World Anti-Doping Agency Removes CBD From Banned Substances List

Call it a first step in the right direction. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is removing cannabidiol—the pain-relieving, non-psychoactive cannabis compound—from its list of banned substances in 2018. WADA, which governs drug testing in the Olympics, also sets the standard for anti-doping guidelines in many sports leagues, like the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and others around the world. Currently, under the

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The Green Gold Rush: Could Africa Be on the Verge of a Cannabis Race?

Several African governments are considering tapping a lucrative natural resource. More than 10,000 tons of cannabis are produced on the continent each year, according to a UN survey, which advocates believe could be worth billions of dollars in a rapidly expanding global market for legal weed. African governments have not yet followed the trend of legalization seen in Europe and the

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Treating HIV & AIDS with Medical Cannabis

“HIV” is the acronym for “human immunodeficiency virus.” It is a disease that attacks the immune system of the body, in particular, the CD4 cells, also known as T cells. These cells help the immune system fight off infections. For that reason, someone with HIV is likely to have other health complications. South Africa has the biggest and highest profile

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Medical Cannabis and Parkinson’s Disease: Clinical Evidence

Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative illness of the nervous system that results in loss of intentional movement and impaired motor functioning. Parkinson’s disease symptoms affects smooth, natural movements of the body, and can make it hard to perform everyday tasks like speaking properly, walking, swallowing and sleeping. With Parkinson’s, the area of the brain that controls muscular movements receives less

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DIY Coconut Based Cannabis Oil? Stop, Rethink and Opt for Quality

DIY coconut based cannabis oil? Stop, Rethink and opt for quality, consistency and MCT based cannabis oil made by experts. The use of the Internet as a source of medical information has become increasingly popular as more patients “go online.” Access to large amounts of medical information is available through an estimated 20,000 to 100,000 health-related web sites. It is

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Evidence Supports Use of Cannabinoids to Treat ALS

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease is a rapidly degenerative neuromuscular disease. It affects the nervous system by slowly destroying the motor neurons in the brain and spinal cord that affect and control the movement of the body. ALS patients gradually lose the ability to walk, talk, speak, and even suffer respiratory failure. For a person

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Effects of Medical Cannabis on Cardiovascular Disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD), is a condition caused by the build-up of waxy plaque in the arteries that flow to and from the heart. Coronary heart disease also goes by other common names, including coronary artery disease, heart disease and arteriosclerotic heart disease. CHD occurs when the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen to the heart narrow and

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CBN (Cannabinol): Known as The Sleepy Cannabinoid

Cannabinol, or CBN, is one of the cannabinoids found in cannabis. Studies have shown it provides a variety of therapeutic benefits, most notably serving as a sleep aid, stimulating appetite, stimulating bone growth, preventing glaucoma, and providing antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Cannabinol (CBN) is the product of degradation, or oxidation, of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). When THC is exposed to oxygen

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Medical Marijuana Help Asthmatics Breathe Easy

Symptoms of asthma include coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath, which are usually triggered by things like food allergies, exposure to irritants and seasonal allergies, or sometimes intense bouts of exercise. What sorts of things make someone more susceptible to developing asthma? There are many contributing factors, including eating a poor diet, being overweight or obese, having low immune function, spending very little

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MCT Is The Preferred Carrier Liquid for Cannabis Oil

“MCTs” are medium-chain triglycerides, a form of saturated fatty acid that has numerous health benefits, ranging from improved cognitive function to better weight management. Coconut oil is one great source of MCTs — roughly 62–65 percent of the fatty acids in coconut oil are MCTs — but recently more concentrated “MCT oils” have also been growing in popularity. We now know that

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