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medical marijuana and ms

Postby reneelucia » Mon Jan 02, 2012 6:18 pm

The people at NORML sent me this stuff a while ago. Just though I'd share


Sativex (THC/CBD natural extract) is now legally regulated to treat symptoms of MS in Canada and parts of Europe based on the results of these and other clinical trials. Most impressive are the results of long-term trials indicating that Sativex use can mitigate MS symptoms while also slowing down the progress of the disease. See:

Rog et al. 2005. Randomized, controlled trial of cannabis-based medicine in central pain in multiple sclerosis. Neurology 65: 812-819.
http://www.neurology.org/cgi/content/abstract/65/6/812

Wade et al. 2004. Do cannabis-based medicinal extracts have general or specific effects on symptoms in multiple sclerosis? A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study on 160 patients. Multiple Sclerosis 10: 434-441.
http://msj.sagepub.com/content/10/4/434.full.pdf+html

My lit review of the research may be found here:

http://www.norml.org/index.cfm?Group_ID=7121
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Re: medical marijuana and ms

Postby shaight » Tue Jan 03, 2012 11:10 am

thanks for sharing.

someday the US will wake up and realize marijuana is pretty much harmless especially when compared to alcohol.

10 ways the war on drugs is a wild success...
http://www.activistpost.com/2011/12/10- ... ccess.html
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Re: medical marijuana and ms

Postby elyse_peace » Tue Jan 03, 2012 12:57 pm

Thank you for these links, ReneeLucia.
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Re: medical marijuana and ms

Postby reneelucia » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:33 am

This month's edition of High Times magazine is dedicated completely to medical marijuana. There is an interview with Montel Williams and his use of cannabis with ms.
There is interesting research in this edition discussing the different strains for different ailments, the different chemical composition of different plants and how having that knowledge is useful in determining the type of cannabis to use for ms and other illnesses. I live in Oregon. We do not have dispensaries here but for those who live in CA and Co, the dispensaries apparently act like pharmacies to help you choose what is best for you. I'm not crazy about the names they have given the medicine though. I mean, how can you take seriously a medicine for MS that is named "Alaskan Thunderfuck" Really, if they ever want this medicine to be prescribed nationwide, the names will ave to change...cannipaxone anyone?
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Re: medical marijuana and ms

Postby civickiller » Thu Jan 12, 2012 12:14 pm

im contemplating between smoking it or making hemp oil
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Re: medical marijuana and ms

Postby merblair » Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:41 pm

I am new to this forum, so apologize for being verbose.
I am the third sibling to be diagnosed, and older than what I believed was the "normal" age of diagnosis :?: . Of the three of us, I smoked cannibis in my younger days :-D , my brother (progressive) and sister (RR), not at all. The remaining sibling grew his own for many years, but at 60+ with grandkids, doesn't enjoy anymore.

Brownies would be great for weight gain, but don't suppose anything like that is legal in North Carolina :twisted:
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Re: medical marijuana and ms

Postby reneelucia » Fri Jan 20, 2012 12:53 pm

My doctors say don't smoke but then a study came out this month that said smoking wouldn't hurt you. A lot of patients use vaporizers or make a tincture to put under the tongue. Some make butter and then cook with it.
There are all kinds of books on the market now and stuff on u-tube to teach people how to do this stuff.
North Carolina? Ummmm sounds difficult.
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Re: medical marijuana and ms

Postby civickiller » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:27 pm

while smoking it wont hurt you, smoking it is the worst way to take it.

I personally think making hemp oil is the best way
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Re: medical marijuana and ms

Postby shaight » Sat Jan 21, 2012 6:09 am

reneelucia wrote:I mean, how can you take seriously a medicine for MS that is named "Alaskan Thunderfuck" Really


well, that just made me chuckle. twenty yrs ago in a little ski town that stuff showed up and apparently its still around :-D . i would assume that the first people to grow it get to give it it's name. but yes, they may want to at least give it an acronym! AKTF?
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