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Fri
17
Jan

Can CBD Help You Sleep? Here's What The Research Tells Us

How tired are you right now? If you're like many Americans, your answer probably leans more toward the sleep-deprived side.

Fri
17
Jan

Cannabis and Cancer – The Obstacles to Providing Better Care to Cancer Patients

Marijuana won’t make cancer disappear, but it can make living with it much more bearable. Doctors need to start asking the right questions.

Cancer is something most of us don’t like to think about, but it’s also something the vast majority of us are going to have to face sooner or later.

Because North Americans are generally living longer, it’s estimated as many as 1 in 2 of us will face a cancer diagnosis in our lifetimes. Even if we’re lucky enough not to have it happen to us, odds are it will affect a loved one or friend.

Fri
17
Jan

Using Cannabigerol (CBG) To Destroy Tumors

Thanks to the 2018 farm bill and increased awareness of the benefits of using cannabis and hemp, this plant is once again being grown on a national scale. One of the most important aspects of this is of course, the rapid rise of public interest in various cannabinoids.

Although CBD and THC lead the way when it comes to cannabis research, another compound is slowly making its way into the spotlight: CBG, or cannabigerol. Although studies on this cannabinoid are limited for the time being, it has enormous therapeutic potential. One of the most recent discoveries slates CBG as a powerful remedy for diminishing certain tumors.

Thu
16
Jan

Study: Marijuana Use Reduces Depression and Suicidal Ideations in those with PTS

Marijuana use among those with post-traumatic stress (PTS) is associated with reduced rates of severe depression and suicidal ideation, according to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology. The study is titled Does cannabis use modify the effect of post-traumatic stress disorder on severe depression and suicidal ideation? Evidence from a population-based cross-sectional study of Canadians.

Thu
16
Jan

Cannabis can disrupt anxiety superhighway in the brain of mice, researchers find

Researchers may be closing in on exactly why cannabis is so good at countering anxiety.

A new study, published in the journal Neuron, explains that there is an anxiety generating superhighway in the brain that connects the amygdala, the brain’s emotional centre, with the prefrontal cortex, where decision making and impulse control are managed.

The more stressful the situation a person finds themselves in, the more firmly these two areas of the brain connect, quickly elevating anxiety.

Wed
15
Jan

Study Finds Inhaled Cannabis Helps Treat Restless Legs Syndrome

If you suffer from restless legs syndrome, or know of someone that does, then you likely know exactly how uncomfortable and frustrating the condition can be to live with.

Restless legs syndrome can vary from light symptoms that are fairly easy to endure, all the way to symptoms that can be debilitating to sufferers in some cases.

People that suffer from this syndrome often spend countless hours trying to fall asleep at night, and for some individuals, the condition can flare up during the day too.

Fortunately for people that fit that description, a new study out of France suggests that inhaled cannabis might help.

Wed
15
Jan

Does marijuana actually ruin your memory?

Marijuana makes you dumb. At least according to the tired trope surrounding its use. Back in the day, stoners were considered slackers and anyone who smoked weed was on a one-way ticket to Loserville.

Today, many of those stigmas have fallen away. But some still linger in the popular consciousness, like the perception that every hit on a joint results in a lower IQ. But does smoking marijuana actually make you stupid?

Wed
15
Jan

Study Finds Long-Term Heavy Cannabis Use May Impair Driving

Long-term, heavy cannabis use might be making adults bad drivers. Especially, according to a new study in Drug and Alcohol Dependence, if drivers started consuming cannabis in their early teens. Researchers studying the impacts of recreational cannabis consumption on cognitive function say bad driving behaviors like speeding, ignoring traffic signals, and getting into accidents could stem from heavy adolescent cannabis use.

Tue
14
Jan

Study Links Marijuana And Pregnancy Use To Infant Health Risks

Babies exposed to marijuana during pregnancy were ‘small for gestational age,’ adding to a growing body of research around cannabis and infancy.

New research out of Minnesota cautions expecting mothers from smoking marijuana while pregnant. The study, published in the Journal of Perinatology, concluded that exposure to cannabis may inhibit infants’ growth and development.

Tue
14
Jan

Everything You Need to Know About CBD Patches for Pain

CBD patches for pain are an excellent, non-addictive option for those who need relief. Learn how they work, who should consider them, and more here.

In the 1st century, Romans boiled the roots of the cannabis plant and applied it on their skin for a variety of health concerns.

Today, we are doing the same thing but in a more technologically advanced way.

With advanced extractions processes, we now have CBD patches for pain and other health problems.

Keep reading to learn how they work, the benefits, and who might be interested in this method of taking CBD.

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