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CBD Myths & Misconceptions

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Numerous commercial start-ups have jumped on the CBD bandwagon. But along with a growing awareness of CBD as a potential health aid there has been a proliferation of misconceptions

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Neurofibromatosis helped by Cannabis

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What Is Neurofibromatosis? Neurofibromatosis (otherwise known as NF) is a medical condition that refers to a number of various inherited conditions which are clinically and genetically distinct in nature. Each of these inherited conditions carry a high risk of tumor formation, particularly in the region of the brain. As an autosomal dominant disorder, only one copy of the affected gene is needed for Neurofibromatosis to develop.

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CBD Misconceptions

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Numerous commercial start-ups have jumped on the CBD bandwagon. But along with a growing awareness of CBD as a potential health aid there has been a proliferation of misconceptions

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CBD Myths & Misconceptions

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Numerous commercial start-ups have jumped on the CBD bandwagon. But along with a growing awareness of CBD as a potential health aid there has been a proliferation of misconceptions

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Chronic Pain & Cannabis

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Prominent health organizations acknowledge the benefits and lack of side effects of using medical cannabis for controlling chronic pain Chronic pain is widely accepted by the medical community to signify disease itself, which can be made much worse by environmental and psychological factors. Chronic pain persists over a long period of time and is resistant to most medical treatments.

Sickle Cell and Cannabis

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Sickle cell disease (SCD) is a hereditary condition caused by a mutation in the haemoglobin gene, which leads to symptoms of anaemia, extreme pain, and organ damage if unmanaged. Individuals suffering from SCD are far more likely to use cannabis than the general population, potentially for its analgesic properties. What is Sickle Cell Disease? In SCD, a mutation in the haemoglobin gene causes red blood cells to become distorted, from the usual pliable, concave disc to a rigid, sickle-shaped form.

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Melanoma Treated with Cannabinoids

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Cannabinoids Could Provide Mild Melanoma Treatment Proponents of medical marijuana often suggest that cannabis represents a milder form of cancer treatment. As a result, a number of oncologists (cancer scientists), have begun cannabinoid studies. A great deal of cancer research has focused on the phytocannabinoids, such as cannabidiol (CBD) and cannabigerol (CBG), however, recent research has investigated the endocannabinoids, which our bodies produce naturally.

Parkinson’s and Cannabis

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Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a motor system disorder classified as a progressive neurological disease which occurs when neurons in the basal ganglia degenerate, causing a shortage of dopamine production. This results in the impairments in movement associated with the disease. Parkinson’s typically affects men over 60, but — as Michael J. Fox has unfortunately proven — can afflict significantly younger adults.

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Migraine & Headache Disorders and Cannabis

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Considering treating your migraine or headache disorder with medical cannabis? It’s a complicated topic with a variety of perspectives, so I’ve tried to distill some of the most important information below. I hope it’s a helpful guide. Marijuana’s Efficacy for Migraine or Headache Disorders. Because laws make research of medical marijuana very difficult, there have been no blinded studies on its use for migraine or headache disorders.

Autism and Cannabis

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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a developmental disorder that appears within the first 3 years of life. ASD most commonly affects communication and social skills. The cause of the disorder is not known but is linked to abnormal brain chemistry. Research into the source of ASD is very active though medications have only been developed to deal with the behavioral consequences of the disorder, not the disorder itself. Males are 3-4 time more likely to have autism.

Fibromyalgia Awareness Day

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On May 12 of each year, people world-wide strive to spread awareness for fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions through events, online ventures, and personal efforts. Why marijuana sometimes helps Our bodies naturally make pain relievers called endorphins, but they also make other substances that can trigger pain relief in the so-called endocannabinoid system. This […]. Fibromyalgia MEDICINAL