Cannabis has been making a lot of noise lately. Multiple states across the United States and countries around the world have successfully legalized medical Marijuana, and the Uruguay parliament recently voted to create the world’s first legal marijuana market. This is good news as the health benefits of Cannabis are vast.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) released the results of the 2013-2014 National Roadside Survey of Alcohol and Drug Use by Drivers, a report which analyzes the risk of crash associated with driving under the influence of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. The 2013-2014 survey reported that drivers under
Three Puffs a Day Helped People With Nerve Pain, Study Finds Three puffs a day of cannabis, better known as marijuana, helps people with chronic nerve pain due to injury or surgery feel less pain and sleep better, a Canadian team has found. ”It’s been known anecdotally,” says researcher Mark
by: Jeremy Laurance of The Independent Smoking cannabis may prevent the development of diabetes, one of the most rapidly rising chronic disorders in the world. If the link is proved, it could lead to the development of treatments based on the active ingredient of cannabis, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), without its intoxicating effects. Researchers
Even though there are plenty of pharmaceutical drugs for sleeping disorders, some people believe cannabis is more effective. There are many different strains of cannabis and not all of them produce the same effects, but some of the more popular strains can have a relaxing tranquil effect. The following information
One of the arguments you hear often from those who oppose full plant cannabis as medicine is that there are already cannabis-based pharmaceuticals on the market. However, patient satisfaction with drugs like Marinol tends to be lower than simply using the real plant. Here is an excellent article by Paul Armentano
Several states have or are in the process of legalizing cannabis extracts (typically oils) high in cannabidiol (CBD) and very low in THC. Because these medicines lack THC (the cannabinoid in marijuana that produces the euphoric high), conservative politicians have been much more willing to embrace this approach to medical marijuana.
Abstract Monocyte maturation markers were induced in cultured human myeloblastic ML-2 leukemia cells after treatment for 1-6 days with 0.03-30 microM delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the major psychoactive component of marijuana. After a 2-day or longer treatment, 2- to 5-fold increases were found in the percentages of cells exhibiting reactivity with
More than 31 million Americans suffer from arthritis. There are two main types of arthritis: rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis. Both affect the joints, causing pain and swelling, and limiting movement. Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is caused by a malfunction of the immune system. Instead of fighting off intruders such as bacteria
One of the most useful properties of medical cannabis is that it has a long history of being effective for pain relief. Prior to the mass production of aspirin, cannabis was considered a leading remedy for headaches. More and more patients are gravitating toward medical marijuana in states where it