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Cannabis is medicine. Is it the right one for you?
In this section we talk about some of the conditions and symptoms where others have experienced relief through the application of cannabis. We will try to list ailments involved and medications used along with the theraputic benefits and recommended titration (dosage) levels.
Not only that, we want a real, honest assessment of the risks as well. We want to build this into a reference for not only the healing properties of this plant but all the medical marijuana myths and facts.
List Pros & Cons. What is your condition? Your current medication? Your doctors involvement is integral to the process. We may be able to help educate your physician.
Updated NORML Report Highlights Marijuana's Role In Moderating Disease Progression; 'Emerging Clinical Applications' Booklet Reviews Nearly 200 Studies On The Therapeutic Use Of Cannabis
January 15, 2009 - Washington, DC, USA: Clinical and preclinical research on the therapeutic use of cannabis indicates that cannabinoids may curb the progression of various life-threatening diseases – including multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, and brain cancer, according to an updated report published today by the NORML Foundation.
Now in it's third edition, NORML's revised report, "Emerging Clinical Applications for Cannabis & Cannabinoids: A Review of the Recent Scientific Literature, 2000 – 2009," reviews nearly 200 scientific trials assessing the therapeutic utility of cannabinoids for the treatment of nineteen clinical indications: Alzheimer's disease, Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), chronic pain, diabetes mellitus, dystonia, fibromyalgia, gastrointestinal disorders, gliomas, hepatitis C, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), hypertension, incontinence, methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus (MRSA), multiple sclerosis, osteoporosis, pruritus, rheumatoid arthritis, sleep apnea, and Tourette's syndrome.
NORML Deputy Director Paul Armentano, who authored the report, said: "The conditions profiled in this report were chosen because patients frequently ask me about the use of cannabis to treat these disorders. Ideally, with this report in their hands, patients can now begin talking openly with their physicians about whether cannabis therapy is appropriate for them."
For more information, Full text of the report is now available online at: norml.org. Hard copies will be available for purchase shortly.
Scientific Articles Online:
The International Association of Cannabis as Medicine (IACM) Database on Clinical Studies and Case Reports www.acmed.org/english/nav/home-science.htm
GW Pharmaceuticals Research and Development (Cannabinoid Research Institute) www.gwpharm.com/research_cri.asp
O'Shaughnessy's Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group (CCRMG) www.ccrmg.org/journal.html
1999 Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences Report "Marijuana And Medicine: Assessing The Science Base" By Janet E. Joy, Stanley J. Watson, Jr. And John Benson Jr., Editors > www.nap.edu/catalog/6376.html
For more Web sites to visit see
Oregon Medical Marijuana Act (OMMA) & Oregonians for Medical Rights (OMR) Home Page: http://www.omma1998.org/
and/or the MERCY Links page.
Books to get and read:
Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You? A Factual Guide to Medical Uses of Marijuana by Bill Zimmerman, PhD with Rick Bayer, MD and Nancy Crumpacker, MD, ISBN#0-87983-906-6 (Keats 1998). Chapter 3: Why All the Controversy? What Does The Research Actually Show? is online at: www.medmjscience.org/Media/pdf/chap3.pdf
Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential edited by Franjo Grotenhermen, MD and Ethan Russo, MD (Haworth Press 2002)
The Oregon Medical Marijuana Guide: A Resource for Patients & Health Care Providers by Ed Glick, RN (Contigo-Conmigo 2001). This is the most comprehensive guide to the Oregon Medical Marijuana Act. It is available online at www.or-coast.net/contigo/ and for purchase on CD - ROM or paper.
Marijuana Medical Handbook by Rosenthal, Gieringer and Dr. Mikuriya, "A Guide to Therapeutic Use". ISBN#0-932551-16-5 $16.95
The Emperor Wears No Clothes By Jack Herer, The Original Hemp Bible. ISBN#1-878125-02-8 $24.95
see more at the OMMA1998 website Medical Cannabis (Marijuana) Bibliography page: http://www.omma1998.org/omr_mmj_bibliography.html
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He then asked if I had a patient card to which the answer was no. The next thing I knew I was referred to the Medical Marijuana Clinic at OHSU Richmond center. A few weeks later I showed up at my appointment only to meet a fairly large group of patients waiting for the same clinic. It just so happened that the doctor who addressed the group was one of our contacts. It seems we have had a tremendous impact on our local hospital. The doctor assured me that the clinic was growing very fast and getting bigger every session. Thanks OHSU!
Yes, OHSU is now signing cards. If you are uninsured, lost or have no doctor they will help with this and your entire healthcare. Here is the number: 503-418-3900 "
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Thursday, July 19 at 08:28 AM:
On Thu, May 24, 2012 at 9:28 AM, Johnny Green <email@example.com> wrote:
> I just got off the phone with a reporter from Michigan who is doing a > story on children and medical marijuana. He is trying to find out which > states have a provision that allows children to consume medical marijuana > with their doctor's and parent's permission, such as Oregon and Michigan. > Does anyone know of a list, rather than calling state by state?"
Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at 02:28 PM:
normally we try to get your primary care physician to sign, but in your case that w/be a VA doc and that's a no go (feds). So, need to get documentation, IE- chart notes, of the Qualifying Condition you use cannabis for - be it Pain, Nausea, et al, see list -
- so we can get them to one of the Clinics who's Doc's will sign. We can refer folks to a Doc that comes in to Salem once a month ($200), we need to review the records first ($25).
Our list of all Clinics in the state is here -
- and Resource page here -
- with a few more resources to help Get Your Card as well as Find a Grower/Get Growing and other Got Card, Now What? issues. Like Forums -
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- others doing the same things. That'll get ya started, chat more soon.
Perry, webster, MERCY
p.s. Thank you for serving. "
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Thursday, April 26 at 07:53 PM:
what is the medication called Cesamet for (Im taking it for Fibromyalgia I dont know why my Dr Ordered it! Does any one take it?
Nabilone is a synthetic cannabinoid with therapeutic use as an antiemetic and as an adjunct analgesic for neuropathic pain. It is a synthetic cannabinoid, which mimics the main chemical compound of cannabis (THC). Chemically, nabilone is similar to the active ingredient found in naturally occurring Cannabis sativa L. 
In Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and Mexico, nabilone is marketed as Cesamet. It was approved in 1985 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for treatment of chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting that has not responded to conventional antiemetics. Though it was approved by the FDA in 1985, the drug only began marketing in the United States in 2006. It is also approved for use in treatment of anorexia and weight loss in patients with AIDS.
Although it doesn't have the official indication (except in Mexico), nabilone is widely used as an adjunct therapy for chronic pain management. Numerous trials and case studies have demonstrated various benefits for conditions such as fibromyalgia and multiple sclerosis. Visit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nabilone
Also, Cesamet® CII (nabilone) Capsules For Oral Administration Cesamet Description Cesamet® (nabilone) is a synthetic cannabinoid for oral administration. Nabilone as a raw material occurs as a white to off- white polymorphic crystalline powder. Cesamet (nabilone) is an orally active synthetic cannabinoid which, like other cannabinoids, has complex effects on the central nervous system (CNS). It has been suggested that the antiemetic effect of nabilone is caused by interaction with the cannabinoid receptor system, i.e., the CB (1) receptor, which has been discovered in neural tissues.
Nontherapeutic Effects: Cesamet, a synthetic cannabinoid, has the potential to be abused and to produce psychological dependence. Cesamet has complex effects on the central nervous system. Its effects on the mental state (i.e., "inner mental life") are similar to those of cannabis. Subjects given Cesamet may experience changes in mood (euphoria, detachment, depression, anxiety, panic, paranoia), decrements in cognitive performance and memory, a decreased ability to control drives and impulses, and alterations in the experience of reality (e.g., distortions in the perception of objects and the sense of time, hallucinations). These phenomena appear to be more common when larger doses of Cesamet are administered; however, a full-blown picture of psychosis (psychotic organic brain syndrome) may occur in patients receiving doses within the lower portion of the therapeutic range.
Data on the chronic use of Cesamet are not available; experience with cannabis suggests that chronic use of cannabinoids may be associated with a variety of untoward effects on motivation, cognition, judgment, as well as other mental status changes. Whether these phenomena reflect the underlying character of individuals chronically abusing cannabis or are a result of the use of cannabis is not known. visit - http://www.drugs.com/pro/cesamet.html "
Friday, March 23, 2012 at 07:49 AM:
It sounds to me like you have nothing to worry about at the state level. Federal law is another story, but that's what we all deal with on a regular basis. On child endangerment, the drug activities in the vicinity of the child have to be "illegal" so having kids around legal med marijuana use is not a crime. Take a look at constructive possession. There is a case that says being there is not enough, even with knowledge, without control.
The mmj/custody cases we've seen have been for much more egregious child endangerment/abuse. I think so long as it's locked away, and the 15 year old isn't exposed to it on a regular basis in such a way that she can't avoid it at all, then I think it'd be fine. NORML attorneys can help with these issues, visit - norml.org/lawyers/or - for Oregons list. "
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A: For mites, as far as your scheduling goes - u can bomb now, wait a day, bomb again and wait a week. If still there, u can try one more time before you're due to harvest. NOTE: this (Bomb method) works only while still in Veg stage, if in Flowering, them must use Wipe Off method. Rumor has it there is Bombs for Flowering stage of cycle but not yet recommended. "
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· A candlelight vigil in support of patients
· A city or county proclamation
· A lobbying visit with your elected officials
· A panel discussion on the science behind medical marijuana
· A fundraiser (maybe even for MERCY!) "
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In the past i read an article from a veteran that uses in washington and he say it helps his ptsd....beleive me i need this help with alot of fear. and info. about doctors in roseburg please let me know...also i have applied for social security disability do to not being able to work...contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. ...say cannibis in headline.
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If pot is truly medicine, shouldn't it be standardized? A lab has big plans to test the potency of Cali cannabis sold in dispensaries. http://drugsense.org/url/nmo76lyg "
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ASA has produced a number of highly informative booklets on the use of cannabis to treat specific conditions. visit - http://www.safeaccessnow.org/article.php?list=type&type=135 "
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You can see our arguments at: http://www.opposingviews.com/questions/does-marijuana-have-medical-value
Arthur Livermore * National Director, American Alliance for Medical Cannabis * 44500 Tide Avenue, Arch Cape, OR 97102 USA * Phone: 503-436-1882 * URL: http://home.pacifier.com/~alive/index-t21.html "
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