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Tue
24
Sep

Cannabis to combat vision-related disorders: Does it actually work?

Eyes are the window to the soul, the lamp to the body, and our own personal portals to the outside world – learn how cannabis can help us maintain our vision.

I’m pretty sure I don’t have to delve into the importance of vision. Just like breathing, it’s one of those background physiological functions that’s always serving us. Although we don’t actively think about the process of “seeing”, it’s something we do from the moment we open our eyes at birth. And it’s something that’s readily noticed (and particularly worrisome) when there is some sort of visionary malfunction.

Tue
24
Sep

Heavy marijuana use may lower sperm quality, new study shows

Whether or not marijuana use causes fertility problems and negatively affects sperm remains inconclusive as studies on the topic are mixed. 

Research has shown that moderate cannabis use can increase sperm counts, but another study found that THC in cannabis can lead to pronounced genetic changes in sperm

An estimated one in seven US adults uses marijuana. With more and more states legalizing medicinal and recreational marijuana, it’s important to understand the effects of cannabis on sperm and if these changes hinder healthy fetal development. 

Tue
24
Sep

NFL legend Calvin Johnson says he used cannabis after every game to relieve pain

One of the best wide receivers in NFL history says he resorted to cannabis to seek solace from his pain—and to avoid getting tangled in the opioid abuse taking place in the locker rooms.

In an interview with Sports Illustrated, former Detroit Lions player Calvin Johnson highlighted how players coped with the beatings they took on the field.

Tue
24
Sep

It’s time to finally learn the difference between CBD oil and hemp oil

Doesn’t it feel like you blinked and suddenly CBD oils are everywhere? In coffee shops, they mix them into lattes; in grocery stores, they line the beauty/pharmacy aisles. With tinctures specifically designed to help you relax at work or ease you into a good night’s sleep, all your stressed-out and sleep-deprived friends seem to be suddenly floating on a cloud of ease and comfort with their newfound CBD routines. But with so many new products and options all popping up so quickly, it’s hard not to have a million questions.

Tue
24
Sep

Cannabis and mental health: more grey than black and white

Concerns have been raised about the lack of knowledge of the benefits and harms regarding cannabis and mental health

In the UK there is strong public and political support for medical cannabis being available to patients who can benefit from it. As far back as 2016, a Populus poll found that 68% of the UK population supported the idea and last year’s change in the law to legalise medical cannabis in the UK was met with widespread political and public acclaim.

Tue
24
Sep

Can marijuana help seniors with dementia?

Research analyzing marijuana and its effects on seniors is lacking, but a recent one conducted in Geneva provided some positive results.

Some of the most promising developments on medical marijuana are the possibilities it provides for seniors struggling with chronic conditions. Marijuana is known for its broad effect, treating a variety of diseases and disorders without providing significant side effects. This alone makes it stand out in a market filled with opioids and medicines that affect people’s quality of life.

Tue
24
Sep

8 mainstream businesses betting on CBD

CBD’s takeover and introduction into the mainstream has been unprecedented, making many well-known business eager to get involved.

CBD has been called the “next gold rush” so many times, it’s starting to lose it’s impact. Still, the numbers don’t lie, and everything suggests that CBD wellness products are here to stay.

Mon
23
Sep

Cannabis use may be linked to higher levels of protein associated with stress, anxiety

New research points to a possible link between cannabis use and higher levels of stress and anxiety, conditions people often treat precisely with marijuana, as well as inflammation.

Mon
23
Sep

Marijuana might be beneficial in combatting phobias

For some, it might mean feeling a little uneasy when matched with an unknown entity that catches them off guard when they least expect it, or a looming dread of a weekly editorial meeting that keeps them from wanting to get out of bed. Hey, we’ve been there. There are other people, however, who have an irrational, crippling fear (otherwise known as a phobia) of something that hinders their lives with such ferocity that they will do everything in their power to maintain a safe distance.

Mon
23
Sep

Social media and its impact on Marijuana Law Reform

When the histories of the cannabis law reform movement are written, the advent of the Internet will occupy a lot of space. If the Internet had never been created, it would be hard to imagine the success of the movement over the last 2 decades. There’s no doubt some progress would have been made; after all, activists were active long before the World Wide Web helped them spread information and organize. But the speed and volume of victories could not have been accomplished without this one very powerful tool.

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