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Hello welcome to -- -- I'm not demanding with -- more and more states opting to legalize the sale of medical marijuana.
Researchers are taking a closer look at the use of Canada's to treat chronic illnesses joining me now for an update is the medicine -- -- Chris Killen.
From the new medical marijuana perspective as so far as -- treatment of chronic illnesses as I said in the introduction.
What is it about categories that makes it that special.
It seems that there are primarily two things there's the TH seed that's what people associated with getting high.
And that appears to have a salutary effect on the highest in case of -- -- coma.
Four people who are suffering from chemotherapy and can't eat it helps to get their appetite back.
And we also know that it is a potent pain reliever and science on that goes back to the 1890s.
But there's enough -- agent in Canada best that is getting a lot more attention now and that is called -- can nab and a die at all.
And this is something that you could swallow it by the bucket full it won't get you high at all.
But it appears to have profound.
Nerve protective and brain enhancing properties.
And interestingly enough it also.
Anti anxiety affects.
In fact there was even.
One piece a literature I read recently suggesting that.
What psychotic reactions have been reported among people who -- -- -- and then wig doubt.
May be due to.
Can -- that contains.
No canal been -- die all at all so this appears to be a very import -- important agent.
Perhaps see useful in the treatment of neuro degenerative disorders a lot of researchers they -- they're extracting that particular chemicals off the them -- There -- there seemed to be too.
Pathways that people are taking you've -- like GW pharmaceuticals in Britain that has come out with a hole -- -- fluids beret.
You've got people all so isolating canal -- -- die all and playing with that in the lab.
I don't know how this is all going to settle out -- as a whole plant person I'm inclined toward the hole extract.
But it it does appear that this may also have anti cancer properties and that's -- in trees so.
-- -- cliche that I grew up with watching the news where you had a -- eggs and this is your brain.
It doesn't apply tomorrow want.
You can get -- stupid if all you do is sit around and and smoke all day.
And I don't advocate that.
-- worst killer drugs we have in the United States or alcohol and tobacco and addictive.
Is it addictive I would say that people can absolutely become dependent upon it.
But not physiologically.
Addictive and -- you know that's not just -- term -- physiological addiction you go through very grave withdrawal.
But people can become dependent on it just as they can on any substance.
Not tell me about.
This steady in the American journal pediatrics talking about.
Pregnant women can make -- use of pot tokens that this is so weird this is -- big kid had missed this 1 and rounds this morning.
Melanie -- grayer who is the dean of nursing at rush medical center in Chicago.
Did a study in Jamaica it was actually published in the -- American journal of pediatrics in 1994.
But now -- three circulating because of all the interest in the -- for don't wonder I missed that ranking right right.
Basically she studied women during their entire pregnancy and then studied the baby's about a year after birth.
She studied a group of women who did smoke -- -- during pregnancy.
And those who didn't she expected to see a difference in the babies with birth weight and some and -- tasks.
No difference whatsoever.
The difference is that the researchers did notice that are.
Unexplained and kind of curious is that.
The baby -- of the women who had smoked candidates we're talking about daily youth during their pregnancy.
More quickly made eye contact more quickly and were easier to engage.
We don't know why this is so.
But all of the old saws about smoking during pregnancy well result in low birth weight or other problems.
Did not show up at least with the Jamaican study in US study is where we've seen a similar investigation.
Women if concurrently often been abusing alcohol and other drugs as well that's key.
What a battle that's an idea that would look at that they have I was I don't know about I don't have a lot of recommend that I would email Nigeria or -- pregnant I'm not saying you share it with.
How did you have any health -- who would talk to me about including -- supplies.
Email -- said not to many of -- does not come until next time I'm going to me.
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