marijuana girlWe read some terrific articles about the benefits of medical marijuana . I like to share the best of them with our visitors, so we can get feedback from our community.

Today is one of the days where I am happy to share a fascinating article prepared by “Granny Storm Crow”, which provides an extensive reference list of how medical marijuana can be used to treat various medical conditions.

Your probably now asking yourself who is Granny Storm Crow and what makes her an authority on medical marijuana?

Please read the following article and share your thoughts on the legendary Granny Storm Crow:

Granny Storm Crow’s MMJ Reference List- 2009

How this list came about-

“If the truth won’t do, then something is wrong!”

Those were the furious words of my grandfather to my Mother. I had walked in from joyfully stuffing my face with red raspberries in the garden, straight into “war zone”! My gentle grandfather in a fury, his hand raised! Mom was just beginning to shrink back away from him. They saw me and quickly sent me away. But it was too late, the scene and the words were seared into my 5-year-old brain. That was over 55 years ago, but I still remember it clearly. My grandfather was a minister, one very short step away from God in my young mind. It was one of those life changing moments. It is still rare for me to tell a lie. I never found out what my Mother’s lie was.

As I child, I suffered a traumatic head injury. Another child tried to murder me with a hammer. I was left with frequent migraines. At 19, like many rebellious teens, I tried cannabis. It took about a year for me to make the connection between using cannabis and the absence of my normally frequent migraines. I have used cannabis ever since.

I am an avid reader. While perusing an old book on herbal medicine, I read how the little old ladies of Mexico made and used a cannabis/tequila rub on their arthritic hands. Then I met Joey, an epileptic musician. He told me another interesting fact- when he had pot he could cut his medication in half! On a camping trip years later, I smelled an unmistakable odor. Following my nose, I was totally shocked to find a grandmotherly lady in her 70s puffing away on a delicate oriental pipe. “Parkinson’s. And the pot’s way cheaper than the pills!” Her nephew kept her well supplied, she said. We had a nice chat about various medical uses of cannabis.

Epilepsy, Parkinson’s, arthritis, and my migraines! What else was it good for? Yet every news article on cannabis that I saw, claimed one new horror after another. Men grew breasts and were impotent. Women became sterile, or miscarried. It made you crazy and murderous. Made you lazy and do nothing. It caused cancer and heart attacks…What I had learned on my own and from others and what I was being told in the press were so different!

What was the truth? I began researching. I printed the first studies up and kept them in a notebook, just as a personal reference. The notebook quickly filled. I started a Word file of the URLs and on July 30 2007, I posted it. It continues to grow.

Here’s some of what I have found. All I’ve done is copy the URLs, then put them all in some semblance order for everyone to use as a reference. Please feel free to share this list with anyone who could benefit from it.

“If the truth won’t do, then something is wrong!”
Granny’s Grandpa- Rev. J. C. Schwabenland

Here is a link to: Granny Storm Crow’s 2009 medical marijuana reference list

Granny Storm Crow’s MMJ Reference List-  January 2011

This is my third year of sharing “Granny’s list” with all of you. In 2009 I told you “How this list came about.” This year, it’s “Why you should be sharing my list!”

From 60 pages, a symbolic celebration of my then 60 years on Earth, my list has grown to an equally symbolic 420 pages of links, in hopeful anticipation of the dawning of medical freedom in other states.

My “Granny’s list” contains 100s of studies about cannabis and how can heal- all done in an environment of “strong discouragement” on the part of the US government. How large my collection would be if research into this healing herb had been unrestricted?

What would we know if we could have researched during those 70- odd years of prohibition?

As a medicine, cannabis is potentially invaluable- this collection is ample proof of that! From stopping hiccups, to halting breast cancer’s terrible spread, cannabis works! But there are still too many “may”s and “might”s when it comes to cannabis.  We need more research, which will not, and cannot, happen until cannabis is legalized and rescheduled.

When I began using cannabis medically over 40 years ago, there was no such thing as “medical use”- not even the concept existed!  Education has made the difference.

Somewhere along the line, every one of the people who have voted to legalize medical use in their state, learned that cannabis was an effective medicine, perhaps from a relative’s use, or from a program they saw, or a study they read. They learned the truth.

In a Canadian survey of doctors, a majority admitted that most of what they knew about cannabis came from their patients! They had learned only the “government line” in medical school. That was in Canada, where medical use is federally legal! So how much does your doctor really know about cannabis? My list gives you a way to educate him.

And you shouldn’t stop with your doctor. Local city councilmen and commissioners have the power to ban dispensaries through local ordinances. It is easier to educate them before it’s an issue. They need the medical facts about cannabis to make logical decisions!

We all know someone who has diabetes, fibro, cancer or MS. They shouldn’t have to suffer, physically, financially, or legally, for using a safer-than-aspirin herbal medicine.

One they could easily grow if sane cannabis laws were in place. Home-grown cannabis is cheaper and works faster than any pill and the side effects are far more pleasant.

Cannabis, with its remarkable safety record, should be the first medicine tried, not be the medicine of last resort! It is only by educating others, that we can bring cannabis back into mainstream medicine where it belongs. Please share the facts about cannabis with those around you, and back them up with medical studies from my list.

The simple truth is “Cannabis heals”. And as my wise old grandfather once said, “If the truth won’t do, then something is wrong!

It Is Time for Marijuana to Be Reclassified as Something Other Than a Schedule I Drug!

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Here is a link to Granny Storm Crow’s 2011 medical marijuana reference list.


Author Mark Levins

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  • It is a shame that government bureaucracy and Big Pharma is actually hindering the release of this medical drug because it’s weed you can’t make money off of something so easy to grow. We all know that marijuana is non-toxic, non-addicting, and cures more aliments then any other. Marijuana seeds should be freely distrubited not handed off in back doors.

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  • Cannabidiol (CBD) is the second most commonly occurring compound in the cannabinoid family (the group of medicinal compounds in the cannabis plant). Cannabidiol has many proven medical benefits, including anti-inflammatory, anti-anxiety, anti-convulsant, and anti-psychotic properties. It also has been shown to reduce muscle spasms, promotes sleep and helps to relieve pain. It is non-psychoactive, that is, it does not contribute to the “high” that one experiences with the use of cannabis that is due to the compound THC.

    In a recent study published in the July issue of the journal Anesthesia and Analgesia, investigators studied the effect that CBD had on a particularly difficult side effect of the chemotherapeutic agent paclitaxel (brand name Taxol or Abraxane). Paclitaxel is used to treat patients with lung cancer, ovarian cancer, breast cancer, head and neck cancer and advanced forms of Kaposi’s sarcoma. A common side effect of paclitaxel (in up to two-thirds of patients receiving it) is peripheral neuropathy, damage to the nerves in the body that causes pain, numbness, tingling, sensitivity to touch and/or muscle weakness. Often when this side effect occurs, paclitaxel doses must be lowered or it must be stopped altogether, interfering with the cancer treatment.

    In this study, it was shown that female mice (who appeared to be more sensitive to this side effect than male mice) who received treatment with cannabidiol did not develop paclitaxel-induced nerve pain. Let’s hope that this research continues and that CBD can be tested in humans. It is amazing that a well-known side effect can be PREVENTED (not just treated after it happens!) with a natural medicine in marijuana. All of those opposed to marijuana and marijuana research need to open their eyes to the SCIENCE of cannabis!

    CBD is currently studied in labs all over the world, as it is recognized as a medicinal compound with tremendous potential. Unfortunately, much of the cannabis that is available for medical marijuana patients in legal states is low in its content of CBD. As more people become aware of the medicinal properties of CBD, plants with higher CBD content will hopefully be more available.

    Study citation: Ward SJ, Ramirez MD, Neelakantan H, et al. Cannabidiol Prevents the Development of Cold and Mechanical Allodynia in Paclitaxel-Treated Female C57Bl6 Mice. Anesth Analg 2011 Jul 7.

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