Posted by Admin | March 23, 2012
Sabrina Rodriguez FOX40 News
6:49 p.m. PDT, March 22, 2012
We know the saying about apples and your health, but one former heart surgeon is claiming marijuana is a miracle medicine.
For years, the hands of Dr. Dave Allen operated on the hearts of patients. He’s done with that business and now does evaluations and prescriptions for medical marijuana.
As a heart surgeon, Allen knows quite a bit about heart attack and strokes like they’re difficult to come back from and even surviving means social and financial problems.
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While some people are on a daily dose of aspirin to lower the severity of problems after a heart attack or stroke, Allen said marijuana is a better alternative.
“Eat a bud a day will keep the stroke away,” Allen said. “No other medicine made by man can help in this manner.”
The proof of its helpful benefits is in a patent assigned to the US Department of Health and Human Services, according to Allen, however the study was done on rats not humans. Allen added the patent shows the rats that ate marijuana decreased the size of their stroke by 50 percent and their brain injury was lessened by as much as 50 percent.
Even though the results are promising the problem lies in that it’s never been tested on people, so Allen doesn’t know what a proper dosage would be.
“We think the more you take the more protection you have,” said Allen.
While that recommendation seems like it would lead to a person becoming incredibly “high”, Allen said it won’t happen because the pot would be eaten raw and not smoked or heated.
“If you just eat raw cannabis it will have great medicinal affect and won’t get you high at all,” he explained. “When you dry it out and heat it becomes psycho-active.”
That also means no edibles like brownies or cookies.
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