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Radical Remedy: Medical Marijuana

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North American governments seem more keen on legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes than promoting its medical value. That’s because with drug patents, there are huge profits to be made and incentives for the pharmaceutical industry to invest in research and to lobby governments. But you cannot patent a plant. Fortunately, there are those who are making slow progress in the fight for medical marijuana research.

Cannabis has been proven to be very effective for the treatment of glaucoma, HIV/AIDS-related weight loss, cachexia associated with cancer, nausea due to chemotherapy, spasticity and tremors of MS, neuropathic pain of type 1 and 2 diabetes and HIV, insomnia, anxiety, epilepsy, rheumatism, PTSD and pain.

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Radical Remedies: Medical Marijuana – Part 1

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Hello my dear readers. Today I would like to talk about Medical Marihuana; a topic that I covered last Saturday on the Natural Health Show under Radical Remedies.

There are now over 30 thousand patients in Canada that have a government issued license to use Medical Marijuana for a number of conditions. These conditions include depression, cancer, arthritis,chronic pain, spinal injury, multiple sclerosis, ALS, epilepsy, and glaucoma. Considering the amount of quality studies being done on cannabis on an ongoing basis it’s likely that it will prove to be beneficial for a number of other conditions as well. The way the regulatory system currently works (up until April of 2014) is that patients can grow their own plants, designate a grower for themselves, purchase cannabis from Health Canada or purchase it from a licensed producer. In April of 2014 a new system will come into effect and patients will be allowed to only purchase their medication from licensed producers.

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