Does Marijuana Cause Lung Damage?

Summary: Marijuana and tobacco smoke contain similar cancer-causing compounds Marijuana smoke also contains anti-cancer and anti-tumor compounds known as cannabinoids (eg. THC and CBD) Studies show that regular marijuana use does not harm lung function or lead to lung cancer Experts believe THC may have a protective effect on the lungs Marijuana smokers are still … Read moreDoes Marijuana Cause Lung Damage?

Marijuana and ADHD: The 2019 Facts

Summary: ADHD affects up to 9% of children and 5% of adults ADHD is commonly treated with stimulants, such as Ritalin and Vyvanse Marijuana works similarly by raising dopamine levels in the brain Studies suggest medical marijuana may be an effective alternative Some doctors have already begun prescribing marijuana to patients with ADHD – … Read moreMarijuana and ADHD: The 2019 Facts

Can Marijuana Treat Anxiety Disorders?

Summary: Ancient Indian medicine was the first to suggest that marijuana could reduce anxiety Regular marijuana users report that cannabis helps to lower anxiety levels On the other hand, panic attacks occur frequently in new users Studies show that low doses of THC can reduce anxiety, but high doses seem to increase anxiety CBD has … Read moreCan Marijuana Treat Anxiety Disorders?

Medical Marijuana and Chronic Pain

Summary: Chronic pain affects 10% of the Canadian and US population Chronic pain is defined as pain that last over 6 months or past the expected recovery time Chronic pain may be a symptom of a variety of underlying conditions Scientific evidence has found medical marijuana to have powerful pain-relieving properties 84% of medical marijuana … Read moreMedical Marijuana and Chronic Pain

Scientists Discover How Cannabis Slows Alzheimer’s Disease – Previous studies suggest a role of cannabis in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s and now scientists can explain why. Researchers at the Roskamp Institute in Florida have shown for the first time how cannabinoids – the active chemicals in marijuana – are able to reduce the build-up of a key indicator of Alzheimer’s … Read moreScientists Discover How Cannabis Slows Alzheimer’s Disease

Using Marijuana For Insomnia in 2019

Summary: Up to 30% of adults suffer from insomnia Insomnia is as simple as having difficulty falling or staying asleep Insomnia is usually a sign of another medical condition, often depression Marijuana can have a strong effect on sleep Research shows that marijuana can reduce disturbances during sleep and the time it takes to fall … Read moreUsing Marijuana For Insomnia in 2019

The Endocannabinoid System: An Overview

Marijuana has been used as a medicine for thousands of years with evidence dating back to 2000 BC, but only in the past few decades have scientists truly understood how it works. What led to this understanding was the discovery of the endocannabinoid system; a unique biological system that facilitates the effects of marijuana within … Read moreThe Endocannabinoid System: An Overview