Can marijuana cure cancer?

“Weed cured me from cancer.” Many of us have heard people claim that they were cured from their cancer by using marijuana. In this article we discuss whether marijuana can cure cancer – and where this concept comes from. But CAN Marijuana Cure Cancer? We have all heard if not directly, second hand that people…

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Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Our bodies are wired to accept and use cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system discovered by scientists in the early 1990s that plays a role in controlling a variety of features and processes throughout the body. It is a system that essentially strives for balance, or homeostasis in the body, and…

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Does CBD help pain?

Does CBD help pain? Since the 2018 Federal legalization of hemp derived products with low THC levels – CBD is now found everywhere and is touted to be a relieve of many symptoms such as anxiety, depression and sleep issues. In this article we deliver into the question “Does CBD help pain?” The use of…

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cannabis and appetite/weight loss

Can Medical Marijuana Help in Treating Appetite loss in the Elderly? We’ve heard anecdotes forever about how Marijuana helps with Appetite Loss. Now it’s no longer a punchline or aside, it’s a focus of research and therapeutic treatments. As lots of people age, their appetites transform. Some senior citizens find themselves intending to eat less…

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Effects of CBN

CBN – Cannabinol The effects of CBN: At this point, most of you have a good sense of the general effects of CBD as it’s become a hugely popular compound to take daily due to its properties relating to mood, pain and other common complaints.  Being the dominant compound in hemp, there is more cannabidiol…

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Can weed help sleep?

Cannabis and sleep Sleep problems such as insomnia are very common and now we know more than ever that good sleep is a vital for preserving our psychological and physical health – and so people are asking – can weed help you sleep? Poor sleep – including trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and not waking…

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Opioids and Weed

An epidemic of use and death by overdose from opioids has many looking at the relationship between opioid and weed. Historically if you mentioned those two in a sentence it would be the in the context that they were and remain both federally Schedule 1 drugs – illegal federally therefore. However today with over 130…

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CBD for Opioid Addiction and Withdrawal

CBD for Opioid Addiction and Withdrawal With opioid related deaths being at epidemic levels – with almost 50,000  deaths annually it is a huge problem which is not being adequately addressed. Currently the standard treatments are mainly agonist treatments which are themselves addictive and as such many suffering from opioid addiction are reluctant to try…

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Parkinson's Disease and Marijuana

Parkinson’s Disease and Marijuana With approximately a million individuals living with Parkinson’s and 60,000 people being diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease annually in the US it is a big problem causing problems for the patients, their caretakers and loved ones. It is a disease more common in the elderly and with an aging population worldwide this…

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Opioids and Weed

An epidemic of use and death by overdose from opioids has many looking at the relationship between opioid and weed. Historically if you mentioned those two in a sentence it would be the in the context that they were and remain both federally Schedule 1 drugs – illegal federally therefore. However today with over 130…

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Can weed help PTSD?

Cannabis for PTSD? If you or a loved one are suffering from Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and you have done some research it would be normal to ask “Can weed help PTSD?” If you google something around PTSD treatments or look at boards online you will hear time and time again how cannabis has helped…

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Headaches are incredibly common with almost everybody having experienced head pain and many people are wondering can weed help with headaches. Cannabis is commonly used for pain control and has indeed been used for thousands of years. More recently we have scientists asking “Can weed help headaches?” There are a wide range of types of…

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rheumatoid arthritis

Can weed help my arthritis? When most people complain of their joints bothering them or that they are suffering from arthritis they are usually referring to Osteoarthritis (vs eg Rheumatoid Arthritis)  which being the most common form of arthritis, affects tens of millions of people in the US and hundreds of millions worldwide. We normally…

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Effects of CBN

CBN – Cannabinol The effects of CBN: At this point, most of you have a good sense of the general effects of CBD as it’s become a hugely popular compound to take daily due to its properties relating to mood, pain and other common complaints.  Being the dominant compound in hemp, there is more cannabidiol…

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Detla 8 for Skin Conditions

How effective is Delta 8 for Skin Conditions?  A lot of us have seen that hemp is being used in various topical products ranging from beauty creams to soothing gels applied to the body.  The compounds in hemp have the ability to absorb into the skin tissue in a unique manner thanks to the endocannabinoid…

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delta 8 and blood pressure

Is Taking Delta 8 with High Blood Pressure Safe? With delta 8 THC becoming such a popular choice for those looking to experience the psychoactive properties found within this hemp-based compound, it’s natural that people interested in giving it a shot want to know ahead of time whether or not it is completely safe.  Delta…

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delta 8 medication and prescription interactions

Will there be any issues with taking Delta 8 and Other Medications, Prescriptions or Other Treatments? An impressively large number of frequent CBD enthusiasts are now giving delta 8 THC a try to see what this highly unique cannabinoid can do for them.  As we learn more about delta 8, we’re finding out its various…

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Delta 8 for nausea and vomiting

What is Effect of Delta 8 Effects for Potentially Reducing Nausea and Stimulating Appetite? Delta 8 May Help with Nausea and Appetite. Nausea and low appetite are symptoms that we’ve all experienced at one point or another, and typically they pass, and we forget that they ever happened in the first place.  There are various scenarios,…

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Topical Delta 8 for Pain

Just How Effective are Delta 8 Topical Solutions for Pain?  It’s not surprising to anyone who has been following the hemp industry that delta 8 topicals are beginning to emerge on the market.  Delta 8 THC has proven to be a gamechanger in the hemp universe, being a unique type of cannabinoid mostly known for…

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Delta 8 and Senior Citizens

Is Choosing Delta 8 for Seniors a better option? We’re seeing a growing market for delta 8 THC, which is yet another cannabinoid from the hemp plant that’s being studied for its unique effects on the body.  We know that CBD has a lot to offer to those dealing with a wide range of complaints,…

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Delta 8 and Sleep Disorders, Insomnia

Could Delta 8 Be the Next Answer for Certain Sleeping Disorders? Delta 8 THC and Sleeping Disorders About 1 in 4 Americans report disturbed sleep on a semi-frequent basis, and a large number of those Americans find themselves relying on prescription drugs during particularly sleepless nights.  But, over the last few years, we’ve been finding…

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Can Delta 8 THC Help with Focus and Concentration

Is it true that Delta 8 THC May Help with Focus and Concentration? Everyone’s talking about delta 8 THC, which is the latest and greatest cannabinoid to be isolated out of the hemp plant.  Delta 8 THC has a lot in common with delta 9 THC and behaves similarly to CBD in terms of how…

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Anxiety disorders

Anxiety disorders – what you should know With the increase awareness and legalization of of medical marijuana in a number of states, it’s important to fully understand some of the disorders that it is used to treat. A common approved use of medical marijuana is for anxiety and anxiety disorders. We all THINK we know…

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Marijuana overdose

We hear how it’s a myth that you can overdose from marijuana, but is that true? In all truth weed is one of the safest drugs compared not only to the usual suspects such as heroin and other opioids, alcohol – whether beer, wine or liquor but even when compared to Tylenol. But can you…

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Benefits of CBD

You’ve heard of CBD (cannabadiol) and you’ve heard of Hemp, but have you heard the latest trend of consuming cbd and hemp flowers? And how do you consume them, do you eat them, smoke them, cook them, what? First off, lets focus on the why. Potential Benefits of CBD and Hemp Flowers CBD is most…

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coronavirus, covid-19, cv19

I’ve heard that CBD May Help with COVID-19 Symptoms, is this true? People swear by CBD (cannabidiol) and believe it can help in a whole slew of conditions beyond just sleep, pain and anxiety. In any case it’s important for your mental wellbeing, physical health and the strength of the immune system to get proper…

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cbd

THC vs CBD: Is it true that Can CBD get you high?  You will often hear that THC is the chemical that causes the psychoactivity, the high you experience when smoking weed and that CBD is not psychoactive. These top 3 reasons people report for using CBD – also known as cannabidiol are: Sleep Pain…

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Quit Smoking with CBD, smoking cessation, tobacco

Want to Quit Smoking Cigarettes? CBD to the rescue! Quit Smoking with CBD According to the WHO (World Health Organization) about 7 million people die annually from the many well known serious complications of smoking tobacco cigarettes. To contrast that – the worldwide death toll for cannabis is ZERO. That’s right – the product that…

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Delta-8 THC You’ve probably heard about THC  and may know that is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that is responsible for getting people “high” or “stoned”. But most of that effect is due to delta-9 THC. However there exists in cannabis another compound – known as delta-8 THC which is a different psychoactive cannabinoid with…

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Benefits of CBD oil

Popular Uses and Benefits of CBD Oil CBD oil, is a popular natural remedy that is often suggested for use in common ailments. The main active ingredient is CBD also known as cannabidiol – though CBD is available in many other forms such as CBD flower, gummies, capsules, vapes etc. Cannabinoids, which are more commonly…

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CBD and depression

Cannabidiol, or CBD, is a natural substance that has actually become more attractive lately, thanks in part to a growing number of research on its potential health benefits, which could include dealing with the question: Can CBD help depression? Preliminary results of some research studies on CBD and anxiety look appealing, suggesting CBD may help…

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science stuff

What is the role of Terpenes and the Entourage Effect? The entourage effect is essentially the manifestation of the concept of the whole being greater than the sum of the parts. It is the cumulative effect of the individual components as well as the effect of the combination and interaction between the components. While many…

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medical marijuana

Should I be aware of any Marijuana and Medication Interactions? Whether you’re taking marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, it’s always important to understand and discuss the potential dangers of any interactions these might have with each other. (This is true for ANY combination of products, including prescription and over the counter products or supplements…

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Side effects of pot

Is it a feature or a bug? When it comes to understanding the side effects of marijuana it all comes down to perspective. Side Effects of Marijuana Like most other medicinal substances, whether you call it weed, cannabis or medical marijuana – there are both positive side effects – which is why we use the…

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medical marijuana

Ongoing studies continue around the world to see how medical marijuanaa can deliver benefit in several conditions. Even though the use of cannabis is not yet Federally legal – many states allow medical marijuana usage for the following conditions. (Please check as to which of these conditions may quality in your state). There is a…

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CBD Joint

Medical marijuana is marijuana. It is a drug from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. Despite the fact that lots of people utilize the word “marijuana” when referencing marijuana, the term “marijuana” specifically refers to the dried out flowers as well as leaves of the marijuana plant. Treating Symptoms and Conditions with Medical Marijuana Medical marijuana,…

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insomnia, can't sleep, sleep disorders

Weed for sleep? The use of marijuana for trouble sleeping is one of the more common reasons. With over 100 cannabinoids weed has many potential chemicals some of which may have more or less sleep inducing properties. That said one of the classic side effects of marijuana is well known to be drowsiness and sleepiness…

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Can weed help cancer symptoms

The two most common questions in terms of cannabis and cancer are in relation to whether cannabis can cure cancer and Can weed help with cancer symptoms. You can read more about the question of cure here. Cancer is a common and devastating disease being the second most common cause of death in men and women,…

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neuron header

Doctors and patients have found that using marijuana offers help for epilepsy, seizure disorders, and other neurological conditions, and while this has been studied for a many years it’s not without controversy. Early evidence from lab studies, anecdotal reports, and little clinical research studies over a number of years recommend that cannabidiol (CBD) could potentially…

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Can cannabis help muscle spasms?

In this article we review the question, “Can cannabis help muscle spasms?”. Muscle spasms affect just about everybody, from foot cramps and midnight “charley horses” to strained and pulled muscles. Particular disorders and diseases also trigger muscle convulsions. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) can all cause clients to experience muscle spasms that…

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muscle spasms, muscle cramps

How Medical Marijuana Eases MS Related Muscle Spasms (Multiple Sclerosis) Medical marijuana is a reliable treatment approach for muscle spasms brought on by Multiple Sclerosis (MS), an immune-mediated disease. If you’re not familiar with MS, it’s an incapacitating and in some cases deadly condition of the main nervous system and is the most typical devastating…

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weed for anxiety

In most states where Medical Marijuana is legal, one of the most frequent questions surroundings using marijuana for anxiety. Most states do list Anxiety as one of the approved uses of medical marijuana, but it’s still an individual question to determine if it’s the right approach for you. Anxiety and Cannabis On a worldwide basis…

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anorexia

Medical Marijuana may help in the treatment of Anorexia More and more people are looking to treating anorexia with marijuana. Cannabis is widely known for making you feel hungry– both marijuana users and non-users alike commonly joke about “the munchies.” Yet, have you ever before thought of why it gives you food desires? There’s more…

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woman with dementia

Because there are so many psychological and neurological contributors to dementia in the elderly, it’s a natural question: Can Medical Marijuana Help Treat Dementia? Dementia is a debilitating condition not only for the person suffering from it, but for those around the patient as well, as the progression is often slow, rendering it excused and…

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Marijuana advocates have been using weed for pain for years, and there’s a wealth of anecdotal proof that points to the effectiveness of cannabis to deal with persistent pain conditions. Nowadays, medical and clinical communities are overtaking what many marijuana advocates have actually known for many years. What do the studies say about Using Weed…

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arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis is a debilitating auto-immune disorder characterized by the joint damage is causes. While it’s got Arthritis in the name, it’s the symptom, the output of the disease that causes the arthritis. Treating it is challenging because it’s an autoimmune disease, and treating the underlying disease often makes the symptoms worse. That’s where we…

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Marijuana for pain

Cannabis and Pain For patients suffering from acute pain or more long term chronic pain-related disorders, cannabis is believed by many to be a significant and powerful tool to deliver relief in those whose pain severely impairs quality of life.. In this article we will discuss the two main cannabinoids, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)…

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multiple sclerosis, ms

There have been numerous research studies carried out to assess the effects of using cannabis with multiple sclerosis related pain, spasticity, and bladder symptoms. The majority of studies included fairly small numbers of individuals with MS and the result procedures differed amongst studies. Nevertheless, reviews of published research studies using cannabis in a pill format…

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edibles, gummies

We all know instinctively that kids eating weed is a bad thing. It’s not something we ever do intentionally or encourage. With the increasing loosening of marijuana laws around the country, we need to be sure we pay attention to “adult edibles” the same way we do with teaching our children about adult beverages. But…

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Is weed addictive?

Can weed be addictive? A big concern when taking any new medication is if it’s addictive and causing dependency. Patients using medical or recreational marijuana for disabling and chronic conditions, may rightly be concerned about risks and side-effects of cannabis, and want to know: is marijuana addictive? The answer is that – yes – in…

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Do you have a dog with arthritis? Anxiety? We look to CBD and Cannabis as treatments to ease those conditions in ourselves, so it’s a natural question to ask: Is CBD Safe for Pets? What about Cannabis? The explosion of cannabis and the massive increase in accessibility means that there are now not only CBD products…

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medical marijuana for sleep

Medical Marijuana for Sleep Disorders: Choose the Right Cannabis Strain for Insomnia Which Strain is best, Indica vs. sativa vs. hybrid If you’ve spoken with your medical professional, and they’ve approved the use of marijuana to treat your insomnia, it’s time to select a strain that works for your specific needs and habits. Think about…

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man with alzheimers

Scientific Studies on Alzheimers and Medical Marijuana Studies have shown progress in the effects of medical marijuana and the treatment and management of Alzheimer’s disease. A preclinical research released in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that extremely low dosages of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), a chemical located in cannabis, can slow down the production of beta-amyloid…

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The jury is still out on whether marijuana or its spin-offs can be used to treat dementia. A lack of solid research study studies indicate that suspicious and unscientific records have actually filled in tough evidence. No research studies or tests have considered the impacts of cannabis or its components on the underlying causes of…

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FDA approved cannabinoid medications

The FDA approved cannabis derived products not approved for marketing, but approved for use. To date, the FDA has not approved a marketing application for cannabis for the treatment of any kind of disease or condition. Nevertheless, there is now one FDA approved cannabis-derived and three cannabis products as medications. These authorized products are only…

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glaucoma

What is the efficacy of Medical Marijuana for Glaucoma? A review of prescriptions and uses shows that Glaucoma is a top reason people are seeking out and using medical marijuana. While this may initially be surprising, a quick intro to the topic suggests this shouldn’t be, since it’s a condition that affects so many people,…

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FDA cannabis science

The FDA Role in Cannabis Research is the same as it is with any other product used as a medication or therapeutic agent, including any products from plants including cannabis research. Researchers need to collaborate with the FDA and submit an IND application to the Center for Drug Evaluation and also Research (CDER). The standard…

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kid with epilepsy

CBD, Epilepsy and Kids The FDA has approved the use of CBD for Kids with Epilepsy. The FDA approved Epidiolex, which contains a purified type of the medication compound CBD, for the treatment of seizures associated with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome or Dravet disorder in people 2 years of age or older. It has determined that this…

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fda and cannabis in cosmetics

There are companies that promote and sell products, including those touting cannabis in cosmetics. In general, it’s important to note that the FDA does not get involved in the approval process of commerce related to cosmetics or food and dietary supplements. The only exception is when these products suggest health benefits. That’s when the FDA…

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epilepsy, nerve cell

Epidiolex (Cannabidiol, CBD) for Epilepsy CBD Studies for Epilepsy: Research studies in the U.S. of Epidiolex (a plant-based CBD formulation) have actually been ongoing for a number of years. Information from these research studies has helped supply proof that resulted in the FDA approval of this product on June 25, 2018. Epidiolex is a cleansed…

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Pregnancy and Cannabis

Should pregnant or breastfeeding women use cannabis? Many people have been using medical marijuana for a variety of medical and recreational purposes, so much so that it’s used like any other medication. But there remains the question: Can I Use Weed While Pregnant or Breastfeeding? There are possible negative wellness impacts with use of marijuana…

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IBS Crohn's and Medical Marijuana

The symptoms of IBS and Crohn’s Disease interfere with the quality of life and ability to function. Can Weed Help with IBS and related disorders? We know it can help with some of the symptoms. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and associated disorders such as Crohn’s Disease leads to inflammation of of the digestive tract. The hallmark…

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Weed for chronic pain

Cannabis & Chronic Pain It can be tough for you to deal with chronic pain without help. Chronic Pain and Medical Marijuana are closely related regarding minimizing signs you may have been suffering from for a protracted time. Medical pot might provide you significant relief if you struggle with any of the following: General non-specific chronic…

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glaucoma and cbd

Can I use Cannabis or CBD for Glaucoma? Depends on what you mean by effective. First a little about what Glaucoma is. At its core Glaucoma is condition of the eyes in which the optic nerve that nerve that transmits visual information to the brain –  is slowly damaged due to increased pressure within the eye…

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right to try

With so many conditions and medical applications, what is the link between Cannabis and the Right to Try Act? As with so many other instances, the answer is complicated. What is The Right to Try Act? The Right to Try Act was made to established to offer accessibility to investigational drugs directly from the companies…

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How effective is CBD or other forms of Cannabis  in treating dementia? There have actually been no clinical tests on the effects of marijuana or CBD oil in people dealing with mental deterioration and dementia. In the lab A crucial characteristic of Alzheimer’s condition is the accumulate of globs of a protein, called amyloid, in…

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medical marijuana

Statement from the American Cancer Society on Medical Marijuana and Cancer The American Cancer Society supports the need for more scientific research on cannabinoids for cancer patients, and recognizes the need for better and more effective therapies that can overcome the often debilitating side effects of cancer and its treatment. The Society also believes that…

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Therapeutic Medical Conditions for Cannabis

Are there interactions or contraindications with Anxiety Medication and Marijuana? With both anxiety and cannabis being very common in the US and indeed with many users of medical marijuana or recreational weed are using it for treatment of stress and anxiety. As such the potential for drug interactions are high as many of these same…

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cannabis and appetite/weight loss

Can Medical Marijuana Help in Treating Appetite loss in the Elderly? We’ve heard anecdotes forever about how Marijuana helps with Appetite Loss. Now it’s no longer a punchline or aside, it’s a focus of research and therapeutic treatments. As lots of people age, their appetites transform. Some senior citizens find themselves intending to eat less…

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FDA approved CBD drugs

What are some FDA Approved CBD Products? As of February 2020, aside from Epidiolex, a prescription treatment for seizure disorders, including epilepsy, there are no other FDA Approved medical items that contain CBD. Epidiolex (cannabidiol) In 2018 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex which is cannabidiol (CBD]) derived from the cannabis plant. It…

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Marijuana and Autism

What is the relationship between Medical Marijuana and Autism? Can it help kis with Autism? FRIDAY, May 10, 2019 (HealthDay News)– Medical cannabis essences appear to help youngsters with autism, decreasing their disruptive behavior while enhancing their social responsiveness, a new Israeli professional test records. Children treated with either a whole-plant marijuana extract or a…

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Autism and Cannabis

Autism Science Foundation Statement on Medical Marijuana for People with Autism Medical marijuana is now legal in several states and the District of Columbia. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the term “medical marijuana” means either the marijuana plant itself or one its many extracts or compounds. Use of the marijuana plant is…

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Several of the advantages and benefits of medical marijuana include immune function, neuroplasticity, psychological and state of mind policy, vascular health and wellness as well as gastrointestinal function. Research is restricted however studies of the endocannabinoid system suggest benefits may include neuroprotection (in MS, epilepsy, various other activity problems), and also benefit in a number…

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Cannabinoid treatment in pets

Medical Marijuana has been legalized in many states for use in people. But what about pets and cannabis? It’s important to note that this status does not apply to pets or other animals. That being said, there are some exceptions. The Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act The Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of…

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Dosing marijuana for Anxiety

Cannabis can both calm or intensify anxiety based on the dose. That’s why it’s critical to understand your own needs and reactions to determine finding the right dose of weed for anxiety. Understanding how cannabis works with anxiety requires a closer look at the organic system marijuana mainly connects with: the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The…

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Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis?

Medical Marijuana and Multiple Sclerosis If your multiple sclerosis treatment isn’t providing you the relief you want, or if you’re newly detected with it, you may be curious about how medical marijuana may help you. Studies show that lots of people with MS already utilize cannabis, and half or more of them would consider it…

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Can weed help sleep?

Cannabis and sleep Sleep problems such as insomnia are very common and now we know more than ever that good sleep is a vital for preserving our psychological and physical health – and so people are asking – can weed help you sleep? Poor sleep – including trouble falling asleep, staying asleep and not waking…

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Medical Marijuana and Medical Conditions No doubt you’ve tired of the phrase An Apple a Day keeps the Doctor Away. Well, we’ve updated it based on new findings, experiences, and a changing culture of acceptance and scientific studies: A joint a day to keep illness at bay. For all the criticism and backlash that marijuana…

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Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

Our bodies are wired to accept and use cannabinoids. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex cell-signaling system discovered by scientists in the early 1990s that plays a role in controlling a variety of features and processes throughout the body. It is a system that essentially strives for balance, or homeostasis in the body, and…

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