Medical Marijuana Reverses Tobacco Caused Ischemia
I don’t think I am making a controversial statement here by saying that weed is probably safer than tobacco. Sure, we are still producing minor carcinogens when combusting cannabis—but without all of the gross additives in cigarettes.
Aside from the big one (cancer), smoking cigarettes can cause a whole plethora of other problems, one being Thromboangiitis obliterans (TO), a disease that displays itself as the clotting of capillary blood vessels in the arteries/veins of our digits (fingers and toes) from inflammation of surrounding tissue. A case study out of Israel found that extensive use of cannabis reversed the effects of TO.
Before we get into the nuts and bolts of how cannabis may be doing this, let’s quickly go over some of the medical terms we will be seeing. Though the patient exhibited signs of Buerger disease (another name for TO), it was found because of what is called ischemia.
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California prepares for sale of recreational marijuana
On January 1st it will be legal to buy marijuana products in cities and counties that have agreed to allow it.
It's been a year since voters approved legalizing pot and three main state agencies have been created to license and regulate it. At the top of the list is the Bureau of Cannabis Control, Lori Ajax is its chief. She and her staff are jamming to get sales going January first.
"We think we are going to have a lot of interest we think we are going to have a lot of people applying for licenses we'll know more next month and so we are expecting a lot of people," Ajax said.
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