Medical Marijuana Mall USA will be updating this page with both written testimonial and video testimonials. This is a page that we hope people looking for the truth on why medical marijuana is a medicine you should consider for your condition.
We will also be adding testimonials from researchers, physicians, medical clinics, medical organizations and groups. Medical Marijuana is being accepted by all these groups and they are even recommending and referring it in some cases. Groups such as the the American Cancer Society and the American Medical Association support the use of Medical Marijuana. In fact, just recently, the President of the United States of American has asked Federal Government to leave states alone that have passed medical marijuana laws at the state level.
|Arthritis Patient||Cancer Patient||Chronic Pain Suffers||HIV/AIDS Patient|
|Gastrointestinal Patient||Multiple Sclerosis Patient|
From working with AIDS and cancer patients, I repeatedly saw how marijuana could ameliorate a patient's debilitating fatigue, restore appetite, diminish pain, remedy nausea, cure vomiting and curtail down-to-the-bone weight loss. The federal obsession with a political agenda that keeps marijuana out of the hands of sick and dying people is appalling and irrational.
Kate Scannell, M.D. is Co-Director, Kaiser-Permanente, Northern California Ethics Department. She is the author of Death of the Good Doctor: Lessons from the Heart of the AIDS Epidemic.
Patients with spinal cord injuries often self treat their muscle spasticity by smoking cannabis. cannabis seems to help relieve the involuntary muscle spasms that can be so painful and disabling in this condition. A muscle relaxant or antispastic action of THC was confirmed by an experiment in which p.o. doses of 5 or 10 mg of THC were compared with placebo in patients with multiple sclerosis. The 10 mg dose of THC reduced spasticity by clinical measurement. Such single small studies can only point to the need for more study of this potential use of THC or possibly some of its homologs. Diazepam, cyclobenzaprine, baclofen, and dantrolene, which are used as muscle relaxants, all have major limitations. A new skeletal muscle relaxant would be most welcome.
Leo E. Hollister, Veterans Administration Medical Center and Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California
For a small number of patients, even aggressive opiate therapies are not sufficient. Unless alternative pain treatments are found for such patients, they will continue to suffer. For those individuals, their daily lives are often tortuous. As a physician, I am acutely aware of the disturbing connection between intractable pain, overwhelming despair, and suicide.
I can state confidently, as a physician with an extensive practice and specialized expertise in pain management, that marijuana can prove (and has proven) medically useful to at least some chronic pain patients. Accordingly, I believe that physicians should be able to recommend and/or prescribe marijuana to patients for whom it is medically appropriate. Absent that authority, my ability to treat my patients and provide relief from horrific pain is undermined, as is the trust essential to therapeutic relationship.
Dr. Gracer is Director of Orthopedic Medicine for ChiroView. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians and a Diplomat of the American Academy of Pain Management.