Mary had been battling horrible arthritis pain for years, which she was barely able to control. Enduring this mind-numbing pain was bad enough but what happened next was nothing short of a nightmare. Without warning... Mary suffered two major strokes in 67 days! Miraculously, Mary survived but her arthritis raged hopelessly out of control as a result of the strokes.
In the meantime, some physicians are forging ahead — and cashing in. Joe Cohen is a doctor at Holos Health, a medical marijuana clinic in Boulder. I asked him what CBD is good for, and he read me a long list of conditions: pain, inflammation, nausea, vomiting, intestinal cramping, anxiety, psychosis, muscle spasms, hyperactive immune systems, nervous system degeneration, elevated blood sugar and more. He also claimed that CBD has anti-cancer properties and can regenerate brain cells and reduce the brain’s levels of amyloid beta — a kind of protein that’s been linked to Alzheimer’s disease. I asked for references, noting that most of these weren’t listed in the Academies report or a similar review published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. “I think you just have to Google search it,” he said. It’s true that a preliminary study found hints that cannabinoids might reduce beta amyloid proteins in human brain cells, but the study was done in cells grown in a lab, not in people. As for cancer, the FDA sent warning letters last year to four companies that were selling products that claimed to “prevent, diagnose, treat or cure” cancer.
El consumo de Cannabis con propósitos medicinales se remonta por lo menos a 3000 años.[1-5] W.B. O’Shaughnessy, un cirujano que aprendió sobre sus propiedades medicinales mientras trabajaba en India para la British East India Company, la introdujo al entorno de la medicina occidental en 1839. Su consumo se promovió por la notificación de sus efectos analgésicos, sedantes, antiinflamatorios, antiespasmódicos y anticonvulsivos.