Metabolic Syndrome

We’re all familiar with the “stoner” stereotype. Those who smoke marijuana are often portrayed by the media as “lazy” individuals who are prone to get the “munchies” — both of which are leading causes of metabolic syndrome. As such, one may assume that marijuana users would be at greater risk of metabolic syndrome than those…

diabetes cannabis marijuana

According to the Health Line, more evidence came out recently to support the theory that cannabis can help treat diabetes. Back in 2005, the original research on the issue was made by the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis ( AAMC ) who found a long list of supposed benefits for cannabis when given to people…

cannabis for depression

Research has suggested that cannabis may be a promising treatment option for a number of different physical and mental health conditions, from post-traumatic stress disorder to chronic pain. A study released in February of this year suggests that depression can be added to that list. Neuroscientists from the University of Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions…

chronic pain cannabis

A Canadian research team led by Dr. Mark Ware from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montréal has completed a national multicentre study looking at the safety of medical cannabis use among patients suffering from chronic pain. They found that patients with chronic pain who used cannabis daily for one…

Recognized as the most common form of arthritis, osteoarthritis (OA) is typically caused by aging joints, obesity, or injury. It is a degenerative condition that often becomes more problematic as time goes on. As we know, past studies have suggested a link between cannabis and rheumatoid arthritis. A group of researchers from China recently published a study that…

Medical marijuana has long been used to treat symptoms associated human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) (chronic pain, nausea, fatigue, etc.). However, evidence is mounting that cannabis may stop the disease’s progression. A group of researchers from Louisiana State University published a study last week in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses that helps fuel the fire. It suggests that…

For years medical marijuana has been used to help treat certain conditions that can cause vision loss. The most common example of this is glaucoma, but it is not the only condition for which cannabis may be beneficial. In fact, a group of researchers from Spain’s University of Alicante published a study earlier this month in the…

As we know, medical marijuana has been used to treat symptoms of multiple sclerosis (MS) for quite some time. In fact, GW Pharmaceuticals’ drug Sativex, which contains a 1:1 ratio oftetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), is being used to treat the condition in countries throughout Europe. That being said, cannabinoid treatments have not traditionally been considered a standalone form of…

For years the faulty argument has been made that cannabis causes and/or increases the likelihood of schizophrenia. Of course, much of this position has already been debunked in one way or another. A study published in 2004 determined that cannabis can help counter psychosis; another study published last year found that cannabidiol (CBD) can help improve cognitive functionin schizophrenic individuals. Accordingly,…

There is a great deal of evidence suggesting that cannabis is beneficial for the prevention and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases. It shows particular promise in the case of Alzheimer’s disease, and Clint Werner covers the topic in detail in his book Marijuana Gateway to Health. With that said, a group of Australian researchers, led by Dr. Tim Karl, published a…

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