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Cannabis for Asthma

Though smoking Cannabis may be carcinogenic, THC in Cannabis can be effective in easing inflammation in the lungs. THC helps dilate the bronchi and bronchioles, decreasing resistance in the respiratory airway and increasing airflow to the lungs. Study The acute effects of smoked 2 per cent natural marijuana (7 mg per kg) and 15 mg of oral Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on …

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Study Shows Cannabinoids Inhibit Tumor Growth

Research Suggests Chemopreventive Benefits Of Cannabis In a study published in the August edition of the Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology,Japanese researchers found cannabinoids to be useful in battling cancerous tumors. The study was conducted by initiating tumor growth in mice and treating them with synthetic cannabinoids. Synthetic cannabinoids differ from phytocannabinoids (found in plants, such as cannabis) in that they are full …

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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 …

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CBD Benefits for the Skin

No matter what age we are, we are taught to practice good health habits. If you have a problem with something on the inside of your body, you work to take care of it and we often go to great lengths to make sure that everything is functioning normally. When it comes to our skin, however, not all of us …

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Marijuana Chemical Fights Hardened Arteries

The active ingredient in marijuana that produces changes in brain messages appears to fight atherosclerosis — a hardening of the arteries. But puffing pot probably won’t help. The findings, reported in the journal Nature, “should not be taken to mean that smoking marijuana is beneficial for the heart,” says Michael Roth, MD, a professor of medicine at UCLA medical school. …

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Medical Marijuana for Pets

Before his owners started dosing him with a daily drop of marijuana, Garfield the cat’s nine lives were rapidly running out. The 18-year-old feline — whose name has been changed to protect patient confidentiality — suffered from a host of painful conditions. These included thyroid and heart disease, severe arthritis, renal failure and chronic pancreatitis, a condition that caused him …

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Marijuana Comparison: Medical vs Recreational Potency

There’s somewhat of a debate going on in the legal marijuana world. More specifically, it’s medical vs recreational potency. Which is stronger, and why? There are several things that determine a marijuana strain’s potency. There are also several things that separate the two. If you’re wondering what all those things are, then keep reading. Medical vs Recreational Potency 101 What …

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Financing Options for Starting a Weed Business

It is very challenging to manage finances in any business, especially when it comes to small businesses. Financing for the cannabis industry is much harder to secure because of the complex regulations associated with this industry; most transactions have to be made in cash. Despite all these difficulties, many owners have found circumventions. Still, there is a lot of perplexity …

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