MCLR 2016 will Repair and Strengthen Existing Medical Marijuana Laws to insure that Medical Patients can have safe access to Medical Cannabis anywhere in the State of California.
Legalizing Marijuana in California will help promote further research into the many Medical benefits of Medical Marijuana (MMJ). And if it is done correctly by following the guidelines recently provided by the Department of Justice, it will stop the constant legal harassment of Medical Marijuana patients, their Collectives, Dispensaries, Growers, etc.
MMJ has been shown, in limited U.S. studies, to be beneficial for a variety of medical conditions. Humans actually have Cannabinoid receptors in the brain and other parts of the body, which react to Marijuana in various ways.
Although much more research is needed on all fronts, Medical Marijuana has been shown to improve the quality of life for people suffering with many different diseases and disorders. Some studies have been done on mice and other animals due to the difficulty getting funding and permission from the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) to conduct the studies.
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)
Some human patients find that Marijuana is moderately effective in reducing symptoms of ALS, which include depression, loss of appetite, pain, spasticity, drooling and weakness.
Marijuana has been shown to reduce the size of brain tumors without affecting healthy tissues of mice who had human brain tissue implanted for the study.
Marijuana has been shown to slow or stop the spread of Breast Cancer throughout the body (metastasis) without the toxicity of other treatment regimens.
Inflammatory Bowel Diseases such as Crohn’s have been shown to respond well to Marijuana, and in some cases have resulted in complete remission of symptoms.
There is evidence to show that Marijuana can improve depression and other mood disorders. In fact, there are statistics that show a decrease in suicides where Medical Marijuana has been legalized.
There is considerable promise that Marijuana can be used to treat Diabetes. Marijuana has been shown to reduce the metabolic disorder called Insulin Resistance. It has also been shown to lower fasting insulin levels.
Eating Disorders and Anorexia
Marijuana has been shown to improve appetite in patients with eating disorders. This is especially helpful in patients going through chemotherapy because it reduces nausea while improving their appetites.
Marijuana has been shown to decrease intra-ocular pressure in Glaucoma patients for up to three hours at a time.
Many patients benefit from the use of Marijuana for Insomnia. Patients find that using Marijuana, in lieu of sleeping pills or other prescription medications, reduces the grogginess they feel in the morning.
Marijuana has been shown to slow the growth of lung cancer tumors, while reducing the ability of the cancer to spread to the rest of the body (metastasis).
There is anecdotal evidence that Marijuana helps with the spasticity and pain associated with Multiple Sclerosis.
Marijuana has been shown to relieve Nerve Pain and other Chronic Pain disorders without the dangers associated with many prescription pain medications.
Marijuana has been shown to reduce tremors, pain, and improve sleep in Parkinson’s disease patients.
These are just a sampling of the benefits of Medical Marijuana. For a Schedule I substance, according to the Federal Government, Marijuana certainly has a lot of medical uses! Although Marijuana has been shown to be safe in most instances, one should always consult a Medical Doctor before treating any disease.