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Lucie was born with Neurofibromatosis that attacked her spine. She lives with constant pain. Using medical cannabis allows her to scale back the very dangerous and addictive narcotics.
by 420insight on May 23, 2015
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What Is Neurofibromatosis?

Neurofibromatosis (otherwise known as NF) is a medical condition that refers to a number of various inherited conditions which are clinically and genetically distinct in nature. Each of these inherited conditions carry a high risk of tumor formation, particularly in the region of the brain. As an autosomal dominant disorder, only one copy of the affected gene is needed for Neurofibromatosis to develop. If only one parent has neurofibromatosis, his or her children will have a fifty-fit chance of developing the condition as well within their lifetime. However, it should be noted that it is rarely the case that one person has the mutated gene twice, which would imply a one-hundred chance of their children developing Neurofibromatosis. There are currently three varying types of Neurofibromatosis:

Neurofibromatosis Type I: Which the nerve tissue grows tumors (neurofibromas) that may be benign and may cause serious damage by compressing nerves and other tissues.

Neurofibromatosis Type II: Which bilateral acoustic neuromas (tumors of the vestibulocochlear nerve or cranial nerve 8 (CN VIII) also known as schwannoma) develop, often leading to hearing loss.

Schwannomatosis: Which painful schwannomas develop on cranial, spinal and peripheral nerves.

Medical Marijuana and Neurofibromatosis

The overall severity in affected individuals who have Neurofibromatosis can vary greatly, which sometimes may be due to variable expressivity. Approximately half of all Neurofibromatosis cases are due to de novo mutations and no other affected family members are seen. Typically this affects males and females equally, but some individuals may have mosaic Neurofibromatosis, which means some but not all cells of the body carry the mutation.

As a bona fide alternative treatment option, medical marijuana has been proven remedy for patients who seek pain relief time, anti-inflammatory effects and the treatment of Neurofibromatosis. It is already known that marijuana can stimulate the appetite of patients, but researchers have learned that cannabinoids, in addition to having palliative benefits in cancer therapy, have been associated with anti-carcinogenic effects, which are responsible in preventing or delaying the development of cancer or tumor spread. Additionally, medical marijuana has been responsible for slowing tumor growth rates and shrinking them in size.

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  • Crystelle Lousignont
    March 24, 2017 at 10:12 pm

    I also have neurofibromatosis which has resulted in spinal cord tumors among other painful tumors marijuana helps with my pain nausea head aches and depression from dealing with everything

  • Brenda Euwer
    July 29, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    I have discovered it is BOTH THC and CBD that helps. especially the concentrated oils- RSO oil.. hash oil… you alternate. shrinks tumors.

  • Brenda Euwer
    April 9, 2016 at 4:53 pm

    Hello, Thank you for this article. exactly what kind of medical marijuana? CBD or whatever it’s called, or THC . this article is pretty vague. My daughter has NF1 and she is seventeen. Ive been telling her not smoke pot becasue I dont want her to effect her brain development at this young age. I feel her brain development is important. But she does have optic nerve gliomas… they have stabalized at this point. NO treatment needed and when she gets her braces off we will have her first MRI.
    And she was turned down for a medical marijauna card , in New Mexico medical M is legal , but her condition was not on the list. but I was open to it. Im not open to her using it from the streets though, as with her friends. I feel she is too young still for getting high all the time…

  • Libby
    April 9, 2016 at 3:18 am

    I have NF1 and I am hoping that my State passes medicinal in November when we vote for SB209.

  • Daniel Knodel
    April 9, 2016 at 2:09 am

    I have NF2, and it is true that medical marijuana is very helpful in treating the symptoms. I would like to see more evidence and sources as to how marijuana effects NF tumor growth, please. Thanks for this 😉

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