CBD And Children – Is It Safe?

As a parent, you’d do anything for your child, particularly if they are desperately ill and conventional medicine is failing them. Across the globe there has been one headline grabbing story after another of parents giving their sick children CBD, the non-psychoactive compound in cannabis for conditions like epilepsy, cancer and autism. But the question still remains, is it safe

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Medical Marijuana for PTSD

The definition of post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is “a psychiatric disorder that occurs following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event.” To be diagnosed with PTSD, a person must meet the following criteria for at least one month: Have at least one reoccurring negative symptom At least one “avoidance” symptom (refusal to express emotions, refusal to visit a certain

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The Truth About Medical Marijuana And M.E.

Myalgic encephalomyelitis (M.E.) is an injury to the Central Nervous System and it is a chronic and disabling disorder. Usually triggered by an infectious disease process, e.g. a virus, or by chemicals over stimulating the immune system. M.E. is a multi-system disease, affecting not only the neurological system but also the immune, musculoskeletal, endocrine (hormonal) and cardiovascular systems. Prognosis is

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Clearing the Smoke: Medical Marijuana and Respiratory Conditions

Recent studies have shown that medical cannabis and, in particular the cannabinoids THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol), can effectively relieve and manage the symptoms of COPD and other chronic breathing disorders.  What is of significant interest, is the efficacy of the delivery method.  Danielle Piomelli, PhD, professor of pharmacology at the University of California at Irvine, told Reuters as far

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Studies Debunked: Cannabis Does Not Cause Schizophrenia

What is Schizophrenia? Schizophrenia is a lifelong mental disorder involving a breakdown in the relation between thought, emotion, and behavior. This leads to faulty perception, inappropriate actions and feelings, a withdrawal from reality and personal relationships into fantasy and delusion and a sense of mental fragmentation. While schizophrenia is not curable, it can be treated. The symptoms of schizophrenia fall into three categories:

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The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017

In part one of this series, we took a look at some of the most impactful studies in medical cannabis, specifically those relating to CBD. This next installment highlights several cannabis wins beyond CBD, as it shows promise in healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, and more. Cannabis is a powerful weapon against the opioid epidemic.  Source: International Journal of Drug Policy, April 2017 and PLoS One, November

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The Top CBD Cannabis Studies of 2017

The past year was important for proponents of medical cannabis. Those seeking to remove cannabis’ Schedule I status are now armed with even more evidence for its medicinal and wellness benefits from a combination of human and rodent studies. From benefits in epilepsy, autism, and beyond, here are some of 2017’s biggest medical cannabis news stories. This installment covers insights

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Take a Deep Breath: The Effects of Medical Cannabis on C.O.P.D.

Being the third leading cause of death in the Unites States, C.O.P.D. is a group of lung diseases that block airflow and make it difficult to breathe.  Research has shown that medical cannabis can manage pulmonary diseases by reducing airway inflammation and causing bronchodilation; Overview of C.O.P.D. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease is a progressive inflammatory lung disease that obstructs airflow

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The Endocannabinoid System: A short Overview

The endocannabinoid system is a biological system which plays many important roles in the human body. It is also responsible for the physical and psychological effects of cannabis. Scientists first discovered the system while trying to understand the effects of cannabis, and named it the endocannabinoid system for this reason. Endo stands for endogenous, which means originating within the body.

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The “D”-Word: Breaking the Silence on Depression

Since the inception of the human race, depression has been the cause of many human disasters and has wreaked havoc in many human lives.  Many people suffer in silence from depression, but with the advent of acceptance and awareness, this debilitating disorder can now be successfully treated and managed. The World Health Organization (WHO), has started a campaign that encourages

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