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Wed
27
Jan

OCD and cannabis therapy: Recent studies show progress

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is distinguished by obsession, habits and rituals, such as, for example, things that are always done when opening a door. These behaviours are often carried out to accomplish a “just-right feeling”.

The disorder is commonly comorbid with other conditions, including Tourette syndrome. OCD varies widely from person to person, and research continues to develop.

Wed
27
Jan

Does Marijuana Lower The Effects Of Anti-Depressants?

While so much is still unknown about marijuana’s effects on antidepressants, your personal answer may reside in two important pieces of information.

For the over 16 million Americans with depression, many are seeking alternative remedies to alleviate their symptoms and turning to marijuana. Marijuana has been studied for its affects on the mood and depression dozens of times.

Tue
26
Jan

Cannabidiol’s Bacteria Killing Credentials Again Confirmed

University of Queensland researchers have revealed cannabidiol can kill a wide range of harmful bacteria – including those responsible for gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease.

A collaborative research project between UQ and Botanix Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX:BOT) could result in the development of antibiotics for tackling bacteria resistant to conventional medicines – an increasingly pressing issue. In the case of gram-negative infections, there have essentially been no novel molecular classes discovered and approved for clinical use for more than 50 years.

Mon
25
Jan

CBD could be the bacterial-killing answer to gonorrhoea

Australian researchers report they have shown synthetic CBD can kill a range of bacteria responsible for conditions like gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease, a find they suggest could lead to the first new class of antibiotics for resistant bacteria in six decades.

To test the antimicrobial activity of cannabidiol (CBD), the research team from the University of Queensland used lab models to mimic a two-week patient treatment and see how quickly “the bacteria mutated to try to outwit CBD’s killing power,” notes a university release.

Mon
25
Jan

Canadian study finds almost half of medical cannabis users with chronic pain stopped using opioids

A Canadian study of patients seeking medical cannabis to treat chronic pain found that women reported more pain intensity than men and that opioid use was almost halved for those who remained in the study until the end.

“Female sex was significantly associated with worse outcomes than male sex, including pain intensity and pain-related interference,” while opioid use decreased by almost half, from 40.8 per cent at baseline to 23.9 per cent at 12 months, notes the study published in the Canadian Journal of Anaesthesia.

Fri
22
Jan

Cannabis Use Associated with Less Alcohol Consumption Among Those Seeking Treatment

There has been much debate about whether cannabis use is still acceptable for those in treatment for substance abuse, or whether those folks would be triggered by the use of cannabis. While everyone is different, there is now a new study supporting the idea that cannabis use is connected to a decrease in alcohol consumption by alcoholics. 

Fri
22
Jan

The Rise of Cannabis Telemedicine: Using Technology to Create Better Patient Outcomes

Legal cannabis is spreading. According to a new report by Grand View Research, the global legal marijuana market is expected to reach US$73.6 billion by 2027 with a compound annual growth rate of 18.1 percent.

Fri
22
Jan

Cannabis Antibiotics: Answer to Disease-Resistant Bacteria

There’s been a lot of talk about how, and whether, cannabis can be used in place of antibiotics. Centuries of natural medicine traditions tell us ‘yes’ already, but now the Western medicine world is finally catching up. New research highlights how cannabis antibiotics are a likely and reasonable answer to the issue of disease-resistant bacteria.

Thu
21
Jan

Can Cannabis Help Control Fibromyalgia Pain?

Most people know fibromyalgia as a health condition that can cause pain all over the body. That's true, but it also can lead to other issues, such as lack of sleep, chronic fatigue, and emotional and mental health issues.

Fibromyalgia patients (at least four million of them in the United States) always search for treatments that can help combat the pain and reduce the risk of these other issues. They may have found something in medical marijuana.

Wed
20
Jan

Study Finds Cannabis May Not Negatively Impact Liver Transplant Patients

Those who have undergone a liver transplant may not have to fret about using cannabis after the procedure, according to a new study published this month.

The research, published in the journal Clinical Transportation, was based on the examinations of 900 patients. Researchers examined the patients both prior to and after the liver transplantation, ultimately finding “no statistical differences in post-operative outcomes” between cannabis users and non-cannabis users, though the researchers did note “significant differences” elsewhere between the two patient cohorts.

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