Cannabis and Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD)

The human body is one of the most amazing organisms in nature, due to its ability to learn and adapt to its environment. Unfortunately, this comes with certain drawbacks. For instance, when you go through a traumatic event, the body and mind react as to try to protect you, but can be detrimental to your mental health. Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is just that and luckily, medical cannabis has proved to help.  Continue reading “Cannabis and Post Traumatic Syndrome Disorder (PTSD)”

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”