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News Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) as an Effective Asthma Treatment
Atopic diseases, or those that cause an individual to experience immediate allergic reactions (asthma being one of the more common), affect about 20 percent of the population in developed countries. Researchers looking for a way to combat the longtime public health concern conducted a series of tests involving the use of cannabidiol (CBD). Although the research used rats as subjects the results are nonetheless encouraging. Early research suggests that CBD is an effective treatment for minimizing the inflammation experienced by asthma sufferers. The Study With the approval …
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News Physicians Recommend Cannabis As An Effective Treatment of Chronic Pain
What Is Chronic Pain? Pain is a complex phenomenon made up of physical, mental and social components. At a basic level, the ability to perceive pain has helped people survive throughout the ages. Without feeling the uncomfortable sensation when you touch a stove, which causes you to remove your hand, the heat from the stove would end up causing far more damage to the cells in your hand, than it did before you felt the pain. In essence, pain is the body’s way of letting you know something is wrong. However, it is when pain fails to subside, despite removing …
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News Endocannabinoids in the Treatment of Prostate Cancer
An in-vitro study (i.e., outside of the body, e.g., studying individual cells under a microscope) published in Oncology Reports in January 2015 found that stimulation of cannabinoid receptors helped to stimulate apoptosis (i.e., programmed cell death) in prostate cancer cells. What is Prostate Cancer? Prostate cancer is caused by an overproliferation of abnormal cells of the prostate (a gland in the male body that secretes fluids that aid in reproduction). Tumors can press on or block surrounding structures or spaces, causing dysfunction in normal body processes, and in later stages cancerous cells can metastasize …
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News Cannabis Therapy For the Treatment of Glaucoma Symptoms
What is Glaucoma? The optic nerve carries signals from the eye to the brain, resulting in vision. Glaucoma can lead to damage of the optic nerve, and untreated, long-standing glaucoma can lead to blindness. In many cases, this damage is caused by an increase in pressure within the eye (intra-ocular pressure), resulting from abnormalities with the amount of fluid in the front portion of the eye, called “aqueous humor“, which is produced by a part of the eye called the ciliary body. Pressure in the eye builds either due to (1) …
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News Cannabidiol (CBD) in the Treatment of Cerebral Malaria
What is Cerebral Malaria? Malaria is a disease transmitted to humans by Anopheles mosquitoes carrying parasites (genus Plasmodium), which infect the human host and travel through the blood stream in red blood cells. If a person with malaria is stung by a mosquito that is not carrying parasites, that mosquito can then carry the parasite-filled red blood cells to another human host, who may then also become infected. Once infected, individuals with malaria may develop the following symptoms that will arise in a cyclical nature …
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News Cannabinoid Therapies for the Treatment of Alcohol Dependence
Alcohol Abuse, Dependence, Tolerance, and Withdrawal Alcohol dependence (i.e. alcoholism) may result from alcohol abuse (i.e. use of alcohol in a way that negatively impacts one’s actions/life), and is characterized by a feeling that one needs to consume alcohol in order to function normally, with a decreased ability to stop drinking even if the desire to do so exists. Those with alcohol dependence develop tolerance to alcohol, meaning that they need to consume more and more over time in order to feel the same effect they experienced the first time they drank. If alcohol …
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News Study: Cannabinoids May Combine To Effectively Treat Leukemia
Researchers Investigated Anti-cancer Properties Of Cannabinoids For years science has provided evidence suggesting tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may be an effective cancer treatment. With that said, many are against using THC treatments, largely due to its psychotropic (mind-altering) effects and research has begun to focus of the efficacy of non-psychotropic cannabinoids. Cannabigerol (CBG) and cannabidiol (CBD) are two …
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News Terpenes May Improve Effectiveness of Medical Marijuana
Terpenes Influence the Synergy Effect of Cannabis As we know, science has identified and characterized the molecular structure of around 20,000 terpenes, which makes it the largest category of plant chemicals. These aromatic compounds are found in the essential oils of plants and flowers, and plenty of studies have been done on their effects. Of the 20,000 identified terpenes, about 140 of these have been found in cannabis. Only a few of them appear in high concentrations, but they have been found to have a number of benefits.
Review The Banana Diesel Strain Offers Soothing, Relaxing Effects
The Banana Diesel strain is a hybrid with a star-studded genetic lineage. It is often applauded for its ability to induce some serious relaxation, while relieving the body of any minor aches and pains. Banana Diesel Strain: Banana Kush X Super Sour Diesel I came across this particular batch of Banana Diesel on my recent trip to SFVDM in Van Nuys, CA, and immediately knew that I was in for a treat. The flowers were a peculiar shade of green, and dusted with a healthy heaping of powder white trichomes. Judging from the name alone, I knew that I was …
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News The Effect of Cannabinoid Therapy Use on Body Weight
A review, published in Innovations in Clinical Neuroscience July-August 2014, examines the research and information available on the impact of cannabis use on body weight. Their findings are summarized here. Summary One of the most well-known results of cannabis use is appetite stimulation, known commonly as “the munchies”. However, in studies on the effect of cannabis use in patients with cachexia (“loss of weight, muscle [wasting], fatigue, weakness, and significant loss of appetite in someone who is not actively trying to lose weight”) and anorexia (loss of appetite), …


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