6 Benefits of CBD Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is a product that’s derived from cannabis. It’s a type of cannabinoid, which are the chemicals naturally found in marijuana plants. Even though it comes from marijuana plants, CBD doesn’t create a “high” effect or any form of intoxication — that’s caused by another cannabinoid, known as THC. There’s some controversy around cannabis products like CBD oil

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The Story of Charlotte’s Web: CBD Medical Cannabis & Children

Charlotte’s Web is a high CBD strain that contains virtually no THC. As a medicinal strain, Charlotte’s Web has been used successfully to treat a variety of medical conditions, from PTSD to epileptic seizures. It’s rapidly becoming the strain of choice for those who are interested in medication without any psychoactive effects. The Origins of Charlotte’s Web Charlotte’s Web was

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Medical Cannabis for Epilepsy and Seizure Disorders

According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy is the fourth most common neurological disorder in the world and it affects people of all ages and cultures. Epilepsy is not just one condition, but a term for a spectrum of neurological disorders that share common symptoms. Seizures, the hallmark of epilepsy, occur when there’s a sudden change in the way that brain cells

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Does Medical Cannabis Help Cerebral Palsy Patients Find Relief?

Cerebral palsy is a neurological condition which refers to a group of symptoms including poor motor and muscle control, weakness, developmental problems, spasticity and sometimes paralysis. Researchers believe there are many causes and factors that can contribute to cerebral palsy in new-borns or infants. When a cause is known, it can include reduced blood circulation to the brain during pregnancy, oxygen

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The Clinical Evidence: Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease

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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Using Medical Cannabis to Battle Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is when small holes or weakened areas are formed in the bone that can lead to fractures, pain, and a Dowager’s hump. It is generally seen in older women over the age of 50. The disease often develops unnoticed over many years, with no symptoms or discomfort until a fracture occurs. The main causes of osteoporosis include: Inactivity Aging

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Big Pharma Losing: Study Shows Nearly 100% Cannabis Users Give Up Rx Pain Meds

A landmark study helps explain why Big Pharma is so afraid of the medical benefits of cannabis. The pharmaceutical and alcohol industries, both powerful influences in Washington, have long lobbied against cannabis legalization in order to protect their profits. The recent study is lending credibility to the idea that medical cannabis can be used as a natural alternative to prescription pain

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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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