MDherb board member Dr. Uma Featured in Boston Herald

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MDherb Board Member Dr. Uma Featured in The Boston Herald By: Chris Villani Published : Sunday, October 4, 2015 via Boston Herald Boston sportscasting icon Bob Lobel is one of the hundreds of patients in Massachusetts who say they have found an effective substitute for opioids by using medicinal marijuana. The 71-year-old longtime television reporter and anchor has dealt with chronic pain for years, the result of numerous surgeries: He’s had two…

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10 Diseases Where Medical Marijuana Could Have Impact

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(CNN) Dr. Sue Sisley noticed an unexpected trend among her patients. The psychiatrist works with veterans who struggle with post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. Many don’t like how they feel on all the meds they take to manage their anxiety, sleeplessness, depression and the flashbacks. “There’s just a few medications on the market that work, and even these can be inadequate,” Sisley said. “They end up getting stuck…

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The Use of Medical Marijuana For The Treatment of Epilepsy

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In countries where medical use of marijuana is legal, a number of people with epilepsy report beneficial effects from using marijuana, including a decrease in seizure activity. Those who promote the medical use of marijuana often include treatment of epilepsy in the long list of disorders for which marijuana is supposed to be helpful. In fact, multiple states now have laws allowing the prescription of marijuana for the treatment of…

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THE TRUTH ABOUT MEDICAL MARIJUANA

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THE POT DOCTOR HAS A BACKACHE. As Mahmoud ElSohly, Ph.D. shakes my hand, he’s wincing. Two days ago, ElSohly—the director of the University of Mississippi’s Marijuana Project—bent down the wrong way and threw out his back. And unfortunately, this morning’s visit to his chiropractor didn’t help him much. Ironically, just outside ElSohly’s office in the Waller Complex—behind bolted doors, coded chambers, and security cameras—lies a government-guarded farm where acres of…

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Family waits and waits for medical marijuana

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The question hovers over Kelli Hopkins every day. Should she stay and hope that Georgia legalizes the cannabis-based oil that could possibly help her children, even though political bickering doomed similarly aimed legislation in the spring? Should she go to Colorado, where the medical marijuana drug is available, though she and her children would have to move 1,400 miles away from her still-working husband?

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Cannabinoid receptor 2: Potential role in immunomodulation and neuroinflammation Review

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An accumulating body of evidence suggests that endocannabinoids and cannabinoid receptors type 1 and 2 (CB(1), CB(2)) play a significant role in physiologic and pathologic processes, including cognitive and immune functions. While the addictive properties of marijuana, an extract from the Cannabis plant, are well recognized, there is growing appreciation of the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids in multiple pathologic conditions involving chronic inflammation (inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, autoimmune disorders, multiple…

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Marijuana stops child's severe seizures

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Is marijuana bad, or could it be good for some? CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta spent a year traveling around the world to shed light on the debate. Catch his groundbreaking documentary “WEED” at 8 p.m. ET August 11 on CNN. (CNN) — By most standards Matt and Paige Figi were living the American dream. They met at Colorado State University, where they shared a love of the outdoors.…

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