Article by Julia Veintrop, Cannabis Life Network
Many people today know there are healing properties in cannabis yet assume that smoking a joint is not the most medicinal route to treat an illness; that an edible, oil or capsule would be more effective… If we are talking about illnesses that affect the eyes, that assumption is wrong.
What if being able to smoke a joint meant being able to retain your sight?
For over 400,000 Canadians, this is a reality.
What does Glaucoma look like?
Glaucoma happens when the pressure in your eyes increases to the point where your optic nerves are damaged; most often leading to blindness.
Affecting everyone differently, some people just suffer from extreme eye pressure and severe pain, yet never go blind; others can go blind suddenly with mild pain. Glaucoma is incurable.
You are at risk if you have a family history, chronic high blood pressure or increased pressure in your eyes.
Treatments for Glaucoma – The list of options is pretty horrible…
I had a lady come sign up to become a member of the Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club the other day and she suffers from Glaucoma.