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‘Without cannabis, I might not be alive today’

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August 28, 2013 - In our ongoing series of profiling medical marijuana users, we look at how cannabis is making one man’s life bearable in the face of unimaginable suffering.  Find out how David Michael helps control his debilitating seizures with marijuana, and learn why he is putting out an SOS call, as in Sick of Suffering.

David Michael, 33, lives in New South Wales, Australia, and this is his story:

“As a child, when I was four, I was playing in the garden, slipped on some rocks and cracked the side of my head open, which caused me to have a high fever, seizure and mini stroke. The accident left me with my seizure disorder and other neurological problems (neuralgia).

23 Health Benefits Of Marijuana

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States around the country (USA) — more than 20 in total — have been legalizing medical marijuana.

Recently, CNN's chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta reversed his opinion on medical marijuana.

While recreational marijuana is controversial, many people agree with Gupta's new stance, and believe that the drug should be legal for medical uses.

What is CBD oil?

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CBD, short for cannabidiol, is one of the major cannabinoids found with marijuana. It is found in fairly high concentrations, only second to THC, the more commonly known cannabinoid. However, unlike THC, CBD is not psychedelic, and is even thought to temper and restrict the potency of THC. Other than its lack of psychedelic effects, science is also showing that CBD has a huge potential for medical application.

GW Pharmaceuticals Announces that Sativex Receives Fast Track Designation from FDA in Cancer Pain

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GW Pharmaceuticals plc a biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing and commercializing novel therapeutics from its proprietary cannabinoid product platform, today announced that the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Fast Track designation to Sativex® for the treatment of pain in patients with advanced cancer, who experience inadequate analgesia during optimized chronic opioid therapy.

The Stan Rutner Story - Cannabis cures cancer

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Stan and Barb Rutner are no strangers to cancer. The married couple, both in their 70s, have run into it before. It struck Stan in the lungs first. Manifesting as a persistent cough, a doctor later revealed cancerous nodes in the lungs were the real culprits. As if that wasn't enough of a blow, doctors later discovered worse news for Stan: brain cancer. Like before, the Rutners were able to successfully battle—and beat—cancer. But this time, they turned to a less invasive, more permanent treatment and solution—medical cannabis. CULTURE spoke with Stan, Barb, their daughter Corinne and her husband John about this intense and life changing experience with cannabis.