Medicinal Cannabinoids found to be Safe for Treating Patients with Multiple Sclerosis

While cannabis has been used for years by the medical community for treating various conditions, a recently published study puts the spotlight on medicinal cannabinoids as a candidate for treating the symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS). MS is a neurodegenerative disease of unknown cause that can affect a person’s brain, spinal cord, and eyes. The immune system attacks the protective outer shell of the body’s nerve systems, and eventually, a person’s nerves can become permanently damaged. As MS progresses, the brain can no longer use the nerve fibres to properly transmit signals throughout the body. Patients suffering from MS will have mild to serious symptoms that can affect, vision, speech, voluntary movement, balance, muscle control and body functions. Patients may also experience tiredness, depression, and physical pain. Symptoms vary and can either worsen or improve (with possibilities for relapse) over time. While there is no cure for MS, there are…

Ambassador Gerald Major

On October 19, 2018, we as a country celebrated the first-ever National Psoriatic Arthritis day. In keeping the momentum going we would like to highlight one of Medicinal My Way’s esteemed ambassadors, the President of the Canadian Spondylitis Association, Gerald Major. Gerald Major is a medical cannabis patient, a staunch chronic illness advocate and an arthritis survivor. Gerald’s Arthritis took him out of full-time employment 8 years ago when he was the Senior Vice President of Operations for Citibank Hedge Fund Services North America. Since then, he’s become the President of the Canadian Spondylitis Association, Vice President of Canadians for Fair Access to Medicinal Marijuana, board member and consumer group chair of the Arthritis Alliance of Canada, Best Medicine Coalition board member, and a member of Ontario Best Practice Research Initiative patient advisory committee. His passion for advocacy stems from his personal battle with Ankylosing Spondylitis and Psoriatic Arthritis, both…

National Psoriatic Arthritis Day

Lifestyle adjustments. Pain medications. Questions.  All three of these have one thing in common: Psoriatic Arthritis. Today, October 19th 2018 will be recognized as National Psoriatic Arthritis Day. For those who do not know, Psoriatic arthritis is a condition that combines the swollen sore joints of arthritis with psoriasis in the peripheral joints (the joints of your arms and legs, including the elbows, wrists, hands and feet), the axial skeleton (primarily your spine, hips and shoulders and commonly comes with pain. Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis often experience joint pain, swelling, lower back pain, heel pain, and limited motion.  Medicinal My Way’s (MMW) own Ambassador Gerald Major understands the pain that all arthritis patients endure and he advocates for education and fair access for medicinal cannabis for all patients. Gerald Major is a medical cannabis patient, a staunch chronic illness advocate, and an arthritis survivor.  MMW is working with Gerald to educate…

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