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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
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. Read More
"Hopefully this nasal spray will spread awareness. It will let families out there that have expired all pharmaceutical drugs know that they have another option, a much safer, organic option with no side effects, no permanent damage to liver and kidneys." Read More
Gone are the days when the topic of cannabis in skin care was met with apprehension or, even worse, snickering. These days everyone's aware of the tremendous health benefits of hemp seed oil, from treating acne to fighting cardiovascular diseases. Read More
Hemp seed oil is processed from the seeds of the hemp plant and it has the reputation of containing many health benefits. Although the oil is produced from the seeds of the Cannabis plant, it does not contain THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. Read More
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. Read More