AIDS / HIV - THE MANY BENEFITS OF CANNABIS BASED MEDICINES

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"These drugs made me sick; nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, vomiting, and loss of appetite became a way of life for me. After three years of these side effects ruling my life, Medical Marijuana kept me from slowly starving to death, as I had seen many of my friends do. It helped me rejoin the human race as a responsible, productive citizen."

 

There are at least 1.2 million people in America living with HIV/AIDS.  Fortunately, AIDS patients were among the pioneers and first beneficiaries of medical marijuana. However, many are not aware that new forms of cannabis based medicines might provide more profound results.  There are new strains high in CBD, otherstrains that are high in other medicinal cannabinoids and medicating terpenes.  In addition, the right form of medicine could be more effective when taken orally or transdermally (through the skin) rather than inhaled.

Cannabis Based Medicine 101 - What AIDS Healthcare Professionals and Patients need to Know

 

Medical Cannabis Strains for AIDS

 

The five types of cannabis used medicinally and otherwise.

 

High THC Weed - THC-d9 in high quantities (15-30%).  Strains are popular for both recreational and medical use.  

CBD Strains - These strains are specially bred to maximize the CBD content, are non-psychoactive.  In fact, CBD is classified in some circles as anti-psychoactive in action, as.   CBD appears to modulate aberrant behavior and feelings, including those brought about by THC consumption.  

Balanced Strains - Contain CBD, THC and other medicinal cannabinoids in similar quantity.  These strains appear to be the most medicinal while minimizing side effects like paranoia, found in some.  Balanced strains appear to treat a wider variety of symptoms and conditions than other types.

Hemp -  Used most commonly for Industrial Purposes - Contains little  d8 THC (non-psychoactive) and other non-psychoactive phytochemicals - has medicinal properties that are very underutilized and underrated.

Miscellaneous Exotic Strains - Contain large quantities of other cannabinoids such as CBC, CBC & terpenes in abundance.  These strains are attracting a great deal of interest by researchers.

 

THE MAJOR CANNABINOIDS

The Many Kinds of Medicinal Cannabinoids

• D9-THC (Delta-9 Tetrahydrocannabinol) - psychoactive
• D8-THC (Delta-8 Tetrahydrocannabinol)-  never psychoactive
• THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic – Acid) - native, heating activates it into psychoactive THC
• THCV (Tetrahydrocannabivarin) psychoactive, but effects are different / oppose THC-d9
• THCVA (Tetrahydrocannabivarin – Acid), thc metabolite
• CBD (Cannabidiol) - non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBDA (Cannabidiol - Acid)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBDV (Cannabidivarin)  - non-psychoactive medicinal

• CBDVA (Cannabidivarin - Acid)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBC (Cannabichromene)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBG (Cannabigerol)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBGA (Cannabigerol – Acid)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBGV (Cannabidivarin)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBN (Cannabinol)- non-psychoactive medicinal
• CBNV (Cannabidivarin)- non-psychoactive medicinal

 

COMMON BENEFITS OF CANNABIS BASED MEDICINES

  • Appetite stimulant

  • Anti-nausea

  • Mood improvement - antidepressant

  • Analgesic - pain killer

  • Reduces Peripheral Neuropathy

 

MEDICAL REPORTS AND CLINICAL TRIALS FIND THAT CANNABINOIDS:

  • Kill cancer cells
  • Promote nerve and bone tissue regeneration

  • Show antibacterial bacterial activity against antibiotic resistant MRSA strains

 

HIV Life Cycle

 
 

WHAT ILLNESSES QUALIFY UNDER CALIFORNIA's MEDICAL MARIJUANA LAW?

Medical doctors in California area allowed to recommend Cannabis Based Medicines to AIDS/HIV Patients California Law under Prop. 215.  Other conditions allowed include; cancer, anorexia, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief. Physicians also recommend marijuana for many other indications, including such common complaints as insomnia, PMS, post-traumatic stress, depression, and substance abuse.......AND...any other condition or symptom that a licensed physician believes that medical marijuana might be useful.  

 

USING MEDICAL MARIJUANA FOR THE FIRST TIME

You want to educate yourself reading articles written by true medical professionals that know something about medical marijuana.  Also, social media can provide a wealth of testimonial, anecdotal information.  There is a good chance you'll find your doppelganger online; a person with no axe to grind, of the same age, circumstance, experience and condition.   

 

WHAT DOES IT DO?

In the case of HIV/AIDS, medical marijuana is best known to promote a better mental outlook, mitigate insomnia, improve appetite and act as a tonic for digestive disorders.  People with advanced cases have been known to enjoy a large part of their final years before succumbing to the disease.  In comparison the non-cannabis patient commonly suffers a slow, painful death which benefits no one.

 

YOU DOCTOR AND CANNABIS BASED MEDICINE (CBM)

In California, there are plenty of doctors that think that medical marijuana might work for their patients, but don't want to become involved.  The main reason is they don't trust the Federal Government to put them on some kind of a list, and at any time they could be blackballed, and their practice, lives destroyed.  If your doctor is not comfortable recommending cannabis based medicines, you need to ditch your family physician.  Citizens of California can get a doctor's recommendation online.  

 

PATIENT TESTIMONIALS

Everyone can benefit by sharing their experience with others - the good, the bad and the bad and the ugly and how they got through the day.  In the case of severely challenging issues, it can be a godsend to have a pen-pal, facebook-group, to share information with.  Pertaining to the topic at hand, medical marijuana, you might share information about a strain of cannabis that was good for insomnia, while another might know about a recipe that calms the innards and the pain.

 

FACEBOOK - MEDICAL CANNABIS USER GROUPS

SPECIAL" SEARCH FACEBOOK AIDS/HIV

 

WHAT KIND OF CANNABIS MEDICINE WORKS BEST?

This both an easy and difficult question to answer.  Difficult because the exact dose and type of medication of any herb, drug or vitamin is very difficult to determine with any accuracy.  However, the great thing about marijuana is that there are no (we could not find any) cases of malpractice and deaths attributed to marijuana.  That said, the emergency wards have accepted plenty of people that freaked out on super high THC ladened pot.  

That said, medical cannabis is easy to titrate - or establish a dose.  If you experience an issue with paranoia, that means the cannabis probably has too much THC for you.  This individual can try strains where the THC comes with CBD (an anti-psychoactive) or a completely non-psychoactive strain of cannabis containing only CBD and "inert" medicinal compounds.

 

WHERE CAN I BUY MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

If you have a doctor's recommendation and / or Cannabis ID card, you can buy medical cannabis medicines at any licensed dispensary, cooperative, club or delivery service.  It is easy to research cannabis medicine online.  The leading sites are:

 

Medical Marijuana - States Price Comparision

 

Weedmaps #1 for medical marijuana in California and the World

Yelp recommended for a second opinion

Google search  good for promoted legal marijuana dispensaries

Marijuana in the top 100 cities in California - the only proper breakdown of services by city

 

WHAT ARE THE RISKS, THE POLICE, MY EMPLOYER?

If you have a valid recommendation for medical marijuana, the police are usually very happy say have a nice day.  Patients are protected under SB 420 and related amendments to possess, transport, use and purchase MMJ in California.

 

CAN I GET FIRED FOR USING MEDICAL MARIJUANA?

Yes. If you take medical marijuana with a certificate of analysis that say's it does not contain THC and only CBD you're OK.  Employers are not hell bent on busting employees for legitimate medical marijuana use, however, if you test positive, your boss might be hog-tied to follow the "system".  It's not the age of reason after all.  MMJ patients should find about their employer's policies for marijuana use.  Find out more, to learn more about passing - and failing a marijuana test click here.

420 EvaluationsOnline: AIDS / HIV patients and their caregivers can qualify to possess, purchase, administer and transport medical marijuana - if they have a physician's recommendation for MMJ.  420 EvaluationsOnline's Telehealth system complies with the Medical Board of California's guidelines.  Telemedicine is the most convenient and inexpensive form of medical care and your file is typically processed in minutes.  New patients can apply here.

 

THE RESEARCH ABOUT AIDS / HIV

AIDS & MEDICAL MARIJUANA

 

Medical Cannabis Treats AIDS

Studies on CBD and AIDS/HIV - Project CBD
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Could Cannabis Treat HIV? | HIVPlusMag.com
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Cannabis and HIV/AIDS | Leafly
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Top 5 benefits of cannabis for HIV/AIDS - Sensi Seeds
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Marijuana May Fight HIV, Study Finds - Leaf Science
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HIV Treatment + AIDs Treatment - Medical Cannabis
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HIV Researchers are looking into the use of THC ... any useful ingredients that may aid in the efforts to stop HIV infections all together. ... The CBD is usually administered in oil or pill form to children who suffer from seizures.
Can Medical Marijuana Help HIV patients ? - Royal Queen Seeds
CBD seeds ... In case you are still debating the positive effects that marijuana can have as a medical treatment, here ... Cannabis and Aids/HIV ...
Patterns of marijuana use among patients with HIV/AIDS followed in a public health care setting.

A clinical study.

Marijuana as therapy for people living with HIV/AIDS: social and health aspects.

A clinical study.

 
 

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