Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Medicinal marijuana for PTSD study

SMITHS FALLS, ONNov. 19, 2014 /CNW/ - Tweed Marijuana Inc. ("Tweed" or "the Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned subsidiary Tweed Inc. has successfully renewed its license to cultivate and sell marijuana under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR).

Despite the fact that the Canadian Medical Association physicians don't tend to like the use of medical marihuana (MM), many people say that they find it works for them. Despite the fact that Health Canada granted permission for Canadians to access marijuana for medical purposes, doctors seem to fear it. They don't know how much, or when or why to prescribe it to patients.

Tweed Inc.
Thankfully, private businesses, like Tweed, have budtenders who are familiar with the variety or strains and how people with various health issues will benefits from specific applications.

They provide MM for chronic pain, muscle spasms, seizures, nausea and loss of appetite. They recommend ingesting it by vaporizing.
"Vaporizing is an effective alternative to smoking which provides the same therapeutic effect without exposure to irritant compounds resulting from the burning of plant matter."

EVIDENCE

McPartland, J. M., & Russo, E. B. (2001). Cannabis and cannabis extracts: greater than the sum of their parts?. Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, 1(3-4), 103-132.
Vaporizer
Hazekamp, A., Ruhaak, R., Zuurman, L., van Gerven, J., & Verpoorte, R. (2006). Evaluation of a vaporizing device (Volcano®) for the pulmonary administration of tetrahydrocannabinol. Journal of pharmaceutical sciences,95(6), 1308-1317.

Abrams, D. I., Vizoso, H. P., Shade, S. B., Jay, C., Kelly, M. E., & Benowitz, N. L. (2007). 
Vaporization as a smokeless cannabis delivery system: a pilot study. Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 82(5), 572-578.

Medicinal marijuana grower and UBC hope to test pot as PTSD treatment 

No more do patients have to walk the streets
to find medical marijuana.

WENCY LEUNG

After developing post-traumatic stress disorder during his second deployment in Afghanistan in 2007, Canadian army veteran Fabian Henry tried numerous anti-depressants to quell his suicidal thoughts and violent rages. For three years, he was on as many as nine pills a day. But only one drug worked for him: marijuana.

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