Cannabis as medicine

Marijuana is one of the most therapeutically active substances known to humankind and has been used safely for over 5000 years. This information has only been "rediscovered" after almost a century of hysteria, propaganda and prohibition.

Members of our center use cannabis to relieve a variety of symptoms, including debilitating nausea, lack of appetite, wasting, pain, muscle spasms and tension that limit mobility, and to improve their overall sense of well-being.

Symptoms and conditions**

AIDS/HIV : Improves appetite and relieves nausea.

ADHD : Calms and encourages focus.

Arthritis : Used as an anti-inflammatory and to help reduce pain.

Brain/Head Injury : Relief from chronic pain and headaches. Increases focus, concentration, and mobility. Decreases neuralgia.

Cancer : Pain relief, increased appetite, decreased nausea, sleep aid.

Colitis : Alleviates pain, spasms and diarrhea.

Chemotherapy : Helps to reduce or relieve nausea and vomiting.

Crohn's Disease : Alleviates pain, spasm and diarrhea.

Epilepsy : Reduces seizure frequency.

Fibromyalgia : Pain relief.

Glaucoma : Reduces intra-ocular pressure.

Hepatitis C : Decreases fatigue, nausea, and chronic pain in muscles and joints. Increases appetite.

Irritable Bowel Syndrome : Increases appetite, aids in digestion, relieves diarrhea, and decreases bowel spasms.

Migraines : Relieves migraines.

Multiple Sclerosis : Reduces spasticity, pain, fatigue, bladder problems and depression.

Muscular Dystrophy : Relieves muscle spasms and pain. Improves mobility and appetite. Aids in sleep.

Nausea : Highly effective in relieving nausea.

Chronic Pain : Reduces pain.

Paraplegia/Quadriplegia : Relieves muscle spasms and neuralgia.

Parkinson's Disease : Reduces tremors, spasms, and pain. Increases mobility and appetite.

Radiation Therapy : Relieves nausea and vomiting. Increases appetite and energizes.

Seizure Disorders : Reduces seizure frequency.

Sleep Disorders : Sleep aid.

Addiction/Withdrawal : Decreases cravings, reduces withdrawal symptoms and relapse potential.

** This is a list of some conditions and the associated symptoms for which there exists research and anecdotal evidence of cannabis being used successfully. Please note that this list is not exhaustive.

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