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Tuesday, 15 June 2010 15:45

Medical Marijuana and Epilepsy

Epilepsy, Epileptic Seizures and Medical MarijuanaMarijuana is becoming more and more increasingly popular for medicinal use. Medical marijuana has even been called by somet researchers as the "21st Centuries miracle drug." There are many reasons why people may prefer using marijuana instead of prescription drugs for epileptic seizures including cost, side effects, and better results.

Medical marijuana has been proven time and time again that it is very beneficial for medical use, especially to those who suffer from epilepsy. Epilepsy is a condition in which cells of the brain function improperly causing an excitement of the cells and then a seizure. When one has epilepsy, the seizure can occur spontaneously at any given time. The ability to drive or even work may be affected. Some researchers think that bright or flashing lights may bring on an epileptic episode, while others state that seizures are from damage to the temporal lobe. Either way, epilepsy can be a serious condition, and almost always needs treatment.

Until recently, physicians generally treated epilepsy by prescription medications. These medicines include Tegretol, Dilantin, Klonopin, Mysoline, and Zarontin. The side effects of these popular prescription medications are absolutely terrible. Side effects include anemia, headache, hair loss, depression, psychosis, gum swelling, impotence, and even loss of one's libido. Sure you are getting treatment for the seizures, however with these medications you are simply trading one problem for another. This is the reason that sufferers, along with researchers are looking more into the idea of marijuana as a safe medical practice.

The idea of medical marijuana has dated way back into the early 19th century. The fact that this drug has amazing therapeutic qualities has been avoided until recently. The drug is still frowned upon today, however as its beneficial use is investigated marijuana is slightly increasing in popularity among doctors as well as patients. Researchers have stated that epileptic patients who have used medical marijuana have noticed great benefits from the drug use. Marijuana using patients complain of far less headaches, and even less seizure activity. Many investigating physicians also state that the use of medicinal marijuana along with prescription barbiturates can completely control epilepsy, with no symptoms at all.

To experience the great benefits that medical marijuana produces, many people who suffer from epilepsy go as far as to obtain marijuana illegally. If you are fortunate enough to live in one of the few legal states, be sure to contact us at 1-800MedicalMarijuana.com and talk to one of our knowledgeable staff members or make an appointment for an evaluation depending on what state you're in.

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Tuesday, 13 April 2010 18:14

Denver Medical Marijuana

Some Thoughts About Medical Marijuana in the Community

Medical Marijuana and the Community

Since the passage of legislation legalizing medical marijuana in Denver, Colorado, many false statements and assumptions have polluted the landscape of medical marijuana debate. Do medical marijuana dispensaries increase crime in their surrounding neighborhood? Do users of medical marijuana pose a crime risk? Does medical marijuana actually help patients? These are all questions that have solid answers based on legitimate science and statistics that any person with an interest in the debate has access to.

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Pain Management Therapy StaffWhile the legal arguments against medical marijuana continue to cause controversy, over 76 million people suffer daily from chronic pain caused by cancer, HIV, back, neck and spinal cord injuries, arthritis, and other degenerative joint and tissue disorders as well as countless other diseases or disorders. Traditional ways to manage chronic pain don’t always work, but fortunately in 14 states this alternative option is available. There are many strong supporters of the use of cannabis for helping patients with chronic pain, not to mention numerous studies that demonstrate the effectiveness of marijuana as a pain reliever. It has also been shown that marijuana helps reduce even the perception of pain.

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Wednesday, 24 March 2010 17:39

Marijuana Vaporizer Information

Medical Marijuana VaporizerEvery medical marijuana patient has their own way of using the drug. Some ingest it through food products while others smoke it in cigarette-form. Another method is gaining popularity by patients because it is more effective and safer then traditional smoking. A patient can now use a marijuana vaporizer.

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Monday, 22 March 2010 15:47

Medical Marijuana and Arthritis

Medical Marijuana and Arthritis

Arthritis is a medical condition that affects millions of Americans which causes pain and swelling in the joins and limits movement. There are two main types of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. A person’s immune system is the cause of rheumatoid arthritis. When the immune system malfunctions, instead of fighting off bacteria or viruses, it actually starts attacking the body and eventually bones start to get eroded. Rheumatoid arthritis is most common among the elderly. The other form of arthritis, osteoarthritis, occurs from use when cartilage wears away and affects hands, hips, knees, neck and lower back. As of now there is no cure, but there treatments, such as medical marijuana, that can help you relieve pain.

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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.

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