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Medical marijuana ‘gives me full relief…it’s the only thing that does the job’

In Feature Stories by Chris Riddell

Many people turn to medical marijuana after finding little help from pharmaceuticals. One such patient is Sandra Knoll, a 59-year-old medical marijuana user from Manitoulin Island, Ontario who explained why marijuana is the only medicine that can provide relief from anxiety and pain.   Explain which medical conditions you have? I’ve got a few going. I’ve had fibromyalgia for, oh, …

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Why I use medical marijuana: An insider’s view on pain management using cannabis

In Chronic Pain, Feature Stories by Matt Mernaugh

The pain is never gone. Pain has been my constant companion for more than half my life, but I’ve discovered something that makes the pain tolerable, allows me to write, and most importantly love my life. Unfortunately the herb providing me pain relief is illegal. Choosing cannabis to manage a brain tumor, fibromyalgia and scoliosis has resulted in a loss …

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Emerging Clinical Applications For Cannabis & Cannabinoids

In Feature Stories, Research Updates and News by Chris Hogg

A Review of the Recent Scientific Literature, 2000 — 2012 (This report appears on the NORML site – the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws – all content is presented here with permission of the NORML Foundation.) Humans have cultivated and consumed the flowering tops of the female cannabis plant, colloquially known as marijuana, since virtually the beginning of recorded history. …