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17 May

Poor Diet Impairs Cannabinoid Receptors

By Jahan Marcu |  Published in Freedom is Green Jahan is currently the vice-chair the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board at Americans for Safe Access (ASA) New data suggests that our diet can effect our response to cannabinoids. The authors demonstrate that an Omega-3 deficient diet in rats leads to a less functional endocannabinoid system, specifically

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01 May

Medical Marijuana Helps M.S. Patient, Tracy, with Pain Management and Pleasure

Medical Marijuana Helps M.S. Patient, Tracy, with Pain Management and Pleasure If only for a moment, Tracy, who experiences severe pain due to her diagnosis of multiple sclerosis, has learned that life is a little bit better when she can use the cannabis plant to relieve her symptoms. Daily Dose

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19 Apr

Medical Marijuana Collectives Participate in Cannabonoid Research Project

The non-psychoactive component of the cannabis plant known as cannabidiol (CBD) has recently been shown to have significant therapeutic value, and local medical marijuana dispensaries and collectives are now offering CBD-rich cannabis strains By David Jay Brown |  Published in Santa Cruz Patch Sativex, the only whole-plant cannabis extract that is legal for medical purposes

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29 Dec

Medical Marijuana to Treat PTSD? Army Personnel Form MMJ Advisory Board

In September, Colorado’s health department rejected the use of medical marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, a common affliction for veterans. But that doesn’t mean the military and MMJ have been divorced once and for all. Cannabis Science, a Colorado Springs marijuana pharmaceutical company, has formed a military advisory board featuring military officials to advocate for easing restrictions on injured veterans who want to use marijuana for relief.

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09 Jun

Not Just a High – Scientists Test Medicinal Marijuana Against MS, Inflammation and Cancer

Medical use of cannabis has taken on momentum of its own, surging ahead of scientists’ ability to measure the drug’s benefits. The pace has been a little too quick for some, who see medicinal joints as a punch line, a ruse to free up access to a recreational drug.

But while the medical marijuana movement has been generating political news, some researchers have been quietly moving in new directions — testing cannabis and its derivatives against a host of diseases. The scientific literature now brims with potential uses for cannabis that extend beyond its well-known abilities to fend off nausea and block pain in people with cancer and AIDS. Cannabis derivatives may combat multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease and other inflammatory conditions, the new research finds. Cannabis may even kill cancerous tumors.

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