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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Friday, September 12, 2014

charlottes web


i never read the book
i saw the movie multiple times
it seems this story means more to me now than it use to
sometimes i feel like the spider
knowing whats coming and trying to get myself and others
to be ready when the time comes

now there is another charlottes webb
but its illegal in
most states in the united states
thank goodness for colorado

charlottes webb is a strand of marijuana that has a
low thc level that has a low amount of this active
ingredient in marijuana

its this low level thc that seems to have properties that
may be beneficial to two groups of folks
kids with uncontrollable seizures
not responsive to the other usual legal drugs or to
the electrical stimulation or zapping of seizure centers
in the brain by neurosurgeons


if you have ever seen the videos of these kids
if you saw the story on tv i think it was 60 minutes or cnn
of the family from new jersey that had to move to colorado
to legally get the low level thc marijuana oil or cannabis oil
called charlottes webb

to give their kid to help it control the seizures
transporting the oil back to new jersey was illegal

in these kids some of them its the only thing that really helps

news journal

here is an article in a local paper about a couple working to
get it approved here in texas
fat chance that will ever happen
they should plan on moving to the mountain high state

theres the other neurological disease that i am so familiar with
as are many of you
alzheimers disease

many people with alzheimers disease develop problems with sleep
i include myself in those who have this issue
this or a similar dosed thc drug may help with that
ive written before about having tried some medical thc but i
think the level was too high

the other thing its used for is the anxiety that most alzheimers
patients develop as things get bad
recent researchers have found there may be an association of the
benzodiazepines and the development of alzheimers in some folks
thats xanax valium klonopin ativan etc

click here to read an article on that

so the benzodiazepines may not be as good to use in alzheimers patients
for anxiety
maybe a joint or some cannabis oil may help or a thc pill
they may treat the insomnia and the anxiety and
actually help prevent the progression of alzheimers disease

a recent study done in mice who are genetically programmed to
100% of the time to get alzheimers
it seems weird and cruel that they can take the alzheimers gene from
those who are unlucky enough to carry that gene and put it in a
strand of mice
like a gmo mouse is what it is


but they gave these gmo mice these alzheimers mice
thc low dose
what happened
the level of the bad stuff beta amyloid drops in the brain of these rats
thats the bad stuff thats thought to be the culprit in alzheimers disease
these mice do better on memory tests after they have been given the
thc compound ie the cannabis oil ie marijuana

now the hope is to extend the research to humans

the problem
the stuff is illegal in most states
research on thc marijuana cannabis oil is tightly regulated
only certain government sites are available to produce it for
its expensive
theres not much funding available since you cant really
patent thc or cannibus oil or marijuana
since as we all know its available everywhere

so back to charlottes webb
we have gone amuck here
this over regulation of thc for medical use
we thats the government democrats and republicans have gone
too far to make it illegal for us to use this for
these important diseases

oh what a web we have woven

donate and or join our organicgreendoctor team for the
williamson county walk to end alzheimers on saturday
september 27, 2014

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it ends on september 21, 2014

the organicgreen doctor

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