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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:00 PM

Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry

USA Today
November 3. 2012

Moshe Rute survived the Holocaust by hiding in a barn full of chickens. He nearly lost the use of his hands after a stroke two years ago. He became debilitated by recurring nightmares of his childhood following his wife's death last year.

"But after I found this, everything has been better," said the 80-year-old, as he gingerly packed a pipe with marijuana.

Rute, who lives at the Hadarim nursing home outside of Tel Aviv, is one of more than 10,000 patients who have official government permission to consume marijuana in Israel, a number that has swelled dramatically, up from serving just a few hundred patients in 2005.

The medical cannabis industry is expanding as well, fueled by Israel's strong research sector in medicine and technology - and notably, by government encouragement. Unlike in the United States and much of Europe, the issue inspires almost no controversy among the government and the country's leadership. Even influential senior rabbis do not voice any opposition to its spread, and secular Israelis have a liberal attitude on marijuana.


http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2012/11/03/israel-medical-marijuana-drugs/1678641/


Israel is doing wonderful things regarding medical marijuana. They have been developing all kinds of strains for many different kinds of sicknesses. And they have been giving their people access to this medicine for 10 years or more. In the US we are so far behind. This country is to invested in drug companies to be bothered with any R&D in this area.

I had a stroke and somewhere (that I can't find again) on the internet I read about a man that had a stroke. He is using one of Israel's strains that is helping him. They seem to think that strain helps because it helps get oxygen into the brain. I don't know but damn it I hope it's true.


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Reply Israel pushing ahead in medical marijuana industry (Original post)
Little Star Nov 2012 OP
Panasonic Nov 2012 #1
Little Star Nov 2012 #3
waddirum Nov 2012 #11
Little Star Nov 2012 #12
BOG PERSON Nov 2012 #2
WinkyDink Nov 2012 #20
Ruby the Liberal Nov 2012 #4
Betsy Ross Nov 2012 #5
Ruby the Liberal Nov 2012 #8
kooljerk666 Nov 2012 #6
Little Star Nov 2012 #7
Ruby the Liberal Nov 2012 #9
kooljerk666 Nov 2012 #15
kooljerk666 Nov 2012 #16
Comrade Grumpy Nov 2012 #10
green for victory Nov 2012 #13
Little Star Nov 2012 #14
kooljerk666 Nov 2012 #19
Fumesucker Nov 2012 #17
Little Star Nov 2012 #18

Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:03 PM

1. Then move to Colorado.

 

We're doing the same thing here...

Found several strains that has done wonders for my stenosis.

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Response to Panasonic (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:39 PM

3. I was thinking about this country as a whole when I posted the article. But..

I live in MA and we just approved medical marijuana here. I'm going to have to talk to my doctor and see if there is any strain available that might help me. I'm glad this country is moving forward and hope that it moves fast for people who can benefit.

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Response to Little Star (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:46 PM

11. I doubt your physician would know one strain from another

You are probably going to have to do the research (and taste testing) yourself.

It is likely that your physician might also refrain from giving you a MMJ recommendation, because of licensing threats and other social stigma. Most of the MMJ-legal states have specific doctors who specialize in issuing MMJ recommendations. Just bring your medical records from your regular physician to the "pot doc".

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Response to waddirum (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:01 PM

12. Thanks for the heads up. I've got some research to do finding a pot doctor.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:17 PM

2. wow israel is so progressive

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Response to BOG PERSON (Reply #2)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:11 AM

20. Frankly, it is.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 05:44 PM

4. I saw the other day that they had developed a strain

that doesn't get people high, but still has properties that helps with things like eye pressure (glaucoma) and pain. No idea if it also helps with appetite (chemo and HIV patients) or MS nerve related issues like regular MJ does.

The good news on that is that MJ only helps glaucoma patients for the first few hours after smoking it. This new strain would allow people to partake throughout the day for relief. Some amazing implications with this.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #4)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:08 PM

5. These are strains high in CBD and low in THC.

Legalizing MM has brought so many new strains into being. There really are choices for different conditions.

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Response to Betsy Ross (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:48 PM

8. I love this.

Plants > chemicals

May the research continue.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 06:43 PM

6. The Medical Effects Of Marijuana On the Brain.....................

 

The article is about stroke & TBI & weed..... I had a hematoma last year & 20% chance of living. Brain dead for 36 hours, I woke up & could speak & was walking 18 hours after that. No one can figure out what went right for me & they were completely amazed after every CAT scan.

Approximately twelve years prior to the publication of The New Prescription, the author, Martin Martinez, was riding a motorcycle that was struck head-on by an automobile. With a combined speed on impact of 60 miles per hour, the unhelmeted motorcyclist suffered massive skull fractures with resultant cranial swelling and irreparable cranial nerve damage. However, to the amazement of the medical staff and other observers, he did not suffer the cerebral damage typical of such horrendous head trauma. While conducting research on this book, the author eventually concluded that he was spared cognitive damage in this motorcycle crash by a long history of chronic marijuana use. From this anecdotal report, in light of the recent findings by Mechoulum and others, it appears that cannabis may indeed provide an “invisible helmet” of cerebral protection in cases of severe head trauma.


http://www.cannabismd.net/stroke-and-head-trauma/










Cannabinoid Offers Cardioprotection, Study Says...........
http://www.medicalmarijuanaoforangecounty.com/CMS/news_items/cardioprotcann.html

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Response to kooljerk666 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:23 PM

7. Thanks so much for the links.

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Response to kooljerk666 (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 07:51 PM

9. Wow - thanks for the links.

Was that you in the accident?

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:15 AM

15. being drunk................

 

Despite almost a dozen m/c accidents all of which were pretty bad, I just fell down drunk & banged my head in a parking lot after a concert at a bar.

I finally quit drinking.

The funny thing is I turned down $100,000 TBI program cause I would not quit weed. The admissions officer just said "Take more Morphine & Ativan, you will be fine." As an alcoholic and lover of quualudes, tuinial seconal & the like I do my best to avoid benzos & have not seen any good downs or hypnotics for like 30 years.

It is also funny a medical TBI pro (or money grubbing admissions officer) would say get off the stuff that saved your mind & take more of the kind of stuff that may unleash your addiction again. It makes no sense & kind of makes me pissed.

I did lose 35 lbs of beer gut fat w/o working out & arthritus & sore joints in hips, feet & knees are much less painful do to hauling less weight up stairs & hills & such.

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Response to Ruby the Liberal (Reply #9)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:18 AM

16. Not that one.................

 

I always wear a helmet & yell at anyone who does not.

I get the finger all the time.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 08:37 PM

10. Somebody please immediately give some to Netanyahu.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 09:58 PM

13. The US Fed Patent on Cannabinoid use confirms

 

I had a stroke and somewhere (that I can't find again) on the internet I read about a man that had a stroke. He is using one of Israel's strains that is helping him. They seem to think that strain helps because it helps get oxygen into the brain. I don't know but damn it I hope it's true.


Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants
United States Patent 6,630,507

Cannabinoids have been found to have antioxidant properties, unrelated to NMDA receptor antagonism. This new found property makes cannabinoids useful in the treatment and prophylaxis of wide variety of oxidation associated diseases, such as ischemic, age-related, inflammatory and autoimmune diseases. The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. Nonpsychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidoil, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention...
(more)...
Extensive footnotes in patent:

http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=6630507.PN.&OS=PN/6630507&RS=PN/6630507

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The Feds have known this for years, and they have a *patent* on this use.

It would be great if some "reporter" somewhere could ask Herr Holder about this next time Holder repeats the lie about "no medical use" for the plant.


Meanwhile, the Goon squads have more doors to kick in, and property to confiscate.

I've seen this patent posted before and it goes ignored. Most people do not begin to understand the significance of it.

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Response to green for victory (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:34 PM

14. Wow. Thanks for this information. Have to admit it pisses me off...

when people could possibly be helped and our govt is on the wrong side of this issue.

When I was much younger I tried pot twice and never again because I didn't like how it made me feel. But I've always thought the war on drugs was a bunch of shit. I have known many people who used pot, never hurt anyone that I personally know.

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Response to green for victory (Reply #13)

Sat Nov 24, 2012, 07:07 AM

19. New article with relevent info...................

 

http://www.alternet.org/drugs/healing-power-marijuana-has-barely-been-tapped

Helpful with Alzheimers was really good to hear.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 05:39 AM

17. Kosher pot is good for you?

Hoocoodanode?



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Response to Fumesucker (Reply #17)

Fri Nov 23, 2012, 08:42 AM

18. lol

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