Medical Marijuana Inc: Cannabis and its Untapped Therapeutic Benefits for Women's Gynecological Health

Medical Marijuana Inc: Cannabis and its Untapped Therapeutic Benefits for Women's Gynecological Health

Learn all about how cannabis can help women manage the symptoms associated with menstruation and menopause, as well as naturally boost their sexual health.

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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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Evolab: Beta Caryophyllene - a Terpene or Cannabinoid?

Evolab: Beta Caryophyllene - a Terpene or Cannabinoid?

Most people understand that cannabis is responsible for producing cannabinoids; most notably delta-9 THC and CBD. What many people don’t fully understand is that cannabis produces other phytochemicals (chemicals produced by plants) that are therapeutically active. Terpenes are a class of phytochemicals produced by cannabis (and other plants), and in fact scientists believe that terpenes serve as the building blocks for cannabinoids in the cannabis plant. That being said, terpenes in and of themselves are considered to be therapeutically relevant in many ways.

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