Medical Marijuana

Michigan Authorizes Cannabis For PTSD

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, April, 1st 2014 by THCFinder


Post tramautic stress disorder effects far more people in the world then most people realize. These people have fought for our freedom and the emotional toll of that fight sometimes leaves them needing a powerful medication that not only alleviates their symptoms but also allows them to eat, sleep, and function normally. Although PTSD is recognized as a mental disorder that is treatable by medicine, the states in which medical marijuana has been passed vary on the allowance of PTSD sufferers using cannabis, considering that there is absolutely no doctor recommended medicine designed to treat PTSD. With about eight million Americans suffering from PTSD annually, these people absolutely deserve a medicine that will help them overcome this anxious disorder.

Michigan is taking a step towards allowing PTSD sufferers to ingest cannabis for the disorder. State regulators have agreed to authorize the plant as a recognized therapy for PTSD. Members of the Medical Marihuana Review Panel voted to expand the state's qualifying afflictions list to include post traumatic stress disorder. The inclusion of PTSD is the first time that Michigan has updated the list since the voters passed medical cannabis in 2008.

There are only six other states that recognize PTSD as an affiliation that merits the use of medical marijuana. Connecticut, Oregon, Delaware, Nevada, New Mexico, and Maine all have stated that cannabis is a recognized use in therapy treatments of those suffering from PTSD. In the last year, Nevada, Maine, and Oregon changed their laws to include post traumatic stress disorder. Other medical states haven/t progressed to this point yet, leaving patients with PTSD to deal with their problems illegally, purchasing cannabis from illegal street dealers instead of medical dispensaries.

Michigan's step towards making cannabis more widely available will hopefully lead the way for other states that are on the fence about this matter as well. PTSD can absolutely be helped with cannabis, as the relaxing, anxiety releasing effects of cannabis help sufferers to live more normal and healthy. Especially since this disorder has no medical treatment, other then a regimen of anti-depressants, anti-anxiety, and whatever else the doctors prescribe in order to attempt to "help"


Parents Argue Medical Marijuana Helps These Kids Avoid A 'Death Sentence'

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, March, 28th 2014 by THCFinder
CHICAGO -- Yet another state is considering expanding its medical marijuana laws to include children suffering from debilitating conditions like epilepsy.
On Tuesday, Illinois' Senate Public Health Committee unanimously approved legislation that would legalize medical marijuana treatment for minors in a 8-0 vote.
“Letters have been sent by so many parents who suffer watching their children have seizures — and not just one or two seizures: 100, 200, 1,000 seizures a week,” the bill's sponsor, state Sen. Iris Martinez (D-Chicago), told the Sun-Times. “This could be a life-saving solution for children suffering from epilepsy.”
Nicole Gross, one of the parents of severely epileptic children who lobbied for the bill, testified to just how transformative medical marijuana treatment can be for kids like her son, Chase. Gross said her 8-year-old lost his ability to speak due to his seizures and functions at the level of a 1 1/2-year-old.
"Following his dose of the cannabis oil, we started to see one to two seizures in two minutes, and then two minutes seizure free, five minutes seizure free, then eight ... and when we hit twenty, I cried," Gross told Fox Chicago.
Chase is among the thousands of children across the U.S. -- and among an estimated 1,000 in the Chicago area alone, Fox Chicago estimates -- who don't respond to typical seizure medication but have experienced dramatic improvements using medical marijuana.
Unlike adults who can smoke medical marijuana, children using the treatment are commonly given Cannabidiol (CBD) oil. The oil comes from marijuana plants but has low levels of the mind-altering ingredient THC that creates a high. In recent days, states like Wisconsin, Tennessee and Utah have advanced legislation to legalize CBD oil.


Utah to Welcome Marijuana for Limited Medical Use

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, March, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
Parents of Utah children with severe epilepsy are cheering a new state law that allows them to obtain a marijuana extract they say helps with seizures, but getting it involves navigating a thorny set of state and federal laws.
Utah's Republican Gov. Gary Herbert has already approved the law and held a signing ceremony for about 50 parents and children at the state Capitol on Tuesday afternoon.
The new law doesn't allow medical marijuana production in Utah but allows families meeting certain restrictions to obtain the extract from other states.
Similar legislation is pending in at least one other state, and Utah advocates hope more will follow.
The marijuana extract, which some believe helps with a severe form of epilepsy, is produced in nearby Colorado and is designed not to produce a high.
But Colorado experts say restrictions passed in that state to appease the federal government make it a murky process for Utah families to actually get marijuana-derived products, particularly as all state medical marijuana laws are illegal under federal law.
Utah Rep. Gage Froerer, a Republican from Huntsville who sponsored the new state law, said families are willing to take that risk to treat their children with the oil.
"They know very well that this may not protect them from the DEA if the federal prosecutors stepped in," Froerer told his colleagues earlier this month.
To gain support in conservative Utah, the push for the legislation focused on helping children suffering from a severe form of epilepsy and the law itself is tempered with restrictions.
The law takes effect on July 1 and expires in 2016. It's restricted to those with severe epilepsy for whom the regular treatments are not effective, and requires a neurologist's consent to obtain and use the extract.
The extract comes from a strain of marijuana called Charlotte's Web, named after the first child treated with it. The plant is low in THC, the hallucinogenic chemical in marijuana, and high in CBD, a chemical that may fight seizures.
Doctors and others have warned that there's no proof yet that the extract is effective at treating epilepsy or even safe, but for parents like Jennifer May of Pleasant Grove, the hope that he oil will give their kids a better quality of life is worth pursuing.
"It helps more than our kids. It will hopefully help other states," said May, whose 12-year-old son can suffer hundreds of seizures a day. "It will hopefully push things a little more on a federal level if they see that even the most conservative states want something done."


Oregon medical marijuana shops opening this week with state approval

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, March, 26th 2014 by THCFinder
oregon-mmj-shopsMedical marijuana shops in Oregon are opening their doors with state approval for the first time this week, but at least one may not be in business very long.
The Releaf Center, a dispensary located just outside Hermiston city limits, opened its doors Tuesday for the first time since Feb. 28. Owner Jim Ruhe said he shut the store down when the state's dispensary law went into effect March 1, and waited for the state to approve his facility registration. The shop, and many like it around the state, had previously existed in a sort of legal gray area, neither explicitly authorized nor banned under state law.
Releaf's state certificate came in the mail Monday afternoon, he said, and now hangs on the shop's wall.
But the store could be shuttered again soon, this time for more than a year, if the Umatilla County Commission enacts a moratorium on dispensaries when it meets next week.
"How do I look my patients in the eye and say, 'There's nothing I can do for you,'" Ruhe said. "It's a terrible feeling."
George Murdock, vice chairman of the Umatilla County board of commissioners, said the commission will consider the issue at its April 2 meeting, but "whatever way we go, it's going to be painful."
Murdock said it's the commissioners' job to uphold the law, but a conflict between the federal prohibition on marijuana and the state's law allowing registered facilities to sell the drug creates a "huge conundrum" for them. He said he didn't think the issue should be decided at the county level, but state law leaves it up to them.


Florida Medical Marijuana Bill Passed Unanimously By House Committee

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, March, 25th 2014 by THCFinder
mmj-bill-in-fl-passesFlorida’s House Appropriations Committee has given unanimous approval to House Bill 843, a proposal to legalize cannabis extracts for medical purposes.
The measure, which was introduced by Republican Representative Matt Gaetz, now heads to theHouse Judiciary Committee, where its passage will send it to the full House.
If approved, House Bill 843 would provide a legal defense to those in the state who possess and use cannabis extracts for medical purposes, provided they receive a recommendation from a physician.
“We have evidence of benefits,” says Representative Cary Pigman, an emergency room physician. “We have no evidence of harm.”
The committee also voted in favor of a $1 million study to research the benefits of cannabis in treating seizure disorders.


CBD Legality

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, March, 21st 2014 by THCFinder
When people usually think of CBD, they associate it with THC and automatically think that CBD is illegal, since the two substances come from the same plant. Since CBD is the active ingredient in marijuana that makes the user feel less pain and that also fights disease. It is extremely powerful and a huge asset to human life but like I said before, there are a lot of people who believe this healing substance to be illegal. This isn't the case, however, and CBD is legal in all fifty states, letting patients who can benefit from it get their hands on the medicine without worrying about police tracking them down and arresting them.
Since the CBD that is available in states where cannabis is still illegal is derived from hemp oil, it is not classified as a drug. It contains no psychoactive qualities and give the user no side effects, other then the release from their pain and suffering. CBD is present in hemp plants and the oil can be produced to make medicine that everyone can purchase and use. The law states that CBD that comes from marijuana plants with a 3% or higher THC level is still a schedule one drug, yet CBD that is derived from hemp plants (or plants containing less then 3% THC) is completely legal. Slightly confusing, but the laws are still new and hopefully they'll become less cloudy as time passes.
If you're interested in adding CBD in to your daily routine, that's great! Ingesting this compound not only fights diseases like cancer, arthritis, and epilepsy but it also helps to cure headaches, nausea, and menstrual cramps. There are multiple ways to get a decent dose of CBD a day, for those in medical states and those who aren't;
The oil especially is a great help to those suffering. It can be found through various outlets on the web in a few different forms. First is Real Scientific Hemp Oil, which comes in a small applicator and is ingested orally. The next is the "high-less" vaporizer cartridge, which fits in a vape pen and is great for the person on the go who may suffer from headaches. There's also vaporizer hemp oil available as well. But brace yourself... If you're not local to a medical state, the prices of this oil can get extremely expensive. Hemp oil can be added to food, put in to drinks, or taken in a capsule form.
Making CBD tinctures are another way to get a good dose of this healing substance. They are typically taken under the tongue and are absorbed through the saliva glands, directly in to the user's blood steam, providing very quick relief.  These are possible to make at home on your own but the ones that can be ordered usually contain higher, concentrated doses of the desired effect. Plus, a lot of the tinctures that can be bought are flavored, making them much more enjoyable for those that don't like the kinds made with alcohol.
Capsules can actually be filled with two different substances when it comes to CBD. One is the oil and the other is the kind which is filled with powdered formula. These capsules have no negative side effects and are perfect for those who are constantly anxious but need to go about their day. The CBD doesn't hinder the user's ability to function so you'll feel better and be able to go about your day. The capsules come in varying milligram doses of CBD and those in medical states should investigate at their local clinic if they'd like more options.
Suffering from muscle pain? You can purchase hemp infused topical ointments that are great for muscle aches, headaches, rashes, and burns. Some ointments can only be purchased in medical states but others can be bought online, 100% legally. Topical ointments are great for those that don't really care for other methods or perhaps this just works for them. Again, since the CBD comes from hemp oil, these products can be ordered without fear of negative legal repercussions. It's very important to incorporate CBD in to your daily routine, as the substance is not only great for treating already present illnesses, it can prevent new ones from setting in as well.



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