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Wed
08
Jul

Cannabis Consumers Exercise More than Non-Consumers, Study of Older Americans Finds

A vast number of cannabis enthusiasts made up of all ages have discovered the perks of exercising high—often with pleasant results. 

While decades of propaganda and a handful of less-than-conclusive studies promote the amotivational syndrome theory surrounding cannabis, a growing body of empirical evidence defies the concept that cannabis slows down the physical human body and hinders psychomotor ability.

Wed
08
Jul

Cannabis May Reduce Deadly COVID-19 Lung Inflammation: Researchers Explain Why

As COVID-19 cases continue to rise, researchers have started to look for solutions in an unlikely place - the cannabis plant.

Tue
07
Jul

More college students are looking at CBD to ease their pain and stress

A survey conducted at Syracuse University found that a large percentage of students have turned to CBD as a way of tending to their injuries and obtaining some stress and anxiety relief.

Tue
07
Jul

Can medical cannabis help treat clinical burnout?

Beyond the 2.3 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S and the more than 120,000 coronavirus deaths, as of mid-June, there exists an urgent medical situation. The treatment of medical personnel is an additional pandemic element, complicated by the rapid spread of the virus in the population.

Tue
07
Jul

Study Shows THC Could have Anti-Inflammatory Properties

A recent study published in

Mon
06
Jul

Can cannabis help to cope with insomnia during the pandemic?

Sleep is easily disrupted by the state of our mental health. That being the case, it makes sense that people are reporting increased issues with their sleep habits, having more vivid dreams, having less restful sleep and experiencing more insomnia during the past couple of months.

Mon
06
Jul

Consuming weed can offer immediate relief of depression symptoms

The lion’s share of people with symptoms of depression who consumed common and commercially available cannabis to cope reported anti-depressant effects, at least in the short term, notes a new study out of the United States.

In fact, “95.8 per cent of users experienced symptom relief following consumption with an average symptom intensity reduction of -3.76 points on a 0-10 visual analogue scale,” reports the study published last month in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine.

Thu
02
Jul

Survey: MS Patients Using Cannabis Medicinally

A survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis has found extensive use of complementary and alternative medicine – including the use of cannabis.

Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University conducted the survey of MS patients in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2018, with the results published in the journal Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders.

Around 30% reported they had used cannabis in a variety of forms and of those people, close to 71% found it “very beneficial”.

The survey followed up on a similar study back in 2001 in the same regions. Other key findings:

Thu
02
Jul

How Cannabis Can Help You Cope With Insomnia During The Pandemic

Anecdotal and scientific evidence suggests that marijuana can help people cope with acute insomnia.

Sleep is easily disrupted by the state of our mental health. It makes sense then that people are reporting increased issues with their sleep habits, having more vivid dreams, less restful sleep and more insomnia during the past couple of months.

Wed
01
Jul

The Link Between Flavonoids, Alzheimer’s And Marijuana

A new study found that higher long-term dietary intakes of flavonoids are associated with lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

Researchers recently discovered that a low flavonoid intake was associated with Alzheimer’s risk, meaning a diet lacking berries, apples, tea, and other flavonoid rich foods could hold one of the keys to the disease.

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