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Medical Marijuana for Kids?

On February 28, 2014 By

Cannabis has brought relief to children suffering from cancer and other serious ailments, but getting access is often limited by considerable regulatory hurdles.

From the article by Aimee Swartz, The Scientist Magazine | July 17, 2013

Lauren Scott has been fighting undifferentiated soft tissue sarcoma, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, for more than 3 years. […]

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 by Joe Martino – February 10, 2014

A recent study reveals that cannabis taken orally in the form of what is called ‘hemp oil’ can be an effective treatment for Leukemia and possibly other cancers.

The case study examines a teenage female who was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia with a Philadelphia chromosome mutation. This mutation […]

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Posted by Johnny Green  on August 17, 2012

Depending on one’s experience within the realm of cannabis consumption, some may never have heard of vaporizing.

Vaporizing is a common technique for consuming marijuana, while at the same time negating many irritating respiratory toxins that exists within the grown marijuana flower and are released when smoked. Conversely, […]

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Cannabigerol (CBG) is the “stem cell” for many of the chemicals in marijuana, including THC and CBD. It also has a number of medical properties that researchers are just starting to uncover.

Cannabigerol happens to be responsible for most of marijuana’s medical effects, but many aren’t aware that this chemical even exists. That’s because […]

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CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta cuts through the smoke and travels around the world to uncover the highs and lows of cannabis.  Source: CNN – August 11, 2013

Join Americans for Safe Access as they continue the discussion begun by CNN and Dr. Sanjay Gupta documentary “WEED”.
The Google Hangout featured many of […]

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By Ryan Jaslow  |  Published in CBSNews.com

Israeli scientists have reportedly created a new strain of marijuana with a catch: You won’t get high from smoking it.

Reuters reports that Galilee-based company Tikun Olam has developed a marijuana strain called Avidekel that can be used medicinally to alleviate nausea, pain and other symptoms doctors may […]

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By Crystal Phend, Senior Staff Writer, MedPage Today
Published: May 14, 2012

Reviewed by Robert Jasmer, MD; Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RN, Nurse Planner

This report is part of a 12-month Clinical Context series.

Smoking marijuana cuts spasticity and pain that’s resistant to […]

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Brain Cancer. The effectiveness of cannabinoids in fighting glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a form of brain cancer that is highly resistant to current treatments, has been demonstrated in numerous preclinical studies. New research shows that a combination of THC, CBD, and temozolomide (TMZ) “remarkably reduces the growth of glioma.” The study revealed tumor growth is inhibited […]

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Italian researchers used an animal model of multiple sclerosis to investigate the efficacy of cannabis extracts on motor symptoms. They found that treating with a THC-rich extract over time “resulted in a significant reduction of neurological deficits,” that treatment with CBD affected only the relapse phase, and that combined THC-CBD treatment was ineffective. They suggest […]

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