Neurological Disorders and Medical Marijuana
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A Neurological Disorder results when the nervous system's structural integrity, chemistry and supporting metabolic processes are dysfunctional. The nervous system might be thought as a network of copper-like wires that conduct electricity. If the wire breaks, the insulation degrades, or the current / voltage are out of spec, malfunction occurs. Break a small wire, you have a small problem such as a small tremor. Break a large wire, you're in a wheelchair.
"If you resist," I said into his ear, "I'll be forced to Taser you."He looked at what I had in my hand. 'That's a phone.' I have an App. You'll probably experience nerve damage and slight memory loss." - Darynda Jones
- Muscle atrophy and weakness
- Clumsy, poor coordination
- Pain - uncomfortable sensations
- Seizures and tics
- Aberrant consciousness - loss of mental control - confusion
“You can’t overdose from cannabis unless you take extraordinary amounts, unlike opioids. That’s why people are allowed to take cannabis without a prescription where it is legal. They can take enough to alleviate the pain immediately — another benefit of smoked or vaporized cannabis. You don’t have to take it repeatedly if pain goes away.” - Dr. Wilsey.“
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- Rebif Rebidose
Interferon Beta-1a Side Effects
Severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, throat, or tongue); change in balance; change in vision; chest pain; easy bruising or bleeding; extreme tiredness or weakness; fainting; fast or irregular heartbeat; feeling cold or hot all the time; mental or mood changes (eg, anxiety, depression); mouth sores; red, swollen, blistered, or peeling skin; seizures; suicidal thoughts or behaviors; symptoms of infection (eg, fever, chills, or persistent sore throat; increased or painful urination; warm, red, or swollen skin); symptoms of liver problems (eg, confusion; yellowing of the skin or eyes; dark urine; pale stools; nausea; stomach pain; loss of appetite; unusual tiredness); unexplained change in weight. - Source: www.drugs.com
Researchers: How Medical Marijuana works to help treat Neurological Disorders
- Major Marijuana ingredients Cannabinoids THC and CBD differ in their effects on learning and nerve regeneration
- CBD did not impair learning but increased nerve regeneration in adults
- THC can impair spatial learning in some
- CBD reduced rogue cell proliferation
- CBD affects the CB1 receptor responsible for nerve regeneration and control
- CBD affects the entire organism's nervous system, affording treatment to any area
- Without CB1 receptors activity neuronal differentiation (growth cycle) was reduced
- CBD can induce CB! receptor activity
Doctor's Testimonials : How Medical Cannabis works in Neurological Conditions
“My work has shown that low doses of cannabis alleviates pain. “Why take higher doses? Why not tell people to take lower doses to see if it alleviates pain? The medical profession needs to teach Med-students how to handle questions about marijuana dosing.” - Dr. Wilsey.
"I have Recommended Medical Marijuana to a 103-year-old woman for pain and she did very well with her Cannabis Regime. In this case, I could not prescribe Narcotics when a much safer alternative was available. Ultimately, it’s based on outcomes and safety." - Dr. Shackelford (paraphrase)
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FURTHER READING - HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA TREATS NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS