Medical Cannabis: Miracle Marijuana

Since marijuana has been legalized in Colorado and Washington, an increasing number of doctors and patients are paying more and more attention to the stories of medical marijuana being used to help in the treatment of everything and anything, from tumors to seizures. Although, there is no conclusive research, these examples still open up a large number of possibilities that can and should be explored as the negative stigma surrounding marijuana continues to fade. Here are four of the most recent and inspirational stories of  “marijuana miracles.”

Seizures

For six year old Jayden David, life was not what it should be. The young boy was stuck taking 22 pills daily, that still could not improve his quality of life enough to allow him to eat solid food or even walk around. David, a California boy, has a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet’s syndrome that plagued him with daily seizures and required him to be hospitalized more than 40 times in his short life.

This debilitating condition changed, however, over one year ago when his parents began to treat their son with a liquid form of medical marijuana, which so dramatically reduced the seizures that it actually allowed David to be able to run and swim.

“Instead of medical marijuana, this is miracle marijuana,” said Jason David, Jayden’s dad.

Tumors

Just a few years ago, California-based Dr. William Courtney didn’t believe in medical marijuana as a cure. But after witnessing its effects time after time, he simply changed his mind.

Most recently, he has been treating an 8-month-old baby with a brain tumor. The position of the tumor made it impossible to operate on, so the parents had two choices: harmful chemotherapy and/or radiation treatment, or an alternative course. The parents opted to try medical marijuana before subjecting the child to radiation, administering the cannabinoid oil by rubbing it onto the baby’s pacifier. After just two months, Dr. William Courtney said that the reduction in tumor size was so substantial that the parents and pediatric oncologist decided to carry on with the marijuana-based treatment.

The child’s being called a miracle baby,” Dr. William Courtney said, “I would have to agree that this is the perfect response that we should be insisting is front line therapy for all children before they launch off on all medications that have horrific long term side effects.”

This eight-month-old isn’t the only tumor patient who has allegedly recovered after taking medical marijuana. In Montana, the father of a two-year-old son who was undergoing painful chemotherapy for his brain tumor gave his son some marijuana oil through the boy’s feeding tube. The chemotherapy had made the boy temporarily blind and too sick to eat, yet after two weeks with the oil the boy was able to eat again.

HIV

According to a study at the Department of Infectious Diseases at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, cannabinoid drugs–compounds that are similar to marijuana–may actually help stop or reduce the spreading of HIV throughout the body. Medical marijuana has long been used as a treatment for people suffering from the weight loss, nausea and pain associated with AIDs, yet this study also suggests that medical marijuana can help deter the HIV virus from turning into AIDs to begin with.

And  lastly…we’re not sure if this one counts but we’re going to write it down anyways…

Hate

American twins Lamb and Lynx Gaede grew up being spoon-fed their mother’s Neo-Nazi ideology. As young teenagers, their mother encouraged them to form a pop band called Prussian Blue, and the two took the Nazi ideology on the road, performing for other young racists and Nazis all over the world.

All that changed, however, when the two girls were each diagnosed with illnesses: Lynx with cancer and Lamb with scoliosis. The cocktail of medicines they were prescribed included medical marijuana, which–the girls say–gave them an entirely new life outlook. Rather than continuing the crusade for white power, the girls have quit the band. They say they now want to work to help legalize marijuana.

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