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​Cannabis as a Healthcare Choice

​A search of PubMed, the National Institute of Health's medical library reveals 1327 search results for Cannabidiol and 21330 search results for Marijuana. These substances have had extensive research showing positive results in treating many conditions.  

                                               With as much research that has been                                                      done, it is hard to believe anyone is                                                          opposed to it.  Cannabidiol oil contains no                                                THC and therefore creates no high.                                                          Cannabiniol oil is legal in all 50 states                                                      because it is classified as a nutritional                                                    supplement, so it's available to everyone.

Here in Colorado, THC-containing cannabis products are now also legal for recreational use as well.  

However, there is also some advantage to using the whole herb because in some circumstances, the THC and cannabiniol work together synergistically to help some conditions.  My question is, who cares if it causes a psychoactive effect?  Why is that so bad?  

People point to some possible bad side effects from the use of the substance.  Well, all prescription drugs have side effects, and that hasn't stopped them from being used.  Some of the side effects from prescription drugs are really horrendous, and yet they are prescribed.  And we know there are very bad effects associated with alcohol and cigarettes, and yet they are legal.  So apparently our government doesn't mind appearing hypocritical in that respect.   

Our opinion is, there should be no government interference in a person's individual decision about what choices they can make for their own healthcare. 

The PubMed search results referenced above show that Cannabidiol oil and or THC have the following positive health effects:

  • ​Enhances fracture healing 
  • Relieves dysfunctional, aversive memories 
  • ​Decreases autoimmune encephalomyelitis associated with Multiple Sclerosis 
  • ​Treatment of ulcerative colitis 
  • Causes ​Melanoma cell death
  • ​Inhibits tumor growth and metastasis in breast cancer
  • ​Reduces airway inflammation and cough
  • ​Management of chronic nonmalignant neuropathic pain
  • ​Treatment of metabolic syndrome-induced fatty liver disease
  • ​Protects against doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy
  • ​Treatment of intervertebral disc degeneration.
  • ​Anti-convulsant effects for epileptics
  • Improves lung function and inflammation in lung injury 
  • ​Improves quality of life for Parkinson's patients
  • ​Enhances the ability of arteries to relax (vasodilation)
  • ​Increases lung cancer cell lysis (breaking down of cell membranes)
  • ​prevents the development of social recognition memory deficits in Alzheimer's 
  • ​Treatment of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • ​Treatment of depression and anxiety
  • ​Inhibition of advanced stages of breast cancer
  • ​Treatment of ventricular arrhythmias
  • ​Treatment of sleep disorders
  • ​Inhibits HIV-1
  • ​Protective effect on neuronal death induced by ischemia
  • ​Reduces multiple sclerosis spacticity
  • ​Treatment for neuropathic pain
  • ​Inhibition of colon cancer
  • ​Stimulates insulin secretion in type-2 diabetes
  • ​Reduces cigarette consumption in smokers
  • ​Reduction of symptoms in Crohn's disease
  • ​Treatment of diarrhea
  • Inhibits tumor growth in glioblastoma multiforme
  • ​Reduces proliferation and increased apoptosis in Kaposi sarcoma
  • ​Treatment of nausea and vomiting
  • ​Inhibits prostate carcinoma
  • ​Alleviates psychotic symptoms of schizophrenia
  • ​Reduces the development of atherosclerotic plaques
  • ​Reduces brain damage and improves functional recovery after acute hypoxia-ischemia
  • Treats social anxiety
  • ​Protects retinal neurons from diabetic retinopathy
  • ​Reduces abnormal intestinal permeability
  • ​Causes cell death in T24 bladder cancer cells
  • ​Treatment of dementia
  • ​Treatment of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)
  • ​Protects against myocardial ischemic reperfusion injury
  • ​Treatment of psoriasis
  • ​Cell death of human leukemia cells
  • ​Treatment of rheumatoid arthritis pain
  • ​Inhibition of platelet aggregationn

If you want a higher high, use the sativa strains as they have a higher THC content.  If you want a more analgesic affect, for pain relief, use an indica strain. 

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