This condition is an inherited genetic disorder that is caused when two particular genes fail to function correctly.
Cannabis fights Cystic Fibrosis
Marijuana (Cannabis) and Cystic Fibrosis; A Case Study
Cannabinoids and Cystic Fibrosis: PDF file
Cannabis sativa varieties used in moderation have been shown to help combat clinical depression by increasing the production of serotonin.
Can cannabis treat depression?
Smoking cannabis ‘alleviates pain and depression’
Cannabis: Potent anti-depressant in low doses, worsens depression at high doses
Diabetes refers to a group of metabolic diseases in which a person suffers from high blood sugar, either because the body does not produce enough insulin, or because cells do not respond to the insulin that is produced. Dystonia This is a severely painful neurological disorder causing involuntary muscle spasms and twisting of the limbs.
Cannabis and diabetes
The role of cannabis in diabetes
Marijuana aids in expansion of the bronchi and bronchioles allowing higher oxygenation in patients, this is not a cure but provides tremendous relief for patients (See Asthma).
Medical Marijuana and COPD
Emphysema causes the small airways in the lungs to collapse during exhalation.
As a result, airflow is impeded and becomes trapped, as in other obstructive lung diseases.
Symptoms include shortness of breath and an expanded chest. Vey Linville discusses using marijuana to treat his severe emphysema.
This is a medical disorder involving episodes of irregular electrical discharge within the brain. It is characterized by the periodic sudden loss or impairment of consciousness, often accompanied by convulsions.
In around one third of cases, the available treatments do not work and cause serious side-effects. Oral drops of a cannabis tincture greatly help control the symptoms.
Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS)
This medical disorder is characterized by chronic widespread pain and allodynia, which is a heightened and painful response to skin contact or touch, even light pressure is agonizing for many sufferers.
What the experts have to say about the use of marijuana for treating fibromyalgia
One in eight with fibromyalgia uses cannabis as medicine
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about two percent of adults have fibromyalgia, which remains a mystery to scientists.
The condition can be treated with physical therapy, antidepressants, pain medications and other approaches, although none of them is a cure.
This is caused by high pressure within the eyeball that damages the optic disk.
Typical treatments have serious side effects and little effect in end-stage glaucoma.
Cannabis lowers intraocular pressures dramatically with none of the side effects and is highly recommended as a treatment.
This is the term for a tumor in the brain or spine . Malignant Glioma is very difficult to treat and the average survival time from diagnosis is only 40 to 50 weeks. THC has been shown to kill the Glioma cancer cells and is an effective treatment; many patients owe their lives to medical marijuana.
Cannabinoids inhibit glioma cell invasion in brain cancer studies
The current treatment for Hepatitis C involves interferon medication. Its side effects can induce flu-like symptoms, fatigue, insomnia, loss of appetite, nausea, muscle or joint pain and depression. A Californian study has demonstrated that cannabis use can relieve all of these unwanted effects.
Medical marijuana and Hepatitis C
Use of cannabis during hepatitis C virus (HCV) treatment
Hepatitis C therapy enhanced by marijuana
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