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Mom's cousin has fibromyalgia and uses medical marijuana to ease the pain. Can she bring this on the plane? too much pain to go wthout and hates pills

Mom's cousin has fibromyalgia and uses medical marijuana to ease the pain. Can she bring this on the plane? too much pain to go wthout and hates pills

TSA and marijuana: Depends on how it is screened by TSA. Definitely would not be allowed to smoke on the plane. Please see the following link from the TSA: http://apps.tsa.dhs.gov/mytsa/cib_results.aspx?search=marijuana ...Read more

Medical Marijuana (Definition)

It is the parts of the herb cannabis used as a physician-recommended form of medicine or herbal therapy or as synthetic forms such as thc. Some uses are; to ameliorate nausea/vomiting, to stimulate hunger in aids or chemotherapy patients, to treat glaucoma, neurogenic ...Read more


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How 2 get Medical marijuana for fibromyalgia in Canada Toronto, ON., how to do it? Please help my pain is unbelievable. Nerve blocks aren't enough.

How 2 get Medical marijuana for fibromyalgia in Canada Toronto, ON., how to do it? Please help my pain is unbelievable. Nerve blocks aren't enough.

Congratulations: You are fortunate to live in a place that does offer this beneficial substance. There are various info websites, but here's one: http://ontariomedicalmarijuana.ca/index.html I hope it helps you! ...Read more

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Is medical marijuana ever prescribed to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia? Scared to ask my doc about this as other treatments don't help. Weed does.

Is medical marijuana ever prescribed to treat symptoms of fibromyalgia? Scared to ask my doc about this as other treatments don't help. Weed does.

Yes: Our bodies naturally make pain relievers called endorphins, but they also make other substances that can trigger pain relief in the so-called endocannabinoid system. This system seems to play a key role in many processes in the body, including modulating how we feel pain. Marijuana contains cannabinoids very similar to those that occur in the body naturally. ...Read more

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What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

What qualifies people for medical marijuana?

Different by State: Each state that has med marijuana laws has different conditions for which weed can be prescribed. Interestingly, Colorado, which has both recreational AND med marijuana laws, recently voted AGAINST medical marijuana for PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder). Here is a list you may find useful: http://www.unitedpatientsgroup.com/resources/illnesses-treatable ...Read more

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What conditions do you feel medical marijuana should be an option for?

Not fully clear, but: Information of interest follows: 1. European study of multiple sclerosis pts with spasticity, found some relief from smoking mj 2. Recent study seemed to show improved tremor in some parkinson's pts. 3. Some folks are convinced that their migraine events can be quelled by using marijuana regularly. But, realize, consistent scientific research studies are not completed yet. (?Placebo effect?). ...Read more

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Can you get medical marijuana for TMJ?

Can you get medical marijuana for TMJ?

TMJ: If you have TMJ dysfunction and pain, see a dentist to have it diagnosed and treated. If left untreated over time, it will get worse. Drugs will not help. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana help with anxiety?

Not the answer: Research is lacking, but though marijuana can ameliorate anxiety, it cannot do so in a way that renders patients functional. The goal of treatment of anxiety (or any psych disorder) is to alleviate distress of the symptom(s) and restore the patient to previous level of functioning. Marijuana is too impairing to functioning to be a viable treatment option. ...Read more

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Can medical marijuana benefit spasticity?

No: There is no current evidence to support the use of cannabis as an antispasmodic. However, there is very little research to support it's use for any conditions except to increase appetite and glaucoma. It me be helpful for other conditions, but hasn't been proven yet. Mild evidence for chronic pain. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Fibromyalgia (Definition)

Widespread pain and tenderness on palpation of specific muscle points, associated with variety of other symptoms that include fatigue, sleep disturbances, depression, anxiety, ...Read more


Marijuana (Definition)

Marijuana refers to the various preparations of the Cannabis plant into the psychoactive drug for recreational use ...Read more