PTSD and Cannabis Study is Finally Approved

By | July 20th, 2015|Categories: PTSD|

PTSD and Cannabis Study is Finally Approved  Veterans suffering from PTSD finally have something to look forward to; at least as far as medical marijuana is concerned. A year ago, federal government approved the funding for a study that would look into the effects of medical marijuana on veteran patients suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder [...]

New Study Could Show Cannabis Helps Arthritis

By | July 16th, 2015|Categories: Arthritis|

July 7th and The Arthritis Society announced Canada's first study into the efficacy of medical marijuana for arthritic pain. The new project is funded by the Arthritis Society of Canada and it will be conducted at Dalhousie University. The emerging theory is that osteoarthritis(OA) pain is in fact neuropathic in nature. If it is indeed [...]

Study Will Open the Door to Treating PTSD With Medical Marijuana

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: PTSD|

Images of horror flash through the mind of Matt Stys like a slideshow. Bloodied bodies of the injured and corpses of dead soldiers, the inability to differentiate between bomb-wielding extremists and civilians. As an officer running an entry control point in Iraq, Stys has seen it all. Like Vietnam, the bravery of the armed forces [...]

Cannabis Fights Neurodegenerative Disorders, as Explained by Dr. Rasmussen

By | July 8th, 2015|Categories: A.L.S, Alzheimers, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's|

While examining the pro-pot and cannabis-cons from the World Congress on Pain, a certain expert physician quipped that one of the biggest drawbacks to recommending cannabis was that it causes neurodegeneration with chronic use. Well, where’s the evidence? I’m not convinced that he’s right. I have seen plenty of research showing that the cannabinoids actually protect [...]

U.S Army Veteran Faces Life in Prison for using Medical Cannabis

By | July 2nd, 2015|Categories: PTSD|

A U.S Army veteran is facing life in prison after using medical cannabis to combat his severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Kristoffer Lewandowski of Oklahoma has served 3 tours with in Afghanistan and Iraq with the US Marine Corps and was honourably and medically discharged in early 2014. After being prescribed 13 different medications by [...]

Child using Cannabis Oil says, ‘I’d Rather Be Illegally Alive Than Legally Dead’

By | June 15th, 2015|Categories: Crohn’s Disease|

A 15-year old boy has spoken in public about his use of cannabis oil to treat his Crohn's disease, stating "I'd rather be illegally alive, than legally dead". Coltyn Turner's case was just one of a number of reports that were presented at the National Jewish Health’s Marijuana and Health Symposium in Colorado in June. Turner, [...]

Mother who uses Medical Marijuana faces 30 years in prison

By | June 9th, 2015|Categories: Crohn’s Disease|

Last week, the state of Kansas charged mother of two Shona Banda with five felony counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, manufacturing Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and one count of child endangerment. These felony charges mean that Banda could face up to 30 years in prison. And why has [...]

5 Studies that show Cannabis can help treat Parkinson’s

By | June 4th, 2015|Categories: Parkinson's|

One of the most common and perhaps heartbreaking degenerative disorders in the world today, Parkinson's Disease is a disorder of the central nervous system as a result of the death of dopamine generating cells in regions of the brain. One of the reasons as to why Parkinson's is considered such a selfish, agonising disease may [...]

Treating Nausea with CBD

By | June 2nd, 2015|Categories: Nausea|

Nausea is a terrible sensation, and people will avoid it at all costs. This poses a problem for the medical world, because nausea is the most common side effect of all medications.[ref]http://www.drugwatch.com/side-effects/[/ref] A patient who suffers from nausea might throw up their medicine or decide to skip a dose, both of which can compromise treatment. The [...]

How Medical Marijuana Helps Anorexia Patients

By | June 1st, 2015|Categories: Anorexia|

Throughout human history, food has been a central component of all cultures and without it, life ceases. Ask anyone how long they can comfortably go without this necessary commodity, and you’ll likely get an answer of no longer than several hours. People experience hunger pains from lack of food for good reason; it’s your body’s [...]