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?
Summary: Nausea is a feeling of unease or discomfort in the stomach Nausea can be caused by a variety of things Nausea has been a major focus of marijuana research Oral THC has been available for chemotherapy-related nausea since 1985 Studies show that oral THC is at least as effective as more common anti-nausea drugs … Read moreCan Marijuana Cure Nausea?
Summary: OCD is a disorder that causes repetitive thoughts and behaviors Animal studies show that CBD and THC can reduce obsessive-compulsive behavior Case reports show that THC provides relief from OCD symptoms Clinical trials show that THC can also reduce tics TruthOnPot.com – OCD is a relatively mild disorder that seems to pose very little … Read moreCan Marijuana Help OCD?
Summary: Terpenes (or terpenoids) are a large group of strong smelling chemicals that are found in many plants, vegetables and fruits Terpenes are responsible for the different smells and tastes of cannabis strains Terpenes make up 1% of cannabis flowers and 10% of trichomes (by weight) Over 200 different terpenes have been identified in cannabis … Read moreMarijuana and Terpenes: An Overview
TruthOnPot.com – Whether you call it cotton mouth, the pasties, or just a case of dry mouth, anyone who’s tried marijuana should be familiar with this common side effect. And although cotton mouth has probably been around for as long as humans have been using marijuana, it wasn’t until recently that a group of scientists … Read moreThe Science Behind ‘Cotton Mouth’