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Thu
22
Oct

Medical Cannabis Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Trial

MediPharm Labs Inc has initiated a clinical trial to research and evaluate the effectiveness of the company’s cannabis-derived medicines for the treatment of end-stage renal disease or Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Chronic kidney disease involves kidney damage over a long period of time that impacts on the organ’s ability to filter blood, meaning toxic wastes build up in the body. The progressive condition can result in major complications including eventual kidney failure and death.

Thu
22
Oct

CBG Study Shows Antimicrobial Properties of Cannabis

Cannabis has been used for its antimicrobial properties for thousands of years, but only recently have these benefits surfaced in Western medicine. A recent study highlights previously unknown antimicrobial properties of cannabis.

While the study focuses on several cannabinoids, it brings out CBG as a cannabinoid to pay attention to in terms of its antibiotic abilities.

What is CBG?

Thu
22
Oct

Here's What Research Says About How Weed Affects Your Memory

Cannabis use has long been associated with memory loss. But until now, this notion was largely anecdotal. As researchers begin to look into cannabis and the effect that it has on human health, they're beginning to better understand the effect it has on the human brain – and whether cannabis really does impair memory.

Memory is divided into both short-term and long-term memory. Short-term memory is where immediate events are temporarily stored, whereas long-term memory is where information is stored indefinitely.

Wed
21
Oct

How CBD can save skin from the cold weather 

The end of summer is always a bit of a bummer, what with cooler weather just around the corner.

As the weather turns, people venturing outside will need to forgeto about sandals and swimsuits and opt for more layers. But bulking up is not the only issue; one of the biggest drawbacks of the cooler temperatures might be your skin.

As the weather gets cooler, skin may feel less hydrated than it did all summer, and may experience itchiness, breakouts and even chapping.

Once the weather chills, CBD applied topically has been reported to help with some of skin’s top woes. Here’s why.

Wed
21
Oct

Cannabis reduces OCD symptoms by half in the short-term

People with obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, report that the severity of their symptoms was reduced by about half within four hours of smoking cannabis, according to a Washington State University study.

The researchers analyzed data inputted into the Strainprint app by people who self-identified as having OCD, a condition characterized by intrusive, persistent thoughts and repetitive behaviors such as compulsively checking if a door is locked. After , users with OCD reported it reduced their compulsions by 60%, intrusions, or unwanted thoughts, by 49% and anxiety by 52%.

Tue
20
Oct

Using CBD Oils To Battle Anxiety & Depression During COVID-19

CBD oil can be used to improve your sleep cycle, inflammation, and digestive system and reduce your chances of getting anxiety.

Suffering from anxiety is natural, especially in times like these where a global pandemic has taken the world by storm

The constant and ongoing stressful atmosphere causes serious damage to your body. Apart from that, it destroys your ability to think, focus, and stay calm.

Stress also causes sleep deprivation, loss of energy, and high blood pressure. For people dealing with all these, CBD oil can work as an absolute miracle.

With the help of this product, you can now have the opportunity to a healthy mental condition without any harmful side effects.

Tue
20
Oct

Study Finds Nearly Half Of Patients With MS Report Cannabis Use

More than 40% of patients with multiple sclerosis have used cannabis or cannabinoid products in the last year, according to a study by researchers at the University of Michigan. The study, “Cannabinoid use among Americans with MS: Current trends and gaps in knowledge,” was published recently in Multiple Sclerosis Journal – Experimental, Translational and Clinical.

Mon
19
Oct

“Pain can affect everything.” Sports columnist documents his success treating chronic nerve pain with medical cannabis

When Detroit Free Press sports columnist Jeff Seidel noticed a sharp pain between his shoulder blade and spine, he thought he might have overexerted himself at the gym. Or maybe it was old injuries rearing up again.

Mon
19
Oct

Long lines as Missouri's first medical marijuana dispensaries open

Missouri's first licensed marijuana dispensaries opened this weekend in the St. Louis area with long lines.

The two dispensaries run by N'Bliss opened Saturday in Ellisville and Manchester. Another dispensary is expected to open Monday in the Kansas City area nearly two years after Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment to allow the sale of medical marijuana.

Mon
19
Oct

Is There Enough CBD In Over-The-Counter CBD Products?

Arguably the most popular cannabinoid on the planet right now is cannabidiol (CBD).

CBD’s popularity has grown exponentially in recent years. 

In fact, CBD is searched for more often on Google compared to THC, and that has been the case for a handful of years now.

The rise in popularity for CBD has been paralleled by CBD’s availability in most countries.

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