Friday, December 14, 2018

Cannabidiol Reduces Drop Seizures in Lennox-Gastaut

Adding cannabidiol (CBD) to antiepileptic drug (AED) therapy significantly reduces the frequency of drop seizures in patients with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome (LGS), results of a phase 3 placebo-controlled study have shown. Although the add-on therapy resulted...

Medical Marijuana and Parkinson’s Disease

With medical marijuana now legalized in 25 states and Washington, D.C., it is obvious that there is strong interest in its therapeutic properties. Researchers are testing marijuana, which they call cannabis, as a treatment...

Can Cannabis Chewing Gum Treat Irritable Bowel Syndrome?

A biotech firm has launched clinical trials in the Netherlands to test whether its CBD chewing gum could help treat irritable bowel syndrome. Researchers will give a group of 40 adult patients CanChew Plus chewing...

Are there Strains to Help Treat Your Glaucoma?

  Glaucoma patients have been treating their eye problems with medical marijuana long before it was even made legal in various states. This health condition involves damage to the optic nerve, which can limit side...

Marijuana for Gout? Heck Yeah!

Marijuana for Gout Marijuana has been used for many centuries as a medicinal plant, and is now being rediscovered as a potential remedy for gout pain. Marijuana (latin name: cannabis) has over 80 chemical compounds known...

The Top 5 Strains for Arthritis Relief

Harlequin Harlequin is a 75/25 sativa-dominant strain renowned for its reliable expression of CBD. A descendant of Colombian Gold, a Nepali indica, and Thai and Swiss landrace strains, you can depend on Harlequin to provide clear-headed, alert...

Can Cannabis Help Control Schizophrenia?

There has been an abundance of conflicting information about the potential relationship between schizophrenia and cannabis. A controversial study published in December suggests that smoking cannabis may exacerbate a genetic disposition that makes people...

How Marijuana Can Help You Manage Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms

Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that is caused by destruction of dopaminergic neurons (i.e. cells of the nervous system that make and release dopamine, a signalling molecule) in...

Diabetic Neuropathy Pain Controlled By Cannabis?

Results of a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover trial published in The Journal of Pain in July 2015 provide supportive evidence that inhaled, aerosolized cannabis may be effective for reducing pain experienced by patients with diabetes...

Can Cannabinoids Help Treat Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?

In the United States alone, breast cancer affects hundreds of thousands of women and many men every year. Some non-invasive forms of the disease are relatively treatable, but many types are far more aggressive. What...

Cannabis for MS is a Success In Colorado State University Study

Medical cannabis has proven useful in treating a wide range of medical conditions, especially those that come paired with chronic pain and muscle spasticity, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Currently, around 400,000 Americans live with this physically...

CBC Shows Promise In Treating Cancer

Cannabichromene (CBC)   Evidence has suggested that it may play a role in the anti-inflammatory and anti-viral effects of cannabis, and may contribute to the overall analgesic effects of medical cannabis. A study done in March...