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Tue
23
Feb

Cannabis can reduce blood pressure in older adults

Medical cannabis has proven beneficial for a wide variety of health conditions.

Now, a first-of-its-kind study in adults 60 and above with hypertension shows that smoking cannabis, or ingesting its oils, significantly reduces 24-hour systolic and diastolic blood pressure.!

This discovery by researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and its affiliated Soroka University Medical Center appeared in the European Journal of Internal Medicine.

Tue
23
Feb

One of Canada’s oldest cannabis medical dispensaries facing a new threat

The Victoria Cannabis Buyers Club (VCBC), a 25-year-old nonprofit society that serves more than 8,000 medical cannabis patients, is facing a new threat.

The club has been the subject of multiple raids in recent years, but B.C. authorities are now targeting the building’s landlord in an attempt to permanently close the doors of the institution.

Despite support from the mayor and local city council to allow the society to continue to operate, an exemption can only be granted by the B.C. cabinet.

Mon
22
Feb

Does CBD Have Anti-Aging Benefits?

Cannabinoids (CBD, CBG, CBN, THC) are known to provide all sorts of benefits for seniors, from relieving arthritis pain and inflammation to strengthening and improving brain function. But there is another critical benefit that cannabinoids offer seniors, and it has a lot to do with the aging process. Let's explore.

The human body has an Endocannabinoid System (ECS), which means that we naturally produce cannabinoids (this is why they are called Endocannabinoids as in "within" ). Cannabinoids are also found in hemp and marijuana plants (called Phytocannabinoids).  Most importantly, both types of cannabinoids function the same way and provide similar health benefits in the body.

Fri
19
Feb

Clinical Trial Shows Association Between Cannabis Inhalation and Improvement in Ulcerative Colitis

A new¬†study¬†shows that the inhalation of cannabis could be linked to improvements and better quality of life for those with ulcerative colitis. The¬†trial, titled ‚ÄúCannabis is associated with clinical but not endoscopic remission in ulcerative colitis: A randomized controlled trial,‚Ä̬† was published in the¬†PLoS One¬†journal and outlines the effects of high-THC cannabis use on ulcerative colitis.

Fri
19
Feb

Dispelling The Negative Reputation Of Medical Cannabis

The further cannabis is legitimized through standardization and the spreading of information, the more likely positive treatment outcomes are.

For decades now, cannabis has been treated as a joke medicine, or worse. Fortunately, since 2020, we’ve seen several groundbreaking studies that have begun dispelling cannabis’s negative reputation.

Wed
17
Feb

Fibromyalgia Patients & CBD: What University Of Michigan Researchers Discovered

A recent survey reveals that a knowledge gap of cannabis may be holding back millions of people from a better treatment option.

As with many other conditions, fibromyalgia often manifests in more ways than one. a The disorder, which is characterized by widespread musculoskeletal pain, includes symptoms such as mental fog, chronic pain, sleep issues, depression, and more. Two to 4% of the population suffers from this condition, meaning millions of people are feeling less than their best.

Wed
17
Feb

Study Says Cannabis Can Help Treat OCD

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) impacts about 3 percent of the world’s population. Those diagnosed with the condition experience repetitive behavior and intrusive thoughts, often driven by a host of unreasonable fears.

OCD also can manifest in certain actions, such as leaving the house, entering a room, or touching objects in a specific order and always in the same way. It may also lead people to arrange objects in specific patterns.

It’s a challenging condition to live with, especially in the most severe cases. But a recent study may have found help for those with OCD: cannabis and CBD, the chemical component in cannabis already linked to many different health benefits.

Fri
12
Feb

Study Shows Cannabis Lowers Blood Pressure in Hypertension Patients

A new study that looks at blood pressure in older adults with hypertension saw a connection between cannabis use and a reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure, findings that are significant for those who suffer from the two ailments. 

Tue
09
Feb

Marijuana may significantly lower blood pressure in older users

A new study reports that cannabis use may lower blood pressure in older adults, though additional research is necessary to get a better understanding of the substance’s effect on cardiovascular health. The research comes from the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the Soroka University Medical Center; it was recently published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine.

 

Tue
09
Feb

Could Cannabis Be Better At Treating Kids With Autism Than Traditional Meds?

With a condition as sensitive and difficult as autism, cannabis could be a winning, although eccentric, ticket.

Autism is an increasingly common condition that can be difficult to parent, difficult to diagnose, and difficult to live with. Worse, many of the medications can cause physical symptoms that further impact the lives of those with the condition. Many people with it find themselves suffering from weight fluctuation, explosive episodes, and poor social functioning. Yet there are different methods of coping.

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