Your Grandma Needs To Be Smoking Pot

Your Grandma Needs To Be Smoking Pot

This week scientists found evidence that the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), may be able to remove the buildup of a toxic protein linked to Alzheimer’s. It’s good news for the fastest growing group of marijuana users—seniors—and gives those above the age of 50 who haven’t […]

Neurologists Say Medical Marijuana Effective in Treating MS

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Neurologists Say Medical Marijuana Effective in Treating MS

by Pat Anson, American News Report

The American Academy of Neurology has become one of the first medical organizations in the U.S. to endorse the use of medical marijuana.

In new guidelines published in the journal Neurology, the Academy said […]

Pot Slows Cancer in Test Tube

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Pot Slows Cancer in Test Tube

by Daniel J. DeNoon, WebMD Health News

THC and another marijuana-derived compound slow the spread of cervical and lung cancers, test-tube studies suggest.

The new findings add to the fast-growing number of animal and cell-culture studies showing different anticancer effects for cannabinoids, […]

Top 10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

by Marco Torres, PreventDisease

There is no plant on Earth more condemned than marijuana. We’re talking about a living organism which governments have taken upon themselves to designate as an illegal substance. Despite no existing evidence of anyone ever dying of a […]

Rick Simpson’s Cannabis Oil

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Rick Simpson’s Hemp Oil

A Natural Cure For Cancer

Message from Rick

On November 25th, 2009, one day before I was crowned the Freedom Fighter of the Year at the Cannabis Cup in Amsterdam, I received word that I have been raided again by the RCMP. I contacted Tim Hunter at […]

The Medical Necessity for Medicinal Cannabis

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The Medical Necessity for Medicinal Cannabis

by Gil Bar-Sela, Marina Vorobeichik, Saher Drawsheh, Anat Omer, Victoria Goldberg, and Ella Muller

Prospective, Observational Study Evaluating the Treatment in Cancer Patients on Supportive or Palliative Care

Cancer patients using cannabis report better influence from the plant extract than from synthetic […]

Effects of Smoked Marijuana in Asthmatic Subjects

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Effects of Smoked Marijuana in Asthmatic Subjects

Summary

The acute effects of smoked 2 per cent natural marijuana (7 mg per kg) and 15 mg of oral delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) on plethysmographically determined airway resistance (Raw) and specific airway conductance (SGaw) were compared with those of placebo in 10 subjects with stable bronchial asthma using […]

Analgesic and Antiinflamatory Activity of Constituents of Cannabis Sativa

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Analgesic and Antiinflamatory Activity of Constituents of Cannabis Sativa

Introduction

Various preparations of Cannabis sativa have been employed for their medicinal effects, including antipyretic, antirheumatic, antiallergic, and analgesic purposes (1). Extracts of Cannabis have been shown to possess analgesic activity (2, 3), and delta-1-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-1-THC), the psychoactive component of Cannabis has also been shown […]

Cannabis Spray for Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Cannabis Spray for Rheumatoid Arthritis

A spray containing two chemicals extracted from marijuana improved pain and sleep in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients, British researchers report.

The study, which appears in Rheumatology, was small, brief, and likely the first of its kind, note the researchers. They write that the “encouraging” results warrant larger, longer studies.

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Cannabis and Rheumatoid Arthritis

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Rheumatoid arthritis, cannabis based medicine eases pain and suppresses disease

The first study to use a cannabis-based medicine (CBM) for treating rheumatoid arthritis has found that it has a significant effect on easing pain and on suppressing the disease.

Writing in the medical journal Rheumatology, the researchers say that although the differences were small […]

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