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Cannabis for Alheimer’s Disease

STUDY: MARIJUANA SLOWS ALZHEIMER’S DECLINE New Spanish and Israeli research shows that a synthetic analogue of the active component of marijuana can reduce the inflammation and prevent the mental decline associated with Alzheimer’s disease. Although it was conducted on human brain tissue in the lab and in a rat model — but not in living humans — the research is ... Read More »

Cannabis for Attention Deficit Disorder, ADD and ADHD

Categorizing The Condition Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) is a very broad category of conditions that share some symptoms but appear to result from different underlying causes. Most seem to involve, at least in part, imbalances in neural transmitter levels and functions. Some experts in the field expect that the broad category of ADD will be refined in the future, with ... Read More »

Cannabis for Asthma

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 plethysmographically determined airway resistance (Raw) and specific airway conductance (SGaw) were compared with those of placebo in 10 subjects with stable bronchial asthma using a double-blind crossover technique. After smoked marijuana, SGaw increased immediately and remained significantly ... Read More »

Marijuana for Epilepsy

Some people with grand mal seizures say they can prevent their seizures entirely by smoking marijuana. Others, who suffer complex partial seizures, report that marijuana also curbs their symptoms and prevents loss of consciousness. Some patients find that marijuana works in conjunction with other drugs they are taking. Others find that marijuana works best for them when it is used ... Read More »

Medical Marijuana: The Future of Breast Cancer Therapy?

Breast cancer is a disastrous disease that affects the lives of patients and families in all parts of the world. Breast cancer remains the most common malignancy among Western women and accounts for 22.9% of all cancers in women across the globe. In 2008, breast cancer was reported as the cause of over 450,000 deaths worldwide. Cannabinoids and Cancer Although 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 »

The Latest Trend: Cannabis-Friendly Travel Destinations in California

Just a few short years ago, cannabis lovers across the United States were hiding their consumption, not planning holidays around it. Times continue to change, however, and these days, marijuana trips for Californians no longer involve skulking off to the garage for a quick puff. Those days are gone. With Proposition 64 legalizing recreational weed, marijuana tourism is the next ... 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 »

Marijuana Tourism in Colorado

With the passage of Amendment 64, Colorado became the first state in the U.S. to legalize recreational marijuana for adults and to also provide a retail system for cannabis sales.  Many states followed soon after and are applying the model for themselves. Laws took effect January 1, 2014 and undoubtedly attracted marijuana enthusiasts eager to sample some of the best ... Read More »

Non-Smokers Can Still Benefit from Medical Marijuana

There are a number of conditions that medical marijuana can be used to treat, from glaucoma to chronic pain. And in Nevada, all that you need is your medical marijuana card to be able to buy it from a licensed medical marijuana dispensary in Las Vegas. Whilst when most people imagine consuming marijuana to be done in a smoking form, ... Read More »

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