For some conditions, such as chronic pain syndromes like arthritis and multiple sclerosis, orally ingested cannabis

For some conditions, such as chronic pain syndromes like arthritis and multiple sclerosis, orally ingested cannabis is an important part of the treatment plan.  This is often done to provide baseline control over the patient’s symptoms with long-lasting relief, so that daily activities can be accomplished more comfortably and with greater ease.  Inhaled marijuana use can then be limited to an “as-needed” basis, which is often none at all.  If you’re living with a medical condition that causes chronic pain, oral medication might be the best method of using cannabis for you.  Best of all, you can make the capsules yourself with some common household items and ingredients. Currently, oral preparations are typically available in “edible” form, meaning food products like brownies, candies, or chocolates.  While an occasional treat (medicated or not) is certainly OK, it concerns me when people get into a habit of mixing food and cannabis on a routine basis.  Frankly, most Americans just don’t need an extra brownie in their daily diet, and certainly not several per day! Moreover, many patients have diabetes among their chronic medical problems and cannot safely tolerate an extra load o...

New law may protect Kansans who use THC CBD oil for medical treatment

WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) A new law goes into effect that may protect Kansans in possession of THC CBD oil for medical purposes. According to HB 2244, if you have a debilitating condition, possess CBD oil with a small amount of THC, and have a note from your doctor, you now have an affirmative defense to any prosecution. The girls’ parents, Gwen and Scott Hartley, lobbied for the bill. They said it could save Lola’s life. The 13-year-old suffers from microcephaly, a medical condition in which a child’s brain doesn’t fully develop and the child has an abnormally small head for his or her age. The condition claimed the life of Lola’s older sister, Claire, who died at the age of 17 in December 2018. The Hartley family says the CBD oil, which will contain a small amount of THC, would be used to help Lola with seizures which could improve her quality of life and even extend it. “We no longer have to worry about a way to provide Lola with what she needs, to provide her with a better quality of life. It’s a really good feeling,” Gwen Hartley says. The Hartleys can legally treat their daughter with CBD oil, but under the law, you need a note f...