this man's sickness. Considering the plant is used as a medicine (and has been used as one for thousands of years), it is hard to believe that the plant alone could cause such a drastic change in a normally happy, uplifting person. Even though the knowledge of cannabis being medical, please refrain from mixing it with other substances or smoking past the point of your tolerance. While an overdose is impossible, the effects of being "too high" can be unpleasant and embarrassing.
Cannabis Can Treat Prostate Cancer
Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sun, October, 27th 2013 by THCFinder
A new study using a compound meant to mimic the medicinal effects of cannabinoids has found that activation of the body’s cannabinoid receptors – something which cannabis does naturally - can prevent, and treat hormone-sensitive prostate cancer. The study was published this month by the U.S. National Institute of Health.
According to researchers of the study; “In the in vivo treatment, compound 4 [a synthetic cannabinoid] at 2 mg/kg, blocks the growth of LNCaP tumors and reduces the growth of PC-3 tumors generated in mice.”
They continue, stating that cannabinoids are a “good potential anticancer agent against hormone-sensitive prostate cancer.”
The study was conducted at the Instituto de Química Médica, CSIC, Calle Juan de la Cierva in Madrid, Spain. It will appear in print in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.
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