How Cannabinoids Can Beneficially Interact with Neurodegenerative Disorder Treatment

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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?

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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…

Breast Cancer and Cannabis Treatment

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One of the earliest and most widely adopted avenues for the medical community accepting cannabis treatment has come in the area of symptom treatment for cancer patients. Chemotherapy and radiation both force patients through a harrowing process…

Cannabis and Opioid-Addiction. Part I

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The cultural perception of cannabis as a recreational narcotic is one reason many patients are not open to the option of cannabis treatment. As more states begin to offer medicinal cannabis, this cultural perception has largely reversed and…

The Future of Treating PTSD with Cannabis

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Culturally, the U.S. has informally associated cannabis use and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) for decades. In fact, a shell-shocked war veteran relieving anxiety through cannabis use is somewhat of a cultural touchstone. This stereotype…

Treating Stress & Anxiety Disorders with Cannabis

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If you’re a patient suffering from stress or anxiety, there’s good news: researchers are making interesting new in-roads into the biological mechanisms capable of alleviating these conditions.  A recent report published in the medical journal…
Cannabis Beyond THC

Cannabis Synergy: Beyond THC

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Cannabis is a plant as ubiquitous as it is therapeutic. For centuries Cannabis has held an integral role in many societies as a medicine and as a relaxant. A century ago, Cannabis extracts were used in the United States as a normalizer for disruptions…

CBD & Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an affliction that affects approximately one million Americans, with incidence rates much higher in developing countries. IBD is characterized by illnesses such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.…

Cannabinoid-Opioid Interaction in Chronic Pain, A Review

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Everyone knows that cannabis delivers various medical benefits, perhaps the most important one being pain relief.  Other drugs relieve pain, and doctors normally prescribe opiates or opioids to relieve severe pain.  However, opioid side effects…
Pregnancy & Cannabis

Cannabis & Pregnancy

A review of cannabis use during pregnancy, published in the journal Future Neurology on July 1, 2011, clearly indicates that there are risks of long term cognitive effects when exposing unborn children to cannabis. [Developing Brain CME Chia-Shan…