Tag: Multiple Sclerosis

  • Another Victim of the War on Drugs: N.J. Man with Multiple Sclerosis gets Prison for Growing Marijuana

    March 20, 2010 –  John Ray Wilson, a multiple sclerosis patient, is lead out of Superior Court in Somerville after being sentenced to five years in state prison for manufacturing and drug possession. A jury convicted him for growing 17 marijuana plants behind the house he rented in 2008. His case drew national attention amid…

  • Florida MS Patient Seeks Medical Marijuana Ruling After Drug Charge

    FT. PIERCE, FL. — 32 year old Angel Luis Hernandez is asking a Nineteenth Judicial Circuit Court Judge to allow him to use marijuana for treatment of his multiple sclerosis. Hernandez, of West Palm Beach, was stopped last year on the Florida Turnpike with 6 grams of marijuana in his possession. He was given a…

  • New Jersey: Stunning Reversal at Medical Marijuana Trial

    New Jersey: Stunning Reversal at Medical Marijuana Trial

    December 17, 2009 – A judge reversed course today, allowing a man on trial for possession of 17 marijuana plants that he was growing during the summer of 2008 to testify about his medical condition. Judge Robert Reed had earlier ruled that defendant John Ray Wilson could not present a defense based on this medical…

  • Pot Shows Promise for Reducing Multiple Sclerosis Patients’ Symptoms

    Pot Shows Promise for Reducing Multiple Sclerosis Patients’ Symptoms

    Doses of cannabis might help multiple sclerosis (MS) patients subdue their body spasms and move about more easily, according to a new review of recent studies. However, the authors of the paper note, the patients’ apparent relief could also be a matter of perception. After reviewing six trials that tested the effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)…

  • 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…

  • Multiple Sclerosis Community Debates Benefit of Medical Marijuana-You be the Judge-Video

    December 4, 2009 – Cancer patients, glaucoma patients and others can benefit from medical marijuana, and now a new analysis shows that it can help multiple sclerosis (MS) patients find relief from the muscle spasms that are the hallmark of the debilitating autoimmune disease. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEOoa6Q4Bds] “The therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in MS appears to be…

  • New Jersey Likely Next to Legalize Medical Marijuana

    December 2, 2009 – New Jersey is poised to become the next state to allow residents to use marijuana, when recommended by a doctor, for relief from serious diseases and medical conditions. The state Senate has approved the bill and the state Assembly is expected to follow. The legislation would then head to the governor’s…

  • Published Studies Conclude Medical Marijuana Helps with MS

    December 1, 2009 – People with multiple sclerosis suffer muscle spasms, pain and tremor. Studies find that medical marijuana may be helpful, but controlled studies are few. An recent meeting, had fifty one people who suffer from multiple sclerosis and had them smoke 0% or 4% THC medical marijuana cigarettes daily for three days. Participants…

  • Another Thing Europe Doesn't Agree On-Medical Marijuana

    November 27, 2009 – Europe has yet to come up with a unified approach to medical marijuana. The Dutch will tell you it is legal to use the drug to treat certain illnesses; while the Swedish don’t recognize any medical use for cannabis at all. “European policy is not really changing at all and I…

  • Texas: Moving Towards Legalizing Marijuana?

    November 24, 2009 – Tim Timmons is not your average pot smoker. The former risk management consultant, college professor and stand-out athlete has never considered himself a hippy or a pothead. Even so, Timmons has been smoking marijuana nearly every day for the past six years. He doesn’t smoke to get high. According to him,…