Blog posts tagged "medical cannabis"


Dennis Peron: The Father of Medical Cannabis

In the 1980s, the AIDS crisis would cause Dennis Peron to evolve his cannabis activism and fight for safe access to medical cannabis for AIDS patients who desperately needed relief​...Dennis knew that there needed to be a change, that legitimately sick patients deserved legal access to cannabis—so together with other local leaders like Mary Jane Rathburn (“Brownie Mary”) and Dr. Donald Abrams...

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Cannabis Therapy for HIV/AIDS

Historically, HIV/AIDS has been treated with a mixture of medications called high active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) which are designed to slow the progression of the disease. he downside of this drug therapy is that many individuals end up needing to be prescribed additional pharmaceuticals to address the negative side effects of the medication they were originally prescribed. As a result, many patients have turned to medical cannabis to alleviate their symptoms and live with HIV/AIDS.

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Will Move for Medical Cannabis: The Struggle of Cannabis Refugees

As of 2018, cannabis is medically legal in 29 U.S. states and D.C.—but what if you’re a patient who could benefit from medical cannabis living in a state where it isn’t legal yet? For many the answer is to either purchase cannabis illegally or move to a place where it is legal. These individuals who choose to move are known as medical cannabis refugees. The Lyles family of Ohio is one of these families—they moved with their youngest daughter Jordan to Colorado to treat her Dravet Syndrome...

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9 Benefits of Cannabis You Might Not Know

The health benefits of cannabis come from chemical compounds found in the plant known as cannabinoids. These cannabinoids have shown to be powerfully effective on symptoms of chronic conditions and serious illnesses. They bind like a puzzle piece with our bodies own endocannabinoid system. Here are nine benefits of cannabis you might not know...

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Guest Post: Anarchy, Angels and The Almighty Weed

Award-winning author Deb Snyder, PhD, talks about her journey of intuitive parenting and how it led her and her husband to give their seizure-afflicted daughter cannabis oil. (Spoiler Alert: the amazing results converted Dr. Snyder from a cannabis skeptic to a champion of this alternative therapy.)

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