Marijuana is popular in the United States and is being widely legalized for recreational and medicinal purposes. It remains a Schedule 1 substance without fully proven risks and benefits; yet, it is increasingly available in many US states and territories. Cannabis might have medicinal efficacy in Parkinson’s disease as a form of medical marijuana. Endocannabinoid receptors exist throughout the nervous system and are documented to influence receptors affecting a wide variety of areas. Neuroprotective aspects might be induced by cannabis exposure that might yield benefit against the nigrostriatal degeneration of patients with Parkinson’s disease.
A survey of the attitudes, beliefs and knowledge about medical cannabis among primary care providers
Healthcare providers play a critical role in facilitating patient access to medical cannabis. However, previous surveys suggest only a minority of providers believe that medical cannabis confers benefits to patients. Significant new knowledge about the potential benefits and harms of medical cannabis has recently emerged. Understanding current attitudes and beliefs of providers may provide insight into the ongoing challenges they face as states expand access to medical cannabis. Clinical trial data about how medical cannabis improves patient quality of life domains is desperately needed as this information can impact clinical decision-making.
Weed tea is one the world’s oldest medicines and has been used therapeutically for thousands of years
Let’s face it there are probably hundreds of thousands of people in this country who grow cannabis in their own homes now.
“The lack of basic science research enables people to make claims in a vacuum that are either anecdotal or based on old science,”
Prospects for the Use of Cannabinoids in Oncology and Palliative Care Practice: A Review of the Evidence
There is an increased interest in the use of cannabinoids in the treatment of symptoms in cancer and palliative care patients. Their multimodal action, in spite of limited efficacy, may make them an attractive alternative, particularly in patients with multiple concomitant symptoms of mild and moderate intensity. There is evidence to indicate cannabis in the treatment of pain, spasticity, seizures, sleep disorders, nausea and vomiting, and Tourette syndrome.
Based on the traditional pain-relieving effect of Cannabis species an endogenous cannabinoidlike system was discovered in the human body. Endocannabinoids have important role in the homeostasis of the body, such as stress response and mood control, feeding behaviour, energy balance and metabolism, immunological processes, and also play important role in controlling pain processing.
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The bill allows for more potent medical marijuana products at the state’s five dispensaries.
Those who passed an examination at the end of the course could apply for two-year marijuana prescription licences