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Why the NFL is slowly embracing medical marijuana

In Feature Stories, Research Topics by Kay Mathews

NFL players want medical marijuana, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said he’ll consider medical experts’ advice on the issue, and now Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll told reporters he supports athletes using medical marijuana. Will we soon see the NFL exempting medical marijuana from its drug ban policy? The buzz began when Howard Bryant, senior writer for ESPN.com and ESPN The …

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Why MS patient Marcel Gignac needs 30 grams of medical marijuana every day

In Feature Stories, Multiple Sclerosis, Regulatory by Chris Riddell

In our ongoing series of patient stories, The Medical Marijuana Review interviews Nova Scotia resident Marcel Gignac about his painful condition and what brought him to value the medical efficacy of marijuana. Learn why the 51-year-old needs his 30 grams of medical marijuana every day in order to maintain a balanced quality of life. The way Marcel Gignac came to …

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How medical marijuana helps this diabetes sufferer

In Feature Stories by MichaelS

Tracy Curley is a Toronto-based medical marijuana patients advocate and has suffered from type 1 diabetic since the age of six. Tracy is legally authorized to consume cannabis to stimulate her appetite, regulate her blood sugars, and treat the pain associated with diabetes related neuropathy. She currently gets her medical marijuana from a designated grower who will no longer be able to supply …

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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 …