Fourteen percent of all blindness in America is from glaucoma, a progressive loss of vision. Cannabis smoking would benefit 90% of our 2.5 million glaucoma victims, and is two to three times as effective as any current medicines for reducing ocular pressure!
Cannabis use has no toxic side effects to the liver and kidneys; nor is there any danger of the occasional sudden death syndromes associated with the legal pharmaceutical glaucoma drugs/drops.
Many California eye doctors, through the 1970s, 80s, and 90s discreetly advised their patients to use street marijuana in addition to (or to mitigate) their toxic legal glaucoma medicines.
Since November 1996, California doctors can legally recommend, advise, or tacitly approve cannabis use by their glaucoma patients who may then grow and smoke their own marijuana, or go to the few remaining Cannabis Buyers Clubs to acquire medical marijuana.
(Harvard; Hepler & Frank, 1971, UCLA; Medical College of Georgia; University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1975; Cohen & Stillman, Therapeutic Potential of Marijuana, UCLA, 1976; National Eye Institute.)
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