Medical Marijuana Treatment for 11 diseases
American Journal of Botany – A chemotaxonomic analysis of cannabinoid variation in Cannabis [publication]
University of Washington School of Medicine – Cannabinoid Journal Club [publications]
NORML – Introduction to the Endocannabinoid System [publication]
NORML – Health Reports / Recent Research on Gastrointestinal Disorders [research]
O’Shaughnessy’s – Cannabis Alleviates Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease [pdf]
MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS (MS)
NORML – Multiple Sclerosis [research]
Medical News Today (MNT) – Marijuana Extract Relieves MS [study]
Science Daily – Smoked Cannabis Reduces Some Symptoms of MS [clinical study]
NORML – Gliomas / Cancer [research]
National Cancer Institute – Cannabis and Cannabinoids [research]
Cancer Research UK – Cannabis, cannabinoids, and cancer – the evidence so far [science blog]
Marijuana Policy Project – Medical Marijuana Research [pdf]
Mesothelioma – TreatMesothelioma.org is a valuable resource where patients and their families can learn about traditional mesothelioma treatment options.
HUMAN IMMUNODEFICINCY VIRUS (HIV)
NORML – Health Reports / Recent Research on HIV [research]
National Institutes of Health – Smoked Medicinal Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain in HIV: A Randomized, Crossover Clinical Trial [clinical trial]
TruthOnPot – Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease [blog]
National Institutes of Health – Cannabis for dyskinesia in Parkinson disease: randomized double-blind crossover [study]
American Glaucoma Society – Position Statement on marijuana and the treatment of glaucoma [statement]
National Eye Institute – Glaucoma and Marijuana Use [statement]
POST TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
Medical Marijuana Review – Medical marijuana helps war veterans overcome post-traumatic stress [feature story]
CACHEXIA & WASTING SYNDROME
Journal of Clinical Oncology – Comparison of Orally Administered Cannabis Extract and Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol [clinical study]
Science Blogs – cannabis and cancer cahexia [blog]
EPILEPSY / SEIZURES
Epilepsy Foundation Colorado – The Use of Medical Marijuana for the Treatment of Epilepsy [article]
SPINAL CORD INJURIES
National Institutes of Health – Cannabis effect on spasticity in spinal cord injury. [study]
Spinal Cord Injury Zone – Marijuana Treatment for Spinal Cord Injury Studied [study]
SICKLE CELL DISEASE
Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) and its variants are genetic disorders resulting from the presence of a mutated form of hemoglobin, hemoglobin S. [http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/205926-overview]
POST LAMINECTOMY SYNDROME WITH CHRONIC RADICULOPATHY
Post-laminectomy syndrome refers to the persistence of pain and disability following laminectomy. Laminectomy is a type of back surgery performed to relieve nerve compression (radiculopathy) or nerve root injury in the spine caused by disc herniation or spinal canal narrowing (spinal stenosis) related to degenerative changes.
SEVERE PSORIASIS AND PSORIATIC ARTHRITIS
Psoriatic arthritis can cause swelling, stiffness and pain in and around the joints, cause nail changes and overall fatigue.
AMOTROPHIC LATERAL SCLEROSIS (ALS)
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. A-myo-trophic comes from the Greek language. “A” means no. “Myo” refers to muscle, and “Trophic” means nourishment – “No muscle nourishment.” When a muscle has no nourishment, it “atrophies” or wastes away. “Lateral” identifies the areas in a person’s spinal cord where portions of the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As this area degenerates it leads to scarring or hardening (“sclerosis”) in the region.
Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, also known as the colon, in which the lining of the colon becomes inflamed and develops tiny open sores, or ulcers, that produce pus and mucous. The combination of inflammation and ulceration can cause abdominal discomfort and frequent emptying of the colon.
COMPLEX REGIONAL PAIN SYNDROME (CRPS)
Complex regional pain syndrome is a chronic pain condition most often affecting one of the limbs (arms, legs, hands, or feet), usually after an injury or trauma to that limb. CRPS is believed to be caused by damage to, or malfunction of, the peripheral and central nervous systems. The central nervous system is composed of the brain and spinal cord, and the peripheral nervous system involves nerve signaling from the brain and spinal cord to the rest of the body. CRPS is characterized by prolonged or excessive pain and mild or dramatic changes in skin color, temperature, and/or swelling in the affected area.