Disclaimer: It is important to note that consulting with your doctor/physician should take precedence and come first when deciding upon treating any ailment or disease. Additionally, research into cannabis, while the field is indeed growing, is still limited and the need for clinical trials and experiments is a topic that society needs to collectively address. Proper and effective dosing, for example, is a facet of medical marijuana that has been difficult to establish due to restrictions our governments have in place.The potential for cannabis’ ability to save lives is one that cannot be overlooked, but unfortunately still needs to be intensively studied.
The following is a collection of news articles, research literature, peer reviewed medical studies, resources, documentaries, interviews, and lecture clippings discussing cannabis as a medicine for treating Diabetes.
Marijuana: The next diabetes drug? – May 23, 2013 article on cnn.com
The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults – May 16, 2013 Peer reviewed study published at the American Journal of Medicine.
Even More Science Suggesting That Cannabinoids May Halt Diabetes – Article discussing THCv (Tetrahydrocannabivarin), one the compounds contained in cannabis, as highly beneficial for metabolic effects on obesity and weight loss.
The cannabinoid delta 9 tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCv) ameliorates insulin sensitivity in two mouse models of obesity – Ongoing medical study published at the National Library of Public Medicine.
Cannabis-Derived Drug Shows Promise in Treating Type 2 Diabetes – July 23rd, 2013 article published on healthline.com
Scholarly Articles and Medical Studies:
- Beneficial effects of a Cannabis sativa extract treatment on diabetes induced neuropathy and oxidative stress – Dec 2009 study found on onlinelibrary,wiley.com
- Randomized Placebo-Controlled Double-Blind Clinical Trial of Cannabis Based Medicinal Product (Sativex) in Painful Diabetic Neuropathy – Jan 2010 study found on the American Diabetes Association website.
- The role of cannabis and cannabinoids in diabetes – Dec 2010 study found on the British Journal of Diabetes and Vascular Disease
- Cannabidiol lowers incidence of diabetes in non-obese diabetic mice – 2006 study found on informahealthcare.com
- Biological effects of THC and a lipophilic cannabis extract on normal and insulin resistant 3t3-L1 adipocytes – Oct 2009 study found on sciencedirect.com
Study Shows Cannabis May Lower Risk for Diabetes – KATU
News clip. The title is self explanatory.
Found on the youtube channel cannabisresearch
Marijuana Treatment for Diabetes!
Medical Marijuana Patient Catrina Coleman gives her testimonial on using cannabis to avoid surgery to treat her diabetes. She also discusses using sativa strains of cannabis for better energy.
Found on the youtube channel MarijuanaCommunity
Treating diabetes and obesity by digesting cannabis oil.
Medical Marijuana Patient Peter Germain gives his testimonial on using cannabis oil in order to treat his diabetes. He also briefly discusses the endocannabinoid system and Rick Simpson Oil.
Found on the youtube channel peter germain
Smoking Pot Can Actually Make You Thin?
News clip from The Young Turks show. Discussion about a Harvard study that indicates possible beneficial weight loss by using marijuana. Also discussed is the infamous Nixon Shafer report.
Found on the youtube channel The Young Turks
Dr. Raphael Mechoulam pt. 4
Brief interview (part of a 6 part collection) with Dr. Raphael Michoulam who is credited with finding and isolating the THC molecule back in the 1964. Here he discusses a few pharmacological effects of cannabis, diabetes included.
Found on the youtube channel Sam Sabzehzar
Cannabis QandA w Dr. Mitch – Cannabis and diabetes, metabolism
Radio talk show by marijuana activist Russ Belville. This recorded interview with Dr. Mitch Earleywine discusses cannabis in relation to diabetes, psoriasis, and a number of other topics. A lot of great information is discussed.
Found on the youtube channel Russ Belville
It is important to note that even now there a number of ongoing studies exploring cannabis as an alternative treatment for diabetes. Unfortunately, in the United States, only 2 out it’s 50 states have legalized cannabis, and only 20 (less than half) have opted to allow for medical marijuana. On a Federal level, marijuana remains a schedule I drug, categorizing it as more dangerous than heroin and meth which is a blatant lie. Furthermore, here is a list of the legality of cannabis by country.
However, it is the hope that as further research continues, and as more and more states decriminalize and ultimately legalize cannabis, the widespread ignorance surrounding this panacea plant will cease.
Please share, like, leave a comment, but most importantly discuss cannabis – it’s medicinal properties as well as it’s status and how it is perceived in your state or country; understand that cannabis as a medicine and it’s uses in the form of hemp would be a great boon to the world.
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