Cannabis Use Associated with Fewer Crohn’s Disease Complications

Some evidence implicates cannabis and its inflammation blocking properties as a possible treatment for Crohn’s, an inflammatory bowel disease. A new study published in the journal Digestive Diseases and Sciences takes a closer look at the relationship between cannabis use and complications from Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s Disease Crohn’s is one type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It … Read more

Medical Cannabis May Help Reduce Benzodiazepine Use

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Doctors frequently prescribe benzodiazepines for anxiety, insomnia, and seizures. However, their negative side effects often outweigh their usefulness. A new study published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research explores the promising possibility of using medical cannabis as a way to reduce benzodiazepine use. Overview of Benzodiazepines The Good Benzodiazepines, commonly referred to as benzos, … Read more

Cannabis Mimicking Molecule Helps with THC Withdrawal and Stomach Bleeding

Researchers are continuously searching for novel molecules that mimic the benefits of cannabis but lack its psychoactive effects. A new study published in The Journal Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior shows that one such molecule can both dampen the effects of THC withdrawal and help protect again NSAID-induced stomach bleeding. Cannabis: Therapeutic Benefits Come With Side … Read more

New Study Shows Terpenes May Be Anti-Inflammatory and Reduce Pain

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Summary: a new study shows that the non-cannabinoid components of cannabis (such as terpenes) exhibit anti-inflammatory and pain-reducing properties. Though the study failed to disclose if the test oil researchers used contained CBD. Cannabis has been used for thousands of years as a therapeutic. But we’re only just beginning to scratch the surface of how … Read more