Category: Medical Cannabis

“Making Peace with Cannabis” by Zach Walsh, PhD, Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Psychology

This TEDx Talk is titled “Making Peace with Cannabis“. It features Zach Walsh, PhD, who is an Assistant Professor in the UBC Department of Psychology and Co-Director for the Centre for the Advancement of Psychological Science and Law. He is also involved in a current study at UBC which is investigating treating PTSD using Medical Cannabis.

Video is courtesy of the TEDx Talks YouTube channel

The Washington Post article titled “NFL players fight pain with Medical Marijuana: ‘Managing it with pills was slowly killing me’”.

The Washington Post has posted an interesting article about the use of a strain of Medical Cannabis that is rich in Cannabidiol (CBD). Other strains of Cannabis have levels of THC which can get you highCannabidiol (CBD) does not have the psychoactivity and mood-altering effects of THC.

Cannabidiol or CBD can have Medical benefits especially for patients who have Eplilepsy, by reducing the occurrence of seizures. Another area being researched is the use of Medical Cannabis CBD to reduce pain. Former NFL Players break a lot of bones and unfortunately, that could lead to a lifelong Pain Management.

Click on this link to visit The Washington Post website to read their article titled “NFL players fight pain with medical marijuana: ‘Managing it with pills was slowly killing me’”.

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Dr.William Courtney, discusses how a massive Inoperable Brain Tumor was remarkably reduced after the 8-month-old baby underwent treatment of Cannabis Oil placed on it’s pacifier.

Cannabis Oil helped an 8-month-old baby with an Inoperable Brain Tumor, said Dr.William Courtney during this taped interview with the Huffington Post.

The Parents “were putting Cannabinoid Oil on the baby’s pacifier twice a day, increasing the dose… And within two months there was a dramatic reduction”.

Dr. Courtney pointed out that the success of the Cannabis approach means that “this child, because of that, is not going to have the long-term side effects that would come from a very high dose of chemotherapy or radiation“”.

Video is courtesy of the Lincoln Horsley YouTube channel

Click on this link to visit the Huffington Post website to read their article about this “Miracle Baby” which was titled “Cannabis For Infant’s Brain Tumor, Doctor Calls Child “A Miracle Baby”“.

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Some believe that Cannabis / Marijuana is a Dangerous Drug. So how many people have died from overdosing on Cannabis?

Source: Some believe that Cannabis / Marijuana is a Dangerous Drug. So how many people have died from overdosing on Cannabis?

The above link is from our new blog called Uniquely Cannabis. It’s the first post, with more to come.

Main focus of Uniquely Cannabis will be Medical Cannabis / Marijuana. The reason for creating it was that I had read that Cannabis could help those suffering from different Cancers including Leukemia.

I hope that the site will become an infobase about Medical Cannabis / Marijuana to help inform people. I had watched someone take their final breath, because they had Leukemia and nothing helped. Wish that I had known about Cannabis Oil. It might have helped. If it did, then life would have been vastly different.

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New Research at Salk Institute shows that Cannabinoids remove plaque-forming Alzheimer’s proteins from brain cells

Medical Cannabis could possibly halt Alzheimer’s and could maybe even reverse the damage caused by Alzheimer’s. That is my interpretation of the results from a medical study conducted by Salk Institute Scientists.

The following is from their News Release:

Salk Institute scientists have found preliminary evidence that tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and other compounds found in marijuana can promote the cellular removal of amyloid beta, a toxic protein associated with Alzheimer’s disease.”

“Although other studies have offered evidence that cannabinoids might be neuroprotective against the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, we believe our study is the first to demonstrate that cannabinoids affect both inflammation and amyloid beta accumulation in nerve cells,” says Salk Professor David Schubert, the senior author of the paper.”

I am not giving any medical Advice with the following statements. Maybe discuss with the Medical Doctor taking care of a family member suffering from Alzheimer’s.  Ask the Doctor for a prescription for Medical Cannabis, which is available in Canada and many states in America. Working with their Medical Doctor, one could maybe create your own private human trial under your Doctor’s supervision. In my mind, the risk is extremely low. Keep notes and search the internet for Cogniition Tests (Alzheimer’s Associations are a good resource) . Under the care of a Medical Doctor, testing to see if Medical Cannabis could reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s and improve cognition, in my opinion, has a high safety factor. For example, no one has died from smoking or eating too much Cannabis. On the other hand, thousands of people have died due to major Liver damage caused by overdosing on medication such as Tylenol.

Click on the following link to read the News Release about the new finding from the Salk Institute website.

Click on this link to visit the Journal  Aging and Mechanisms of Disease to read the published Salk Institute Study titled :Amyloid proteotoxicity initiates an inflammatory response blocked by cannabinoids

Title: Amyloid proteotoxicity initiates an inflammatory response blocked by cannabinoids
Author: Antonio Currais, Oswald Quehenberger, Aaron M Armando, Daniel Daugherty, Pam Maher et al.
Publication: npj Aging and Mechanisms of Disease
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Date: Jun 23, 2016
Copyright © 2016, Rights Managed by Nature Publishing Group

Click on this link to download a PDF copy of the study from the site of the Journal