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Fri
29
May

Could Cannabis and DNA Help Curb the Obesity Epidemic?

Research suggests that over half of the United States will be obese within ten years. Worse still, one in four Americans will be “severely obese” within that timeframe. More obesity and poor dietary decisions are resulting in an explosion of type 2 diabetes. New research points to cannabis as a potential treatment option for the debilitating disease.

Fri
29
May
Thu
28
May

Can CBD help ease your dog’s epilepsy symptoms?

Seizure treatment was one of the first and most well-documented areas of cannabis medical research conducted on humans. The only use of CBD approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in fact, is Epidiolex, which is used for treating epileptic seizures.

So it’s only logical that epilepsy was one of the first conditions researched when veterinarians began exploring the effects that cannabis may have on man’s best friend.

A 2019 study published in the journal Pet Behavior Science showed that CBD treatment might be able to help dogs suffering from the symptoms of epilepsy, including seizures.

Thu
28
May

CBD Oil for Shingles: Relief from Pain

Though CBD can’t really cure shingles (herpes zoster), there is evidence suggesting that it can alleviate nerve pain associated with the disease.

A large percentage of shingles sufferers develop postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a painful debilitating condition resulting from the damage of peripheral nerves caused by the viral rash.

Pain caused by postherpetic neuralgia can last anywhere from several months to several years for some people.

We’re going to go over the studies pointing to the beneficialness of CBD for various types of pain, primarily neuropathic (caused by damaged nerves) pain, which is extremely difficult to treat.

Mon
25
May

Here’s How Cannabinoids Quell Anxiety

Cannabis has powerful anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) properties, and when administered as-needed, can provide relief from several anxiety disorders.

Anxiety, like marijuana, comes with a stigma, but with the increasing impact of anxiety disorders on family life and the economy, it’s no wonder everyone seems to be looking for a salve.

The relationship between cannabis and anxiety disorders exists, but remains wholly misunderstood. Anxiety presents differently in every patient, and there is no definitive cure with conventional drugs, so just imagine something as variant as the cannabis plant.

Fri
22
May

Researchers Say Newly Developed Cannabis Strains May Prevent COVID-19 Infections

Canadian scientists think they may have found a new way to prevent and slow COVID-19 with cannabis. But it’s not just any cannabis. Researchers at the University of Lethbridge in Alberta believe that they have developed particular strains of the plant that work to keep coronavirus from binding to cells and causing illness.

In a not yet peer-reviewed paper published in Preprints, the authors wrote, “The extracts of our most successful and novel high CBD C. sativa lines, pending further investigation, may become a useful and safe addition to the treatment of COVID-19 as an adjunct therapy.”

Thu
21
May

CBD For Migraines: Benefits, Risks, And Usage

If you suffer from migraines, CBD may be the solution to your pain.

While clinical trials in the United States are still hampered by archaic and unenlightened federal legislation, research from elsewhere around the world shows promising results for the use of CBD in the treatment and prevention of debilitating migraines.

In this article, the all-things-cannabis experts at Honest Marijuana discuss CBD, migraines, and the benefits, risks, and usage of high-CBD pot strains.

Thu
21
May

Early morning fire destroys part of marijuana facility in St. Catharines

A fire at a greenhouse facility that produces medical marijuana kept St. Catharines firefighters busy early Wednesday.

The fire destroyed a barn, but firefighters saved the attached greenhouse and its contents, Deputy Chief Dave Upper said.

The call about a working fire at 376 Read Rd. on the east side of the Welland Canal came in at 1 a.m.

"When the crews arrived, they were presented with a significantly large fire," Upper said. "They immediately set up defensive operations, and crews worked through the night to get the fire under control."

Fire prevention officers were at the scene later in the day working on damage estimates. The Office of the Fire Marshal was notified, but won't be attending.

Thu
21
May

Marijuana could prevent catching COVID-19, according to one Canadian university's studies

Marijuana's already looked to as a way to prevent boredom right now, but Canada's University of Lethbridge is studying how it might be effective in preventing COVID-19.

Working with a cannabis therapy research company Pathway RX and the cannabinoid research and development company Sywsh, researchers at the Canadian university have studied over 400 strains of marijuana. The conclusion? At least a dozen strains have shown promise in preventing the virus from latching onto a host in someone's mouth, intestines, and lungs.

Wed
20
May

Here’s What Pregnant And Breastfeeding Women Need To Know About CBD

The general consensus is that using cannabis during pregnancy could be dangerous and that, without more research, it isn’t worth the risk.

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