Deans' stroke musings

Changing stroke rehab and research worldwide now.Time is Brain!Just think of all the trillions and trillions of neurons that DIE each day because there are NO effective hyperacute therapies besides tPA(only 12% effective). I have 493 posts on hyperacute therapy, enough for researchers to spend decades proving them out. These are my personal ideas and blog on stroke rehabilitation and stroke research. Do not attempt any of these without checking with your medical provider. Unless you join me in agitating, when you need these therapies they won't be there.

What this blog is for:

Shortly after getting out of the hospital and getting NO information on the process or protocols of stroke rehabilitation and recovery I started searching on the internet and found that no other survivor received useful information. This is an attempt to cover all stroke rehabilitation information that should be readily available to survivors so they can talk with informed knowledge to their medical staff. It's quite disgusting that this information is not available from every stroke association and doctors group.
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Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Illinois medical marijuana program extended, now includes PTSD

Just when the hell will it get extended to stroke? Your Mom and grandma need to be screaming in Gov. Rauners' face. But use the PTSD reason if you have to, with a  23% chance of stroke survivors getting PTSD. Start those petitions for increasing eligibility.
My 13 reasons for marijuana use post-stroke. I would have to self treat my stroke rehab needs because we have NO stroke leadership or strategy to figure out how to create THC or marijuana protocols. I can't self treat using any form of medical marijuana including legal THC because it would require getting a prescription and with no protocol doctors are not going to write prescriptions.

Illinois’ experiment with medical marijuana has earned a boost thanks to Gov. Bruce Rauner’s approval of legislation extending the state pilot program for 2 ½ years and including two more medical conditions.
On Friday, medical marijuana advocates and experts called it a turning point that gives patients guaranteed access to the drug and provides confidence to those selling and cultivating it in the state. Rauner signed the measure Thursday night.
“It’s a very good thing for us,” said Charles Bachtell, the founder and CEO of Cresco Labs, which holds cultivation permits in Illinois. “It’s somewhat of an endorsement of the state saying, ‘You’re doing the right thing. We like what we’re seeing from the pilot program and let’s make some reasonable modifications.'”
The measure extends the pilot program until July 2020 and includes those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and terminal illnesses, defined as those who have less than six months to live, to participate in the program. Illinois Department of Public Health officials said Friday the agency must draft emergency rules, develop forms and adjust online registration and registry cards before those with PTSD and terminal illnesses can apply for the medical marijuana program. IDPH will post information on its website when applications can be accepted, spokeswoman Melaney Arnold said.
The new law also streamlines how doctors approve patients and gives the governor the ability to reappoint members of the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board.
State Rep. Lou Lang, the Skokie Democrat who has sponsored medical marijuana proposals, said the extension and technical changes are crucial to gauging the program’s success.
Lawmakers legalized a four-year pilot in 2013, but the first sales weren’t until November 2015. Without Rauner signing the legislation, the program would have expired at the end of 2017. Lang said the remaining time “simply wasn’t long enough.”
Most significantly, the new law provides patients with reassurances that the drug will be available in Illinois, said Bob Morgan, who was the Illinois program’s first director and now is president of the Illinois Cannabis Bar Association.
“They won’t have to revert to purchasing cannabis illegally or consider moving to another state that has a medical cannabis program,” Morgan said.
The new law also gives Illinois medical marijuana businesses more time to grow, he said.
“That’s got to be a relief to them, that they can just continue to operate a successful business and work toward servicing the community,” Morgan said.
Illinois’ medical marijuana pilot program got its start under former Gov. Pat Quinn and continued under Rauner, who for more than a year resisted expanding the program beyond the original 39 conditions and diseases listed in the law.
The industry’s future in Illinois also depends on a handful of lawsuits challenging the Illinois Department of Public Health’s denial of marijuana use for certain conditions. Lawsuits are pending that challenge the state’s decision to not include osteoarthritis, autism, chronic post-operative pain, migraines, irritable bowel syndrome, polycystic kidney disease and intractable pain.
Illinois law allows people to petition the state to add health conditions to the eligible list, but Rauner’s administration had rejected all new conditions despite the advice of the advisory board, which reviewed available medical evidence.

Updated July 6, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. The following corrected information has been added to this article: The Associated Press misidentified the state entity that patients are suing for denying medical marijuana use for certain health conditions. They are suing the Illinois Department of Public Health.

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