I recently posted some videos about marijuana as medicine. I got some criticism saying that the usefulness of marijuana for so many conditions was unbelievable. I will do some more posting including some articles that I haven't yet cross posted here. But I thought it might be worthwhile to do a links mostly post to familiarize people unaware of the vast literature currently available on the subject. First some educational links that explain why cannabis is useful in the treatment of so many conditions.
Cannabinoids "The current understanding recognizes the role that endocannabinoids play in almost every major life function in the human body."
There is enough material there to keep you busy for a few hours. Or a few years. Depending.
Cannabis, Diabetes, and Multiple Sclerosis
The War On Cancer Patients
Conditions treatable by cannabis with links to the medical literature.
Marijuana for Chronic Pain
DEA Judge Rules On Medical Marijuana. The Judge says, "Marijuana, in its natural form, is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man."
PTSD and the Endocannabinoid System
Marijuana Reduces Some Cancer Risks says the The National Institute of Health (NIH)
Marijuana may protect against lung cancer and cure brain tumors. "In 1976 Gerald Ford forbade the US Government's sponsorship of any public research on marijuana and its effect on cancer."
Marijuana Stops Lung Cancer
Marijuana and colon cancer
That ought to keep you busy for a few more hours.
Update: NIH - Cannabinoids and Cancer
NIH - Cannabinoids and Heart Disease
I particularly liked this one: CB(2) cannabinoid receptor activation is cardioprotective in a mouse model of ischemia/reperfusion. Translation: if you are predisposed to heart disease regular cannabis use may improve your odds of living.
Patients Out Of Time
Patients Out of Time is pleased to be a contributer to Len Richmond's important new film, "What if Cannabis Cured Cancer", which features video of Raphael Mechoulam, PhD and Robert Melamede, PhD from our 2004 National Clinical Conference on Cannabis Therapeutics. Patients Out Of Time - cancerNice video on the endocannabinoid system here FDA To Study Cannabis For PTSD. Here is the video:
Cross Posted at Classical Values