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Just what does marijuana do inside your body?

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Raphael Mechoulam, the man who first synthesized THC, the main ingredient in marijuana, and is often referred to as the “father of marijuana research,” recently gave a brief history of marijuana and its receptors in the central nervous system during a plenary talk at the 2014 meeting of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology. In Syria, hundreds of years ago, the drug was named ganzigunnu, meaning “the drug that takes away the mind.” It has also been called azalla, meaning “hand of the ghost.” Among the 100 compounds in marijuana, the best-known ingredient is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (delta-9 THC), which produces most of...

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Can CBD play a role in Diabetes?

Posted by Nate Hemmert on

Diabetes mellitus is a group of autoimmune diseases characterized by defects in insulin secretion or production resulting in hyperglycemia (an abnormally high concentration of glucose in the blood) – and it affects approximately 8.3% of the US population and 6.8% of Canadians. In 2007, diabetes contributed to over 200,000 deaths in the US alone. Although the early development of insulin medications has made diabetes treatable, no cure exists and symptoms tend to worsen as the disease progresses. A growing body of evidence, however, points to medical marijuana as a promising therapy. In fact, research shows that marijuana – both CBD...

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Fibromyalgia and CBD

Posted by Nate Hemmert on

Fibromyalgia, a debilitating disease affecting as many as 5 million Americans, interrupts the way the brain processes pain signals, amplifying these sensations to unbearable levels. It’s generally characterized by the presence of tender points on the body – sites on the shoulders, neck, arms, back, hips, and legs are hyper-sensitive.   Even the most miniscule of touches to these areas can be extremely painful. No hugs from your children. No lap time for your dog. Even your pet's 4 ounce paws feel like the weight of the world. And, on top of the widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, sleep, memory, and...

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Ohio Becomes 25th State to Legalize Medical Cannabis

Posted by Rachelle Gordon on

Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed into law a bill legalizing medical cannabis, meaning that now half of all states have some sort of medical marijuana program. Despite some objection that the Ohio program doesn't go far enough, it is still considered a victory for proponents of both THC and cannabidiol (CBD).   The Ohio law will allow for the following conditions to be eligible for medical cannabis: HIV/AIDS Alzheimer’s disease Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) Cancer Chronic traumatic encephalopathy Crohn’s disease Epilepsy or other seizure disorders Fibromyalgia Glaucoma Hepatitis C Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) Multiple sclerosis Pain that is either:...

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