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Marijuana for arthritis: Latest research, patients’ experiences and best strains

Although arthritis is thought to be a disease of 65-year-olds and older, you’ll be surprised to learn that it can affect people of any age, and sometimes even children. There are many medications and ointments that can help with the pain, but they don’t work for everyone, which is why an increasing number of patients want to try medical marijuana.

I wanted to find out more about the weed-arthritis connection, so I figured that the best way to start is to learn all I possibly can about arthritis before hitting Google Scholar and the like. Once I dug through the studies, I visited Reddit for user feedback and, finally, I read strain review websites to find out what people suffering from arthritis actually need in a strain.

Here’s what I’ve found.

Mon
23
Mar

Cannabis And Hand-Washing: Can Weed Eliminate Bacteria?

Given the pandemic America now faces, could CBD or cannabis offer help in alleviating future bacterial outbreaks?

Scientists have long thought that cannabis had remarkable powers. Recently, it’s come to light that cannabis is a far more capable cleaner of bacteria than was first realized.

Fri
20
Mar

Single THC dose may lead to short-term psychiatric symptoms, research shows

A single dose of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may temporarily induce a range of psychiatric symptoms, according to a new review of 15 studies.

The study published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal this week suggests that otherwise healthy people can experience these symptoms, including some associated with schizophrenia, after smoking a single joint.

Fri
20
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Study Finds that Cannabinoids Are Effective at Reducing Dental Plaque Bacteria

According to a new study published in the journal Cureus, cannabinoids possess more potent anti-bacterial activity than commercially marketed oral care products in the treatment of dental plaque. The study is titled Comparison of efficacy of cannabinoids versus commercial oral care products in reducing bacterial content from dental plaque: A preliminary observation.

For the study researchers compared the efficacy of oral care products and cannabinoids (cannabidiol, cannabichromene, cannabinol, and cannabigerol) in reducing the bacterial content of dental plaques. Plaque samples were collected from human subjects and incubated in a petri dish.

Fri
20
Mar

Expert answers: can cannabis and CBD affect coronavirus?

In this article, integrative medicine expert, Dr Dani Gordon, answers peoples’ question of whether cannabis and CBD can affect contracting or recovering from COVID-19, or coronavirus.

The biggest question I’m getting asked is around how CBD and medical cannabis may affect contracting or recovering from coronavirus, and about what else we can do to stay well.

Fri
20
Mar

A social distancing guide for Canadians who use medical cannabis

I’ve been social distancing, of course, along with every other responsible citizen looking to flatten the COVID-19 curve. So when I got an email saying my medical cannabis recommendation needed renewed, I was nervous. My head started to spin: Would I need to break self-isolation and take public transit into the city for an appointment with my doctor?!

But I can do it all online from home. The Canadian medical cannabis system was already largely set up for online encounters — which isn’t always ideal — but many clinics are going completely virtual for these difficult times we’re in.

Thu
19
Mar

Does Marijuana Work Better Than Sleeping Pills For Insomnia?

If you’re not currently receiving any treatment for insomnia, or if your current treatment isn’t enhancing the duration and quality of your sleep, you may want to give cannabis a try.

Ask any CBD or THC supplier and one of the main referrals for their product is sleep disorders. Known to be a natural sleep aid, cannabis and CBD oil has been proven to assist with insomnia and better sleep.  

Thu
19
Mar

Educating older adults about CBD. What you need to know

As a 60-year-old senior who has used cannabis for 44 years, Karen Watts Nauman of Comfortably Numb CBD has always believed in the medicinal healing of this plant medicine. However, she admits her fellow senior consumers lack an understanding of the full medicinal benefits of cannabis and hemp.

“My generation just got whatever weed we could get and didn’t know anything about the science.”

Thu
19
Mar

What Does Marijuana Do To Your Immune System?

Cannabinoids are immune-modulators, which means that they alter our immune system in different ways, but what does it really mean?

Cannabis is a plant that can have myriad effects on our bodies, depending on our mood or the strain that’s consumed. Cannabinoids are immune-modulators, meaning that they exert some kind of influence in our immune systems. This has been a topic of interest for a lot of physicians, but what does it mean?

Results from studies provide several explanations:

Thu
19
Mar

Doctors in Canada, U.S. turn to technology to prescribe weed from a distance

The coronavirus has doctors on both sides of the border phoning it in.

Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced Saturday that patients can now use video and phone services to consult with doctors, an isolation-friendly measure the agency has been reluctant to implement in the past.

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