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.
Cannabis has proven to be an effective treatment for a wide range of diseases. Patients suffering from psoriasis, eczema, and other skin ailments often get marijuana prescriptions to ease their symptoms. However, scientists are wondering whether cannabis can help with another surprising condition: the herpes virus.
After a series of lawsuits, the National Football League decided to earmark $100 million to study head trauma. However, not a single cent has been spent on medical marijuana research, and that is a shame. At the same time, the hype around the lawsuits has brought significant attention to the prevention and treatment of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in sports. So, what is the role of marijuana in this story?
Choosing the correct dosage of marijuana is one of the most burning issues of most cannabis patients and enthusiasts. It is almost impossible to measure the amount of THC and CBD in all the oils and dried cannabis flowers. However, Americans and Australians can now try a more precise treatment: hemp CBD oil. Here are a few tips on how to get the right dosage of CBD.
Using the nonpsychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) is an efficient way to decrease any type of anxiety. While THC can even enhance fears and phobias, CBD will make you feel calm and self-confident. Below are the ten most common anxieties that can be eliminated by CBD.
Bone diseases are painful and debilitating. Every day, osteoporosis and osteoarthritis make the lives of thousands of people miserable. The first one affects our bones in such a way that they can break even after a small fall. The latter causes us to ache from every movement.
Since medical marijuana is legalized in many states, scientists are doing their best to find out the answers to such questions as “Does marijuana help diabetes?”, “Can weed help anorexia?”, and many others. Today, we will find out whether anorexia can be treated with marijuana.
Treating headaches with the help of marijuana is a practice that has been around for years. Centuries and decades ago, cannabis was a rather popular remedy against migraines and other kinds of pain—even notable historical figures used the plant as a way of treatment.
People all over the country find great relief from the symptoms of multiple sclerosis by adding marijuana to their treatment. Cannabis can ease many symptoms of the condition and become an alternative to many conventional drugs.
You may have never heard of cannabichromene (CBC) until now, but you will be surprised at how beneficial this cannabis compound is for your health. While THC gets its popularity due to its psychoactive effect, and CBD is well-known for its anti-convulsant properties, CBC can also provide you with amazing medical benefits.
Heart diseases take more lives than any other diseases including cancer. And atherosclerosis plays one of the biggest roles in heart problems. So far, scientists cannot find one explanation why atherosclerosis starts to develop. The existing treatments take at least half a year and involve different medications that have moderate effects and often provide unwanted side-effects.
More and more veterans in the USA put aside their psychiatric medications that are supposed to help them with post-traumatic stress disorder and switch to cannabis. A new study conducted in Ontario, Canada, may explain what kind of benefits cannabis has compared to the conventional treatment.