Endocannabinoids and Traumatic Brain Injuries

,
Have you ever had a bad situation made worse by your own reaction? Have you ever wished you had been slower to react or had reacted with less intensity and more deliberation? This also often occurs on a cellular level. What happens during brain…

Avoiding Alzheimer’s

,
As people age their brains perform common tasks more efficiently, but also lose the opportunity for new growth and expansion. This is a normal and healthy part of brain development and is thought of as the “maturation” of the brain. In older…

Getting Familiar with THCA

,
It’s Sunday evening. You’re a first time patient hoping to experiment with making cannabis infused edible preparations. After reading information online, you’ve decided on a recipe and selected the right cannabis strain. You patiently…

Controlling Epilepsy with Cannabidiol

,
As a general rule, due to both cultural and legal obstacles, the medical cannabis community has always suffered from a lack of research compared to more socially accepted pharmaceuticals. For patients finding cannabis as a successful part of…

Vaporization Part II

,
This is the second article in a multi-part series about vaporizing cannabis. The first article focused on the way vaporizers work, the health benefits of vaporizing, and the viability of vaporizers in delivering medical cannabis. This article…

Managing Neuropathic Pain with Cannabis

,
Chronic neuropathic pain affects between 1% and 2% of all adults, which means that you’ve likely encountered someone suffering from neuropathic pain or experienced it directly. As would be expected from the sheer prevalence, there are many…

To Vape or Not To Vape

,
Although cannabis itself is not harmful to health, method of administration can be detrimental to lung function. Pulmonary (lung and breathing) troubles are well-documented side effects, with daily smokers having decreased lung capacity, coughing,…

Combating the Side Effects of Diabetes with Cannabis

,
Close to 8% of men and women worldwide are affected with diabetes mellitus, commonly referred to simply as “diabetes”. The disease ranges in severity and symptoms but is often crippling, making it the 8th leading cause of death worldwide…

How Cannabinoids Can Beneficially Interact with Neurodegenerative Disorder Treatment

,
Neuroinflammation is known to play a significant role in essentially all neurodegenerative processes. Diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Huntington’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease all involve hyperactive microglia,…

THC, Nature’s Antidepressant?

,
Out of all the effects that cannabis provides, the euphoric, up-lifting change in perspective is surely what the plant is most known for. Countless artists from Jimi Hendrix to Tom Petty have created odes to this particular quality and many…