Medical Marijuana For Arthritis: A Natural Cure?

Summary: There are over 100 medications available for arthritis However, some patients do not respond well to traditional treatments Humans have used medical marijuana for arthritis since 2800 BC Cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties Cannabinoids may also protect cartilage from breaking down A human study found that Sativex improved pain on movement, pain at … Read moreMedical Marijuana For Arthritis: A Natural Cure?

Can Marijuana Help Manage Depression?

Summary: Marijuana users are more often diagnosed with depression than non-users Experts say that marijuana use does not cause depression, but share common underlying factors Studies show that marijuana and THC have antidepressant effects More than 1 in 5 medical marijuana patients in the UK use marijuana to treat depression Some studies suggest that THC’s … Read moreCan Marijuana Help Manage Depression?

What is Dabbing?

Summary: Dabbing is the process of ingesting cannabis concentrates called “dabs” Dabs are made by extracting THC from marijuana and are smoked or vaporized using specific utensils Dabs can contain up to 70-90% THC The health effects of dabbing have not been studied Dabbing is a new way of ingesting cannabis that involves highly concentrated … Read moreWhat is Dabbing?

Medical Marijuana: A Treatment For Sleep Apnea?

  Summary: Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that affects up to 25% of men and 9% of women, 70-80% of sufferers remain undiagnosed An ‘apnea’ or ‘hypopnea’ is a pause or decline in breathing during sleep Patients with sleep apnea experience apneas/hypopneas many times throughout the night Symptoms of sleep apnea include snoring, restless … Read moreMedical Marijuana: A Treatment For Sleep Apnea?

Self-Medicating: What Is It?

Summary: Self-medicating is the use of unprescribed drugs or activities for medical treatment Self-medicating can involve drugs like marijuana and alcohol or habits such as gambling and binge-eating Self-medicating is often a sign of undiagnosed symptoms or conditions Professional treatment should be sought when self-medicating is identified – Have you ever heard someone refer … Read moreSelf-Medicating: What Is It?

How Does Marijuana Affect Dopamine?

  Summary: Dopamine is a chemical found in the brain Dopamine is responsible for feelings of happiness and pleasure All substances of abuse cause a release of dopamine THC also causes a release of dopamine During withdrawal, dopamine levels will temporarily decline Long-term cannabis use does not impact overall dopamine levels – Despite all … Read moreHow Does Marijuana Affect Dopamine?

Marijuana For Bipolar Disorder

Summary: Bipolar disorder affects 4% of the population More than half of patients struggle with substance abuse problems Marijuana is the most common substance abused by patients Studies suggest that marijuana may improve learning and memory in bipolar disorder Case reports suggest that marijuana may provide relief from other symptoms as well – Bipolar … Read moreMarijuana For Bipolar Disorder