"If someone has a migraine, it's not too risky to take a puff and see if it goes away before you try a heavy duty pharmaceutical." ~Dr. Peter Grinspoon, son of famous cannabis advocate, Dr. Lester Grinspoon.
Patients who suffer from chronic pain caused by diabetes, cancer, MS, HIV, and other diseases have been turning to medical marijuana as a way to treat their pain without the use of addictive pharmaceutical medications.
The active components of the marijuana plant, its cannabinoids, have shown to inhibit tumor growth and kill cancer cells in lab tests. We work with a number of patients who use cannabis to treat their cancer and suppress it's side effects, giving them a better quality of life.
There is a study to support the use of cannabis to treat PTSD among returning US soldiers. The study is being led by Dr. Sue Sisley. It is part of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. The organization, called MAPS for short, is a research institute focused on exploring medicinal uses of cannabis and psychedelics. Sisley’s project is focused specifically on learning how cannabis affects military veterans suffering from PTSD. The project first received approval from the U.S. Public Health Service in 2014. Later that year, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment awarded a $2 million grant to complete the research.
Finally, in January 2017, research began at the Scottsdale Research Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
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