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Medical Cannabis in San Francisco
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Publish-date-icon April 26, 2012
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION

A pharmaceutical drug, also referred to as medicine, medication or medicament, can be loosely defined as any chemical substance intended for use in the medical diagnosis, cure, treatment, or prevention of disease.

A sampling of classes of medicine includes:

  •       Antipyretics: reducing fever (pyrexia/pyresis)
  •       Analgesics: reducing pain (painkillers)
  •       Antimalarial drugs: treating malaria
  •       Antibiotics: inhibiting germ growth
  •       Antiseptics: prevention of germ growth near burns, cuts and wounds

Medical cannabis

      Cannabis is a genus of flowering plants that includes three putative varieties, Cannabis sativa, Cannabis indica, and Cannabis ruderalis. These three taxa are indigenous to Central Asia, and South Asia.

      Medical Cannabis is gaining momentum worldwide as a natural medicine that provides safe alternatives to treatment by toxic chemicals.

      Contemporary uses of medical  marijuana are as a recreational drug, as religious or spiritual rites, or as medicine; the earliest recorded uses date from the 3rd millennium BC.

How to use

  •       Smoking Cannabis
  •       Ingesting Cannabis
  •       Cannabis Flour
  •       Cannabis Butter
  •       Eating Muffins
  •       Eating Cookies
  •       Ingesting Capsules
  •       Using Elixir
  •       Teas
  •       Tincture
  •       Using as a Compress
  •       Rub-A-Dub
  •       Salve

Uses of medical Marijuana

Therapeutic Effects:

  • Decreased Intraocular Pressure->Glaucoma
  • Decreased spasticity/Ataxia/Muscle Weakness->multiple sclerosis, celebral palsy, spinal cord injuries
  • Analgesia->cancer pain, post-operative pain, phantom limb pain
  • Appetite Stimulation->palliative care for anorexia caused by opioids, antiviral drugs, AIDS-related illnesses or terminal cancer
  • Antiemetic Effect->prevention of Nausea/vomiting caused by anticancer drugs
  • Bronchodilator-bronchial asthma

 Future of Cannabis

  •       Food and Nutrition
  •       Body Care
  •       Paper
  •       Fabric, Textiles, and Rope
  •       Fuel
  •       Building Materials

 


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