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Alternatives to Smoking Medical Marijuana

By August 16, 2010

Legal medicinal marijuana use is on the rise as more and more states pass legislation allowing it's use. †Smoking medicinal marijuana is not without risks. †Many patients can't tolerate the harsh smoke and those with compromised immune systems are at risk of serious fungal infections. †There are alternatives to smoking medical marijuana, making it's use safer for many -- and sometimes more tasty.

Alternatives to Smoking Medical Marijuana

August 16, 2010 at 2:01 pm
(1) Chet R Biggerstaff says:

You equate fungal infections in compromised patients which is true but what isnít is what you left out. If the cannabis is grown properly and taken care of there will be no fungus to infect anyone. It is when we cannot control the supply and it is kept underground that this becomes an issue as illegal growers donít care about bugs or fungus, just the profit itíll bring them. Another point you donít mention is that we have already solved the smoking issue with vaporization. Using this method you get no tar or any other products from the plant but only the cannibinoids. It has also been proven that people that smoke cannabis have a LOWER chance of getting cancer as many of the cannibinoids actually kill cancer cells. But of course your article wasnít written to advance knowledge for patients but was to instill fear and misinformation. Too bad people like you canít keep it real and use the WHOLE truth rather than just the part you want to use to advance your agenda. Disingenuous to dishonest, your pick.

August 16, 2010 at 2:36 pm
(2) DrDavid says:

MRSA, short for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, is a bacterium that can cause difficult-to-treat infections since it does not respond to many antibiotics. Many healthy people carry S. aureus on their skin, but problems arise when multi-drug-resistant strains infect people with weak immune systems through an open wound. In the worst cases, the bug spreads throughout the body, causing a life-threatening infection.
To make matters worse, resistance to antibiotics is rapidly increasing, and some strains are now even immune to vancomycin, a powerful antibiotic that is normally used only as a last resort when other drugs fail.
But when Appendino, Gibbons, and their colleagues applied extracts from five major cannabinoids to bacterial cultures of six strains of MRSA, they discovered that the cannabinoids were as effective at killing the bugs as vancomycin and other antibiotics. “The cannabinoids even showed exceptional activity against the MRSA strain that makes extra amounts of the proteins that give the bugs resistance against many antibiotics,” says Gibbons. These proteins, he explains, allow the bacteria to “hoover up unwanted things from inside the cell and spit them out again.”

August 16, 2010 at 3:26 pm
(3) dying says:

Chet – thank you for the comment but you obviously didn’t read the attached article. Over half of the article is about vaporization with a link for users to review vaporizers they may have used in the past.

August 18, 2010 at 8:10 am
(4) SemiilasEspana says:

“as illegal growers donít care about bugs or fungus, just the profit itíll bring them”

Not exactly fair, 90% of us are illegal growers and we certainly do care about fungus etc.

I also know some very good illegal growers, why is that everyone that makes any profit is thought if as only selling crap? Again, a bit naive and a bit inaccurate.

Everyone should try a vaporiser, commmon sense so go do it! For some people tho they simply will not ‘hit the spot’


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