Medicine

Futurism: We Now Have Evidence That a Marijuana Compound Can Help People With Psychosis

Futurism: We Now Have Evidence That a Marijuana Compound Can Help People With Psychosis

MIND CONTROL. Some people recreationally partake in cannabis to free their minds. But the plant’s non-intoxicating compound, cannabidiol (CBD), might actually be able to help others rein their minds in.

According to a new study from King’s College London (KCL), just one dose of CBD can reduce abnormal brain function in people with psychosis, a condition in which a person experiences a disconnect from reality and may see, hear, or believe things that aren’t actually real.

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NPR: FDA Green Lights Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical Drug

NPR: FDA Green Lights Marijuana-Based Pharmaceutical Drug

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a marijuana-derived drug for the treatment of two rare and serious forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, that begin in childhood but can persist in adulthood.

The drug is made from purified cannabidiol, or CBD, a compound found in the cannabis plant. The drug will be marketed under the brand name Epidiolex.

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Lawrence Pasternack: Don't listen to the lies about medical marijuana in Oklahoma

Lawrence Pasternack: Don't listen to the lies about medical marijuana in Oklahoma

The opponents to State Question 788 are treating Oklahomans as if we are idiots.

Pawnee County Sheriff Mike Waters is telling us that if the proposal passes, “an 18-year-old can go to a veterinarian, say he gets headaches, and then be given a two-year license to carry enough marijuana for 85 joints.” I do not know what he was reading, but Section 1, Paragraph M of SQ 788, says that applications must be approved by “an Oklahoma Board certified physician.” Don’t let Sheriff Waters lie to you.

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Tuck: How Does Marijuana Affect Sleep?

Tuck: How Does Marijuana Affect Sleep?

In a recent survey of medical marijuana users, 76 percent of respondents reported using cannabis for relaxation and 65 percent as a sleep aid. The survey, conducted by HelloMD—the “largest community of patients using marijuana for health and wellness in the country”—also found that comorbid, insomnia-inducing factors were also popular reasons for weed intake: stress and depression. As many as 84 percent respondents reported that the mind-altering, psychoactive drug provides them with a significant relief of symptoms, and 96 percent of users said they’d recommend marijuana to their friends.

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US Health Times: Scientist Reveal What Cannabis Does to Your Bones

US Health Times: Scientist Reveal What Cannabis Does to Your Bones

A study was published by The Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University. This study showed that a chemical in marijuana, known as cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD), strengthens bones and accelerates the healing of fractures, without causing any psychotropic effects.

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Green Flower Media: Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Cannabis

Green Flower Media: Treating Multiple Sclerosis with Cannabis

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the myelin sheath that encloses nerves in the brain and spinal column.

When this tissue becomes inflamed for long periods of time, it causes irreversible tissue damage that inhibits the ability of the nerves to communicate with the body through the central nervous system. The result of this damage is chronic pain, loss of motor control, fatigue, and muscle spasticity and weakness.

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