Can cannabis containing higher levels of CBD help counteract some of the harmful long-term effects from smoking cannabis with higher amounts of THC?
Everyone is talking about legalization regarding tax revenue and policy, but one stone remains unturned: the personal budgeting of the cannabis consumer.
Medical cannabis is starting to change the way medical professionals are looking at treating both depression and anxiety.
Cannabis is helping the masses find relief from many different ailments. But do you know what one of the most common ailments being treated by patients is?
Medical cannabis can alleviate symptoms of Parkinson’s, cancer and many other diseases that bring pain and discomfort to many elderly patients. In some cases, it is allowing some of these patients to reduce or discontinue their use of opioid pain medications. A team from Ben Gurion University Faculty of Health Sciences in Israel took a look into seniors […]
The Journal of Prevention Science recently released a study showing that young people are now more apt to try cannabis before both cigarettes and alcohol.
One study has found promising signs that week-long treatments with marijuana could help those addicted to drugs and alcohol stay sober. Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego studied the “anti-relapse potential” of cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. To produce the results of “Unique treatment potential of cannabidiol for the […]
Various research shows that cannabis will relieve chronic pain, and one study with Dr. Mark Ware actually fine tunes their recommendation to three puffs a day. His study concluded that there was medical value to the plant, despite our need for more research regarding dosage. After this round of research concluded, Ware believed […]
That idea that cannabis can help regrow brain cells is a spectacular claim for medical cannabis if it’s true, and it’s far from the prohibition-era brain health warnings of yore, but there’s a catch. Cannabis can help regrow brain cells…in animals. New research reveals that while experiments on rodents and other mammals have shown some […]
There may be good news for medical marijuana patients who are concerned about the impact of daily cannabis use on their brain health. Using cannabis regularly for three months resulted in improved task performance and executive brain functioning among a small group participating in a study by McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School researchers. The […]
Clinical depression affects at least 40 million adults every year. In order to be diagnosed, symptoms must persist for two weeks or more. This condition can cause sadness, fatigue, changes in sleep patterns, and more. And though it can be treated, only 40% of adults suffering with depression seek help. Once diagnosed, patients are often […]
Over the last decade, the general public has begun to open their eyes to the dangers of sugar. A high sugar diet can lead to type 2 diabetes, weight gain, early menstruation, and poor semen quality (ie. lower chance of getting pregnant). And even with these logical warnings, the public issue and possible addition to […]
For the approximately 400,000 Canadians that suffer from Glaucoma, cannabis could provide great relief. Glaucoma is caused by pressure in the eye including intraocular pressure which is the fluid pressure in the eye. This damages the ocular nerve which can lead to blindness. Many suffer from glaucoma as they age, and currently, there is no […]
There is plenty of evidence that in places where cannabis is legal the amount of opioid-related deaths plummets. Mostly it’s been thought that this is due to those with chronic pain replacing their pharmaceutical medications with cannabis use, but a recent study has found that using low doses of opioids with cannabis can have the […]
Sometimes cannabis can create blissful slumber, while other times it can inhibit our ability to sleep soundly. Preliminary studies have suggested that cannabidiol (CBD) could be therapeutic for insomniacs. While Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can decrease our inability to fall asleep, it may also impair our quality of rest in the long term. This data, however, […]
I am sure most of you have heard the old saying, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away”. But have you heard, “Getting high every day keeps the doctor away”. Maybe you don’t need a reason to blaze every day, but if you do, we’ve got a bunch! 1. The chemical compounds […]
In a perfect world, dogs would never grow old or feel pain. However, our world is far from perfect and many dogs suffer in their old age. There is, however, something you can do to ease that suffering: hemp oil. In the first of its kind, Cornell University has paired with ElleVet Sciences to prove […]
A new study conducted by GW Pharmaceuticals in the UK has found compounds in cannabis to be an effective way to fight brain cancer. Conducted on a small sample of 21 patients with glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), a form of brain tumor that leaves its victims with less than 15 months to live. The study gave […]
There’s still a lot of debate on whether or not you should smoke cannabis if you have asthma, probably due to the fact that smoking cigarettes are so bad for the condition. However, this debate was already tackled in a study done over forty years ago. Conducted in 1975 by Dr. Donald Tashkin, a lung […]
Both Canadian and American journalists have recently informed the public of what many in the cannabis industry have already known for years. Both countries are showing a massive amount of opioid-related overdoses. A figure reported by The Globe and Mail and reported by Chief Public Health Officer, Theresa Tam estimate that eight Canadians die every single day […]