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Medical Cannabis as a Treatment for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

According to Statistics Canada,  and with figures gathered between 2009 – 2011,  there was   1.3M   “reported”  (diagnosed) cases of COPD in Canada,  and in  excess of   4M   Canadians with a lung function that may have been indicative of this  disease.

You can get it at any age, but middle-aged and older adults are most likely to be diagnosed with COPD. Worldwide, COPD affects men and women equally.

According to the Lung Association Canada COPD can’t be cured, but it can be treated. Early diagnosis, lifestyle changes and appropriate drug and other treatments can help, but  sadly. some of these medications may come with unwanted side effects!

Alternative treatments…

Dr. Phil Leveque,(One of the pioneers who helped forge medical marijuana legislation in Oregon,) stated…

“Marijuana is one of the best bronchodilators, much better than any other class of drugs. For these respiratory diseases, [asthma and COPD] marijuana can be life-saving.”Source

Dr. Leveque also claimed that smoking marijuana was not bad for the lungs, claiming cannabinoids are beneficial for lung tissues.

There are also published studies that confirm Dr. Leveque’s assertion. In some cases, lung function increased with pot smokers who did not use tobacco cigarettes that are saturated with 600 added chemicals, mostly toxic and carcinogenic. (Source)

Studies that attest to support Dr. Leveque’s view may be accessed here.

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4 comments

  1. maxelson

    what would you suggest would be the best for me to take for my COPD, I am a 71 year old lady in the severe stage

    1. Thank you for contacting The Natural Remedy… I will respond to your inquiry with an email 🙂

  2. I have been diagnosed with COPD and was wondering what type of Cannabis would be best to help me

    1. There is a lot of anecdotal evidence that CBD is very effective as a treatment for COPD and also a few studies see below…

      Here are two studies that show CBD a potential for treating COPD

      · CBD has a potent anti-inflammatory effect and also improves lung function, suggesting it could be a useful therapeutic tool for the treatment of inflammatory lung diseases.
      Cannabidiol improves lung function and inflammation in mice submitted to LPS-induced acute lung injury.
      https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3109/08923973.2014.976794?needAccess=true

      · Cannabis has shown to be effective for treating inflammation.
      Cannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and related analogs in inflammation.
      https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2664885/

      I will also send you an email regarding this.. Have a great day!

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