Medical Marijuana for ADD / ADHD

“…. almost all California cannabinologists believe cannabis and cannabinoids have substantially improved the lives of ADHD sufferers, and with less negative side effects than common stimulant drug ADHD treatments.”

“As we have come to understand more about the brain and the role of dopamine and the endocannabinoid system we are starting to unravel how cannabis, anandamide and dranabinol act to free up dopamine and decrease the overstimulation of the midbrain.”

ADD refers to Attention Deficit Disorder. ADHD refers to Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

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ADD/ADHD Treatment with Medical Marijuana

Many people well-known with ADD/ADHD have turned to medical marijuana (Cannabis, Weed, Pot) for their symptoms treatment with optimistic results and minimum side effects.

Most patients who choose medical marijuana over these medications do so because they are not happy with the bad side effects of stimulants. Other patients who do find these conventional treatments helpful will sometimes treat the unwanted side effects of the stimulants with marijuana; this blend therapy often relieves the side effects of insomnia and lack of appetite.”

“After passage of Proposition 215 in California, medical marijuana doctors began seeing adult ADHD patients who reported that medical marijuana had positive effects on their ADHD symptoms with no unwanted side effects. Adult ADHD patients that use medical marijuana report that they feel peaceful are capable to focus on and complete a task that they normally could not do, are able to eat and sleep better, and overall have a better quality of life.

Studies in Hyperactive/Impulsive rats have shown that they improve with medial marijuana. It is time for the scientific research community to begin adult human studies on this most natural medication which progress ADHD symptoms without the unwanted side effects of refreshment medication.”

The follow excerpt is from a German study:

Cannabis improves symptoms of ADHD

Peter Strohbeck-Kuehner, Gisela Skopp, Rainer Mattern

Institute of Legal- and Traffic Medicine, Heidelberg University Medical Centre, Voss Str. 2, D-69115 Heidelberg, Germany

http://www.cannabis-med.org/english/journal/en_2008_01_1.pdf

Abstract

…… The purpose of this case investigation was to highlight that people with

ADHD can benefit in some cases from the consumption of THC. A 28-year old male, who showed improper behavior and appeared to be very maladjusted and inattentive while sober, appeared to

be completely inconspicuous while having a very high blood plasma level of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

……..Thus, it has to be considered, that in the case of ADHD, THC can have atypical effects and can even lead to an enhanced driving-related performance.