All African nations are capable of cultivating medicinal marijuana to exploit a growing international acceptance of cannabis-based medicines.
The current global market for marijuana products is US$3 billion and is expected to rise to US$56 billion as more countries and US states join the legalisation trend.
Scientists continue to look for effective cures for cancer. And it seems they might have found a new solution for treating leukemia in children. Landon Riddle, a little boy who became the youngest medical cannabis patient in Colorado back in 2013, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of two. After a year of conventional treatment, his mother Sierra took a risk and started to replace some of the harshest prescription drugs with medical cannabis oil.
The HPV (Human papillomavirus) vaccine has long been disputable, since it may cause a long list of side effects, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic fatigue, dysautonomic syndrome, and multiple system atrophy. Israeli scientists have recently found that CBD oils might relieve most of the debilitating symptoms of HPV vaccines.
Medical marijuana has already proven to be beneficial in treating various forms of cancer. A recent study has even discovered that some cannabinoids potentially have killing properties in relation to leukemia cells. Though further investigation is necessary, this evidence is stunning and promising.
Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming more and more popular among patients with various ailments. The list of the medical properties of cannabis is impressive. Recently, the trend spread to veterinarians as well. Many of them believe that CBD-based remedies can treat animals.
Cannabis is largely used for medical purposes nowadays. From treating insomnia to easing seizures, the plant is considered an effective remedy that many people resort to. However, few of us think about its benefits in treating a simple cold or flu when you have no wish to even light up a joint.
Cannabis users may be carried away by the temptation to use weed before or after surgery in order to calm their nerves or relieve pain. Can cannabis actually help you or will it just lead to surgery complications? Dr. David Bearman has recently given an interview to Leafly regarding this important issue.
Cannabis is the newest medical tool that is gradually conquering the field. Though scientists have already studied many aspects of the plant, they do not know all the nuances of the plant's interaction with the traditional prescription medications.
During the recent years, one alternative to smoking weed has become particularly popular—raw cannabis juice. According to anecdotal evidence, people have used this beverage to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Some bacteria nowadays are evolving so fast that scientists cannot catch up with them. Already, some illnesses that have been successfully treated before cannot be dealt with today. To eliminate the risk of dying from once treatable diseases, we resort to alternative remedies.
Most medical marijuana patients enjoy smoking, vaping, or consuming cannabis edibles. However, all of these delivery methods may not be suitable for treating certain kinds of ailments. The Canadian cannabis industry has recently begun to offer a new way of using weed—in the form of rectal suppositories. Although this method remains unpopular, the country’s health professionals believe it will soon fill an important void for some patients.
Epilepsy is one of the most common conditions treated with medical cannabis, but there are no guidelines on how to apply the herb safely. A group of Irish neurologists is going to develop recommendations on the safe use of cannabis for people with epilepsy.
In the U.S., amyotrophic lateral sclerosis annually afflicts 5,000 people aged 30-60 years. The exact reasons for this illness are unidentified, and there is no effective cure for ALS that could reverse its effects on the patient's body. Fortunately, cannabis seems to be a good solution to this problem by extending the lives of ALS patients.
California scientists have tested marijuana samples from 20 dispensaries across the state. Some samples were contaminated with potentially lethal mold and bacteria. Researchers recommend marijuana patients to restrain from smoking and vaping dangerous weed flowers.
A heart is the most important organ we have in our bodies. At the same time, it is very vulnerable. Many diseases have a disastrous impact on the heart—it becomes stiff and less functional. To prevent its failure, researchers are working on a new medicine for cardiac disease.
Cannabis' ability to alleviate anxiety symptoms is a controversial question. There are studies that show no link between the use of marijuana and anxiety development, and there are studies suggesting that medical cannabis may be used as a treatment for anxiety and depression. One of the latest studies, however, shows that while cannabis may give a temporary relief, it does not help combat anxiety and depression in the long-term.