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Glaucoma

Posted on April 9, 2014 by
Glaucoma ranks among the most frequently cited reasons for using medical marijuana and is one of the indications for which the federal government once granted permission for compassionate marijuana use (see Chapter 2 and Chapter 11). Research findings from as early as the 1970s show that both mariju...
Posted on April 9, 2014 by
Summary Introduction to the Topic Marijuana is a mixture of the dried flowering leaves and tops from the plant Cannabis sativa. The flowers -- and to a lesser extent the leaves, stems, and seeds -- contain psychoactive and physiologically active chemical compounds known as cannabinoids. Marijuana h...
Posted on April 9, 2014 by
Glaucoma is among the leading causes of blindness in the world, affecting more than 60 million individuals worldwide. A leading cause of optic nerve damage due to glaucoma is intraocular pressure (IOP), which may be reduced by use of medical marijuana. Individuals with normal IOP can also lose visio...