In 2003, Canada became the first country in the world to offer medical marijuana to pain-suffering patients. Eight of the 10 states that had legalized medical marijuana saw a decrease in the percentage of teens using the drug during the period of 1999 to 2006. As of April 2015, 23 states and Washington D.C. have legalized cannabis for medical use with seven states pending legislation. But which are the medical conditions that cannabis is used to treat? Some of these diseases are migraines, Parkinson's disease,
There is no better irony in a story than that of a recent move by the federal government to commission a group of scientists to prove that medical marijuana had no health benefits only to be proven otherwise! Does it mean that the goverment now admits that medical marijuana kills cancer cells? The scientists from St. George's University of London did a very critical analysis of CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and found that they actually play a massive role in reducing cancer growth and
There is good news for medical marijuana users in the United States. First, what does marijuana cure? It cures PTSD, which stands for a post-traumatic stress disorder. The government medical practitioners have prescribed patients suffering from PTSD to use medicinal marijuana. Get it right, marijuana was legalized for strictly medicinal reasons only, so don’t get carried away! This move by the Obama government will surely favor medical marijuana users as well as the lawyers and members who have advocated for it. This will see an
When it comes to marijuana, there are many different patterns of usage. For those who smoke on a regular basis, there may be surprising reasons for this frequency. In fact, the reason may just be that marijuana smokers encounter less negative feelings when partaking of this herb. The reason for the reduction in negative feelings is the chemical THC. This chemical actually increases the serotonin levels in the brain, thus bringing on the “happy” and relaxed feeling that marijuana is well known for. There is, however
We’re finally on the right track. At least the statistics indicate so. For decades, marijuana has been illegal for growth, sale, and use in the United States. In recent years, it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for restricted medical use. The overwhelming evidence of this potent plant’s efficacy in reducing pain and treating cancer is finally beginning to make an impression on those who deny its use. Marijuana was criminalized in the 1930s, against the advice of the American Medical Association.
Herbs are good for you, right? Most people know that herbs benefit health in one or more ways. Lavender soothes the nerves, sage clarifies the air and mint cures diarrhea. There are also many herbs that have a questionable reputation - Aconitum is one of these, seen as a highly toxic plant. Another controversial plant is Cannabis, and you probably know a few popular names for this one. Cannabis, before it was “Bad News” Before Cheech and Chong and before Woodstock, Cannabis was popular for
Now that the myths, stigma, and criminalization of cannabis are beginning to clear, we in North America are seeing what an incredible bounty this ancient plant is. Marijuana was illegalized in the United States in the 1930s against the advice of the American Medical Association. Other cultures have known its benefits for millennia and it’s about time we caught up. Not many people are fully knowledgeable about the plant. The words “mary jane” elicit images of stoners huddled together under the bleachers at the high
Dr. William Courtney’s youngest patient was diagnosed with a large inoperable brain tumor at just 8-months old. When the father started pushing for non-traditional methods of treatment such as cannabis oil - the doctor agreed. After two months of using the cannabis oil on the baby’s pacifier twice a day and then gradually increasing the dose as time progressed, there was a dramatic reduction in the size of the tumor! The treatment of drying, then heating cannabis to almost complete decarboxylation of THC-Acid into THC is