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7 Common Women's Health Issues Cannabis Could Dramatically Improve

by BehindTheWaves | 12:00am

In the meantime, women in states that permit medical cannabis use find themselves staring at a veritable cornucopia of cures at their local dispensary. Despite many female entrepreneurs entering the industry, the medical cannabis world remains dominated by males. However, the times really are a-changing. Increased access to research demonstrating the efficacy of medical cannabis for treating common female ailments will result in more women enjoying safe and effective pain relief.

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New Study Says Mixing Opioids with Cannabis is Good for Pain, but is it Good for You?

by DanaSmith | Wednesday Apr 10, 2019

Now, some experts are suggesting that combining opioids and cannabis may actually be beneficial for those suffering from pain. In a new study, monkeys were given moderate doses of CP55940, a synthetic drug designed to replicate how THC works in the body, and combined it with morphine. Memory and impulsivity of the animal subjects were assessed using treats and touchscreens.

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Cannabis Use Reduces Complications for Crohn's Disease Says New Study

by DanaSmith | Tuesday Apr 9, 2019

A brand new study released in the journal, Digestive Diseases and Sciences, revealed that cannabis consumers who have been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease and who were seeking hospitalization were found to possess less complications due to their condition, compared to patients who didn’t consume cannabis.

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Stronger THC, Not Higher Amounts, Work Better for Cancer Patients New Study Shows

by DanaSmith | Friday Apr 5, 2019

“Cancer patients were more likely to favor forms of medical marijuana with higher amounts of THC, which relieves cancer symptoms and the side effects of cancer treatment, including chronic pain, weight loss and nausea,” says a press release published by NYU Langone Health. Another interesting finding was that non-cancer patients, particularly people suffering from multiple sclerosis and epilepsy, preferred cannabis that had more CBD.

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How CBD Helps With Diabetic Neuropathy

by DanaSmith | Wednesday Apr 3, 2019

A new study confirms that CBD is effective in treating this debilitating condition. The study, which was published in the medical journal Brain Research, studied adult male mice with diabetes who were treated either sub chronically or acutely with CBD. The researchers studied their mechanical threshold using the Von Frey electronic method.

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Is CBD Safe for Kids?

by DanaSmith | Thursday Mar 28, 2019

CBD can not only help adults with anxiety and epilepsy, but it can also help kids as well. We also know that CBD is safe for adults to take without worry of side effects, and the same applies for kids. Even the World Health Organization (WHO) says that there are no adverse health risks found in kid who use CBD.

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Your Antidepressants Could Be Killing You - Use Cannabis Instead

by DanaSmith | Wednesday Mar 27, 2019

The New York Times conducted an analysis of federal data, which revealed eye-opening results: in the United States, around 25 million adults have been taking antidepressants for a minimum of 2 years, which represents an alarming 60% increase since the 2010 data.

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Cannabis Users are Less Likely To Gain Weight Says New Study

by DanaSmith | Tuesday Mar 26, 2019

However, it isn’t just as easy as taking a cannabis diet pill that will ensure the CB1R receptor is always depressed. That’s because the CB1R also has other important functions in the body including regulating the GABA, a neurotransmitter that mitigates anxiety. This is one reason why many obesity pills in the market that work by downregulating the CB1R often causes severe side effects such as depressive disorder and anxiety.

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Why Studies Claiming That High THC Cannabis Causes Psychosis is Nothing but Reefer Madness

by DanaSmith | Thursday Mar 21, 2019

More importantly, before trying to tell people that cannabis use is linked to psychosis, researchers need to determine first who already is prone to psychosis or who has a problem, prior to their cannabis consumption. When you look at things this way, then people who have a greater risk for psychosis can be identified beforehand. The government can then use this information to craft public health campaigns that would educate those at risk, reducing the occurrence of cannabis-related psychotic episodes.

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CBD for Lupus - How CBD Helps Manage Lupus Symptoms

by DanaSmith | Tuesday Mar 19, 2019

Inflammation: When the body senses an infection, inflammation occurs as a way to treat it.  Many studies have validated CBD’s prowess in addressing immune system-related conditions including autoimmune disorders. This is why CBD is hailed as one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory compounds out there – without any of the harmful side effects that come with taking pharmaceutical drugs. It also helps to fight oxidative stress on cells, and acts as an immunosuppressant on microglial cells and macrophages, which play an important role in immunity and inflammation.