Amotivational Syndrome – Achalasia – Acute Porphyria – Aggressive-Destructive Behavior – Agoraphobia – Aids -Alcoholism – Alzheimer’s Disease – Amputation – Anger – Angina – Ankylosing Spondylitis – Anxiety Attacks – Aseptic Necrosis – Asthma – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Back Pain – Bipolar Disorder – Borderline Personality Disorder – Post Brain Surgery – Burn Injury
Cancer – Cannabis Dependency (Joke) – Charcot Marie Toothe Disease – Colitis – Common Cold – Congestive Heart Failure – Constipation – Crohn’s Disease – Cystic Fibrosis
Degenerative Disc Disease – Depression – Diabetes -Diabetic Gastroparesis – Drug Addiction – Dysmenorrhea
Familial Spastic Paraplegia – Fear of Death – Fertility – Fibromyalgia – Frontal Lobe Epilepsy
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease – Glaucoma – Gout – Grand Mal Seizures – Grief – Gynecomastia
Hashimoto’s Encephalopathy – Hepatitis C – Herpes – High Blood Pressure – Horton’s Syndrome – Hyperemesis Gravidarum – Hypertension – Hypomania
Insomnia – Intractable Hiccoughs – Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Labor – Lewy Body Disease – Lyme Disease – Lung Cancer
Meniere’s syndrome – Meningitis – Menorrhagia – Migraine – Multiple Sclerosis – Muscle Spasm – Myasthenia Gravis – Myofascial Pain Syndrome
Narcolepsy – Nausea – (Erythema) Nodosum – Neurofibromatosis Nystagmus
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder – Optic Nerve Atrophy – Orthostatic Hypotension – Osteoarthritis
Paget’s Disease – Pain – Panic Disorder – Paraplegia – Peripheral Neuropathy – Phantom Pain – Polycystic Kidney Disease – Post-Polio Syndrome – Post-Traumatic Convulsive Disorder – Post-Traumatic Neuromuscular Symptoms – Post-Traumatic Spasms and Pain – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder – Pregnancy – Premenstrual Syndrome – Primary Sclerosing Cholangiitis – Psoriasis
Raynaud’s Phenomenon – Restless Leg Syndrome -Rheumatoid Arthritis – Ruptured Disc Pain
Schizophrenia – Sexual Disability – Sexual Stimulation – Spastic Paraplegia – Spasticity – Stomach Discomfort – Stuttering – Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Temporal Lobe Epilepsy – Esophageal Spasms – Testicular Cancer – Tinnitus – Tobacco Addiction – Tourettes’s Syndrome – Transverse Myelitis – Trigeminal Neuralgia
Violence – Von Hippel-Landau Syndrome
Weight Control – Wyburn-Mason Syndrome
Who approves of Medical Marijuana –
the prohibition of cannabis is absurd, the ban on the plant’s
non-psychoactive components is even more mind-boggling Ð particularly
when it’s apparent that these compounds possess amazing therapeutic
Case in point: cannabidiol (CBD)
A just published scientific review by Sao Paulo University (Brazil) researcher Antonio Zuardi reports that there’s been an “explosive increase” of interest in CBD over the past five years. It?s apparent why.
“Studies have suggested a wide range of possible therapeutic effects of cannabidiol on several conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral ischemia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory diseases, nausea and cancer,” Zuardi writes. Let’s look at a few of these in detail, shall we?
1. Antiepileptic action
In 1973, a Brazilian group reported that CBD was active in blocking convulsions produced in experimental animals.
2. Sedative action
In humans with insomnia, high doses of CBD increased sleep duration compared to placebo.
3. Anxiolytic action
CBD induce[s] a clear anxiolytic effect and a pattern of cerebral activity compatible with an anxiolytic activity.
4. Antipsychcotic action
Clinical studies suggest that CBD is an effective, safe andwell-tolerated alternative treatment for schizophrenic patients.
5. Antidystonic action
CBD had antidystonic effects in humans when administered along with standard medication to five patients with dystonia, in an open study.
6. Antioxidative action
[I]t was demonstrated that CBD can reduce hydroperoxide-induced oxidative damage as well as or better than other antioxidants. CBD was more protective against glutamate neurotoxicity than either ascorbate or a-tocopherol,indicating that this drug is a potent antioxidant.
7. Neuroprotective action
A marked reduction in the cell survival was observed following exposure of cultured rat pheochromocytoma PC12 cells to beta-A peptide. Treatment of the cells with CBD prior to beta-A exposure significantly elevated the cell survival.
8. Antiinflammatory action
CBD, administered i.p. or orally, has blocked the progression of,arthritis.
9. Cardioprotective action
CBD induces a substantial cardioprotective effect.
10. Action on diabetes
CBD treatment of NOD (non-obese diabetic) mice before the development of the disease reduced its incidence from 86% in the non-treated control mice to 30% in CBD-treated mice. It was also observed that administration of CBD to 11-14 week old female NOD mice, which were either in a latent diabetes stage or had initial symptoms of diabetes, ameliorated the manifestations of the disease.
11. Antiemetic action
The expression of this conditioned retching reaction was completely suppressed by CBD and delta9-THC, but not by ondansetron, [an] antagonist that interferes with acute vomiting.
12. Anticancer action
A study of the effect of different cannabinoids on eight tumor cell lines, in vitro, has clearly indicated that, of the five natural compounds tested, CBD was the most potent inhibitor of cancer cell growth.
In sum, the past 45 years of scientific study on CBD has revealed the compound to be non-toxic, mon-psychoactive, and to possess a multitude of therapeutic properties. Yet, to this day it remains illegal to possess or use (and nearly impossible to study in US clinical trials) simply because it is associated with marijuana.
What possible advancements in medical treatment may have been achieved over the past decades had US government officials chosen to advance Ð rather than inhibit Ð clinical research into CBD (which, under federal law, remains a
Schedule I drug defined as having “no currently accepted medical use”)? Perhaps it’s time someone asks John Walters or the DEA.