You probably have a basic understanding of how modern medicine works: People have a yearly checkup, take medicine when they're sick, get a cast if they break a bone, etc.
But in recent years other approaches to healing have risen in popularity. Many of these "alternative" treatments have been around for thousands of years. The term "alternative medicine" is used to describe healing treatments that until recently have been part of conventional medical training — treatments like acupuncture, massage therapy, or herbal medicine.
Now many Western medical schools are starting to teach these medicine techniques and theories. Some hospitals and doctors are supplementing their regular medical care with alternative techniques.
Many patients and health care providers use alternative treatments together with conventional therapies. This is known as complementary medicine.
Now after years of research and anecdotal evidence Medical marijuana has been proven to be an effective treatment for various diseases, including, glaucoma, AIDS, anorexia, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, and cancer. Under state law California residents may legally use, possess, and cultivate marijuana for medicinal purposes.
Considered to be one of the United States top experts in his field of vascular medicine Dr. Hashemiyoon began American Medical Evaluation Centers after careful research into the benefits and side effects of medical marijuana. Like many other well informed physicians in the U.S. (Dr. Sanjay Gupta, CNN Medical Correspondent) , Dr. Hashemiyoon recognized that Medical Marijuana has clear medical benefits and is not the "nightmare" addictive harmful drug our government has misled us to believe for the last 70 years.
As an advocate for patients Dr. Hashemiyoon believes that no safe and effective treatment should go unrecognized because of political and economic bureaucracy. Loathing of anything hypocritcal Dr. Hashemiyoon correctly offers the following:
"It has been argued by the DEA that marijuana is a Schedule I drug; by definition that means that marijuana/THC/cannabis 'have no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States.'
However, on October 7, 2003 The United States Government as represented by the Department of Health and Human Services was granted a U.S. Patent (#6630507) on any and all uses and applications of: Cannabinoids as antioxidants and neuroprotectants.
In other words, THE GOVERNMENT ALREADY OWNS THE ORGANIC THC OIL BY FORCE... and now THEY OWN THE SYNTHETIC THC OIL BY PATENT... along with any and all combinations of the beneficial compounds found in cannabinoids.
So the question must be asked that if cannabis has a tremendous variety of medicinal values and applications specific and provable enough to be granted a U.S. Patent, then why does the Judicial Branch of our government continues to classify cannabis as a Schedule 1 Controlled Substance?!"