MPN Patients Report on Medical Marijuana
by David Wallace
There are nations across the world where the use of marijuana is legal, in Israel this is not the case. All forms of drug use are generally considered to be illegal, except the use of medical marijuana, which is permitted in certain cases. Israeli activists are pushing for this privilege to be expanded across the country into all medical facilities, allowing patients with various illnesses to reap the benefits of “Nature’s Drug.” (see bottom for MPN connection)
- The industry has grown 10 times over the last 4 to 5 years
- Pain management and Multiple Sclerosis were mentioned
- Marijuana for medical purposes may replace other medicines with terrible side effects
- Make organically grown medicine available to patients who need it
- It is believed that within 10 years, there will be roughly 40,000 users of Medical Cannabis in Israel, making them one of the countries with the largest users per capita
- The Israeli government is funding breakthrough research on the healing potential of the cannabis plant
MPN Patients Medical Marijuana Report:
Myeloproliferative Neoplasm patients in the United States who have “legal” medical marijuana cards in 20 states report symptomatic improvement for the following:
The first thought that comes to mind for many sceptics, is a vision of “long haired, tie dyed, hippie people smoking a joint“, as if we were back in the 70’s. Fast forward to 2013, take off your suit and loosen your tie, you will find Medical Marijuana ingestion in multiple forms. Other forms of ingestion include vaporizers, tinctures, tonics, oils, edibles, teas & sodas….and the list goes on.
Patients must have a recommendation letter or marijuana card from a qualified doctor.
While this subject matter is controversial, a “open mind” should see the possibilities that lie ahead for “Alternative Medicine” used to treat complex diseases. Check out the highly respected Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN Special “WEED.”
It would seem a logical conclusion that Myeloproliferative Neoplasm patients suffering from a multitude of symptoms might find relief by using Medical Cannabis. Of course, check with your physician first and check your state medical marijuana laws.