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Wed
23
Dec

Can CBD Help You Quit Smoking Cigarettes?

Many non-contagious ailments cause millions of deaths worldwide. Unfortunately, tobacco addiction stands among the top triggers of such diseases. Each year, over seven million people die of tobacco-related complications. In the US alone, more than 40 million adults have a nicotine addiction. Worse yet, tobacco addiction therapies don’t seem to be efficient, for the most part.

Tue
22
Dec

Finding Pain Relief with CBD Isolate Gummies

Think about the days when you’re feeling blue.

The world is grey and rainy; there is another terrible piece of news on TV, you feel anxious, sad, your whole body is aching…

Plus, you have so much work to do.

Even your pet looks worried.

We all have those days.

And each one of us has to come up with a solution on how to make themselves feel better.

Some tend to eat their worries away.

Others go to the doctor to buy a handful of medications.

Still others choose natural products that are meant to take the pain away, such as CBD isolate gummies.

If you’re new to the topic, you probably would like to know how to use CBD isolate.

Tue
22
Dec

Study Finds One-Third Of Canadian Cancer Patients Use Cannabis

A researcher has found that one-third of Canadian cancer patients use marijuana, according to a study released earlier this month. A report on the research, “Cannabis use among Canadian adults with cancer (2007-2016): results from a national survey,” was published online by the journal Expert Reviews in Pharmacoeconomics & Outcome Research. 

Mon
21
Dec

Medical cannabis eases seizures in childhood epilepsy

Medicinal cannabis could offer patients significant relief from intractable epilepsy, but cost and access barriers remain, a review has found.

Cannabis-based medicinal products (CBMPs) can offer patients significant relief from intractable epilepsy, according to evidence from a small number of patients.

In a review of 10 cases of severe childhood-onset epilepsy, Imperial’s Prof. David Nutt and Rayyan Zafar looked at the impact of combined CBD and THC-based products on the frequency of epileptic seizures.

Fri
18
Dec

B.C. patients with opioid use disorder who tested positive for THC had reduced fentanyl exposure risk

police news conference

Ongoing opioid overdose crisis is driven largely by exposure to illicitly manufactured fentanyl.

FILE PHOTO: Vancouver police and doctors raise awareness about fentanyl during a press conference at VPD headquarters in Vancouver, B.C., Mar. 2, 2015. / PHOTO BY ARLEN REDEKOP /PNG

A study out of B.C. involving people undergoing opioid agonist therapy (OAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) found that cannabis use was associated with lower exposures to potentially deadly fentanyl.

Fri
18
Dec

A third of Canadians with cancer saying yes to cannabis: Alberta study

doctor consulting with patient

About of third of cancer patients taking part in a University of Alberta-affiliated study report using medical cannabis, a percentage that climbed about seven points between 2007 and 2016.

“Within this study cohort of Canadian adults with current cancer diagnosis, cannabis use is not uncommon,” conclude authors of the study published this month in Expert Reviews in Pharmacoeconomics & Outcome Research.

Thu
17
Dec

Smoking A Bowl of High-THC Flower Might Be Best For Combatting Pain

The average cannabis user living in states where marijuana is legal has the luxury of stepping inside his or her friendly neighborhood dispensary for access to a variety of pot products, like edible candies, pills, topicals, concentrates and even beverages. These processed variations of the cannabis plant are designed for those consumers who don’t necessarily want to smoke to achieve the desired effect. But when it comes to which method of consumption is best for patients suffering from chronic pain, a new study suggests that loading a bowl full of flower is still the most effective path to getting back to good.

Thu
17
Dec

A Complete Look At Cannabis and Depression

Millions of people across the globe suffer from depression, with little relief from conventional medicine and big pharma. Many are turning to cannabis to treat their condition and regain a sense of normalcy in their lives.

Depression affects nearly 16 million people in the United States alone. Although the emotional reasons will be different for each person, from a chemical standpoint, the root cause of depression is an endocannabinoid deficiency that effects the 5-HT1A receptors and causes low levels of serotonin.  Low levels of serotonin also cause the limbic system to shrink.

Thu
17
Dec

Data Suggests Cannabis Use Is Negatively Associated With Cancer Risk

Cancer is cruel.

If you or someone that you know was ever diagnosed with cancer, then you are well aware of how terrible it is.

Receiving a diagnosis that you or a loved one has cancer is something that is absolutely heartbreaking.

It is estimated that roughly 17 million people were diagnosed with cancer in 2018 worldwide.

Wed
16
Dec

Women Are More Likely Than Men to Swap Pharmaceuticals for Pot

According to a new study, women are more likely than men to switch to cannabis rather than pharmaceuticals to treat pain and other issues. The findings are even more remarkable, considering women also reported getting less support from physicians to try medical cannabis.

Researchers from DePaul University and John Hopkins University worked on the study, publishing their findings in the Journal of Women’s Health. 

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