Wednesday, July 01, 2015

Cannabis Heals

Cannabis is perceived by the FDA as having no medicinal use. So they put it in their "worst drugs" category:
" ... drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse. Schedule I drugs are the most dangerous drugs of all the drug schedules with potentially severe psychological or physical dependence."
No currently accepted medical use? Google ("Cannabis Heals").  And find...

       23 Health Benefits Of Marijuana

What research has learned to date:

Cannabis can be used to treat glaucoma, reverse tobacco damage, help control epileptic seizures, decrease the frequency of childhood seizures, stop cancer from spreading, decrease anxiety, slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, ease the pain of multiple sclerosis, treat muscle spasms, lessen the harsh side effects from hepatitis C treatment and make the treatment more effect, treat inflammatory bowel diseases, relieve arthritis discomfort, keep you skinny and help your metabolism, improve the symptoms of lupus, and spur creativity in the brain.
" ... a recent study in Israel showed that smoking a joint significantly reduced Crohn's disease symptoms in 10 out of 11 patients, and caused a complete remission of the disease in five of those patients. "
It "reduces pain and tremors and improves sleep for Parkinson's disease patients. Particularly impressive was the improved fine motor skills among patients."
It helps veterans suffering from PTSD.
It helps protect the brain after a stroke.
It might protect the brain from concussions and trauma.
It can help eliminate nightmares.
It reduces the pain and nausea from chemo and stimulates appetite.
It can help people cut back on drinking.

The post at the link above includes links to the research studies that have demonstrated the different benefits of cannabis.

Google ("Cannabis prevents") and you get

   20 Medical Studies That Show Cannabis Can Be A Potential Cure For Cancer


How much longer can the FDA with a straight face keep cannabis classified as a hazardous substance? It's just going to get more and more embarrassing as time goes on.

In June, 2014, "DEA Asks FDA To Consider Rescheduling Marijuana From Schedule I Drug

Good for them. And did anything happen? Ehhh.

If the health of people in the states where recreational marijuana is made legal improves, then there may be massive interest in total legalization. At some point, the FDA is going to need to respect established science.With a blush, perhaps.

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