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Medical Marijuana

I noticed marijuana as a seizure treatment is being questioned/observed again and thought this link quoting pros and cons might help.

http://www.medicalmarijuanaprocon.org/

It covers different conditions as well as epilepsy/seizures which I felt would help considering epilepsy can include so many different conditions.

-Spiz 

 

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Re: Medical Marijuana

 Great information source Spiz.

 Would be benificial information for everyone wondering about the effects of marijuana and seizures.

 TY Colina 

Re: Medical Marijuana

I use MJ to control my sez after many pills and dosages. My quailty of life is much better now than before. I'll take weed over the seziures anyday.......yea yea yea

Now if we can just get medical MJ to pass this fall.....x

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   You mentioned that marijuana helps stop your seizures and about getting it to pass this fall for medicine for seizures, ... I'm not too familiar about this issue concerning seizures, could you explain more to me?

Re: Medical Marijuana

You can google marijuana and epilpesy for research. I use mj daily and have cut my sez activity down a lot. Depends what state you live in if it's legal or not. you can check out www.norml.com as well

 Not sure if it's the THC in cannabis of what chemical works but it has for sure improved my quality of life. Here in michigan we vote this fall for medical weed to be legal here.

This way I could grow my own and have a better supply than to buy the blackmarket stuff I have to use now. if you ever plan to use MJ be advise that some people can have sezuires due to marijuana so you do at your own risk but weed works well for me. Good luck.......x

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Marijuana and Its Receptor Protein in The Brain Can Control Epilepsy, VCU Study Finds

Ingredients in marijuana and the cannabinoid receptor protein, which is produced naturally in the body to regulate the central nervous system and other bodily functions, play a critical role in controlling spontaneous seizures in epilepsy, according to a new study by Virginia Commonwealth University researchers.

The study, the first to look at marijuana and the brain's cannabinoid system in live animals with spontaneous, recurrent seizures, suggests new avenues that researchers can explore in their search for more-effective drugs to treat epileptic patients who don't respond to today's anticonvulsant medications or surgery.

The results appear in the Oct. 1 issue of the Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics.

"Although marijuana is illegal in the United States, individuals both here and abroad report that marijuana has been therapeutic for them in the treatment of a variety of ailments, including epilepsy," Dr. Robert J. DeLorenzo, professor of neurology in the VCU School of Medicine, said in a statement.

"But the psychoactive side effects of marijuana make its use impractical in the treatment of epilepsy," said DeLorenzo, who was the lead author on the article. "If we can understand how marijuana works to end seizures, we may be able to develop novel drugs that might do a better job of treating epileptic seizures."

Epilepsy is one of the most common neurological conditions, characterized by spontaneously recurrent seizures. Approximately 1 percent of Americans have epilepsy, and 30 percent of those patients are resistant to conventional anticonvulsant drug treatments. Cannabinoids have been used as a natural remedy for seizures for thousands of years, and studies since at least 1974 have found that the primary psychoactive compound in marijuana displays anticonvulsant properties.

DeLorenzo and his colleagues in the VCU Department of Neurology and the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology have been studying the therapeutic effects of marijuana on epilepsy and other illnesses for more than a decade. They were the first to show that cannabinoids work at controlling seizures by activating a protein known as the CB1 receptor that is found in the memory-related area of the brain, the nervous system and other tissues and organs in the body. Research has shown that the CB1 receptor is responsible for the psychoactive effects of marijuana. It also is responsible for controlling excitability and regulating relaxation.

The current study was designed to evaluate the role of the CB1 receptor and function of the body’s cannabinoid system in regulating seizures.

DeLorenzo’s team is now assessing the dosage requirements and evaluating the long-term effects of using cannabinoids for epilepsy in animals.

 Some reading material for you rabcamah.....the doctor thinks it's impractical for the treament of epilepsy.  doctors aren't always right LOL......X

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Re: Medical Marijuana (cannabinoids)

My daughter has been having seizures for about 5 years  

She is 19

When she was 6 months she contracted meningitis which crippled a part of her brain

Her seizures started with drop attacks then staring seizures through the gamut to grandmas after about one year of the seizures started

She has several seizures per-day

I have been searching for something to help her

I discovered cannabinoids gust a little while ago

I spoke to her neurologist about cannabinoids and they refused to do any thing for any one regarding marijuana

Sativex is ok here in Canada so why not? go figure because I can’t

So any how doing some research and bumping into the right people I am now manufacturing cannabinoids for her

 

She took her first dose this morning and she toke a shower some thing she has never taken on her own it is 1:41 pm. And no seizures my fingers are crossed.

 

Marijuana Scientifically Proven To Reduce Stress?

When someone is all stressed out and you connect them to a waveform
or EEG machine the results show what is called beta waves and this is
experienced as worry or fear. When someone is in a state of well being,
the machine will show what is called alpha waves. When someone smokes
or ingests marijuana, the machine also responds with alpha waves.

Does this mean that marijuana actually puts you onto a good or
positive vibration? Some do report laughter as a side effect of
ingesting or inhaling marijuana

Now, with this information, should we all not take a little closer
look at marijuana and what it can actually do for stress? When someone
is stressed or fixated on a subject that they perceive as negative,
marijuana allows one to readjust their mindset. In a nutshell pulling
you from a bad vibe to a good vibe.

Now with these machines lowering in price as years go on, maybe we
will see more of these test popping up and leaving us with physical
proof and no doubt that marijuana actually does reduce stress.

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Re: Medical Marijuana

I believe that it is helpful for the needy. So, why to make a fuss about it.

 

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