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Medical marijuana for Multiple Sclerosis has proven to be an effective drug for people with this debilitating disease. Approximately 350,000 people across the United States are said to suffer from MS. This is a disease that effects the central nervous system, and at times it can be fatal.

Colorado approved Ballot Amendment 20 in 2000 legalizing medical marijuana. To date, fourteen other other state legalization process for medical marijuana laws have passed.

Those states are California, Hawaii, Maine, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, Oregon, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Washington. Arizona passed a law in 1996 allowing doctors to prescribe medical marijuana, and Maryland allows for medical marijuana to be used as a defense in court. The fifteenth, where the State legislation process for medical marijuana is thought to soon be successful, is New York.

AIDS patients take a lot of pills. The HIV virus attacks the body’s immune system on multiple fronts, causing intense nausea and lack of appetite. What that often means is, AIDS patients rarely feel like eating, and if by some miracle they manage to choke something down, it’s more likely than not to make them feel even sicker. Commonly referred to as AIDS wasting, dramatic weight loss is a common side effect for patients with end stage AIDS, but even those less far along experience issues with their appetite, as well as the ability of the body to process nourishment.

Tuesday, 02 March 2010 17:04

Medical Marijuana and Glaucoma

Written by 1-800 Medical Marijuana

Glaucoma is a condition in the eye that can eventually end in blindness. Of the four million Americans estimated to have some form of glaucoma, as many as half of them are unaware of it.

Monday, 01 March 2010 05:50

Medical Marijuana in Colorado

Written by 1-800 Medical Marijuana

Colorado law amendment 20 made it legal for patients suffering from debilitating medical conditions to obtain medical marijuana for treatment. The definition of debilitating varies under the law, but in Colorado, it is defined as any condition that impedes the normal function of life. This ranges from life threatening conditions, such as Cancer, or AIDS, to neurological conditions, like seizures or epilepsy. Colorado even agrees that medical marijuana can assist treatment with anorexia and arthritis.

Wednesday, 10 February 2010 01:19

Benefits of Medical Marijuana

Written by 1-800 Medical Marijuana

Every day, it becomes more difficult to deny the benefits of medical marijuana. Ask anyone who’s used it for pain management relating to a life-altering illness – Cancer, AIDS, Glaucoma, Multiple Sclerosis, and Crohn’s disease, among others – and they’ll tell you how it’s changed their lives.

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