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

CBD Oil For Autism – A Promising New Study

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A wealth of anecdotal evidence suggests medical cannabis can be an effective treatment for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). But what about clinical evidence? A new study published in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders represents the first attempt to explore the feasibility of using Cannabidiol (CBD) enriched cannabis to treat children with autism. Why … Read more

CBD as a Treatment for PTSD

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Cannabidiol (CBD), processed by the endocannabinoid system, is one of the naturally-occurring cannabinoids in cannabis and has emerged as an effective pharmaceutical therapy. In the last two years, Canada and Sweden approved CBD for multiple sclerosis pain. The United States also approved CBD for treating certain types of epilepsy in June. Research is now emerging … Read more