Appetite stimulant & Nausea Relief
When a patient is undergoing Chemotherapy or Radiotherapy treatments, appetite for and intake of food is an ongoing worry. The toxic load of the therapy itself contributes to an overall decline in the want for food, presenting as poor appetite, a lack of appetite, smell and texture induced nausea and vomiting or early satiety. There is little a physician can do to combat this problem. Cannabis i a very well known appetite enhancer, and has proven to be a very effective anti-emetic.
“Opponents of medical marijuana often point to dronabinol, the synthetic version of one of marijuana’s active ingredients thatis available in pill form. The use of only one active ingredient makes dronabinol less effective than medical marijuana. Many ailments respond better to a combination of marijuana’s active ingredients rather than just one. In addition, because dronabinol is a pill, it is difficult for people with nausea and vomiting to swallow. Finally, like any medication that’s swallowed, dronabinol takes a long time to digest and have its effects. Inhaled or vaporized marijuana vapors can work markedly faster."
Mitch Earleywine, PhD
It is widely understood that Cannabis enhances ones mood when consumed in any form. There is no denying the unequivocal happiness as an integral part of any cannabis experience. When a patient is suffering a decline in the quality of life whether due to disease process or therapy regimen, happiness is a key part in healing. Struggling with a life-threatening illness or a debilitating condition can result in depression, no matter your age.
"Some patients have found the mood altering effects of marijuana to be helpful for treating mood disorders such as anxiety, depression and bipolar (manic-depressive) illness. Using marijuana to treat mood disorders was described in medical writings in the 19th and early 20th centuries...”
Bill Zimmerman,PhD, Author: Is Marijuana the Right Medicine For You?
Here are six reasons Medical Cannabis should be allowed for children.
We feel that any critically ill child deserves to have a quality of life equal to their peers or as close to it as possible. Children with Cancer, epilepsy, mitochondrial diseases; Autistic children and many other conditions deserve the chance to feel the whole body benefits of Cannabis. If someone can accept giving their child dangerous pharmaceutical medications every single day; medicine that has many unwanted side effects and addictive properties, then why is it not just as acceptable to start with Cannabis before progressing on to the harsher medicine? Why should this medicine not be available to a child? I have yet to hear a reasonable answer as to why it shouldn’t.
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