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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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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Medical Cannabis and its Inpact on COPD

What is Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease? This respiratory disease is characterised by an abnormal inflammatory response in the lungs and restricted airflow, which both result in difficulty doing the most vital thing in life —breathing. COPD is actually an umbrella term that includes emphysema, chronic bronchitis and, in some cases, asthma. The No. 1 reason someone gets COPD in developed countries is smoking tobacco, so the

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