Contrary to popular culture, science says cannabis may help you lose weight. Although it is stereotypical to associate marijuana use with getting “the munchies”, however, recent studies indicate otherwise. In fact, several studies show that pot users’ body mass index (BMI) is actually 7% lower compared to non-users.
Unlike hospice, long-term drug safety is an important issue in palliative medicine. Opioids may produce significant morbidity. Cannabis is a safer alternative with broad applicability for palliative care. As palliative medicine grows, so does the need to reclassify cannabis. This article provides an evidence-based overview and comparison of cannabis and opioids. Using this foundation, an argument is made for reclassifying cannabis in the context of improving palliative care and reducing opioid-related morbidity.
Cannabis, pain, and sleep: lessons from therapeutic clinical trials of Sativex, a cannabis-based medicine
Cannabis sativa L. has been utilized for treatment of pain and sleep disorders since ancient times. This review examines modern studies on effects of Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) on sleep. It goes on to report new information on the effects on sleep in the context of medical treatment of neuropathic pain and symptoms of multiple sclerosis, employing standardized oromucosal cannabis-based medicines containing primarily THC, CBD, or a 1 : 1 combination of the two (Sativex).
These days more people than ever are growing their cannabis with autoflower seeds, and indoor growers as well as outdoor growers are having great success. The best auto genetics grow quickly and deliver THC levels which are equivalent to the best photoperiod varieties. So, how do you make the most of your indoor autoflower grow, maximizing both the final harvest as well as the quality level? Here are some of our top tips to get the most from our auto seeds.
AIDS: In order to create a safe and affordable mechanism through which seriously ill patients can access marijuana, supporters of its legitimate use have placed Proposition 215 on the California State ballot. The ballot lists medical uses that include AIDS and cancer.
Marijuana has, for a long time, been a hot topic around the world. The strains are broadly divided into Sativa, indica, and hybrid, so it is important to know the difference between sativa and indica strains. While some people are still wondering about its uses, some are busy trying to figure out ways in which they can grow their cannabis Sativa strands at home. But before going into details of how to grow Marijuana, you must be wondering, what is CBD, that’s talked about so much? It is a non-psychoactive chemical compound extracted from cannabis Sativa. Others refer to it as cannabidiol.
Bird seed can cause cannabis plants to grow in your garden, BBC Gardener’s World expert warns readers.
Bird seed can cause illegal cannabis plants to grow in your garden, a BBC Gardener’s World expert has warned readers of the programme’s magazine.
This review highlights recent advances in understanding of the endocannabinoid system and indicates CNS disorders that may benefit from the therapeutic effects of cannabinoid treatment. Where applicable, reference is made to ongoing clinical trials of cannabinoids to alleviate symptoms of these disorders.
The aim of this review is to present some of the recent publications on cannabidiol (CBD; 2), a major non-psychoactive constituent of Cannabis, and to give a general overview. Special emphasis is laid on biochemical and pharmacological advances, and on novel mechanisms recently put forward, to shed light on some of the pharmacological effects that can possibly be rationalized through these mechanisms.
Associations between medical cannabis and prescription opioid use in chronic pain patients: A preliminary cohort study
The clinically and statistically significant evidence of an association between Medical Cannabis Program enrollment and opioid prescription cessation and reductions and improved quality of life warrants further investigations on cannabis as a potential alternative to prescription opioids for treating chronic pain.