Is cannabis treatment for anxiety, mood, and related disorders ready for prime time?

Anxiety and related disorders are the most common mental conditions affecting the North American population. Despite their established efficacy, first-line antidepressant treatments are associated with significant side effects, leading many afflicted individuals to seek alternative treatments. Cannabis is commonly viewed as a natural alternative for a variety of medical and mental health conditions. Currently, anxiety ranks among the top five medical symptoms for which North Americans report using medical marijuana.

Medical use of cannabis in Switzerland: analysis of approved exceptional licences.

In recent years, the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) granted exceptional licenses for the medical use of cannabinoids, typically for 6 months with possible extensions. A systematic review of cannabinoids for medical use commissioned by the FOPH supports the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of chronic pain and spasticity. However, little is known about the patients treated with cannabinoids. We aimed to study medical uses of cannabinoids as part of the FOPH’s programme of exceptional licenses.

Endocannabinoids in arthritis: current views and perspective.

Preclinical and clinical studies using cannabis-based therapy have been shown to provide both analgesia and anti-inflammatory effects, with an overall alleviation of clinical symptoms in animal models of arthritis, highlighting its promising therapeutic application for humans. Despite this, the development of cannabis-based therapeutics remains in its infancy, with further investigation into its efficacy and safety profile in patients still required.

I want to buy my first HID grow light, and there are a ton of choices at my local head shop.

I want to buy my first HID grow light, and there are a ton of choices at my local head shop. I know that I want to buy a HPS light, but I don’t know what kind of fixture I should get. I don’t want to spend a lot of time having an in depth conversation with a sales person. I can afford a 400 watt lamp and will be growing in an area about a square yard in size. Any advice would be great!