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Medical Marijuana Treatments for Pain Relief


Arthritis Pain
Cancer and Chemotherapy
HIV and AIDS
Fibromyalgia
Multiple Sclerosis
Chronic Pain


Arthritis Pain

Recent research has shown that medical marijuana can be effective in the treatment of arthritis. Marijuana is a strong analgesic (pain-reliever) and, when used by itself or in conjunction with other pain-killers, has been found to effectively and safely relieve arthritis pain. Many patients who have incorporated medical marijuana into their pain regimen have been able to reduce or eliminate using more potentially harmful or addictive painkillers.

Along with pain relief, marijuana has also been shown to relieve swelling and inflammation (one of marijuana`s oldest recorded uses). Different cannabinoids that are found naturally in marijuana have different benefits for arthritis sufferers. Tetrahydroconnabinol (THC) is beneficial as a pain reliever. Cannabichromene (CBC) and cannabidiol (CBD) have been shown to have valuable anti-inflammatory properties.

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Cancer and Chemotherapy Pain

The Chemo Therapy associated with Cancer treatment is a pretty harsh treatment with some unwelcomed side effects including nausea, vomiting and aches & pains.  Medical marijuana has been proven to reduce chronic pain, nausea, and vomiting, induce hunger, soothe inflammation and relieve the stress that comes along with a the side effects of cancer treatment.

There are many people within the medical community who believe that patients are better off to use cannabis to control pain as opposed to opiates, because of the side effect, such as dependence, addiction, constipation and liver damage associated with opiates. You do not have anything like that with cannabis. Some people are in significant pain and have to take cannabis to deal with that pain. It brings a lot of relief for a lot of people living with the pain of cancer.
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HIV and AIDS Pain

For HIV and AIDS, Medical Marijuana can assist with loss of appetite and nausea. Medical Marijuana has also proven to be effective in helping to ease neuropathic pain associated with HIV and AIDS. Many people have found the effects of Medical Marijuana to be an effective and more natural solution to treating these symptoms then continually taking powerful pharmaceuticals. Medical Marijuana increases appetite, relieves nausea, and helps provide neuropathic pain relief.
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Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia, which is characterized by widespread muscle and joint pain and myriad other symptoms. The condition is far more prevalent in women and the incidence increases with age, reaching 7 percent among women 65 years and older. Fibromyalgia is notoriously difficult to treat and only 35 percent – 40 percent of people with the chronic pain condition get relief from the available medications. Marijuana has been shown to offer relief to patients from the pains associated with Fibromyalgia.
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Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis affects the ability of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord to communicate with each other. Nerve cells communicate by sending electrical signals called action potentials down long fibers called axons, which are wrapped in an insulating substance called myelin. In MS, the body’s own immune system attacks and damages the myelin. When myelin is lost, the axons can no longer effectively conduct signals. The name multiple sclerosis refers to scars (scleroses – better known as plaques or lesions) in the white matter of the brain and spinal cord, which is mainly composed of myelin.

Cannabis, or marijuana, is an effective drug that can help patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) to reduce debilitating pain and muscle spasms and is effective in reducing sleep disturbance in patients with multiple sclerosis related central neuropathic pain and is mostly well tolerated.

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Chronic Pain

Severe chronic pain is usually treated with opioid narcotics and various synthetic analgesics, but these drugs have many limitations. Opioids are addictive and tolerance develops. The most commonly used synthetic analgesics - aspirin, acetaminophen (Tylenol), and nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like ibuprofen -are not addictive but they are often insufficiently powerful. Furthermore they have serious toxic side effects including gastric bleeding or ulcer and in the long run a risk of liver or kidney disease. Acetaminophen is increasingly prescribed instead because it largely spares the digestive tract, but it can cause liver damage or kidney failure when used regularly for long periods.

Given the limitations of opioids and non-addictive synthetic analgesics, cannabis is especially useful for the kinds of chronic pain that people who survive catastrophic traumatic accidents have to live with the rest of their lives. Marijuana is a strong analgesic without the harsh side effects of opioids or other analgesics but can be used in conjunction with other medications to alleviate pain and minimize harmful side-effects.
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How We Can Help
What we do?

We offer patients a free service. Health Canada requires you to fill out several forms in your application process to obtain access to medical marijuana. Application forms can found here.

To find out how we can further help you obtain a Medical Marijuana license feel free to contact us.

Our services entail:

  • helping  with the appropriate forms
  • providing assistance in finding a grow location for the patient interested in growing his/her own supply
  • providing assistance in finding a licensed grower
  • finding a new grower if the patient is dissatisfied
  • assistance in getting medication to patient on time
  • advisement on inspection of medication to ensure quality control
  • finding a new grower if patient is dissatisfied
  • full confidentiality
 
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