Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

Cannabis VS Cancer

Cancer is probably one of the main focuses when it comes to researching the effects of medical cannabis. One of the reasons for this is because cancer is a condition that affects millions of people in different ways – whether it’s the brain, blood or bladder. The other reason is because the plight

Bipolar Disorder and Marijuana

Bipolar disorder is often put together with “classic” depression . Understandably so, because a persistent low mood is often a major part of bipolar disorder, and it is not uncommon for bipolar disorder to be misdiagnosed with unipolar depression. These periods are known as “mania” or “hypomania” (a milder form of mania), hence

Cannabis and Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune diseases are diseases where the your immune system attacks your own body. Usually, the immune system recognizes the difference between foreign invaders (pathogens such as bacteria and viruses). Approximately 8% of Americans have an autoimmune disorder of some sort. When a person has an autoimmune condition, however, their body’s antibodies sees parts

Medical Marijuana for Autism

Autism is thought to be a “neurodevelopmental spectrum disorder” characterized by impaired social interaction, verbal & nonverbal communication, and restricted & repetitive behavior. Sensory processing difficulties are also common, as autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and synapses connect and organize. Self-harm, ritualistic or compulsive behaviors, delayed

Marijuana and ADHD

ADHD, which was formerly known as ADD, is a neurodevelopmental mental disorder, characterized by problems paying attention, excessive fidgeting and difficulty controlling behavior. Symptoms usually appear before the age of 12 years old and last for at least 6 months, with significant problems at home, school and during recreational activities. ADHD is estimated

Asthma and Medical Marijuana

Most people would think smoking cannabis and asthma are a big no-no. Of course, now that we have vaporizers, smoking cannabis is no longer the only option. There are edibles, too, although it is best to be careful with this method of ingestion and microdose as and when needed. Asthma attacks can be

Medical Marijuana for Arthritis

Arthritis is an umbrella term describing any disorder that affects joints and bones. Symptoms include joint pain, stiffness, swelling, warmth & redness, a decreased range of motion and sometimes even affecting muscles and other organs. Osteoarthritis (degenerative bone disease) is the most common form of arthritis, and usually occurs with age or is

Weed Anxiety Cure

Anxiety is an umbrella term for a broad range of anxiety-related conditions, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and, until recently, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Anxiety disorders are one of the most common forms of mental illness in the United States, affecting 40 million adults in the

Cannabis and ACL Reconstruction

The ACL is one of a pair or ligaments in the knee, the other being the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). The ACL and PCL “criss-cross” one another, and are sometimes known as cruciform ligaments. The ACL is hugely important for movement, and provides most of the restraining force (85%) to anterior tibial displacement.

ALS Disease and Medical Marijuana

ALS is a particularly nasty and debilitating degenerative neurological disorder. Muscle weakness & wasting, paralysis of the limbs and the deterioration of speech, swallowing and breathing. The condition is named after the baseball legend, Lou Gehrig, and many are perhaps familiar with this condition as it’s what Stephen Hawking suffers from. Most of

Marijuana and Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a chronic neurodegenerative disease that, over time, can cause dementia. Alzheimer’s disease is genetic in around 70% of cases, but head injuries, hypertension and depression are also risk factor. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by plaque caused by the “clumping together” of the amino acid amyloid beta. Symptoms include loss of

Addiction Treatment and Weed

How much does it cost to treat addiction? How much does it cost the healthcare system? What about crime and lost work productivity? Well, according to the National Institute of Drug Abuse, the annual costs for tobacco are US $300 billion overall (2010), $249 billion (2010) for alcohol, $193 billion (2007) for illicit drugs

Cannabis and Acne

Acne is a long-term skin disease where hair follicles are clogged with oil and dead skin cells on the skin. This usually occurs in areas of the skin that have a high number of oil glands, such as the face, neck, upper chest and back. Blackheads, whiteheads, pimples, oily skin and scarring are
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