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How Cannabis Might Be Used to Target Melanoma

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After years of negative propaganda from uninformed politicians, it is tempting to jump at evidence indicating cannabis could miraculously cure cancer. In fact, even well educated members of the cannabis community may tout this point as a reason…

Endocannabinoids and Traumatic Brain Injuries

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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

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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

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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

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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…

Managing Neuropathic Pain with Cannabis

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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…

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,…

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…