Compassionate Care Foundation warehouse in Egg Harbor Township remains empty.
Wildwood Crest resident Mary Humphrey has suffered from multiple sclerosis since 1996, and is approved to take medical marijuana. But the nearest dispensary is two hours away in Montclair and there are 350 people on the waiting list before her.
Compassionate Care Foundation warehouse in Egg Harbor Township.
Compassionate Care Foundation hopes to start growing in February.
- Medical Medical conditions approved for medical marijuana treatment
Approved conditions include:
_Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease)
_Inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease
_Terminal illness, if a doctor determines a prognosis of less than 12 months of life
Approved conditions if patient is resistant to conventional therapy:
_Seizure disorder, including epilepsy
_Intractable skeletal muscular spasticity
Approved conditions if patient exhibits severe or chronic symptoms:
Source: New Jersey Department of Health
Medicinal uses of marijuana
According to the National Institutes of Health, tetrahydrocannabinol, the active component in marijuana, has been shown in clinical trials to relieve nausea associated with cancer chemotherapy and stimulate appetite in patients with severe weight loss that often accompanies AIDS. However, there is not enough scientific evidence for marijuana to gain approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Posted: Wednesday, January 16, 2013 1:00 am
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