Medical Marijuana Just Scored A Huge Victory At A San Francisco Hospital

San Francisco General Hospital is making strides in developing a marijuana-derived treatment for sickle-cell anemia.

CALIFORNIA:  San Francisco General Hospital is making strides in developing a marijuana-derived treatmentfor sickle-cell anemia, a blood disorder that affects over millions worldwide, including 10% of African Americans in the U.S. It causes severe pain throughout the body. The condition is currently treated using opiate painkillers, but researchers believe that CBD, one of the compounds in marijuana, could cure the disease without the dangerous addictive, often lethal qualities of pharmaceutical painkillers.

Rather than administering cannabis intravenously or through smoke, the study used vaporized cannabis extracts, specifically, oils that are high in CBD. After administering CBD to lab micewith sickle cell anemia, doctors discovered that the mice had far less pain and inflammation, reducing the need for high doses of opiates. That could mean that tens of thousands of human patients will be relieved from their ailments without having to turn to corrosive opiate drugs.

It’s making great headway now, but the study was delayed for over a year by the FDA because they wanted to ensure that CBD vapor wouldn’t be harmful to lab animals like mice and dogs. That seems rather ridiculous considering that the FDA has approved animal testing for countless chemical pharmaceuticals and held up a study because they were worried that a plant derivative would harm lab mice. Protecting lab animals is not part of their testing protocol.

 

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Comments

  1. says

    stupid, stupid people.!!! trying to say to make sure mice are ok since when ?? !!!! dea should go back to collage and get a real education and open up their brains if they have any witch I doubt .!!!! the nerve of this action for marijuana that takes the cake. !!!! there running scared as well they should be they got caught with their fingers in the cookie jar as we put it , and deserve what they get for all their lies and slander to the people who have been busted like myself they should be nailed to a cross or the yard arm and thrown over the side. the bad part is the sharks won’t eat them if they make them sick.!!!

  2. says

    another thing with the over the counter drugs.!!!!! what happened to the drugs that will kill you give you seizures and screw up your liver, kidneys , mental health , and all that,!! where are you dea in their pockets and check books?!!! oh and banks accounts as well ,!!!!. the time has come for the B.S. to clear the air.!!!!

  3. Richard says

    All who hold civil office should be subject to the
    “Usery Act”; an Act to make accountable all actions with prescribed penalties like omitting pensions and punishments for Treason etc…..civil-servants who screw us , well now ” We’ll Screw You!”
    You can share that idea Eh!

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