Effectiveness of Medical Marijuana for Dogs

While there is a lot of debate about using medical marijuana for dogs, there is anecdotal, as well as scientific evidence, to show that this herbal-remedy has helped several pooches. When medical marijuana is administered in the right dosage, it does not cause side effects.

Effectiveness of Medical Marijuana for Dogs

Here are some of the benefits of medical marijuana for dogs:

Treats Cancer
When dog owners cannot afford chemotherapy, it is heart-wrenching for them to watch their pets wither away right in front of their eyes. Medical marijuana can be used on dogs with terminal cancer to improve their quality of life. It can help to alleviate the pain and discomfort caused by cancer.

Pain Management
Medical marijuana can restore the dog’s appetite and help them gain weight, so that their final months are not filled with pain and suffering. Many strains of marijuana have been developed that help to control pain, provide relief from nausea, and to stimulate appetite.

Helps in Arthritis
Medical marijuana also can provide relief to dogs suffering from arthritis and help in reducing inflammation of the joints.

Anxiety Treatment
Medical marijuana helps in relieving separation anxiety. They are also helpful for dogs that are afraid of thunderstorms and fireworks.

The Concern
While there is worry about pet owners unknowingly overdosing their dogs in an attempt to alleviate the pain and suffering, legalizing the use of marijuana to treat dogs will do away with this concern.

If dog owners have access to knowledgeable vets who can outline safe dosing guidelines, it will go a long way in helping dogs suffering from terminal and painful-chronic-diseases.

The Answer
Since medical marijuana appears to be benefiting sick and ill dogs, it should be legalized. This will allow dog owners to get the right dosage from a qualified- veterinarian and do away with the problem of overdosing.

There are some vets who favor legalizing medical marijuana for usage on dogs and other pets, as they know it can truly make a difference to their quality of life when used on its own or in conjunction with traditional medicinal therapies and treatments.

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.

Cannabis Chocolate Treats

Give a real treat on Valentine’s Day for your loved one with this cannabis chocolates recipe! All you need is about ten to fifteen minutes of spare time and a chocolate mold of your choice. You can get a heart-shaped one or even a marijuana leaf shaped mold as a type of “gag gift.” Whatever the case, these are sure to be loved by your significant other!

Cannabis Chocolate TreatsHere are the ingredients you will need. All of them are very easy to find.

  • One ounce of chopped nuts of your choice (or remove this ingredient if you or your loved one is allergic to nuts and replace with chopped fruits or candy)
  • About 1/4 ounces of cannabis
  • Six ounces of preferably dark chocolate

And here is how to make these cannabis chocolate treats.

  • First you want to chop or grind up the cannabis until it is a fine powder. You can use a coffee grinder for this if needed or any other tools that you have at your disposal in the kitchen. Now, set it aside for later.
  • Next you will want to start breaking apart the chocolate into smaller pieces in a medium or large glass mixing bowl that can be safely microwaved. Once you have broken apart the chocolate and placed all the pieces in the bowl, put it in the microwave for about thirty second or until melted. Now, you can sprinkle in the cannabis and mix it all together. Lastly place in the nuts, fruits, candies, or other extras.
  • Now pour the melted chocolate into the molds and let sit until hardened. Or put them in the fridge to make the process faster. Wrap up and give to your loved one on Valentine’s Day to be enjoyed!

Ray Boroumand is the Owner 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.

Medical Ethics

All physicians must follow a code of ethics in an attempt to give each and every patient the highest quality of care possible. This means obeying the law as well as using whatever tools they have available to them. While some treatment plans are controversial, their benefits should be recognized along with the doctor’s ability to provide adequate treatment.

Medical Ethics

Ethics in healthcare are vitally important to ensure proper care is given and that it is in the best interests of the patient. The following list includes just a few of the ethical concepts doctors must follow:

Stay within the letter of the law.Physicians must always make sure they are working within the legal parameters of the law, especially in cases where medical marijuana is being considered. In states, where medical marijuana is allowed, a physician must follow all legal protocols when dispensing it to patients.

Respect confidentiality.All of a patient’s records must be kept confidential and can only be viewed by individuals who have been named in the consent form. Patients must sign a HIPPA form that protects their medical information from being distributed to third parties. They are asked to list the names of individuals who have will have access to their medical records.

Follow the Hippocratic Oath.Always follow the Hippocratic Oath and administer treatment that is in the best interest of the patient. A physician’s oath binds them to providing the best care possible without harming the patient in any way.

Complete disclosure is a must. A physician must be completely honest with their patient and disclose all findings pertinent to their individual health and treatment plans.

Do not discriminate!As part of their oath, doctor’s promise to treat all individuals no matter what their race, religion, political views or financial state

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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There has long been a societal stigma with regard to marijuana and those who consume it, with people wrongly believing that marijuana consumption turns a person into a raving lunatic or recklessly uninhibited party-goer or even a deranged and twitching addict suffering from hallucinations. These false beliefs have been fostered by media propaganda to discourage drug use in teenagers and young adults, and have led to a cultural ostracism of a misunderstood substance with well-documented and scientifically observed medicinal benefits.

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For people with cancer who must undergo chemotherapy and radiation treatments, medical marijuana can provide them with sorely needed relief from the side effects of those medical procedures. Most frequently plagued with pain, loss of appetite, vomiting, anxiety, inability to sleep and nausea, these patients cannot get the relief they need from traditional medicines and standard remedies.

Medical marijuana has been proven to have anti-emetic properties and to reduce nausea for chemotherapy patients. It has also been scientifically documented to increase a person’s appetite (often called “the munchies”), which is extremely beneficial to cancer patients, especially in conjunction with the substance’s ability to minimize vomiting and nausea. More importantly for many cancer patients, medical marijuana has well-documented abilities to relieve pain associated with their physical ailments.

Despite the fact that the medicinal benefits of marijuana consumption date back several thousand years, society as a whole is still dragging it’s feet with regard to recognizing and acknowledging the many legitimate uses for the plant. Whether it is accepted or not, medical marijuana does provide relief to cancer patients for many of their symptoms, and the popularity of the substance as a remedy is only increasing over time.

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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Is cannabis helpful in treating patients with Alzheimer’s disease? This discussion has been going on for a long time. In early 2008, there were several reports that were proposing the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids on patients suffering from dementia but the breakthrough was made by a group of scientists whose per-clinical paper concluded the potential the rapeutic effects of THC on Alzheimer’s disease.

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These research papers mainly argued about therapeutic low dosage of THC that could directly bind to a protein called amyloid-beta, which is said to be mainly responsible for the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease. This will help in preventing the formation that will eventual breakdown the amyloid-beta plaques around neurons.

Though the research is promising and shows how helpful medical marijuana can be in treating issues related to dementia diseases, there are still some issues that didn’t let this confirm that medical marijuana works well in Alzheimer’s.

Here are some of those points that still create a matter of suspense in this research:

  • It has been said by many research groups that just because a drug can be effective in treating certain diseases, it doesn’t mean it can be safely used by everyone.

  • As thorough research couldn’t be held due to illegality of cannabis around the world, not much could be specified about its medical usage.

Apart from all these discussions, India Globalization Capital, a pharmaceutical company has bought the exclusive rights to U.S patent filling for protecting cannabis based treatment for America’s most expensive diseases. Now IGC is going to take it to clinical trials so it can be approved before being sent for FDA approval.

After diverse clinical trials, it has been seen that the side effects of THC and other cannabis compounds are tolerable to most patients and diminish over time. So it seems that soon medical marijuana would be out there as a prescribed and the most affordable medication for patients suffering from dementia.

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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Inflation in stomach lining generally leads to gastritis. In this condition, stomach lining that is called mucosa gets inflamed or swollen and fails to prevent the acidic digestive juice from dissolving in the stomach tissue. These defense barriers are usually damaged after excessive consumption of alcohol, regular consumption of anti-inflammatory drug, eradicating food times and neglecting healthy food habits.

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There are many traditional ways of treating this serious issue but the drug that’s prescribed for this treatment has long-term side effects. As these drugs act either by removing or neutralizing the digestive acidic juices produced in the stomach, this affects the general health of the individual because the body is unable to properly absorb essential nutrients due to neutralized acidic juices.

Since the inception of medical marijuana in the healthcare industry, many of its benefit over conventional treatment option has been recognized without any negative side effects. Here are some of the benefits that will let you know how medical marijuana is effective in treating gastritis.

  • Humans have cannabinoid receptors in brain and gut, that help gut while healing if it’s damaged. Research shows that medical marijuana helps in healing inflammation of the stomach and slows down gut motility which results in relief of muscle cramp pain.

  • Medical marijuana has been proven to treat gastritis and control the pain associated with acute gastritis.

  • It even helps the patients by improving the appetite and easing stress associated with gastritis.

  • Unlike the use of those conventional medicines which have a lot of side effects and even have risk of addiction, there’s no such risk related with medical marijuana treatment.

  • Medical marijuana is also very useful in combating the nausea and vomiting that often accompanies gastritis.

  • It also works as an effective anti-inflammatory drug.

  • There are many ways through which MMJ patients can consume medical marijuana. However, if you are seeking immediate pain relief, inhalation or vaporizing cannabis is a good option for you. Edible marijuana is also a nice option or cannabis tinctures and topical solution that contain cannabis may also work out for you. Each method has its own positive effects and should be prescribed according to the severity of the patient.

    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.

It has been discussed many times regarding medical marijuana’s properties to increase one’s cognitive capabilities. It has already been heard that it can help people from creativity to PSTD. According to a research report by Harvard Tufts researchers, it is indicated that cannabis adds to your cognitive power. It is the power by which humans acquire and process knowledge.


How Medical Marijuana Enhances Cognitive Function (2)

According to a study conducted by the Mc Lean Hospital (an affiliate of Harvard Medical School), it’s been found that medical marijuana might be beneficial in improving your cognitive skills. It was found that people who underwent medical marijuana dosage, improved their performance pertaining to certain cognitive tasks which frontal cortex mediates. It was confirmed by Staci Gruber, lead researcher and director of marijuana investigations for nonscientific discovery(MIND) program at McLean Hospital.

The researchers found that:

  • 42 % decrease in opioid use amongst the participants of this study
  • Improvement in overall health
  • Improvement in sleep

The patients who were recommended cannabis for various reasons and used different products such as vaporizers, edibles, smoked flowers and topicals. Based on each patient’s need, the cannabinoid levels were different. It may be due to the cannabis they smoked had higher levels of the non- psychoactive CBD, others had high levels of THCA or cannabinoids CBG.
The participants were asked over phone about their medicating habits. There were three different categories of participants. Those who used it for three months, six months and twelve months. An assessment and written test was conducted to judge their memory, inhibitions, decision making and neuroimaging (if found eligible), confirmed Staci Gruber.

Medical Marijuana can alleviate a range of symptoms and it might possibly do wonders to improve the cognitive powers of those suffering disorders that has disrupted their mood and cognitive function. As of now, research are still going on.

Ray Boroumand is the Office Manager of 4th Street Medical, a leading provider of medical marijuana evaluations in Southern California. As a leading medical marijuana doctor in Orange County and 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.

A traumatic brain injury happens when you receive a severe blow or jolt to the head, and this head injury is so penetrating that it disrupts the function of the brain. Itcan also result in short or long-term problems with independent function.Causes of a traumatic brain injury include violence, falls, and vehicle accidents.

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Traumatic brain injury can damage other places besides the brain, such as the scalp and skull. Brain trauma also causes secondary injury, which may not show up until days after the injury. This causes even more damage to the initial injury.

How Can Medical Marijuana Help
The human brain, along with that of many mammals, is filled with endocannabinoid receptors that play an integral part in regulating inflammatory responses and also have neuro-protective properties. These endocannabinoid receptors are further classified into three types. The CB1 receptors are the receptors that cause the psychoactive effects of marijuana. CB2 receptors help the brain’s anti-inflammatory cells. The third known type being the TRPV1 receptor is associated with cognitive, hormonal and other functions. When these types of receptors are activated, patients will have benefits. Studies have shown that medical marijuana helps as an anti oxidative agent for the brain and can also be used to help protect the central nervous system after it has been damaged.

The human brain also has a compound known as 2-AG, which is again a cannabinoid substance that produces a substance similar to what is found in marijuana. Thus, researches facilitate that the healing power of marijuana can help protect the brain during the healing process as well, after the first signs of trauma.

Other Benefits
Medical marijuana can benefit Alzheimer’s patients. It also has medicinal benefits for people who have Parkinson’s disease. Studies have also shown that medical marijuana can help slow down the aging process through stopping apoptosis, which kills the cells in our bodies. What more? Marijuana also helps patients dealing with opioid addiction.

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.

Recent scientific discoveries have once again challenged the federal government’s view that cannabis is a dangerous substance and does not have any therapeutic effects. Here is a look at some of the recent developments involving the topic of medical marijuana.

Marijuana with Alcohol Is a Rare Combination
According to recent data, consumers of medical marijuana do not regularly mix alcohol and marijuana together. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also conducted a study, which showed that young people do not mix the two substances together if they plan on driving.

Using Marijuana Stops Opioid Dependence
Using marijuana can help improve the lives of opioid dependent subjects undergoing treatment. Research was conducted on subjects who were undergoing inpatient detoxification and treatment. The study showed that the subjects who were using medical marijuana had less trouble with sleep and anxiety, and were more likely to remain in treatment compared to the other subjects.

Marijuana Stops Migraines
Recent data shows that using marijuana could be a possible way to prevent migraine headaches. Further research will be conducted in the upcoming months regarding this discovery.

Lower IQ
Using marijuana hasn’t been linked to a decline in intelligence among young people. Researchers found that there is no direct correlation between marijuana usage and a change in IQ levels.

Weight Gain
Studies have shown that obesity is not as common an issue for marijuana users as opposed to those who don’t use it. Marijuana users actually have a lower body mass index, and are not as likely to suffer from high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels, as opposed to others who do not use marijuana.


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Ray Boroumand is the Owner 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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The opioid painkiller epidemic is causing a substantial number of drug overdoses. Recent statistics show a record of almost 50,000 overdose deaths in the US, with the majority of those being opioid related. In New Hampshire, this issue is so problematic that it has become the residents’ primary concern, ahead of issues such as the economy. Many lawmakers feel that a potential solution to the problem is legalizing medical marijuana. There is a lot of research to support the idea that medical marijuana should be legalized at the federal and state levels.


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An Effective Painkiller
Medical marijuana is seen as an effective painkiller, so it would be easy to switch to from some opioid painkillers. Marijuana doesn’t cause overdoses and is regarded as less addictive than opioids. Millions of people suffer from chronic pain, as well as acute pain such as muscle stiffness every year. A recent study showed that marijuana is better at treating both acute and chronic pain than opioids, without the potential deadly side effects that opioids cause.

Fewer Opioid Deaths
Research from the RAND Corporation and a professor from the University of California Irvine showed people who use marijuana are less likely to abuse painkillers. The study also showed that legal painkiller distribution did not decline in states with pot dispensaries. The publication Jama also published a study that showed that marijuana laws reduce opioid deaths. These studies helped build a case that medical marijuana can save lives through keeping people away from opioids.

It must be noted that the research has not been settled, and could eventually become more rigorous. In the future, there may be clinical trials needed to earn approval from the Food and Drug Administration.

Ray Boroumand is the Owner 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.