Sleep apnea, a condition affecting more than 12 million Americans, can lead to a host of health problems including heart disease. But, a new treatment containing ingredients derived from cannabis is being developed to help those with the disorder. Getting a good night’s sleep hasn’t been easy for Lisa Smith
Cannabis has long been used for the treatment of migraines, but only in recent years have scientists closed in on the reasons why. A new study published this week from Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado looked at the effects of inhaled and ingested
Among the cannabinoids in cannabis, the main psychoactive compound, THC, often outshines the one that provides a natural anti-anxiety, anti-epileptic and antipsychotic effect. Cannabidiol, or CBD, lacks the colorful high commonly associated with your traditional marijuana high and doesn’t have much of a noticeable effect when isolated. When combined with THC, the relaxing
The following in an excerpt from an article written by Sam’s father, found here. Sam is an eight-year-old male. He was diagnosed with Pervasive Developmental Delay- Not Otherwise Specified (PDD-NOS) when he was two and one-half years old by a pediatric psychiatrist at the M.I.N.D. Institute, UC Davis Medical Center.
A new randomized, controlled study from the University of California at San Diego has shown that inhaling cannabis can blunt diabetic neuropathic pain for several hours. “We found that the more concentrated the dose, the more relief people got,” says lead author Mark Steven Wallace, MD, chair of the Division
The latest research on cannabis shows how cannabigerol, or CBG, may help relieve symptoms of overactive bladder and similar disorders. Scientists tested bladder contractility in specimens of mouse bladders as well as human bladders, and found CBG reduced contractions. Lowering bladder contractility improves symptoms of those suffering from urinary incontinence.
Alzheimer’s disease has risen exponentially over the past few decades, and the numbers are expected to triple by 2050. Although its mortality rate is questionable because Alzheimer’s patients usually die of complications from pneumonia, many consider it the third largest disease cause of death nationally, behind cardiac disease and cancer.
By now a vast majority of the American population possesses a growing awareness of the benefits of medical marijuana. This will undoubtedly lead to more sensible regulations and deeper research into why cannabis is so helpful in treating so many different conditions –among them: addiction to drugs or alcohol. Marijuana
Are you suffering from a cannabinoid deficiency? Gooey Rabinsky explains: Based on the scant knowledge available regarding the endocannabinoid system and cannabinoid science overall, some researchers have theorized that many diseases, like multiple sclerosis, may be caused by a simple deficiency of endogenous (internally produced) cannabinoids (also called endocannabinoids). This condition has