Is Medical Marijuana Right For You

Medical Marijuana for Parkinson’s Disease

Michael of Healdsburg, CA has Parkinson’s Disease.  He’s gone the route of regular exercise, physical therapy, and prescription medications.  But, over time their benefits lessened and became less and less reliable.  So, now he’s wondering if medical marijuana could help with his Parkinson’s Disease.  Here’s what he writes… Dr. Patel, Thank you for the work …

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Medical Marijuana for Menstrual Cramps from Endometriosis

Rachel of Los Angeles, CA is coping with some pretty horrific pain from her Endometriosis. She’s hit some roadblocks with mainstream medicine. So, she’s trying to figure out if medical marijuana is a good option to help manage her pain. Here’s what she writes… Hi, Dr. Patel, I recently tuned into one of your Facebook …

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Medical Marijuana for Cancer Pain

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Medical Marijuana for Neuropathy (Nerve Pain)

“The National Institute of Health (NIH) has concluded that neuropathic pain is a condition in which currently available pain medications are at best marginally effective.” Neuropathy, a condition caused by nerve damage, can cause patients excruciating amounts of pain. Robert of Mill Valley, CA is one of those patients. He’s battling Neuropathy caused by his …

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Medical Marijuana Cures Cancer??? with Dr. Donald Abrams

I’ve been getting all sorts of questions about medical cannabis and cancer that ultimately boiled down to Does Cannabis Cure Cancer? So, I decided that not only did I want to give you my point of view, but I also wanted to bring in the perspective of a world renowned doctor. And that physician is …

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Medical Marijuana for Cancer – Side Effects of Chemo – Loss of Appetite

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Medical Marijuana and Thyroid Hormone Levels

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Medical Marijuana for Chemotherapy Side Effects – Nausea and Vomiting

Patients with cancer report that nausea and vomiting are the most stressful side effects of chemotherapy treatment.  Mara of San Jose, CA is one of these patients. She was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and is experiencing nausea and vomiting from the chemotherapy treatments she’s going through.  Here’s what she writes… Dr. Patel, A couple …

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