Patients Out of Time
Patients Out of Time is a non profit that has been fighting for medical marijuana patients since it was officially founded in 1995. Cannabis as medicine gaining popularity among the general public but it isn’t a new idea. Before the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, cannabis was used widely by doctors to treat a variety of ailments.
In 1976 Robert Randall became the first person in America to legally access cannabis since its removal from the U.S. Pharmacopeia in 1942. Today, 33 states have passed some form of medical marijuana legislation and since 1995, Patients Out of Time has fought to re-institute cannabis as a legitimate medicine. In this weeks episode Tom and Miggy are joined by Mary Lynn Mathre from Patients Out of Time to discuss their mission and how far medical marijuana has to go.
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What is Patients Out of Time?
Patients Out of Time is a non-profit dedicated to advising and educating health care professionals and the general public about the therapeutic properties of cannabis. Patients Out of Time’s mission is to, “re-institute cannabis as a legitimate medicine through its educational activities which integrate doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals.” Patients Out of Time does this by:
- Bringing together researchers and scientists to share clinical trials, observational studies, and other scientific studies
- Offering educational credits to healthcare professionals
- Working with patients, caregivers, and other folks with firsthand experience of the benefits of medical marijuana
- Serving as a hub for American Cannabis Nurses Association, Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and other organizations
Patients Out of Time
Written by: Vikica7
Patients Out of Time is a non-profit organization based in the Commonwealth of Virginia, which main goal is to educate people about the therapeutic use of cannabis. Since they firmly believe that medical cannabis (marijuana) has the power to cure different mental and physical diseases, they fight for its legalization within the United States.
Cannabis as Medicine
For thousands of years, cannabis has been known as a drug in many cultures worldwide. It is not just a psychoactive substance that makes you “feel high,” but a severe natural medication that helps people get better. That is why cannabis was regularly prescribed in the United States until 1937 when the Marijuana Tax Act restricted it. This was the end of the medicinal use of cannabis in America, and that is the main reason Patients Out of Time stepped out. They are acting through education, which is, we have to confess, the best way to show people what they are fighting for – the therapeutic use of marijuana. Not only it has anti-inflammatory properties, but it also protects the heart and brain and acts as a pain reliever.
Many modern studies show that cannabis is the best way possible for the treatment of severe ailments, such as:
- Reducing nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy, or anorexia nervosa
- Improving the appetite, especially for persons struggling with AIDS
- Reducing symptoms of multiple sclerosis
- Helping in the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder
- Reducing inflammations
- Treating glaucoma by preventing a permanent vision loss
- Helping with asthma patients
- Preventing epilepsy
- Acting as a pain reliever.
Not only the medical cannabis has a positive effect on the sick people, but it ensures the better quality of their lives. And everyone deserves to be well, right?
This organization wants people to learn to live with their disease. Patients Out of Time fights for the people to get better, in many different ways:
- The first way is searching for the members of various associations, such as health care, for example, to help them achieve their goal-education of the value of marijuana for medical purposes.
- On the other hand, Patients Out of Time invites many experts in different scientific fields (biology, organic chemistry, oncology, psychology, pharmacology) to present themselves in public by educating people about the advantages of this natural remedy.
- The third way is inviting the people who are struggling with diverse ailments, such as disabled veterans, patients with multiple sclerosis, and many others, to talk about their experiences. Who will explain better the rest of the world the positive sides of marijuana, than someone who is facing everyday insupportable pain, and anxiety caused by trauma?
- In addition to organizing public speeches, and testifying of the patients, Patients Out of Time educates the people also through the stories we can find on their site.
Their seminars are beneficial and knowledgeable and exist with one purpose-providing information that can conduct patients and help them to make a final decision. Re-instituting cannabis as a legitimate medication for use within the United States could help a lot of people improve the quality of their lives.
Cannabis Helps Patients
There are many testimonies to confirm the beneficial effects of cannabis. It helped some people not to lose their vision; it mitigates the consequences of chemotherapies such as vomiting to others; it reduces the symptoms of multiple sclerosis, allowing some of them as much normal functioning as possible. Some people are completely cured, some people have milder symptoms than before, but they all agree in one thing-their lives are much better than before. Experience without pain is possible, and that is what this organization tries to explain to the world and to the influential people who are in the position to change something. Changes come slow, but they are still visible. Education is the best form of communication, and they want to prove it. This association fights for human rights in the desire to enable them to live with their illness in the best way possible.
Patients Out of Time is entering an effort to legalize this natural remedy that will help people to feel relief, and to experience what is it like to at least briefly feel no pain. It’s not an easy task, but they are giving their best to make the ill people live better and easier. They firmly believe in success, and it’s only a matter of time when cannabis will be legal for medical purposes in the United States again.
- Patients Out of Time
- Denver OK’s cannabis research license
- Tom Howard at CannabisIndustryLawyer.com
- Miggy at Cannabis Legalization News
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