Medical Marijuana and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder

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

Marijuana and Asthma: Benefits vs Risks

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

Marijuana and Schizophrenia: New Study Explains How It Could Help – 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

Does Marijuana Cause Schizophrenia?

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?

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?