Medical Marijuana


 

The Herb that Heals

Marijuana is a plant that has been in existence for centuries. Hemp is a cousin to marijuana. Both are cannibinoids. Hemp contains little to no THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). THC is the psychodynamic chemical that causes eurphoria or relaxation. Every mammal has cannibinoid receptors. Cannibinoid binds to these receptors when taken internally or smoked. CBD oil comes from the hemp plant. Marijuana comes from the marijuana plant.

In the 1950s, all cannibinoids were illegalized, including hemp. Prior to the 1950s, livestock feed contained hemp. The use of hemp improved the health of the animals which created a healthy meal for those who ate meat. In fact, once the hemp was removed from the animal feed, antibiotics replaced hemp in an attempt to continue to provide health for the animals. More than 60 years later, we are realizing the negative effects this law has had on the lives of the American public.

Antibiotic resistance has formed due to the amount of antibiotics used in livestock. Autoimmune diseases increased to an all-time-high due to the lack of cannibinoids in the blood stream. Now that CBD oil is legal in all but a few states, autoimmune diseases are now being treated with the oil of the plant that was villainized for no apparent reason.

We are in a new time in our lives. This is a time to regain our health and wellbeing. I am a proponent of marijuana for medical use. I would like to see it legalized for recreational use. There is no research to suggest that marijuana posses any health risk. Unlike alcohol that causes fatalities due to a number of reasons including death to innocent bystanders, and cigarettes that pose risk of death to the smoker as well as those exposed to secondhand smoke, marijuana posses no significant health risk when used appropriately. As an Emergency Room practitioner, I can honestly say that I have never had to do CPR on anyone from smoking marijuana. I have seen marijuana help chronic pain reducing the need for opiates. I have seen marijuana reduce anxiety and depression reducing the need for medications that cause addictions and increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease. I believe that this little plant can save lives. I am here for you to help you to get your certification to use marijuana for medicinal use. It is, in my opinion, the safest treatment in all of history. 

Qualifying Medical Diagnoses in the State of Connecticut:

*Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)

*Cachexia

*Cancer

*Cerebral Palsy

*Complex Regional Pain Syndrome

*Crohn’s Disease

*Chronic Neuropathic Pain (Associated With Degenerative Spinal Disorders)

*Cystic Fibrosis

*Damage to the Nervous Tissue of the Spinal Cord with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity

*Epilepsy

*Glaucoma

*Hydrocephalus with Intractable Headache

*Intractable Headache Syndromes

*Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with *Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity

*Multiple Sclerosis

*Muscular Dystrophy

*Neuropathic Facial Pain

*Osteogenesis Imperfecta

*Parkinson’s Disease

*Positive Status for Human Immunodeficiency Virus or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome

*Post Herpetic Neuralgia

*Post Laminectomy Syndrome with Chronic Radiculopathy

*Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

*Severe Psoriasis and Psoriatic Arthritis

*Severe Rheumatoid Arthritis

*Sickle Cell Disease

*Spasticity or Neuropathic Pain Associated with Fibromyalgia

*Terminal Illness Requiring End-Of-Life Care

*Ulcerative Colitis

*Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder

*Wasting Syndrome

For patients under the age of 18 years, the following conditions will effectively qualify:

*Cerebral Palsy

*Cystic Fibrosis

*Irreversible Spinal Cord Injury with Objective Neurological Indication of Intractable Spasticity

*Muscular Dystrophy

*Osteogenesis Imperfecta

*Severe Epilepsy

*Terminal Illness Requiring End-of-Life Care

*Uncontrolled Intractable Seizure Disorder

Patients in Connecticut diagnosed with one of these severe, debilitating, or life-threatening medical conditions, are afforded legal protection under the Connecticut Medical Marijuana law, as per House Bill 5389.

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