Cannabis Puts Crohn's Patients Into Remission A fascinating new study has emerged which shows an unexpectedly favorable response to cannabis in those that suffer from one of the most common disorders seen in the gastroenterologist’s office - Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are flip sides of the same coin. They fall [...]
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Do Cannabis Smokers Develop Lung Cancer? The question everyone should be asking, “Does cannabis smoking give you lung cancer” is perhaps the most important question you could ask. In this series I’ve devoted considerable time and effort to give you a realistic picture of the true pulmonary risks associated with smoking marijuana. It is the [...]
While THC rich strains of pot can potentiate an already psychotic or prepsychotic state, CBD alone or CBD rich stains of weed, actually behave as antipsychotics. Yes, you heard correctly. CBD is emerging as a potent antipsychotic medication as seen below. In 2012 an elegant, randomized, double-blinded trial headed by doctors Leweke, and Piomelli in [...]
Can Medical Cannabis Help Heroin Addicts? According to numerous different sources, heroin abuse is on the rise in America. Actually, it has been for a while now with an increasing number of heroin overdose deaths as well. Lawmakers and public health officials across the country are scratching their heads in a quest for solution to [...]
CANNABIS AND SCHIZOPHRENIA I’m sure that many of you have already heard the mantra hailing past the naysayer’s camp of commercial medicine that cannabis smoking will increase your risk for psychosis. It’s a frightening argument which provides much needed ordinance for those “thought leaders” in medicine that are opposed to the use of cannabis for treating [...]
One of the most frightening, life-threatening events that can occur in susceptible patients is developing a seizure that conventional medications cannot prevent or break. It’s called status epilepticus. Here’s the main problem. During a seizure there is uncontrolled firing of neurons in parts of the brain or globally. During this period of increased brain activity, [...]
I discovered during my research that there remains a paucity of clinical data on cannabis for treating skin and many other disorders. However, the bandwagon of research clearly is the use of cannabis in treating numerous forms of pain, including a very special type called neuropathic pain. Here, there exists a wealth of information. WHAT [...]
One thing we know for certain is that we cannot dis-invent psychoactive drugs. They are here to stay while underground nurseries hatch new “highs” every year for the multibillion-dollar world drug market. All we can do to assure our safety is to learn the truth about them from impartial sources. From there one can avoid [...]
In part 3 of this article. we’ll continue on our informative journey through the labyrinthine rabbit hole of current medical marijuana research as it pertains to slaking inflammation. Once again I’ll refer to atherosclerosis as our “model” of inflammation. This is perhaps marijuana's greatest application. If it can help with cardiovascular disease it will also affect many [...]
Definition Multiple sclerosis (MS), also known as disseminated sclerosis or encephalomyelitis disseminata, is an inflammatory disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This damage disrupts the ability of parts of the nervous system to communicate, resulting in a wide range of signs and symptoms, including [...]