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?
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?
Summary: Diabetes is caused by a lack of insulin and results in high blood sugar Diabetes can also lead to a number of other symptoms, including pain and cardiovascular disease Marijuana users have lower rates of obesity and other risk factors for diabetes Research shows that cannabinoids can increase insulin production and protect the pancreas … Read moreMarijuana and Diabetes
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?
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?
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 TruthOnPot.com – Have you ever heard someone refer … Read moreSelf-Medicating: What Is It?
Summary: Epilepsy is a disorder that causes frequent seizures Cannabis was commonly prescribed for epilepsy in the 19th century Around 50% of epilepsy patients who use marijuana say that it helps CBD and THC both have anti-epileptic effects, but CBD may be more reliable 2 small-scale studies have shown positive results in humans, but human … Read moreMedical Marijuana and Epilepsy
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 TruthOnPot.com – Despite all … Read moreHow Does Marijuana Affect Dopamine?
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 TruthOnPot.com – Bipolar … Read moreMarijuana For Bipolar Disorder
Summary: Urine and blood screens are the most common tests for marijuana Blood tests measure THC levels while urine tests measure THC-COOH levels THC is broken down by the liver into THC-COOH and other metabolites Heavy users may test positive for up to 4-6 weeks after last intake Infrequent users should be clear after 1-2 … Read moreHow Long Does Marijuana Stay In Your System?