Medicine

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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Green Flower Media: How to Avoid Bad Medical Cannabis Products

Green Flower Media: How to Avoid Bad Medical Cannabis Products

While all cannabis consumers deserve safe products, those who rely on the herb for medical treatment have reason to be picky.

The cannabis industry has often been described as “the new wild west”. There are more medical cannabis products available than ever before, with new brands entering the marketplace seemingly every day.

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Nature's Remedy: CBD: An alternative to prescription drugs for almost any ailment that is legal in all 50 states without a prescription!

Nature's Remedy: CBD: An alternative to prescription drugs for almost any ailment that is legal in all 50 states without a prescription!

 If you haven't already heard, Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychoactive component of Cannabis that seems to have a wide range of therapeutic benefits. CBD is naturally occurring in the Hemp plant and according to the United States own government patent #6,630,507 it supports the nutritional health of aging bodies. Cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

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BBC News: 'Marijuana refugees' give cannabis to epileptic children

BBC News: 'Marijuana refugees' give cannabis to epileptic children

Parents in the US with severely epileptic children are turning to marijuana for treatment.

Oil produced from a strain of the plant, which doesn't make the children high, appears to be having a dramatic effect on reducing seizures. It's being produced in Colorado, one of the two US states which has legalised cannabis.

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WeedHorn: High Hopes for Marijuana and Alzheimer's

WeedHorn: High Hopes for Marijuana and Alzheimer's

High Hopes for Alzheimer's There may be hope for the 5.2 million Americans who suffer from Alzheimer's Disease, the most common form of dementia. This figure is certain to rise as it is currently the 6th leading cause of death in the United States. While the cause of the disease is unknown, what is known is that inflammation in the brain and beta-amyloid plaque buildup create the problem. Amyloid plaque is a toxic protein and its build up prevents neuron communication.

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