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    Medical weed can be good for the brain

    I'm sure all of you know that weed has been suggested for use as a medecine for Chronic pain sufferers that can't get releif from anything else (with out making them selves non functional like with morphine or something). But a study now shows that chronic pain can shrink parts of your brain and affect your ability to make good decisions. so for these people the only way to retain or restore natural functioning could be weed.
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    Here is a way to help the cause.......

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    Last September, a coalition of patients and drug policy organizations
    including NORML, Americans for Safe Access, Students for Sensible Drug
    Policy and the Drug Policy Alliance, converged in Washington, DC for two
    days of intense lobbying for medical marijuana.

    One of the key actions of this two day action - known as the Cheryl Miller
    Memorial Project (www.cheryldcmemorial.org) in remembrance of longtime
    multiple sclerosis patient and medical marijuana activists Cheryl Miller -
    was a visit to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, in which patients
    urged the organization to change their official position on medical
    marijuana. Despite endorsements of medical marijuana from the MS
    Societies in Canada and Great Britain, the U.S. National MS Society is
    playing politics with the lives of seriously ill patients, and refuses to
    acknowledge marijuana's therapeutic value in the treatment of MS.

    Therefore, the participants in the Cheryl Miller Memorial Project demanded
    three actions by the MS Society:

    A) Conduct a survey of its members to identify if they have ever used
    cannabis therapeutically.

    B) Actively lobby for and fund clinical trials in the United States on the
    efficacy of inhaled marijuana on MS-related symptoms.

    C) Post a pro/con debate on the National MS Society website regarding the
    therapeutic use of cannabis.

    So far, the MS Society has refused to take action on any of these demands.
    In fact, the only information posted on the MS Society website after
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    "It is the opinion of the National MS Society's Medical Advisory Board
    that there are insufficient data at this time to recommend cannabinoids in
    any form as a treatment for MS."

    In light of the MS Society's refusal to act on the medical marijuana
    issue, we are asking all medical marijuana supporters to write the
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    Re: Medical weed can be good for the brain

    cannabis culture did a great article with a pro wrestler, rob van dam. in the article there is refernce for the studies that prove thc activates dead or bruised brain tissue from concussions or other brain injuries. i forget the year and month, but thas what the net is for. i notice with my post concussion syndrome that the herb makes me "sharper" and more creative. i have double post concussion syndrome. from 2 seperate accidents. watch the "ricky simpson" video circulating in threads in this med thread.

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    Re: Medical weed can be good for the brain

    Quote Originally Posted by witchdoctor View Post
    cannabis culture did a great article with a pro wrestler, rob van dam. in the article there is refernce for the studies that prove thc activates dead or bruised brain tissue from concussions or other brain injuries. i forget the year and month, but thas what the net is for. i notice with my post concussion syndrome that the herb makes me "sharper" and more creative. i have double post concussion syndrome. from 2 seperate accidents. watch the "ricky simpson" video circulating in threads in this med thread.
    I believe this may be the same study that my neuro referenced. I have been diagnosed w/TBI & also have had brain surgery... he told me that pot has been shown to reactivate brain cells as well as regenerate new growth.
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