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Tag Archives: THC

Plenty of Promise for the “Wonder Weed”

The anecdotal evidence that cannabis has a positive effect on a long list of medical conditions from epilepsy, pain, cancer, even Alzheimer’s Disease is building. However, to date there’s been scant clinical evidence to back up these claims. At long last that may be changing. Researchers are now applying scientific rigour to convert anecdote into […]

Medicinal Cannabis Dosing: Not a One Size Fits All

The goal for most cannabis patients is to find just the right dosage to get relief from their symptoms, without getting the psychedelic effects of the THC. However, when it comes to dosing Medicinal Cannabis, it is not a one size fits all medicine and the amount that works for one person may not be […]

Medicinal Cannabis for Preventing Alzheimer’s & Dementia?

Gary Wenk, Ph.D, a professor of neuroscience, immunology and medical genetics at Ohio State University, is one of the pioneers for cannabis research regarding dementia and other neurodegenerative disorders. “I’ve been trying to find a drug that will reduce brain inflammation and restore cognitive function in rats for over 25 years; cannabinoids [found in cannabis] […]

Medicinal Cannabis & the Entourage Effect

While whole plant medicine research is limited, there is more and more evidence coming to light that these compounds work much better together. And with over 500 naturally occurring compounds, medicinal cannabis has tremendous untapped value in the treatment of disease. Watch short video with CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta presents an animation explaining […]

Cannabis as a Possible Treatment for Prostate Cancer?

According to Prostate Cancer Canada… Prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men. One in eight men will be diagnosed with the disease in their lifetime.Prostate cancer is a disease where some prostate cells have lost normal control of growth and division. They no longer function as healthy cells. A cancerous prostate […]

The Endocannabinoid System & How THC Kills Cancer Cells

Watch this informational video featuring  Dr. Christina Sanchez. Dr Sanchez is a molecular biologist working on cannabis and cancer research. She is a part of a larger team that made the discovery that THC effectively kills tumors in both cultured cells and animal models. At this time their work has been focused on brain and […]

The Entourage Effect…

The ‘entourage effect’ is a term introduced in cannabinoid science in 1998 by S. Ben-Shabat, with Raphael Mechoulam, and was also written about in detail, in a paper by Ethan Russo,  published  in the British Journal of Pharmacology in 2011, describing the synergistic effect of the other compounds in cannabis. Cannabis contains over five hundred […]

Cannabinoids May Help Manage Asthma Symptoms..

It is estimated ( that currently over 3 million Canadians have asthma. Asthma is one of the most prevalent chronic conditions affecting Canadians. Asthma can be diagnosed at any age, but often starts in childhood. Doctors define asthma as a “chronic inflammatory disease of the airways” that can cause any orall of the following symptoms: […]

Treating Insomnia with Medicinal Cannabis

According to the Canadian Sleep Society “One-third of the adult population reports insomnia symptoms, and for about one third of them (10% of the population), it is a persistent problem that impairs daytime functioning. Insomnia is more common among women, older adults, shift workers, and people with medical or psychological disorders.” Insomnia is difficult to […]

Talking to Loved Ones About Medicinal Cannabis

 Many people have loved ones who could benefit from the medicinal use of Cannabis, but find it extremely difficult to broach the subject with them. Unfortunately, despite the many clinical trials currently being conducted and the overwhelming amount of anecdotal evidence showing its incredible potential as a treatment, the negative stigma attached to cannabis is […]

Cannabis Reverses Late Stage Alzheimer’s…

“According to a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, “THC [the main active ingredient in marijuana] could be a potential therapeutic treatment option for Alzheimer’s disease through multiple functions and pathways.” Research conducted by the University of South Florida and Thomas Jefferson University, examined the “potential therapeutic qualities of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) with respect […]

THC Could Prevent Alzheimer’s & Dementia…

“A study conducted by the Salk Institute for Biological Studies concluded that THC can actually prevent neuronal death and the accumulation of intracellular amyloid-beta, which is the buildup of plaque clusters commonly linked to Alzheimer’s disease and mental degradation.” to read the full article click here Source: AZMarijuana.com Image credit

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 […]