How Marijuana Helps with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that attacks the central nervous system. In the United States alone, 200 people are diagnosed with MS every week. The condition causes the body’s own immune system to attack and causes the brain and the rest of your body to lose optimum communication capabilities. As it progresses, MS keeps destroying the nerves, sometimes until they are damaged permanently. MS is recognized as a qualifying condition for accessing treatment from medical marijuana in both the US and Canada. Continue reading “How Marijuana Helps with Multiple Sclerosis (MS)”

How it Helps: Cannabis and Hepatitis C

Hepatitis C is a viral infection impacting the liver, the human body’s natural filter. People who have been diagnosed with hepatitis C (HVC) normally undergo treatment using various anti-viral drugs such as Ribavirin and Peg-interferon. These treatments come with various side effects such as low appetite, aches, pains, and nausea. Various studies now show that marijuana can be effective in treating these side effects, as well as help patients, stay on their medication, hence increasing the chances of fighting the disease successfully. Continue reading “How it Helps: Cannabis and Hepatitis C”

How it Works: Marijuana and Alzheimer’s

If you or a loved one is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, then you understand the heavy toll this disease can take on a person. Recently, there have been growing discussions on the ability of medicinal marijuana to treat some of the symptoms caused by this grim condition. This article will take a look at how marijuana can help and the most recent developments. Continue reading “How it Works: Marijuana and Alzheimer’s”

Complete Guide: Marijuana and Epilepsy (Seizures)

Epilepsy is a relatively common chronic neurological disorder that causes recurrent seizures over time. It is estimated that around 65 million people around the world live with the disease, with 3 million in the U.S. alone. Medical cannabis has proven to help reduce the instances of seizure and particularly helpful for patients that do not respond to anticonvulsants. Continue reading “Complete Guide: Marijuana and Epilepsy (Seizures)”