Month: November 2016

DEA Approves

DEA Approves First Ever Marijuana Study for Veterans with PTSD The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has given formal approval to a controlled clinical trial to study the effectiveness of whole-plant cannabis as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in military veterans, the California-based non-profit Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) announced last […]

 
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Managing Parkinson’s Disease

Managing Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms With Medical Marijuana Introduction to Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a neurodegenerative disease that is caused by destruction of dopaminergic neurons (i.e. cells of the nervous system that make and release dopamine, a signalling molecule) in the substantia nigra (SN), an area of the brain involved in regulating movement. […]

 
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Cannabis and Schizophrenia

Small Doses Of Cannabis May Help Treat Schizophrenia There has been an abundance of conflicting information about the potential relationship between schizophrenia and cannabis. A controversial study published in December suggests that smoking cannabis may exacerbate a genetic disposition that makes people more vulnerable to schizophrenia, but multiple studies [1,2] have shown that the plant […]

 
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Cannabidiol (CBD)Treat Social Anxiety Disorder

Study: Cannabidiol (CBD) May Help Treat Social Anxiety Disorder The relationship between cannabis and anxiety is an interesting one. Large concentrations of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is often tied to bouts of paranoia and anxiety, however it is well-documented that cannabidiol (CBD) found in cannabis can counteract this effect. With that said, a group of Brazilian researchers […]

 
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Cannabinoids 101

CANNABINOIDS 101 Cannabinoids are a diverse set of chemical compounds that bind to special receptors in the human body that make up what is known as the endocannabinoid system. The “key and lock” metaphor is often used to describe this process. The human body possesses specific binding sites (“locks”) on the surface of many cell […]

 
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