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Women May Get To Treat Menstrual Pain With Cannabis In New York

Women May Get To Treat Menstrual Pain With Cannabis In New York

A New York state lawmaker is leading an initiative to let women treat their menstrual pain with cannabis.

The measure would classify menstrual pain as one of the several conditions that patients can treat with cannabis in New York state.

Democrat, New York State Assemblywoman, Linda Rosenthal, introduced the bill that passed in the New York Assembly’s Health Committee in a 21 to 2 vote.

“This is a woman’s health issue and for years women have suffered in silence. There’s Midol. You can take Advil, but really nothing more,” Assemblywoman Rosenthal, told Newsweek. “Men have really been [the ones] who’ve run state houses, governorships, presidencies, and some issues that are just about women have gotten shortchanged and that’s because it’s not in men’s everyday consciousness.”

Assembly Bill 582 will be put for vote on the Assembly floor. Upon passage by the senate, and New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, women will be issued a medical marijuana card they could use to treat dysmenorrhea (what is widely known as cramps and severe menstrual pain).

According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, some women are unable to get out of bed, performs their daily tasks, or lead a normal life when suffering from dysmenorrhea.

Only two Republican male Assembly members voted against the measure. Assemblywoman Rosenthal is convinced that her fellow Senate members will find that women can effectively manage their menstrual pain with cannabis, just like other pain sufferers have treated their ailments using pot.

Only patients suffering from the following conditions may take weed to treat themselves:

HIV infection or AIDS
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
Parkinson’s disease
Multiple sclerosis
Spinal cord injury with spasticity
Epilepsy
Inflammatory bowel disease
Neuropathy
Huntington’s disease
Chronic pain

Assemblywoman Rosenthal helped secure enough votes to pass a bill that removed sales tax from feminine hygiene products. She is currently spearheading another bill that will allow women in prisons, home shelters, and schools to receive feminine hygiene products for free.

Cannabis entrepreneur, Hollywood actress, and The View co-host, Whoopi Goldberg is supporting Assemblywoman Rosenthal’s campaign. In partnership with award-winning pot infuser, Maya Synergy, Ms. Goldberg sells her own brand of cannabis-based products that ease menstrual pain. The pair markets a line of cannabidiol infused bath soaks, raw chocolate, and body balms.

Online reviewers have stated that cannabis-infused tampons and lubricants alleviate menstrual cramp pain without leaving users “high.” Researchers have not put the products through clinical trials, and the FDA has not approved its use.

In February, Governor Cuomo told reporters that he was against legalizing recreational cannabis in New York State. Gov. Cuomo called cannabis a “gateway drug.”

Studies have found that marijuana use can make some people more susceptible to getting addicted to more dangerous drugs. However, other studies have concluded that cannabis use can keep people from using more dangerous drugs like opioids and heroin.

Gov. Cuomo also opposed medical marijuana. However, he signed the bill after making a deal that would allow him to end the bill under certain conditions. He also stated that he was open to allowing PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) to be included in the list of conditions that can be treated with cannabis use.

How Cannabis Is Being Used To Treat Drug Addiction

How Cannabis Is Being Used To Treat Drug Addiction

People in today’s world use cannabis for a variety of purposes. In fact, cannabis is full of medicinal properties. Cannabis is legal for medical purposes in 29 states, the territories of Guam, Puerto Rico, and the District of Columbia (Washington D.C.). A recreational cannabis shop in Washington recently reported that the federal government has referred to pot as medicine for the first time. Cannabis is proving to become a potential treatment for drug addiction.

Out of the strategies that are available for treating addictions, harm reduction has received much attention. The first step of harm reduction is acceptance. An addict takes a less-addictive substance. Many people who are unwilling to stop their addictive behaviors follow this method.

When you are giving cannabis to a person who is affected with a drug addition, you don’t need to follow a lethal dose in your mind. Most of the people believe that going to a rehab center is the best method available to treat drug addictions. However, cannabis is being used in most of the rehab facilities that you can find around the country to treat them. As a result, you don’t need to keep any doubts in your mind, when you are recommending cannabis to a person who is affected by a drug addiction.

It is important to have a basic understanding of how cannabis works when helping people who are dealing with some of the major types of drug addictions. Scientists are determining whether cannabis can reverse the damage inflicted by heroin. Cannabidiol, derived from cannabis, can stimulate the receptors of the human body, which can make a person feel high. As a result, it can replace heroin. The best thing about cannabis is that it does not deteriorate your body along with time. When the body is used to cannabis, it would be much easier to recover from the addiction, while leaving minimum impact on the body. In the meantime, cannabinol would do some changes in the human brain and provide an excellent assistance to a drug addict to overcome the negative consequences.

Cannabis can also be introduced to the crack users to assist them to overcome the addictions. A recent study found that cannabis is used to reduce consumption of crack cocaine in Canada. According to the studies, which involved prescribing cannabis to drug addicts who are using crack, it was identified that the urge to consume the drug could effectively be minimized. In other words, crack users will self-medicate with cannabis. This option can help crack addicts reduce the consumption of crack and eventually get rid of the addiction.

Practically every drug you could name has been responsible for countless deaths; even alcohol: the Center For Disease Control reports “88,000 deaths and 2.5 million years of potential life lost (YPLL) each year in the United States from 2006 – 2010” due to excessive alcohol use. Yet there are no reported deaths due to marijuana overdoses.

As you can see, cannabis can deliver amazing results to all people who are dealing with drug addictions. It can provide useful results within a relatively short time as well.

Cannabis found to effectively treat seizures

Cannabis found to effectively treat seizures

Scientists have been impressed with the amazing health benefits that cannabis offers. As a result, they are regularly performing research to figure out how cannabis can be used to treat frustrating health conditions that plague human beings. From one such analysis, it was identified that cannabis could be used to reduce the frequency of seizures. However, people who lived in ancient Persia and China knew that cannabis could be used to treat seizures. These facts can be seen from the medical texts that belong to Persian and Chinese eras.

In a recently concluded experiment, Cannabidiol, which is extracted from cannabis, was given to a group of 39 children. All these kids were suffering from a severe form of epilepsy. At the end of one month, results were observed, and it was identified that the health condition has improved. In other words, these kids could experience a 39% reduction of seizures per month after consuming Cannabinoid for six months. In fact, three children out of this group got the opportunity to eliminate seizures. The results of this study are published in the New England Journal of Medicine as well.

A person who is affected with severe forms of epilepsy will have to experience about 12 seizures per month. With the assistance of CBD, they will be able to cut down the number of seizures to 6 after a period of one month in average. CBD delivers interesting results to some individuals, and they will be able to get rid of this frustrating health condition. However, it is also important to keep in mind that people who take in CBD as a treatment for seizures will have to experience mild side effects as well. The chances of getting these side effects are high, especially if you are on anti-epileptic medication. Some of the most common side effects that are linked with CBD include diarrhea, vomiting, and gastrointestinal effects.

The following video shows an 11-year-old girl suffering from an epileptic seizure. According to the video’s description, once her mother gives her a dose of cannabis oil, the seizure stops.

 

 

Due to the effectiveness of cannabis for treating seizure, the Canadian Consortium has paid particular attention towards making a pharmaceutical grade product out of it. Plans are being carried out to make this product, and it would be available for the people soon. However, it is important to keep in mind that this would be a trial product and if it can deliver favorable results to most of the patients, it would be accepted widely as an effective treatment.

If a treatment option can be modeled based on cannabis for the people who are affected by seizures, a great relief would be provided to the parents, who have got children dealing with the frustrating effects of the health condition at home. However, they should be willing to accept the mild side effects that come along with CBD, before they give CBD to their little ones. Since the success rate associated with cannabis is high, it would become an attractive treatment option as well.

Pharmaceutical & Cancer Tech Organizations Study How Cannabis Can Cure Kids’ Cancer

Pharmaceutical & Cancer Tech Organizations Study How Cannabis Can Cure Kids’ Cancer

CURE Pharmaceutical is a firm that conducts extensive research on how cannabinoid can be used to treat people who are affected by various health conditions. According to their latest investigations, researchers identified that cannabinoid could treat cancer among kids in an efficient manner.

CURE Pharmaceuticals would not get the sole credit for this amazing discovery. That’s because the team got into a partnership with Technion Research and Development Foundation and CannaKids to move forward with the research. In this collaborative effort, many different compounds of cannabinoid were tested to figure out how it could treat kids who are affected by cancers. According to these experiments, people who are dealing with cancer were promised to find a perfect match of the cannabis strains, which can help them to minimize the symptoms associated with the health condition.

The CEO of CannaKids, Tracy Ryan is confident about the amazing health benefits that are offered by cannabis. As a result, he firmly believes that it can be used to come up with medicine, which can treat cancer cases among kids. Moreover, he is impressed with the opportunity that he has received to work hand in hand with few of the brilliant minds, with the objective of finding a cure for cancer among kids. However, the team is not just looking forward to finding a cancer cure for children. They have paid particular attention towards children because they believe that it would be an ideal milestone with which to start. Based on the results, the team would be focusing on developing a more advanced form of the treatment, which can benefit adults as well.

The Technion team is currently working hard on their experiments in Israel. Ryan got the opportunity to go all the way to Israel and to witness how researchers are conducting these tests. In fact, Ryan’s daughter is also affected with a rare brain tumor, and he is motivated to find a cure, which can work efficiently on all the little ones who are suffering from unbearable pain. Cannabis has been able to deliver promising results to him, and he actively thinks that he has reached one step closer to his end objective by making the decision to move forward with experiments using cannabis.

Rob Davidson, who is the CEO of CURE Pharmaceuticals, is also impressed with the way how researches are being carried out at the moment. He has officially announced that studying the antitumor effects that can be found in terpenes and phytocannabinoids of cannabis can enhance the options for drugs, which can be used as cancer treatments. Also, these options can deliver informed treatment options to the patients as well. We will be able to see the results of these collaborative efforts in the future. All we can do now is to keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best outcomes.