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Opening of Imedikate marks sixth medical-marijuana dispensary in Vancouver
For the past month, a small, nondescript storefront in south Vancouver has been quietly dispensing medical marijuana to those who need it.
Sat, 08 Jan 2011 18:56:11 -0800

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Medical Marijuana.

Many potentially beneficial effects have been reported by Medical Marijuana Users who suffer from ailments such as AIDS, Cancer, and Glaucoma. Obviously smoking Marijuana does not cure these illnesses, but it can help improve the sufferers quality of life. Marijuana use has the ability to increase a person's appetite and relieve nausea. Which in turn allows the patient to regain weight.

The Institute of Medicine's 1999 report on medical marijuana stated, "The accumulated data indicate a potential therapeutic value for cannabinoid drugs, particularly for symptoms such as pain relief, control of nausea and vomiting, and appetite stimulation."
Source: Janet E. Joy, Stanley J. Watson, Jr., and John A Benson, Jr., "Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base," Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, Institute of Medicine (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999).

We all know that Cannabis/Marijuana is kept illegal due to the lies spread by our Governments. A misinformed public is impressed easily by the so called 'War On Drugs'. But the reasons they give for keeping it illegal bare no relevence to a terminally ill person. Prehaps MJ does make you lazy, listen to reggae and make you eat too much fast food. But it can also alleviate pain and improve the last months of someones life. Anything that can improve someones quality of life should be researched further.

Legal Medical Marijuana use was very common in the USA for child birth, tooth ache and chronic pain up until 1942. Its use was essentially outlawed by ' The Marihuana Tax Act' of 1937, which made it illegal to prescribe Marijuana in the United States. Currently Marijuana is medically available in 12 US states to treat conditions/symptons it has indicated effectiveness with. The UK is even more backward on this issue. Maybe because people like Jack Straw, Tony Blair and Lord Irvine have to look tuff on drugs after their children have featured in the press for drug abuse/use/dealing and yobbish behaviour.

Medical Marijuana Links.

Americans for Medical Rights
Political opponents of allowing the use of marijuana as a medicine routinely say that there is no scientific basis for claims that the drug is useful. For instance, U.S. drug czar Barry McCaffrey has said, "There is not a shred of scientific evidence that smoked marijuana is useful or needed." This website's compilation of scientific research and informed commentary shows otherwise. And it is only a part of the scientific record. Nothing on this website is more than 20 years old, and much of it is far more recent. Were anyone to try to encapsulate the long history of marijuana's use as a therapeutic agent, both in the United States and worldwide, such a compilation would be many times larger. That history literally goes back thousands of years.

Medical Use of Marihuana
Health Canada grants access to marihuana for medical use to those who are suffering from grave and debilitating illnesses. It is important to note that the Marihuana Medical Access Regulations deal exclusively with the medical use of marihuana. They do not address the issue of legalizing marihuana for general consumption.

Patients Out of Time
Patients Out of Time is a patient advocacy organization; we therefore have a universal constituency. We support the rights of patients to have a legal and safe access to the therapeutic use of cannabis. The mission of our organization, a 501 (c) 3 non-profit, is the education of health care professionals and the public about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Our leadership is composed of medical and nursing professionals with expertise in the clinical applications of cannabis and five of the seven patients (two wish to remain anonymous) who receive their medical cannabis from the US government.

The Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana
The Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) is a collective of patients and caregivers, providing hope, building community, and offering medical marijuana at no cost to seriously ill patients with a doctor's recommendation. We provide safe access to a safe, organic supply of medical marijuana for the treatment of terminal and chronic illness, to relieve suffering.

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