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Why are patients resorting to utilize medical cannabidiol?

This nonpsychoactive component is considered to have a wide scope of potential medical applications. It has antipsychotic effects. The exact cause for these effects is not clear. But CBD seems to prevent the breakdown of a chemical in the brain that affects pain, mood, and mental function. Preventing the breakdown of this chemical and increasing its levels in the blood ... Read More »

The Declaration of Independence Drafts were written on Hemp

Many supporters of the legalization of marijuana often mistakenly say that the Declaration of Independence is written on hemp but they are only partially correct. The original drafts of The Declaration of Independence were written on paper material made from Hemp which is, yes, the same plant as marijuana. The majority of paper at the time was made from a ... Read More »

Marijuana Could Reduce Brain Damage After Stroke, Researchers Say

New research suggests compounds in marijuana may protect the brain from damage following a stroke. Scientists hope to perform human trials in the near future. Researchers at the University of Nottingham conducted a meta-analysis of previous studies, reports the Nottingham Post, concluding that cannabinoids could reduce the severity of stroke as well as improve neurological outcomes. Lead author Dr. Tim ... Read More »

Marijuana: A Cure for Cancer?

Can Marijuana really be a cure for cancer?  There are thousands of studies out there!  What do you think? Proof that Marijuana may cure cancer An Illegal Cancer Cure THC (marijuana) Helps Cure Cancer Says Harvard Study CANCER - BONE… Read More »

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The Marijuana Tax of 1937

The US Government gave farmers permits to grow hemp/marihuana for fiber during World War 2. They called the fiber field ‘marihuana.’ The reason hemp, or marijuana, was prohibited in the 20th century was to suppress hemp fuel and fiber production (see below about hemp fuel). The Act levied a tax equaling roughly one dollar on anyone who dealt commercially in ... Read More »

Administer Cannabis CBD with a Patch

Cannabidiol which is also known as CBD is a compound in the cannabis plant.  CBD is one of at least 85 cannabinoids identified in cannabis. It is the second most abundant compound in hemp, which represents up to 40 percent of its compounds, the first being THC. The chart below shows various benefits of CBD. Cannabis CBD can be administered in many forms, a common ... Read More »

Kratom and Cannabis

Kratom is an increasingly used plant in the US and throughout the world and many people see it as something that provides a positive experience. When reading the following about Kratom, you might think that the description of Kratom almost sounds like that of Cannabis, however the two are worlds apart, and many report that the two compliment each other when ... Read More »

Cannabis for Arthritis

Spray Study A study by GW Pharmaceuticals shows benefits in treatment of arthritis.  The study included 58 RA patients. They had no history of psychiatric disorders, substance misuse, epilepsy, or severe heart, kidney, or liver problems. First, patients rated their pain at rest, during movement, and first thing in the morning. They also rated their quality of sleep. Next, the ... Read More »

Cannabis Compound Found to Treat Schizophrenia

A compound found in marijuana can help treat schizophrenia as effectively as standard antipsychotic drugs—and with fewer side effects—according to the results of a new clinical trial, reports The Fix columnist Maia Szalavitz in Time. Researchers at University of Cologne in Germany studied 39 people with schizophrenia, all hospitalized for a psychotic episode. Twenty of the patients were given cannabidiol ... Read More »