Tag: cannabis

Psychoactive cannabis compound THC slows cancer growth in new study

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have shown how the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis could reduce tumor growth in cancer patients. Research published today reveals the existence of previously unknown signaling platforms which are responsible for the drug’s success in shrinking tumours. It…

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Cannabis Significantly Improves Parkinson’s Symptoms

Cannabis (medical marijuana) treatment for motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson disease: an open-label observational study. No significant side effects were observed. The use of cannabis as a therapeutic agent for various medical conditions has been well documented. However, clinical trials in patients with Parkinson disease…

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Researchers Discover Why Cannabis Relieves Anxiety

An international group led by Vanderbilt University researchers has found cannabinoid receptors, through which marijuana exerts its effects, in a key emotional hub in the brain involved in regulating anxiety and the flight-or-fight response. This is the first time cannabinoid receptors have been identified in…

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Cannabis Drugs Have Pain-Relieving Potential for Arthritis

Chemical compounds synthesised in the laboratory, similar to those found in cannabis, could be developed as potential drugs to reduce the pain of osteoarthritis. These compounds could also reduce joint inflammation, according to new research carried out at the Arthritis Research UK Pain Centre at…

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Study: Marijuana has Potential for Treating Autoimmune Disorders

A new study from researchers at the University of South Carolina provides evidence that THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), a principal ingredient in marijuana, may be beneficial in treating those with autoimmune disorders. The study, published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry, is the first to explore how…

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Man Heals His Excruciating Pain With Cannabis After A Battery of Pharmaceuticals Failed

By Marco Torres A man with excruciating pains following multiple traumas was monitored, daily, over one year while managing chronic pain by self-administering quantifiable amounts of natural cannabis. Tetrahydro-cannabinol, Cannabidiol, and Cannabinol were all measured in tinctures, capsules, smoke-able product plus some baked goods, prior…

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Study: Non-hallucinogenic Cannabinoids are Effective Anti-Cancer Drugs

New research has shown that the non-hallucinogenic components of cannabis could act as effective anti-cancer agents. The anti-cancer properties of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the primary hallucinogenic component of cannabis, has been recognised for many years, but research into similar cannabis-derived compounds, known as cannabinoids, has been…

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Government Report Offers More Evidence Cannabis is a Wonder Drug for Cancer and Good Health

By Alex Pietrowski As the world’s most beloved herb, Cannabis, continues to be liberated from the persecution of the government and the pharmaceutical-industrial complex, research continues to validate the many health benefits of Cannabis. This time, The National Cancer Institute, a government-funded organization has released…

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Marijuana is an Effective Treatment for Crohn’s Disease

By Jeffrey Green A study published earlier this month on the government’s website National Institutes of Health found that marijuana has “significant benefits” for treating Crohn’s Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS). “A short course (8 week) of THC-rich cannabis produced significant clinical, steroid-free benefits…

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Study: Regular Cannabis Use Makes You Skinnier and Healthier

Current marijuana users have 16 percent lower fasting insulin levels compared to non-users, according to the American Journal of Medicine By Natural Blaze Regular marijuana use is associated with favorable indices related to diabetic control, say investigators. They found that current marijuana users had significantly…

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