Medical Cannabis Blog
Emerald Health, a Canadian cannabis pharmaceutical company, is developing what could be a “holy grail” treatment for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis (MS).
Myelin is a sheath around nerve cells – a layer of protective insulation – that helps nerves smoothly conduct signals. MS causes this sheath to degrade. This demyelination prevents nerves from smoothly conducting impulses, causing pain and other serious problems for sufferers of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and other demyelinating diseases or [ ... ]Read more...
Low-doses of CBD have a stimulating effect, while high-doses of CBD have a sedating effect. So if you use CBD for sleep, make sure you take a high enough dose.
Sleep problems are often multifaceted. The best solution — THC, CBD, or both — depends on the cause of your problem.Cannabis and Sleep Cycles
During the course of an eight-hour sleep period, a healthy sleeper should cycle through the different sleep stages every 90 minutes or [ ... ]Read more...
Outstanding podcast on cannabis in nursing homes from The Brave New Weed: https://www.bravenewweed.com/all-episodes/ep54
The relevant discussion starts at about 22:20. Issues discussed include:
1. Cannabinoid receptors and neurotransmitters are upregulated in tumor tissue., 
Studies show that cancer cells contain more cannabinoid receptors and endocannabinoids. In other words, tumors are sensitive to (one might even say our bodies are looking for) cannabinoids.2. Cannabis addresses both cancer causes as well as its symptoms. Cannabis not only hinders the growth and metastasis of tumors, but it has been shown to actually shrink tumors., 
Studies show cannabis prevents [ ... ]Read more...
The information in this blogpost comes from Martin Lee, Alcoholism and the Endocannabinoid System.
Cannabis decreases damage to our bodies associated with ingesting alcohol.1. Cannabis is a neuroprotectant: Cannabis minimizes cell death in the brain associated with overconsumption of alcohol.
In 2009, the journal Neurotoxicology and Teratologypresented clinical data indicating that compounds in marijuana helped to “protect the human brain against alcohol-induced damage.” This study, [ ... ]Read more...
Moreover, this [Epidiolex] is a purified form of CBD. It’s being delivered to patients in a reliable dosage form and through a reproducible route of delivery to ensure that patients derive the anticipated benefits. This is how sound medical science is advanced.
-- FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D. (June 25, 2018)
This statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb helps illuminate why government – as well as many in the healthcare industry – are so averse to cannabis in flower or other [ ... ]Read more...
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