Saturday, September 05, 2015

Video: Medical Cannabis (Marijuana)

SSTattler: Both positve and negative about medical marijuana... only you have to decide!

Melissa Etheridge On Her Use Of Medical Marijuana

Uploaded on Jun 16, 2009

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Best Marijuana Patients Testimonials Ever

Published on Feb 2, 2013

Marijuana is Working! Watch real patients testimonials that are using Medical Marijuana for Cancer, Glaucoma, Hep C, AIDs and Chronic Pain.

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A Marijuana Bud A Day Keeps The Stroke Away

Published on Mar 23, 2012

Former Heart Surgeon: While some people are on a daily dose of aspirin to lower the severity of problems after a heart attack or stroke, Allen said marijuana is a better alternative.

"Eat a bud a day will keep the stroke away," Allen said. "No other medicine made by man can help in this manner.”

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Dr. David Allen Talks about Strokes and Cannabis

Published on Jun 25, 2014


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Up in Stroke: Marijuana May Raise Stroke Risk

Published on Feb 7, 2013

Dr. Alan Barber of the University of Auckland discusses the surprising potential link between cannabis use and stroke revealed by a new case-control study of stroke patients. And he outlines the potential implications for physicians prescribing medical marijuana to their patients.

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Veterans, Pain Contracts & Medical Cannabis - Michael Krawitz

Uploaded on Apr 29, 2008

April 3, 2008 - Speaking to the Fifth Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics, disabled U.S. Air Force veteran and chronic pain patient Michael Krawitz is one of many veterans who find relief from physical and psychological symptoms with medical Cannabis (marijuana). However, new "pain contracts" disqualify patients from recieving opiate pain medicines if they test positive for marijuana.
As science now proves, patients can lessen their need for narcotic pain relievers, notorously hard on the body and mind, by using Cannabis as an adjunct medicine.

Conference hosted by Patients Out of Time. DVDs are available.

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This is Your Body on Weed

Published on Mar 11, 2014

CNN - Medical marijuana and the entourage effect.

In the early 1960s, a young postdoctoral student stumbled onto something that puzzled him.
After reading the literature on cannabis, he was surprised to see that while the active compound in morphine had been isolated from opium poppies 100 years before and cocaine isolated from coca leaves around the same time, the active component of marijuana was still unknown.

This simple observation launched his life's work.

That young Israeli researcher, Raphael Mechoulam, is now a heavily decorated scientist, recently nominated for the prestigious Rothschild Prize. More than 50 years ago, however, he had trouble starting his scientific journey. By 1963, he determined the structure of cannabidiol (CBD), an important component of marijuana. A year later, he became the first person to isolate delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Over the ensuing decades, Mechoulam and his team continued to isolate numerous compounds from the cannabis plant.

Their work also went a long way toward illuminating how the drug works in the brain. When Mechoulam's team identified the first known endogenous cannabinoid, a chemical actually made by the brain itself, he named it "anandamide." In the Sanskrit language, ananda means "supreme bliss," which gives us some insight into what Mechoulam thinks of cannabinoids overall.

It was halfway through our long afternoon discussion that Mechoulam, now 83, pulled out a paper he had written in 1999, describing something known as "the entourage effect.”

Think of it like this: There are more than 480 natural components found within the cannabis plant, of which 66 have been classified as "cannabinoids." Those are chemicals unique to the plant, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiols. There are, however, many more, including:
-- Cannabigerols (CBG);
-- Cannabichromenes (CBC);
-- other Cannabidiols (CBD);
-- other Tetrahydrocannabinols (THC);
-- Cannabinol (CBN) and cannabinodiol (CBDL);
-- other cannabinoids (such as cannabicyclol (CBL), cannabielsoin (CBE), cannabitriol (CBT) and
   other miscellaneous types).

Other constituents of the cannabis plant are: nitrogenous compounds (27 known), amino acids (18), proteins (3), glycoproteins (6), enzymes (2), sugars and related compounds (34), hydrocarbons (50), simple alcohols (7), aldehydes (13), ketones (13), simple acids (21), fatty acids (22), simple esters (12), lactones (1), steroids (11), terpenes (120), non-cannabinoid phenols (25), flavonoids (21), vitamins (1), pigments (2), and other elements (9).

Minister's daughter: Cannabis "a gift from God”.

Here is the important point. Mechoulam, along with many others, said he believes all these components of the cannabis plant likely exert some therapeutic effect, more than any single compound alone.

While science has not yet shown the exact role or mechanism for all these various compounds, evidence is mounting that these compounds work better together than in isolation: That is the "entourage effect.”

Take the case of Marinol, which is pure, synthetic THC. When the drug became available in the mid-1980s, scientists thought it would have the same effect as the whole cannabis plant. But it soon became clear that most patients preferred smoking marijuana to taking Marinol.

Researchers began to realize that other components, such as CBD, might have a larger role than previously realized.

To better understand the concept of the entourage effect, I traveled to the secret labs of GW Pharmaceuticals, outside London. In developing Sativex, a cannabis-based drug to treat multiple sclerosis, the company's chairman, Dr. Geoffrey Guy, told me the company ran into some of the same obstacles that Marinol faced.

More than a decade of experiments revealed that a whole plant extract, bred to contain roughly the same amounts of THC and CBD in addition to the other components in the plant, was more effective in reducing the pain and spasms of MS than a medication made of a single compound.

It could be that multiple individual compounds play a role, or it could be due to their interaction in the body; it could also be combination of both, Guy said.

Now, maybe this all sounds obvious. After all, eating real fruits, vegetables and other plants provides better nutrition than just taking vitamin pills with one nutrient or mineral in each. Science is showing us that we can likely say the same about cannabis.

As we move forward with creating medicines, like Charlotte's Web, for the patients who can benefit from cannabis -- this is an important point to keep in mind.

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Anti-Pot Great-Grandma's MOVING Testimony On Medical Marijuana

Published on May 21, 2013

Joni Whiting is the mother of Stephanie who was diagnosed with skin cancer. Joni opposed doctors who wanted to help her daughter with medical marijuana. Other members of her family finally moved Stephanie out of Joni's care so she could be treated with medical marijuana. Joni tells the story how that changed her mind about marijuana and why she is now supporting a bill to legalize it for treating a limited number of diseases in Minnesota.

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WAMM's Healing Garden, with Valerie Corral

Uploaded on Apr 21, 2007

Visit Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana, where Valerie and Mike Corral did research on Cannabis strains tended by terminally ill patients. Valerie recalls the DEA raid in 2002 and the resulting injunction won by WAMM and the city of Santa Cruz, CA. From 2004 Cannabis Therapeutics Conference, hosted by Patients Out of Time.

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Alice O'Leary Randall -- The First Lady of Medical Marijuana

Published on May 3, 2014

Exclusive interview with Alice O'Leary-Randall, The First Lady Of Medical Marijuana discusses the current state of medical marijuana in the USA.

Alice O'Leary-Randall, is the wife of the first legal medical marijuana patient in America.
Alice's new book "Medical Marijuana in America -- Memoir of a Pioneer" chronicles the life of one remarkable man, Robert C. Randall.

In 1976, the Federal Government was supplying Robert C. Randall with MEDICAL MARIJUANA!

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