Category: Medicine

CBD May Reduce Alcohol Consumption and Its Harmful Effects, Study Says

Cannabidiol (CBD), the widely available cannabinoid touted for review, may have the potential to help people with serious alcohol issues, according to a new review of current scientific evidence. Not only does cannabidiol appear to “facilitate drinking reduction,” the paper’s authors write, but research also shows the compound “may provide idiosyncratic protection to the liver […]

Study Disputes Earlier Research Suggesting Cannabis Elevates Stroke Risk

A May 2019 study suggests that cannabis use was not an independent ischemic risk factor, contradicting previous research. Strokes cause approximately 1 out of every 20 deaths in the United States each year, claiming the life of one American every four minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Considering around 87% […]

How to Become a Medical Marijuana Patient in Oregon

Oregon legalized medical marijuana not long after California, and it was the first state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis in 1973. The Oregon Medical Marijuana Act was established in 1998 with the passage of Oregon Ballot Measure 67. The measure passed with 54.6% approval. The law enabled the cultivation, possession, and […]

Why Lesser Known Cannabinoids are Important, Too

Complex as cannabis may be, with more than 100 cannabinoids identified to date, most of the attention is usually placed on two particular compounds: THC and cannabidiol (CBD). These are arguably the most influential components to the consumption experience, but there’s more to the plant and its effects than meets the average cannabis enthusiast’s glossy, […]

Cannabis is Safer Alternative to Pain Medications, Several Studies Show

Chronic pain is an epidemic in the United States with more than 50 million people living with mild to intense discomfort every day, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Some of this pain may be attributed to a sedentary lifestyle and 40 hours or seated behind a desk, while other types […]

Blunts Make Withdrawals More Intense Than Joints, Researchers Suggest

Blunt smokers may consume more cannabis and have a tougher time quitting than those who prefer joints, research suggests. According to a study published in the Elsevier journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence on May 1, 2019, blunt users who spend more days smoking tend to also smoke more marijuana on each of those days, and […]

Studies Show Why Patients are Favoring Cannabis Over Opioids

With the advent of medical cannabis legalization in states across the U.S., the plant has emerged as a popular alternative or complement to a variety of conventional medical treatment methods. Patients are seeking cannabis treatment for all kinds of symptoms, such as anxiety, cancer, neurological disorders. America’s opioid epidemic — which, according to the White […]

CBD Resulted in More Satisfying, Less Painful Sex, Survey Finds

CBD intertwines with sex in ultramodern ways. A growing roster of cannabis-based health companies, such as Foria, Quim, 1906 New Highs, and Privy Peach, have taken cannabidiol (CBD) and its laundry list of versatile uses into the bedroom. Various CBD-infused products have emerged on the adult market, promising to enhance sexual intercourse and create more […]

What You Should Know Before Dosing CBD for Cats and Dogs

Murray, Stan Jacobson’s 11-year-old Labrador retriever, was having trouble going up and down the stairs. He didn’t jump as high as he once did while playing fetch and walks were a bit slower than usual. Murray’s arthritis was getting worse. Jacobson asked his dog’s veterinarian about treating Murray with cannabidiol (CBD), a cannabinoid that’s extracted […]

How and Why Cannabis is a Safe Alternative to Opioids for Pain Relief

In the face of a devastating epidemic, the pain conversation is changing. The impact of opioid abuse has a ripple effect that extends throughout society. From the individual to the global economy, drug abuse spares no expense. Nor does it discriminate. Opioid abuse is prevalent in demographics across the board: rich or poor, people of […]