Tuesday, February 13, 2007

herbal relief

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I hope to see more of this kind of unbiased look at the use of marijuana in treating pain. The federal government's stance in opposing all medical marijuana is bullying and factually unsound. It will take time to show this, but I believe the effort is worthwhile.

Medical pot cuts pain, study finds
First rigorous research looked at HIV patients

The study found that most volunteers who were given three marijuana cigarettes a day experienced a significant drop in the searing pain of peripheral neuropathy, which patients liken to a stabbing or burning sensation, usually on the bottoms of their feet. HIV patients are not the only group to experience peripheral neuropathy -- many types of the condition have been identified, and it can also afflict diabetics, cancer patients and people with injuries or infections that affect nerve tissue.

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