Tens of thousands of Veterans are already using cannabis as their medicine, either self medicating or obtained legally. Many Veterans want the same level of medical cannabis care that millions of Americans are now receiving. Medical cannabis care is not equal for Veterans, because cannabis medicine is not built into the nationwide V.A. system.
As long as the cannabis plant is federally designated as a schedule 1 drug, the V.A. is restricted from integrating cannabis into their health care system. This is a complex issue for the V.A. and they are doing their best to work with this conflict. States where medical cannabis is still illegal create the most challenge for the V.A./medical cannabis interface.
The Foreword was written by Al Byrne, Lieutenant Commander, United States Navy, retired. In his foreword he addresses, in detail, the issue of equal medical cannabis access for Veterans. Lieutenant Commander Byrne is the Co-founder and Director Emeritus of Patients Out of Time and Co-founder of Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access.
Here is an overview of what you will learn in medical cannabis for chronic pain relief.
1 – Opioid Synergism with Cannabis, improving efficacy in pain management.
2 – Complications and Limitations of Opioid Therapy.
3 – Neurobiological Aspects of Medical Cannabis and Chronic Pain.
4 – Therapeutic uses of CBD, CBG, CBGA, CBCA, CBDA, and CBC.
5 – Contraindications of Cannabis Therapy.
6 – Pros and Cons of Cannabis as Medicine.
7 – Massage Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy and Pain Management.
8 – Cannabis Withdrawal Signs and Symptoms.
9 – Pain Conditions Cannabis Can Best Help.
10 – The Endocannabinoid System, Receptor Sites and Five Functions.
11 – Cannabis and Human Physiology.
12 – Brief History of Cannabis Used in Pain Management.
13 – Cannabinoid Classifications.
14 – Physiological Stress in Pain Management.
15 – HPA Axis and the Stress Response.
16 – Acute Pain.
17 – Multiple Sclerosis.
18 – Neuropathic Pain.
19 – Cancer Pain.
20 – Fibromyalgia.
21 – Spasticity.
22 – FDA Approved Synthetic Cannabinoids Already in Use.
23 – Cannabis Medicines by a Major Pharmaceutical Company That are in the Pipeline.
24 – Cannabis and Pharmaceutical Trends.
25 – Pharmacology of Cannabis.
26 – Two Plant-Based Medications in Clinical Trial.
27 – Cannabis and Dental Concerns.
28 – Side Effects of Cannabis.
29 – Entourage Effect.
30 – Routes of Administration, Dosage and Possible Complications.
31 – Patient and Family Education.