Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Kyoto Hemp Forum - Medical

From Chris Conrad’s book HEMP: Lifeline To The Future

“Medical cannabis has been ubiquitous in human history, and its use was advised in virtually all ancient and medieval medicinal texts.” HLLTTF pg 10

Sir John Russell Reynolds, during his 30 years of experience as Queen Victoria's personal physician ... wrote in 1890 of marijuana, "When pure and administered carefully, it is one of the most valuable medicines we possess." page 14

"The complete protein in hempseed gives the body the combination of essential amino acids and essential fatty acids needed to maintain health.  It provides the components necessary to make human serum albumin and serum globulins, including the immune enhancing gamma globulin antibodies.  No epidemiological data indicate a rise in infections from smoking cannabis, as had once been claimed." page 145

"Cannabis smoke is an expectorant that cleans out air passages.  Heavy concentrations of smoke cause coughing that helps break up and expel phlegm.  The herb is an excellent dilator of the airways called the bronchi, opening them up to allow more oxygen into the blood, and of the bronchioles, small air tubes of the lungs.' page 150

In  Richard M. Davis’s book HEMP FOR VICTORY: THE WONDER HERB is an article written by the dynamic cannabis champion Dr. Lester Grinspoon.

“The study, from the University of California at San Francisco, found smoked marijuana to be effective at relieving the extreme pain of a debilitating condition known as peripheral neuropathy. It was a study of HIV patients, but a similar type of pain caused by damage to nerves afflicts people with many other illnesses including diabetes and multiple sclerosis.

Neuropathic pain is notoriously resistant to treatment with conventional pain drugs. Even powerful and addictive narcotics like morphine and OxyContin often provide little relief. This study leaves no doubt that marijuana can safely ease this type of pain.

As all marijuana research in the United States must be, the new study was conducted with government-supplied marijuana of notoriously poor quality. So it probably underestimated the potential benefit.
This is all good news, but it should not be news at all.

In the 40-odd years I have been studying the medicinal uses of marijuana, I have learned that the recorded history of this medicine goes back to ancient times and that in the 19th century it became a well established Western medicine whose versatility and safety were unquestioned.

From 1840 to 1900, American and European medical journals published over 100 papers on the therapeutic uses of marijuana, also known as cannabis.
Of course, our knowledge has advanced greatly over the years.

(Yes, this Dr. Lester Grinspoon with Cannabis Champion Ben Dronkers)
Scientists have identified over 60 unique constituents in marijuana, called cannabinoids, and we have learned much about how they work.

We have also learned that our own bodies produce similar chemicals, called endocannabinoids.

The mountain of accumulated anecdotal evidence that pointed the way to the present and other clinical studies also strongly suggests there are a number of other devastating disorders and symptoms for which marijuana has been used for centuries; they deserve the same kind of careful, methodologically sound research.

While few such studies have so far been completed, all have lent weight to what medicine already knew but had largely forgotten or ignored: Marijuana is effective at relieving nausea and vomiting, spasticity, appetite loss, certain types of pain, and other debilitating symptoms.

And it is extraordinarily safe -- safer than most medicines prescribed every day. If marijuana were a new discovery rather than a well-known substance carrying cultural and political baggage, it would be hailed as a wonder drug.”

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