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Medical Marijuana and Fractures

HOW MEDICAL MARIJUANA HELPS HEAL FRACTURES

FRACTURES AND CANNABIS

"It is likely that many patients suffering from bone fractures consume cannabis that may have beneficial or adverse effects on the healing process," - Dr Gabet, Israeli Researcher

Researchers have found that CBD, an ingredient in Marijuana, jumps started into  receptors  that stimulate bone formation and healing.  In an Israeli study, researchers injected the Marijuana derived Cannabidiol (CBD) into rats with broken thigh bones.    The study focused on mid-femoral fractures, finding  that CBD in isolation and in combination with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive component of cannabis - worked like a "bone steroid" and reduced the time to full recovery from sixteen to eight weeks.  In addition, X Ray evidence showed that fractures not only healed faster, they healed better with an increase in bone density over the control group.

 

“CBD injections significantly helps heal bone fractures by speeding up the biochemical process. It also strengthens bones, protecting them against future injuries." -  Israeli Researchers
 

Though this research does not prove that CBD will work in humans, there are several other research studies that show definitively that the Cannabinoid receptors modulate bone growth in humans.  These various study findings - taken into combination - lead most researchers to conclude that CBD has a very high probability of working to heal fractures in homo sapiens.

 

This is fantastic news for the 100 million people per decade that suffer from fractures worldwide.

Doing the math, these figures are probably a bit low as most everyone has one fracture in their lifetime.

 

And this news is even better for the elderly and middle aged.  Bone and vertebral degeneration is implicated is epidemic in the aging.  While further study is required to prove - what the short and long term effects of CBD (and many other Cannabinoids) are exactly, there is no reason at all why patients and doctors can't get moving now.  Doctors can recommend MMJ legally and it's been shown to be a very safe medicine.

 

In California, Washington, Oregon, Colorado and many other states, Medical Doctors may recommend Cannabis in the treatment of specified disease symptoms and conditions. 

 

"The CB1 cannabinoid receptor has been implicated in the regulation of bone remodeling and bone mass."  This means that bone growth and healing may be controlled by gaming the CB1 receptor.  THC and other Cannabinoids have been shown beyond doubt, that they manipulate body receptors, including and especially the CB1 bone growth controlling mechanism.

 

Is Cannabis Bone-Healing Study Oversold?

"It would be a big leap to then conclude that CBD in a person, at a certain dose or used in a certain way, will help their bones heal, Animals are not people. But, the study does lay new ground and points to the possibility that CBD in some form might be used to help bone healing in people."  - Margaret Gedde, MD

 

Cannabis formulations have been used medically across the centuries by most of the significant cultures. In the first 200 years of America's existence, Cannabis medicines were prescribed by doctors and sold in pharmacies across America. In this mad, mad world, Marijuana was legal during prohibition.  In an act of absolute insanity (if you use logic that is), when alcohol became legal again, Marijuana use was simultaneously criminalized. 

 

While hashish became popularly known for recreational use, it appears now that the profound medicinal effects of this (some) ancient Cannabis formulation are no accident.  Certain types of Hash were intellectual creations prepared with knowledge of genetics, formulation chemistry basics and medical knowledge. 

 

Of course, the art of hashish making is not necessarily mastered by so many.  American's in their infancy concentrated on self gratification in breeding high THC varieties that get you stoned.  Now, western growers are developing strains containing only CBD and almost no THC.  Such is the childish bi-polar nature of western thinking. 

 

All THC strains and then the solution is a no THC strain? 

Some researchers and practitioners are waking up.  They are finding that terpenes and cannabinoids work together, you know, as a team.  It is a symphony, not a guitar hero masturbation event.  At the end of the day, this evolution in research leads to medicines not unlike select Pakistani hashish.  Fully equipped with this synergy of ancient and modern wisdom, western researchers and developers are poised to something revolutionary in medicine.  By quantifying ingredients, diseases, genetic factors, and other variables, Marijuana medicines can be tailor made to suit an individual needs. 

 

Case Study

"An elderly Lady with osteoporosis suffered a fracture in a fall.  Her mental capacity is diminished and is probably clinically depressed. A strain with CBD at 15%, terpenes at 2% and THC at 2% administered with a vaporizer proved to be effective beyond all expectation.  Her hip healed in due course but there is no way of knowing if MMJ was the reason.  There is no question that this particular Cannabis medicine profoundly affected her mental outlook.  She re-engaged with family and started making witty comments, something she had not done in years."

 

420EvaluationsOnline:  If you would like to get a Medical Doctor's evaluation relating to your aches, pains and bones, you don't have to go to a clinic.  These days, everything can be done online.  Patients just fill out a questionnaire online from home or any coffee shop.  Click here to get started. The entire process only takes a few minutes. 

 

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FURTHER READING FOR BRAINIACS - HOW CANNABIS WORKS TO HEAL BONES

Involvement of neuronal cannabinoid receptor CB1 in regulation of bone mass and bone remodeling

"THC was not necessary to get this bone boost, there is no need to be exposed to the euphoric effects of cannabis/THC to get the beneficial functions of CBD on bone."  - Dr. Gabet
 

Peripheral cannabinoid receptor, CB2, regulates bone mass.

"The endocannabinoid (EC) system regulates bone mass."

 

CB1 cannabinoid receptors mediate endochondral skeletal growth attenuation by Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol.

"Here we show that CB2-deficient mice have a markedly accelerated age-related trabecular bone loss and cortical expansion. These changes are reminiscent of human osteoporosis and may result from differential regulation of trabecular and cortical bone remodeling."

 

Weed: Good for the Bones?

"We were surprised to find that bone formation and resorption are within normal limits. These findings, at least the consistent set of data obtained in the C57(CB1-/-) line, suggest an important role for CB1 signaling in the regulation of bone remodeling and bone mass."

 

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Bone fractures

 

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Broken bones and Cannabis

 

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Hip Fracture and Marijuana

 

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