112015May

A “Face of DC”!

By Amel Guettatfi When Rabbi Kahn’s father-in-law was first hospitalized more than 50 years ago, Kahn says he experienced horrific pain. His father-in-law spent 5 decades with a progressive form of MS.  While there was very little to do to curb the disease itself, they pursued many ways to ease the pain. Kahn’s father-in-law tried…

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252015Apr

New Attorney General Will Let States Legalize Marijuana

BY TOM ANGELL ON APRIL 24, 2015 LAW & POLITICS Although she personally opposes legalizing marijuana, new U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch thinks her predecessor’s policy of allowing states to implement their own cannabis laws without federal interference is “effective, consistent and rational.” Lynch, who was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday, defended the hands-off…

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232015Apr

The Endocannabinoid System Helps Maintain Homeostasis

Justin Kander February 28, 2015 Medicinal cannabis is routinely recommended for a wide variety of conditions. For example, in California, patients can qualify for cannabis medicine if they have AIDS, anorexia, arthritis, cachexia, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, migraines, muscle spasms, seizures, nausea, or other chronic symptoms. This begs the question – how can cannabis be…

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232015Apr

Neurodegenerative Diseases and Medical Marijuana

Arielle Gerard November 11, 2014 What Are Neurodegenerative Diseases? Neurodegenerative diseases are those which result mainly from dysfunction of the centralnervous system (the CNS, made up of the brain and spinal cord) as a result of damage to neurons, the primary cells of this system that communicate with each other to send signals throughout the brain…

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