Category: Medicine

Cannabinoids Without Cannabis? Yes, and These Everyday Foods Have Them.

While cannabis remains illegal in certain parts of the world, phytocannabinoids, endocannabinoids, and plants that mimic the effects of cannabis are legally sold and grown all around us. Not only found in your cannabis plant, these compounds can also be found in other plants with these cannabimimetic, meaning similar to cannabis, effects to enjoy some […]

Your Transdermal Cannabis Patch Can Make For Effective Medicine

In the past few years, dedicated scientists have spent countless hours sticking tiny adhesive discs containing cannabidiol (CBD) and THC onto the skin of small rodents and then studying the results. Through this painstaking research, they’ve learned a lot about the effectiveness of transdermal patches as a delivery system for cannabis. One important study conducted […]

Drug Rehab Experts Find Medical Marijuana Helpful, but with Risks

Ninety-three percent of Americans support legalizing medical marijuana. Now, thanks to new research, a sizable majority of substance abuse clinicians do, too. Even though drug misuse professionals broadly back cannabis’s medical value, they also see risks associated with its use. “While most participants agreed that medical marijuana should be legalized and that its ‘responsible’ use […]

Endocannabinoid System Plays Key Role in Reducing Fear, Yale Study Finds

A new Yale University study showed that a child’s ability to respond to fear and trauma is genetic, and researchers surmised that the ability to process fear and thus reduce anxiety may be traced to differences in the endocannabinoid system (ECS).  The study, published May 15, 2019, in “Biological Psychiatry” by lead authors Shelley Paulisin […]

Marijuana Makes Sex More Pleasurable for All Ages, Study Finds

Recent research has suggested that marijuana use can improve orgasms for women. Now, a new yet-to-be-published study says that men may also find their bedroom activities enhanced by cannabis. According to an abstract shared online, the study found “participants perceived that cannabis use increased their sexual functioning and satisfaction.” Age and gender did not play […]

States That Legalized Marijuana Saw Underage Use Decline, Study Finds

Legalizing marijuana is associated with a decline in youth cannabis consumption, according to a new study in a journal published by the American Medical Association. The research, which analyzed federal data on marijuana use trends among 1.4 million high school students from 1993 to 2017, showed that self-reported past-month youth cannabis use declined by an […]

Israeli Researchers Find Cannabis Therapy Reduces Fibromyalgia Pain

Cannabis could be a treatment option for fibromyalgia,  one of the most common chronic pain conditions in the world, according to a new Israeli study.  Characterized by widespread musculoskeletal aching, fatigue, poor sleep quality, and cognitive difficulties, fibromyalgia has no specific causes and no known cure, but  a prospective observational study, “Safety and Efficacy of […]

Harvard Researchers to Explore Cannabis as Medicine for Poorer Nations

A new collaborative institute aims to study cannabis as part of its mission to increase access to evidence-based plant medicine in poor and developing nations. The International Phytomedicines Institute (IPI) at Harvard Medical School, was launched on May 26 during the 2019 Global Health Catalyst summit at Harvard Medical School, an annual conference focused primarily […]

A Simple Guide to Cannabis Nutrients and Compost Tea

To raise healthy, lush cannabis plants, follow the lead of professional growers and learn about the plant’s basic nutritional needs during cultivation.  Here’s a quick guide to cannabis nutrients — measuring and monitoring pH-balanced water, making compost teas, and how to guide your plants toward an optimal yield come harvest time. Essential Cannabis Nutrients  Without […]