Dr. David Allen, retired cardiac surgeon on the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System: “It is critically important for doctors to understand this new science. The discovery of the endocannabinoid system is the single most important medical scientific discovery ever and will save more lives than the discovery and application of sterile surgical technique.” Read that again, keeping in mind that this is a SURGEON saying it. Three minute video to share with everyone you know, especially Medical Doctors.
Huffington Post had a wonderful feature on Seth Green, who suffers from both Cerebral Palsy and Multiple Sclerosis. For many people, marijuana has changed their life in the most positive ways imaginable.
Most of us can’t imagine a life where our speech and movement is limited, a life where one of your greatest desires is to be less of a burden on those you love.
Hear Seth’s story in his own words.
Forbes recently provided an update on what the legalization of marijuana has meant to Colorado. Two takeaways:
1. Colorado Governor Hickenlooper: “…we are going to have a system where we’re actually regulating and taxing something, and keeping that money in the state of Colorado…and we’re not supporting a corrupt system of gangsters.”
2. A study released by Colorado’s Marijuana Enforcement Division “notes that the percentages of Coloradans reporting past-month and past-year consumption of marijuana in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) rose between 2002 and 2010, mirroring a national trend. But consumption fell a bit in Colorado after 2010 (after legalization) while continuing to rise in the rest of the country…marijuana use during this period was less common in Colorado than in the country as a whole.”
You can read the whole article from Forbes here.
Heartbreaking story on a Nashville area family who is moving to Colorado to seek treatment for their 5 year old son, Ryan Gilbert, who suffered from a stroke when he was a baby, and needs cannabis oil to help with treatment for his seizures.
Father, Brandon Gilbert, “We love Tennessee. Nashville, I consider it home but it’s not a hard decision. We’re at our last chance to help him have a typical, normal life.”
You can see his story from Fox 17 here.
From the industry periodical, Pharmacology, “Cannabis Finds Its Way into Treatment of Crohn’s Disease.”
For many people who suffer from this form of irritable bowel syndrome, medical marijuana can have a live changing effect. Read the academic publication here from Pharmacology to understand what is happening in the body to help those who suffer from this disease.
You can also watch this video featuring Shona Banda who suffers from Crohn’s and has successfully treated her disease with cannabis oil pills she makes herself.