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Chapin has suffered from serious, debilitating migraines since he was a child. A vast arsenal of prescription drugs doled out by his physicians and specialists only exacerbated his affliction. When Chapin discovered cannabis as medicine, he regained a life that he thought he had lost.
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Ken Unger was serving in Grenada with the U.S. Navy when he was hit in the head with a 50 ton crane hook in 1983. Ken now suffers daily with two herniated disks, weakness and muscle spasms, plus pain and numbness in the legs.
Could marijuana use become legal in Missouri? Missouri marijuana advocates are hoping to let voters answer that question next year.
Medical cannabis is sweeping across our nation. Recently, New Jersey and Washington D.C approved the establishment of programs that would provide it's chronically and terminally ill with this much needed holistic treatment.
July 6th, 2011 heralded a new era for the cannabis culture of Missouri. On this date we filed our first and second ever legalization initiatives. A Constitutional amendment and a Statutory amendment.
Medical Cannabis Benefits
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) first described the disease known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) in July of 1981. As this epidemic spread worldwide patients found that cannabis helped prevent the "wasting syndrome," common among AIDS patients, by stimulating their appetite.
Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome of unknown etiology. The disease is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and multiple tender points in the neck, spine, shoulders, and hips. An estimated 3 to 6 million Americans are afflicted by fibromyalgia, which is often poorly controlled by standard pain medications.
Suzanne's misdiagnosis almost claimed her life. The seemingly endless flow of pharmaceuticals only exacerbated her fragile condition. Her form of cancer, Systemic Mastocytosis, seemed hopeless to treat until she discovered cannabis.
In July of 1993, Kathleen's life changed forever when her car was struck from behind. Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI), Kathleen seemed trapped between her debilitating condition and the pharmaceuticals that sapped her humanity in exchange for temporary relief.
Heath suffers from ADHD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and Bipolar Disorder. Like so many who suffer from mental illness, he spent much of his life mis-diagnosed and improperly and/or over-medicated.
Ever since Greg was 17, he has battled Crohn's Disease, Though he has run the gamut of of surgeries and pharmaceutical meds to treat this debilitating disease, only one holistic treatment has given him lasting relief from his symptoms. So, for 34 years, Cannabis has been his medicine of choice.
Cory has suffered greatly in his 29 years. Because of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as an infant, he developed a condition called Mesial Temporal Sclerosis. He has been in and out of hospitals and institutions ever since. Cannabis relieves his pain and seizures and has helped him return to college.
I first met Brian at the 2009 Joplin Cannabis Revival. Brian is a Hodgkin's Lymphoma survivor. He attributes his recovery to his use of cannabis as an adjunct to the chemotherapy he received.
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