Costa Rica Health News – A man named Ernesto, suffering from brain cancer, has tried surgery and many medications, but still faces the growth of the tumor, dizziness, vomiting, and numbness in half of his body.
Medical marijuana was recommended by a friend, since nausea caused by AIDS or cancer in the US is treated with cannabis. After smoking, he woke up without nausea and was able to eat all meals that day without vomiting.
Ernesto is growing the plant in his laundry room so that he can control his own dose and avoid the uncertainties of the black market. He also gives some to a woman with Parkinson’s and it allows her to go for hours without tremors.
A mother in Guanacaste puts cannabis in food given to her 7 year old daughter. The girl went from having ten epileptic seizures a day to zero in just four months.
In England there is a spray based on cannabis that can be applied under the tongue to improve pain and spasms at night for patients with multiple sclerosis.
The congress in Costa Rica is now considering allowing the cultivation and use of the herb for medicinal purposes.
The bill proposes that the CCSS monitor the proper use of it.