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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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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