Summary: Marijuana can cause a number of short-term and long-term side effects Short-term effects usually last for 1-2 hours Frequent use may have long-term impact on cognition and mood, but research is inconclusive Marijuana is commonly believed to be a safe drug due to the lack of overdose risk. But all drugs affect the body … Read moreSide Effects of Marijuana: An Overview
Summary: Marijuana is a psychoactive substance that affects the brain in a number of ways Regular users and first-time users report different effects The effects of marijuana on the brain depend on dosage, tolerance and concentrations of THC and CBD THC is known to be psychoactive, whereas CBD is known to counter the psychoactive effects … Read moreMarijuana and Your Brain
Summary: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that will affect nearly 1 in 10 individuals in their lifetime Evidence shows that current treatments provide little to no relief Research shows that medical marijuana can help with sleep, pain, anxiety and stress Only 2 studies have been conducted on medical marijuana and PTSD Both … Read moreMedical Marijuana and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
Summary: Evidence of marijuana’s cancer-fighting ability dates back to the 1970s Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the US and is highly resistant to chemotherapy Studies have failed to confirm a link between marijuana use and lung cancer Recent studies show that THC and CBD are able to reduce the growth … Read moreMarijuana and Lung Cancer: Cause Or Cure?
Summary: Asthma causes inflammation of the airway A number of studies were conducted on humans in the 1970s Studies show that THC is just as effective as traditional medications in treating asthma THC relaxes the airway in both healthy and asthmatic individuals Smoking marijuana still poses a risk for bronchitis, but using vaporizers or edibles … Read moreMarijuana and Asthma: Benefits vs Risks
TruthOnPot.com – The traditional belief that marijuana is bad for schizophrenia has been challenged time and time again by studies which suggest an opposite effect. Now a team of researchers at the University of Texas have found evidence that seems to explain why it helps. Published in the August issue of Neuropsychopharmacology, their findings demonstrate … Read moreMarijuana and Schizophrenia: New Study Explains How It Could Help
Summary: Schizophrenia affects 1% of the population and is mostly linked to family history Studies suggest but do not provide strong evidence of a link between marijuana and schizophrenia The rate of schizophrenia has not changed over the past few decades, although marijuana use has increased Experts believe that marijuana use is only risky for … Read moreDoes Marijuana Cause Schizophrenia?
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