Cannabis for ALS #icebucketchallenge

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Information Cannabis and ALS.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Cannabis:

Cannabis Relieves Symptoms Of Lou Gehrig’s Disease, Study Says:

Medical Cannabis Helps ALS Patient Outlive her Own Doctors:

Cannabis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: hypothetical and practical applications, and a call for clinical trials:

For more about Cathy Jordan: Marijuana in the management of ALS

Mike Brown Autopsy Results: Marijuana Found In Ferguson Teen’s Body; Does Pot Increase Violent Behavior? (via IBT)

From International Business Times

The St. Louis County medical examiner’s autopsy of the 18-year-old killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri, found marijuana in his system. With the events leading up to the shooting of Michael Brown still unclear (and with websites like the Drudge Report highlighting the marijuana detail), reports about the autopsy results beg the question of whether marijuana use triggers the kind of violent or belligerent behavior that might lead to a confrontation with police.

The short answer is no.

– A January study of aggressive behavior published by University of Tennessee and Florida State University researchers concluded marijuana use “did not increase the odds of any type of aggression.” Continue reading

NYT: Medical Marijuana Research Hits Wall of U.S. Law

Wow – mainstream press is finally reporting on this. Big step.

Source: New York Times
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Nearly four years ago, Dr. Sue Sisley, a psychiatrist at the University of Arizona, sought federal approval to study marijuana’s effectiveness in treating military veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder. She had no idea how difficult it would be.

The proposal, which has the support of veterans groups, was hung up at several regulatory stages, requiring the research’s private sponsor to resubmit multiple times. After the proposed study received final approval in March from federal health officials, the lone federal supplier of research marijuana said it did not have the strains the study needed and would have to grow more — potentially delaying the project until at least early next year. Continue reading