New Medical Marijuana Gives Patients Treatment Without The Side Effects

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Ganjarden

Nug of the Month: Aug 2008
There's no doubt that smoking marijuana leads to a high. Even people who smoke for medical reasons get a buzz. Now, there is an option for patients who need the prescription benefits, but don't want the side effects.

After surviving two car crashes, Rahsahn Smith lives in constant pain. His partner suffers from multiple sclerosis. They say their chiropractor and cannabis are the only things that help them cope.

"Cannabis, honestly, it relieves the pain. It does. It doesn't completely take it away, but it soothes it to the point I can have a sustained life," Rahsahn Smith said.

They say the high that comes with using medical marijuana makes it tough to function.

"There are times I have things to do. And I have to decide either to deal with the pain or risk being able to accomplish what I need to get done that day," Rahsahn said.

Now patients can say goodbye to the buzz, a newly identified strain of cannabis that experts say is high in the healing compounds called CBD, but contain low levels of euphoric producing THC.

"One of the great benefits of CBD rich medicine is that we're able to deliver the medical effects of cannabis to patients without the psychoactive affects, which many patients see as undesirable side effects," medical marijuana distributor Steve DeAngelo said.

Steve DeAngelo calls the discovery a major breakthrough.

"One of the demonstrated affects of CBD in laboratory animals is that it slows, stops, or in some cases reverses the growth of cancer tumors," Steve said.

"That's like Eureka," researcher David Lampach said.

David Lampach identified the strain. While research on CBD is still limited, he says it's like striking gold.

"We thought, 'Wow here's a whole new angle on cannabis we really never knew existed.' I think there's a lot of people who need cannabis for their medical conditions and don't want to get high. And for those people, CBD is a very good thing," David said.

Rahsahn and his partner are excited to try the new strain for themselves.

"I am pretty active. I do still drive and with cannabis I'm not able to do these things but with this new product I'd be able to," Rahsahn said

Fourteen states, including Michigan, have enacted laws that make medical marijuana legal


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Ganjarden

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I haven't heard about seeds being available so I hope they are passing clones around.
 

TorturedSoul

Member of the Month: May 2009, Oct 2010, Sept 2017
Seems pretty strange that crossing two heavy hitters will produce such a low amount of THC and high amount of CBD. I wonder if they're being completely honest with their statement of genetics. Might there be a significant amount of hemp in the line? Could be a little creative misleading to keep others from making the same kind of cross.

I'd like to bring up the point that while CBD does have important health benefits, so do many of the other 110 things that have been identified in the cannabis plant. And while a strain like the one talked about in the article would be of benefit to many (in fact, several people that I know personally would use it as part of their health plan), it is not a panacea for everyone. And therefore I hope I don't one day read that this strain has become legal and all the other types of strains have been classed separately (and extremely illegal).
 
Seems pretty strange that crossing two heavy hitters will produce such a low amount of THC and high amount of CBD. I wonder if they're being completely honest with their statement of genetics. Might there be a significant amount of hemp in the line? Could be a little creative misleading to keep others from making the same kind of cross.

I'd like to bring up the point that while CBD does have important health benefits, so do many of the other 110 things that have been identified in the cannabis plant. And while a strain like the one talked about in the article would be of benefit to many (in fact, several people that I know personally would use it as part of their health plan), it is not a panacea for everyone. And therefore I hope I don't one day read that this strain has become legal and all the other types of strains have been classed separately (and extremely illegal).
Also large quantities of cbd will give you headaches think of smoking to much schwag weed it is high in cbd and after awhile gives a major headache so this strain will be nothing more then a supplement strain as I personally belive high content of thc and cbd are both needed and they seem to cancel each other out as if though they are the natural antidote for each other.