1/16/2008

Medical Marijuana - List in the making

I have been researching the medical capabilities of marijuana for quite awhile now. It has gotten to the point that I want to make a list of research that has been completed for medical marijuana: 1. Cancer- a. Assists in pain and nausea caused by cancer treatment. b. Found to slow down the spread of certain cancer cells. c. Has been said that can help stop the growth of tumors and may actually assist in shrinking tumors. 2. AIDS- a. Help increase appetite in AIDS patients. 3. Pain Management- a. Assist in reducing pain without side effects with current pain medications. b. Will provide relief of muscle pain and cramping. 4. Neurological a. Can relieve symptoms of Parkinson's Disease. b. Can slow down effect of Alzheimer's.
c. Slows the disease process and extend the life of mice with Lou Gehrig's disease d. Can alleviate muscle spasms, muscle weakness, muscle stiffness, and shaky tremors This is the beginning of the list I am making though my research. I will update it from here on out.

2 comments:

GALLE said...

I FOUND YOUR SITE MOST INTRESTING AND HELPFUL. AS FAR AS MEDICAL MARIJUANA IS CONCERNED, WE HAVE A LONG WAY TO GO BABY! THE GOV'S ARE NOT READY TO RECIGNISE THE IMPORTANCE OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.(OR MORE IMPORTANTLY THEY DO NOT WANT TO!) I HAVE SEEN PEOPLE FIGHTING FOR THE RIGHTS ON TV FOR MEDICAL USAGE, AND LOST THIER CASES. ALL THE DOCTORS ARE HOOKED UP WITH THE DRUG COMPANIES, THE FDA ARE IN CONTROL OVER ALL TOO.
SO YOU SEE WE ARE FIGHTING A LOSING BATTLE.UNLESS WE BAND TOGETHER, AS A WHOLE FOR MEDISANAL
USE ONLY, NOT FOR A CHEAP HIGH AS THE HIPPI'S USED IT FOR CAUSE IT WAS THE COOL THING TO DO IN THE PAST. ANY MEDS CAN AND WILL BE ABUSED BY USERS WHO DO NOT REALLY NEED IT. BUT THERE ARE OTHERS WITH SEVIER PAIN AND DISABILITIES WHO ARE DESPERATE CONTROL,AS WITH CANCER THAT CREATES A CHEMICAL SENDING IT TO THE BRAIN THAT THE PERSON IS NOT HUNGRY,IN THIS CASE IN POINT THE PERSON WASTES AWAY FROM NOT EATING. NOT A PRETTY PICTURE AT ALL FOR ANY ONE TO HAVE TO SEE OR FOR THAT MATTER FOR THE PERSON WITH THE CANCER,READY TO GIVE UP THIER LIFE BECAUSE THERES NOT MUCH OF ANY HOPE AT ALL TO LIVE FOR.LAST WEEK, MY HUSBAND FELT THAT WAY,HE IS 59 AND I AM 52,
WITH TWO TEENS STILL IN THE HOUSE AGES 13 AND 16. THEY BOTH WENT THROUGH THE DARE PROGRAM TO KEEP THIER BODIES CLEAN OF DRUGS; BUT THEY ALSO FEEL AS I DO THAT THIS DRUG COULD HELP THIER FATHER TO LIVE A BIT LONGER, AND GREATFUL FOR WHAT EVER LITTLE TIME THEY MAY HAVE SPENT WITH THIER FATHER. MY HUSBAND IS AGAINST THE USE OF ALCOHOL,AND DRUGS. BUT IF IT CAN GIVE US A SMALL BIT OF PRESIOUS TIME WITH HIM THEN HE IS WILLING TO TRY IT. WE BELIEVE THAT MOTTO OF THE BOY SCOUTS,CLEAN MIND AND BODY. IS THERE ANYONE OUT THERE WHO IS WILLING TO BAND TOGETHER FOR THE HOPE AND LOVE FOR THOSE WHO ARE OFLICTED WITH CANCER; THAT WE CAN STAND UP TOGETHER?

Phusion said...

This is a fantastic idea, Drew. I'm glad you're making a list of all the things you've found Marijuana to help-- I'll make a post on Smokedot, everyone should see this.