And recently, a group of investigators had some success in identifying what occurs in the brain when we consume psychedelics, which leads to altered states of consciousness. This groundbreaking study was conducted by researchers from Sweden’s Lund University. For this study, researchers used live rats as well as a technique they developed to measure electrical signals taken from 128 various parts of the rats’ brains all at the same time.
THCA (short for tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) is the precursor molecule to THC. It occurs naturally in raw cannabis (whereas THC doesn't) and converts to THC when the flower is exposed to heat and light.When cannabis is dried and cured, THCA slowly becomes THC. This is why inhaling marijuana has such a strong effect; it's full of potent THC molecules that were created from THCA. THCA isn't the only cannabinoid acid you'll find in cannabis.
Fortunately, there is less stigma associated with postpartum depression (PPD) than formerly. PPD is being discussed more frequently, and there is a better awareness of new parents' symptoms and many remedies. Many moms are finding success with prioritizing rest, exercise, Vitamin D, and even using CBD to assist control anxiety when diagnosed and addressed early.
The unique biochemistry and physiological makeup of men mean that they are more prone to certain illnesses that women are not. These here are just some of them, while women have their own struggles as well. While pharmaceutical drugs aren’t successful, some therapies can offer better success rates when used together with cannabis. Much more research is necessary, but the future is looking bright in the area of cannabis for men’s health.
Although there is no definitive proof that extended marijuana use results in the death of brain cells, it undeniably has the potential to inflict harm on the brain. THC, the active compound in marijuana, interacts with the brain's cannabinoid receptors, pivotal in governing functions like memory, coordination, emotions, and pleasure.
For many years now, cannabis has shown to be promising for the management of autism. In a brand-new study out of Brazil, researchers shared their findings when they studied the impact of plant-based cannabis extracts among 20 participants who have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The participants were asked to take the marijuana extracts for a minimum of 6 months orally; these formulations contained either mostly THC or CBD though these were individually formulated.
The exploration of cannabis as a therapeutic agent is rapidly evolving, and one of the most intriguing areas of focus is the synergistic relationship between cannabinoids like THCA and others like CBD, CBN, CBG, and THC.
Some people who experience severe depression are so debilitated by it, that it can even force people to take leaves off of work. Conventional pharmaceutical drugs that are designed to treat depression are available and widely used, but these drugs may not work well for everyone. In most cases, depression drugs can take anywhere from 2 weeks of regular dosage, to as long as 6 months for patients to see significant improvement in their symptoms.
This study, conducted by a dedicated team at Columbia University, has revealed unsettling data indicating that certain marijuana users may unwittingly expose themselves to heightened levels of heavy metals, specifically lead and cadmium, substances associated with profound and enduring health risks.
In a recent survey out of Canada, it was discovered that many people who consume psychedelics aren’t telling their doctors. The survey polled over 2,300 adults, 81.2% of whom admitted that they “never discussed psychedelic use with their health care providers,” reports High Times. Specifically, they found that only a small minority (4.4%) of the participants ever used psychedelics under the supervision of a therapist, and even less in a clinical setting.