Scientists Discover That Cannabis Can Reduce Brain Damage Caused By Alcohol

Chemicals within cannabis have powerful antioxidant properties, and scientists believe this can protect the brain from damage. Too much alcohol can lead to permanent brain damage, among other things. A recent study from the University of Kentucky and the University of Maryland concluded that a … [Read more...]

Rohrabacher: VA Med Pot Reform ‘Matter of Supreme Urgency’

In a political climate where cooperation is a four-letter word, a dozen members of congress from both sides of the aisle have come together on an issue they can actually agree on: it’s time to stop obstructing veterans from legally obtaining medical marijuana. Congressmen Dana Rohrabacher … [Read more...]

Marijuana Shrinks Brain Tumors, Study Says

Can marijuana be used to cure cancer? Advocates have long claimed that it can, but had to rely on mostly anecdotal evidence. A new study provides some solid scientific ground. Researchers at St. George’s, University of London, treated laboratory mice with THC and CBD, two active chemicals in … [Read more...]

How Marijuana Fights Chronic Stress-Related Diseases

Stoners have known for many years that smoking marijuana is an immediate stress reliever, but a new study suggests that specific cannabinoids may offer benefits in treating a variety of diseases brought on by chronic stress. It is widely known that ongoing stress can create inflammation in the … [Read more...]

USC research continues to uncover possible medical benefits of marijuana component

Research into the impact of the principal ingredient in marijuana at the molecular level on diseases keeps leading University of South Carolina researchers to new possibilities. The latest study, published in The Journal of Biological Chemistry, deals with the impact of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) … [Read more...]

Marijuana with a side of ibuprofen: Buzz-killing Rx for Alzheimer’s?

As a drug, marijuana has certain effects and, depending on why you're taking it, some side effects. And not everyone wants the whole package. New research finds that for patients who consider weed's buzz an unwanted side effect, the answer might be as simple as taking an ibuprofen with their … [Read more...]

Could Cannabis Cure Crohn’s Disease?

Smoking cannabis may be key in treating Crohn's disease, research suggests. In a recent trial marijuana was shown to induce 'complete remission' for patients suffering from the condition, which is also known as inflammatory bowel disease. Scientists at Meir Medical Center, Israel, studied 21 … [Read more...]

Medical marijuana may be an alternative option for controlling pain

HOUGHTON - For patients with chronic conditions, ongoing disease management is an important part of maintaining health and controlling negative side effects of a disease. Disease management can include diet, exercise, medication and, for some patients, medical marijuana. "It has a lot of … [Read more...]

The Impact of Marijuana Use on Glucose, Insulin, and Insulin Resistance among US Adults

A recent study published in the Journal of American Medicine has some conclusions that might make marijuana advocates pretty excited. According to the study, the potent plant usually known for causing the munchies might actually help people be thinner. Researches looked at the effect of the drug on … [Read more...]

For patients like me, marijuana is a necessity

My breast cancer diagnosis at age 26 was an unwelcome and at times harrowing experience. What allowed me to endure the darkest days was the hope that my rigorous treatment — chemotherapy, surgeries and radiotherapy among them — would allow me to once again live a full and healthy life. It’s … [Read more...]

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