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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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Study Shows Cannabinoids Inhibit Tumor Growth

Research Suggests Chemopreventive Benefits Of Cannabis In a recent 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 …

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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, …

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Marijuana Chemical Fights Hardened 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.  See Rick Simpson Oil. It takes a very specific amount of THC — marijuana’s key chemical — to help the arteries. …

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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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Digital Scale Phone App

Our mobile phones are used for so many things these days, from computer to camera, to gaming system, and now, digital scale!  But how in the world do you do that? 3 Grams is a 3 in 1 Digital Scale App has a way to make this possible with their phone app.  The app has 3 modes, real (which acts …

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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 …

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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 …

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Marijuana: The Next Diabetes Drug?

Although marijuana has a reputation for increasing appetite (what stoners call “the munchies”) the new research, which was published in the American Journal of Medicine, is not the first to find that the drug has a two-faced relationship to weight. Three prior studies have shown that marijuana users are less likely to be obese, have a lower risk for diabetes …

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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 …

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