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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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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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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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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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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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Comparing Both Sides of the Coin: 5 Pros and Cons of Legalizing Marijuana

It wasn’t long ago that the concept of legalized marijuana seemed like a pipe dream, but with recreational marijuana now legal in 9 states and medical marijuana legal in 30 states, that time is happening now. While the tide may be shifting for legalizing marijuana, there are still many politicians and average people who still have serious apprehensions about the …

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CBD Oil Is Legal In Most States Now

CBD oil is legal in most states, and it is smart for you to figure out what you would do with the CBD oil once you get it. You are trying to change the way that you are managing your pain. You are trying to learn what you can do so that you will not be in pain all the …

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Marijuana for Epilepsy

The anticonvulsant properties of marijuana may be the oldest of its known medical benefits. Marijuana was used as a medicine for epilepsy by ancient societies in China, Africa, India, Greece and Rome. Written testimonies of its usefulness, such as the one by Dr. W.B. O’Shaughnessy appeared in Western scientific journals in the 19th century. Dr. O’Shaughnessy’s classic account of the …

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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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