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Tag Archives: medical uses for cannabis

Cannabis Science: Could Cannabinoids Improve Efficiency of Mitochondria?

Mitochondria are known as the powerhouses of the cell. They are organelles that act like a digestive system which takes in nutrients, breaks them down, and creates energy rich molecules for the cell. The biochemical processes of the cell are known as cellular respiration. Many of the reactions involved in cellular respiration happen in the […]

Study Shows Blocking Brain’s ‘Internal Cannabis’ May Trigger Early Alzheimer’s Deficits…

Alzheimer’s disease is the leading cause of dementia among the elderly population in Canada. According to Stats Canada “Dementia is the most common type of neurodegenerative disorder. In 2010 an estimated 35.6 million people worldwide were living with dementia, a number that is expected to double in 20 years!” At present this is no cure […]

Ted Med Talk: Challenging the Main Stream Healthcare System

Watch this TED Med talk David Casarett, Professor of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine and Chief of Palliative Care for the Duke Health System, challenges our mainstream healthcare system to look for inspiration in a setting often considered taboo: the medical marijuana dispensary. Video Source

The Promising Potential of Medicinal Cannabis…

The differences between cannabis, CBD, and THC “The terms “marijuana” and “cannabis” both refer to any of the subspecies of the whole, unprocessed Cannabis sativa plant and its basic extracts. (3) Cannabidiol (CBD) and delta-9-tetrahydrocannibidol (THC) are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant that are of particular medical interest. These chemicals and those that […]

THC May Help Delay the Rejection of Incompatible Organs…

Scientists at the University of South Carolina have found, for what they believe is the first time, that the active ingredient in cannabis – THC – can help delay the body’s rejection of organs following a transplant. Studies have shown:  Cannabis can help slow rejection of new organs  THC slows the immune response, delaying rejection […]

Nurses in the Know…

As quoted from Position Statement by ANA Director  In Support of Patients’ Safe Access to Therapeutic Marijuana  “American Nurses Association (ANA) have noted marijuana’s therapeutic properties for a number of conditions. The purpose of this statement is to reiterate the American Nurses Association (ANA) support for patients having safe access to therapeutic marijuana. Marijuana has […]

A Must Read for CBD Users…

“The advent of whole plant CBD-rich oil as a grassroots therapeutic option has changed the national conversation about cannabis. It’s no longer a question of whether medical marijuana works – today the key question is how to use cannabis for maximum therapeutic benefit. But most health professionals have little experience in this area. So Project […]