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…

Canada’s first medical marijuana clinical trial has been registered with Health Canada, a milestone that could be the first step toward legitimacy in the eyes of the medical community. The trial will measure the effects of marijuana on patients with osteoarthritis of the knee versus other patients who receive a placebo. For years, the Canadian…

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