Medical Marijuana – Cannabis for Pain


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These references include links to peer reviewed journal articles on cannabinoids. They are taken from the Reference Library of the outstanding RSD Association in Connecticut, whose mission is to help relieve pain. They have grouped the articles in helpful folders by subject, and this is one of many folders on the immense subject of pain. Please donate to them as their research helps everyone with pain, not just nerve pain or CRPS. May the references help enrich your lives and help support congress and regulators in legalizing cannabis across the country — the attorney general just now voted in by congress opposes medical marijuana.

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Be aware that states should monitor the plant for bacteria, fungus, pesticides, and heavy metals as discussed in this Smithsonian article:

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“Washington, the second state to legalize recreational marijuana, does require such testing for microbial agents like E. coli, salmonella and yeast mold, and officials there rejected about 13 percent of the marijuana products offered for sale in 2014.”

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Concentrates may be made with toxic butane or heptane. If you have cancer or are immunosuppressed – cancer and autoimmune diseases fall into that category – it is safer not to inhale. Cannabis can be used on the skin or swallowed but be aware when swallowed, it takes 60 to 90 minutes before you feel the effect. It is easy to overdose when swallowed. Check your blood pressure and pulse before use and again while you feel its effect.

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The article also points out that on testing, many of the plants have high THC but no longer have CBD, one of the 86 known cannabinoids, the one that blocks the psychoactive side effects of THC. On its own, CBD has many medical benefits.

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For those who have allodynia, the most intense form of nerve pain, pain that is triggered by a light touch or breath of air:

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Keep in mind that chronic pain is much harder to treat than cancer pain and acute pain. Chronic nerve pain is the hardest of all to treat. We need to be able to prescribe anything that helps. Pain can lead to suicide in these extreme pain conditions.

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Watch out for the munchies – do not get fat.

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O’Shaunessy’s today published articles that may be useful for your Senators, healthcare insurers and states:

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“some additional articles published by cannabis clinicians in O’Shaughnessy’s showing the strength of aggregated case reports. We hope the MBC Marijuana Task Force will give them serious consideration.”

 

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