Benefits of Medical Cannabis

If you want to start a controversial argument among doctors, scientists, researchers and the public in general, just bring up medical cannabis. There are many questions surrounding this mysterious drug that has been with us for thousands of years. Due to its illegal status in most countries, there has been little research regarding the plant, hence its full effects on the human body is not well understood. Continue reading “Benefits of Medical Cannabis”

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”

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)”

Complete Overview: Cannabis and ADD/ADHD

Imagine having a very difficult time paying attention to others and making sense of what they are saying. Imagine being constantly restless, bored and ready to jump to the next thing. Welcome to the life of individuals with ADD/ADHD. This condition affects about 6-9 percent of children and young adults as well as about 5% of all adults globally. In this article, we will treat the two as the same condition and see how and why people use medical marijuana to treat this serious condition.

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