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Palliative care is a branch of medicine which provides relief from the long-term serious diseases. Its goal is to improve patient’s life quality and reduce the risk of developing serious illness or other medical issues.

Palliative care service is normally given by a highly skilled and well-trained team of medical professionals such as doctors, nurses and other medical professionals whose goal is to provide the extra layer of support and care to the patients the best possible way they can.

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Palliative care treats ailments or illnesses such as:

  • Heart ailment
  • Lung ailment
  • Cancer
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • HIV

How Cannabis Helps in Palliative Care

Medical marijuana is known to have pain healing properties and is used for treating a wide range of symptoms. It is very successful in improving the quality of life of the patients on palliative care who go through the pain caused by various ailments. Medical marijuana helps in alleviating pain, improving sleep and appetite stimulation. Many of these patients do not want to deal with the harsh side effects of the opiate drugs.

According to a study, medical marijuana has been very effective in the treatment of chronic pain. This pain is most commonly related to post surgery inflammation and injury. Medical marijuana considerably reduces the side effects caused by opiate based medicines as it makes the patients so much relieved that they sleep deeper and longer.

Many of the patients who were given medical marijuana said that it is safe and non-addictive and is a great remedy for pain and discomfort. Patients have responded very well post treatment and they are in much better condition now. Medical Marijuana must be considered for the patients of palliative care.

Considering the positive feedbacks and reviews from the doctors and patients, medical marijuana seems to be helpful for eliminating the pain of palliative care patients.

4th Street Medical is a well-known and trusted medical marijuana doctor in Santa Ana, California. You can ask us any question related to use of medical marijuana for the patients of palliative care. For more information, please call us at (714) 599-7970.

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Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

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It has been discovered that Medical Cannabis can treat a variety of health conditions that have devastating effects on the human body. Lupus is one of many chronic illnesses that wreak havoc on the immune system as well as other systems within the body. The healing properties of Medical Cannabis can have a dramatic impact on the lives of lupus patients.

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The Endocannabinoid System Within the Human Body

There are genes in the human body that are known as endocannabinoid receptors. These receptors respond to the cannabinoids found in Medical Cannabis. Studies are also being performed to see if there is a direct link between these specific genes and lupus. Known as CB2, these cannabinoid receptors may help boost the immune system in lupus patients.

How Does Cannabis Help With Lupus Systems

Cannabis contains a protein known as interleukin-10. Interleukin-10 helps to fight inflammation and reduce the pain associated with lupus. It also reduces the amount of inflammation caused by another protein known as interleukin-2. Cannabis also reduces nausea, relieves headaches, and can help fight many of the side effects caused by harsher, more powerful medications used to treat the condition.

Treatment Methods

You can ingest Medical Cannabis in a variety of ways. While making the transition from traditional medicines to Cannabis, the easiest ways are to ingest it through vaping and also through orally consuming the oil. Once you notice the positive effects of Cannabis, you can begin to use the capsules and see more profound effects. Edible brownies and cookies can also be used before bedtime. Because lupus affects people in different ways, some people may prefer topical or transdermal patches. It’s basically a personal choice.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

Marijuana laws are steadily changing now that pot myths have been debunked and scientists have found that it has legitimate medical uses. A new proposal for the 2016 legislation session in Florida may open the door for terminally ill patients to use medical marijuana. Florida, already enacted a law in 2014 that allows for limited cannabis use for people who have a medical marijuana card. Meanwhile, 23 other states in the United States have decriminalized pot, as the issue continues to heat up across the country.


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New Right to Try Act 
Florida Senator Rob Bradley (R-Fleming Island) has said in a press conference that state government can no longer “put our head in the sand” about medical cannabis since polls now show that the majority of voters support cannabis legalization for patients. Bradley and Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fort Walton Beach) support broader legalization in Florida with the upcoming bill known as the “Right to Try Act” (HB 307).

The bill, led by Orlando attorney John Morgan, will allow patients to use experimental drugs that have not yet been approved by the FDA, but have been approved by two physicians.

Cannabis Qualities
Unlike many other states, the new Florida pot bill only allows marijuana use that doesn’t involve smoking. The focus is more on cannabis oil to accommodate groups such as the Florida Sheriffs Association, which opposes smoking pot.

The current law only allows non-euphoric marijuana for medical use, but the new law would allow euphoric medical cannabis for patients with a medical marijuana card. A similar measure was defeated in 2014, but due to the fact that 55% of Florida voters support medical marijuana legalization, according to a recent University of Florida survey, the issue is not going away.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Orange County. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time and advises patients on how to get a medical marijuana card in California.

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Cannabis is quickly losing its negative image as an abused party drug and gaining credibility as legitimate medicine for several health issues, particularly depression. The fact that cannabis is not physically addictive, whereas prescription medicine can be, sheds new light on this organic substance as a safer remedy than certain types of conventional pills. Here are some new findings that point to medical marijuana being effective treatment for depression.


Why Pot Helps Relieve Depression

A recent study at the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions has found that chemical compounds within the human brain that behave similar to THC help relieve depression caused by chronic stress. They also found that cannabis, which contains THC, can help treat post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain in rats.

The research team of neuroscientists observed that chronic stress lowered levels of endocannabinoids in the rats. Endocannabinoids affect emotions and feelings of well-being, which ultimately have impact on behavior, pain and anxiety. These compounds are naturally produced by the body, but when endocannabinoid production is reduced, it can lead to symptoms of depression. Cannabis, as it turns out, restores production of these compounds, which provides relief from symptoms of depression.

More Research Needed

As with the case of other medical marijuana studies, more research is needed to repeat these findings. For now lead university researcher Dr. Samir Haj-Dahmane has stated in a press release that marijuana can “potentially help stabilize moods and ease depression.” A few other recent studies published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs and Neuropsychopharmacology have shown similar results in behavioral changes in rats.

At the moment there is no evidence that proves the contrary, that marijuana causes depression in rats or humans. Yet there is plenty of anecdotal evidence from medical marijuana patients who confirm that cannabis does reduce depression.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.

Medical Marijuana Collectives

Santa Ana, California is currently facing two different ballot measures that were designed to regulate inflow of medical marijuana.

One measure was proposed by the City Council while the other was adopted by marijuana collectives. Luckily, though each measure will provide medical marijuana patients a safe solution for buying the medicine.

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In June 2014 a new initiative was presented to the city council by medical marijuana proponents to put a cap on the number of the city’s medical marijuana dispensaries to eight. Currently there are 50 known illegal dispensaries in Santa Ana.

This version will collect a five to ten percent tax rate on the sale of medical cannabis, also it will call for a certain limit on where dispensaries can exist.

Ballot #2: By Medical Marijuana Collectives
A separate initiative appearing on the ballot which was written by medical marijuana collectives, has called for a two percent tax rate and the number of dispensaries that should be determined by population, starting off with a couple dozen.

Soon both initiatives will be set to vote, and whoever compiles the most votes, will be the new direction the city of Santa Ana will head to on the subject of medical marijuana dispensaries.

How Banning Pot Shops Is Inevitable?
While this is being decided, Santa Ana police are raiding illegal dispensaries and making arrests. In just the month of July the police arrested 42 violators who were operating pot shops near schools and residential areas.

Santa Ana has banned dispensaries since 2007 but illegal shops continued to set up anyway. The City Council has set aside 500,000 dollars from its budget, to fund a task force with the specific motive to shut down these illegal pot shops.

The most pressing concerns for the city are the locations of the shop and how to keep dispensaries from attracting crime.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leader in providing evaluations for medical marijuana in Santa Ana. An advocate for medical marijuana, Ray believes in making the process as simple and easy for patients as possible through quick and convenient verification. At 4th Street Medical, he stresses convenience, affordability and transparency 100% of the time.