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Fri
24
Jul

Cumulative Marijuana Use NOT Associated With Heart Abnormalities

According to a new study published in the journal Addiction, neither the current nor the cumulative lifetime use of marijuana is associated with heart abnormalities at middle age. The study, first reported on by NORML, is titled Association between marijuana use and electrocardiographic abnormalities by middle age.

For the study researchers from Switzerland and the United States examined the relationship between cumulative marijuana use and the prevalence of electrocardiogram (ECG) abnormalities in a group of 2,585 middle age subjects. “Researchers controlled for several potential confounders, including subjects’ use of alcohol and tobacco, as well as blood pressure and cholesterol levels.”

Fri
24
Jul

Cannabis Terpenes And CBD Outperform Leading COVID-19 Treatment In Early Trial

A combination of CBD and terpenes was three time more effective in stopping coronavirus-related inflammation run amok compared to dexamethasone.

Public health officials have lamented the rush to locate a reliable Covid-19 treatment has led to “desperation science,” marked by maverick experimentation and faulty research. And while skeptics may lump cannabis in with that description, early trial results indicate otherwise.

Thu
23
Jul

Why Does the Body Hold On to THC for So Long?

A marijuana high typically lasts for a couple of hours, but the THC stays in your system much longer—as in, weeks longer. This fact can be annoying for anyone who has to undergo drug testing. Nobody wants to subject themselves to a 30-day pot detox just so they can keep their job or avoid legal trouble.

So why does THC stay in your system for so long? And is there anything you can do about it?

Thu
23
Jul

Study Proves Cannabis Is A Safe Treatment As Opioid Alternative

The recent study was conducted at the St Vincent’s Hospital in Melbourne, Australia, and the Emerald Clinics (EMD) in Perth, suggests cannabis is a safe option for patients to integrate into their current pain treatment.

That includes patients who already consume high doses of opioids.

The company administered its ZTL-103, a 1:1 THC/CBD formulation to chronic pain (non-cancer) patients who used at least 60 milligrams of morphine or similar opioids daily. After a two-week dosing period, patients reported reduced levels of pain, stress, depression and anxiety, while experiencing no serious side effects.

Thu
23
Jul

CBD For Nausea: Here’s What Science Says About CBD & Nausea

While more research is needed, some people report that CBD helps with nausea. But how effective is it?

The market is flooded with over-the-counter nausea medication. Yet, do you often find that most just aren’t doing it for you? This may be because nausea is a lot more complicated than we think and comes in a variety of shapes and sizes.

More often than not, nausea is a symptom of another illness rather than an underlying disease in and of itself. It appears when we have a stomach bug, are struck with a bad flu, or even when we’re feeling the effects of a mental health condition like anxiety.

Thu
23
Jul

A new P.E.I. program aims to discourage underage cannabis use and self-medicating for mental health

A new diversion and educational justice program on P.E.I. is designed to give young Islanders an opportunity to understand the health, legal and social risks of cannabis use and possession.

Wed
22
Jul

Cannabis might be “safe” and “potentially effective” treatment for pain experienced by sickle cell disease patients

The results of a new study have shown cannabis as a “safe” and “potentially effective” treatment for the chronic pain experienced by people afflicted with sickle cell disease.

Published in JAMA Network Open, the research was conducted by a team from the University of California, Irvine and San Francisco. The small trial included 23 sickle cell disease patients that suffer from chronic pain. Sickle cell disease is an inherited red blood cell disorder that affects about 70,000 to 100,000 Americans.

The patients were given either cannabis vapor or a vaporized placebo to inhale. The cannabis used in the trial was provided by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and contained equal parts THC and CBD, the paper noted. 

Wed
22
Jul

Combating An Overactive Bladder With THC And CBD

Research finds that CB1 receptors do have an impact on urination, and their manipulation with cannabinoids from marijuana has promise for treating OAB.

Thirty-three million Americans are living with overactive bladder disease or OAB. According to the National Association for Continence, OAB (sometimes called “spastic bladder”) is the “frequent and urgent need to empty your bladder.” 

Tue
21
Jul

Can CBD Treat Your Pet’s COVID-19 Anxiety?

Despite all the quality time dogs are getting with their owners, the pandemic could be affecting their stress levels and mental health.

If there’s one demographic that’s had fun over the past couple of months, it’s dogs. While our mental health has been severely challenged by the pandemic and all of the stressors that go along with that, puppies have finally gotten what they’ve always wanted: unlimited time with their owners and really, really long walks. Like, extremely long.

Despite your dog’s happy face every morning, some new data finds that they might also be influenced by the pandemic. We know CBD works to calm anxiety in humans. But could CBD also provide relief for our furry friends?

Tue
21
Jul

The Cannabis Now Guide to Seniors and Cannabis

Cannabis use continues to increase in popularity among adults 65 years of age and older in the United States. With the legalization of cannabis in many states for either medical or recreational purposes, there is growing interest in using it to treat a variety of long-term health conditions and symptoms common among older adults.   

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