Tag: Chronic pain

  • Hamilton pot dispensaries in regulatory Wild West

    Hamilton pot dispensaries in regulatory Wild West

    January 23rd, 2017 – Hamilton, Ontario – Walking into Pacifico Health and Wellness in Westdale feels much like walking into a spa: white walls, exposed wood beams, chic lighting, and calm atmosphere. Nevermind the fact that it’s a medical marijuana dispensary. Tamara Hirsch seems like an unlikely advocate for a controversial industry that exists in a…

  • Can Cannabidiol Help Those Living with Chronic Back Pain?

    Can Cannabidiol Help Those Living with Chronic Back Pain?

    March 31st, 2015 – A recent study has revealed the link between cannabinoids and its effect on chronic back pain and other related ailments. The Institute of Medicine of The National Academies reported that 100 million Americans live with chronic pain, the vast majority being those living with specifically back pain. As budgetary costs in the…

  • A Medicinal Pot Patch For Pets Coming Soon

    A Medicinal Pot Patch For Pets Coming Soon

    August 25, 2011 – A Seattle company has developed a marijuana pain patch for use on dogs, cats and horses suffering from arthritis, cancer, and other chronic pain. The company, Medical Marijuana Delivery Systems (MMDS), acquired a patent for the patch which was developed in 2000 by Walter Cristobal of the Santa Ana Pueblo Tribe…

  • North Carolina War Hero’s Battle: Legalizing Medical Use of Marijuana

    North Carolina War Hero’s Battle: Legalizing Medical Use of Marijuana

    RALEIGH Perry Parks, a 68-year-old former Vietnam helicopter pilot, is relentless in his campaign to convince the N.C. legislature to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. He doesn’t just walk the halls of the legislature, often attired in his old National Guard uniform. To publicize his cause, he agreed to be photographed smoking…

  • State and Federal Marijuana Laws Collide

    November 9, 2010 – People who use marijuana for medicinal purposes in states where it is legal are being penalized by the federal government because pot is still illegal under U.S. law. At Denver unemployment offices, medical users fired for failing a drug test are denied unemployment benefits, says lawyer Kimberlie Ryan, who represents some…

  • Conflicting Laws Trap Patients on Medical Marijuana

    November 9, 2010 – Marijuana helps Robert Jones deal with nausea and anxiety that come with chemotherapy. He has been dealing with a lot of stress ever since he was told that his rent subsidy would end because marijuana is illegal under federal law. The drug, which was recommended by his doctor, is legal in…

  • The Faces Of Medical Marijuana

    The Faces Of Medical Marijuana

    Apr 10, 2010 – An Interview With Sarah Lovering Despite having a secure job as a consultant at Ernst & Young, Sarah felt a calling to get involved in the marijuana law reform movement. In spite of a significant pay cut, she took a job at the Marijuana Policy Project, and hasn’t looked back since.…

  • THE CASE FOR LEGALIZING POT & WHY IT MAKES SENSE TO DO IT NOW

    March 8, 2010 -I’ve never been a big fan of illegal drugs, let me say that up front right now. I hate to even take aspirin for a headache. However, after some careful reading on the subject, aided and abetted by some of my older pot-head friends, I am changing my mind about just why…

  • UC Studies Find Promise in Medical Marijuana

    As an $8.7-million state research effort comes to an end, investigators report that cannabis can significantly relieve neuropathic pain and reduce muscle spasms in MS patients. More research is urged. February 18, 2010 – With an innovative but little-known state program to study medical marijuana about to run out of money, researchers and political supporters…

  • The Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Chronic Pain Sufferers

    December 5, 2009 – Cannabis, otherwise known as marijuana (or marihuana), has been a topic of debate for many years, not only in Canada, but also in several other countries including the U.S. and the U.K. However, while marijuana for recreational use has not been legalized in Canada, medical marijuana use can be granted for…