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CNN SPECIAL REPORT: MEDICAL MARIJUANA COULD SAVE MANY ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS (8PM) 4/29/18

CNN SPECIAL REPORT: MEDICAL MARIJUANA COULD SAVE MANY ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS (8PM) 4/29/18

The science of weed Cannabis and its compounds show potential to save lives in three important ways. Cannabis can help treat pain, reducing the initial need for opioids. Cannabis is also effective at easing opioid withdrawal symptoms, much like it does for cancer patients, ill from chemotherapy side effects. Finally, and perhaps most important, the […]

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CBD and how it improves social anxiety disorder

CBD and how it improves social anxiety disorder

Neural basis of anxiolytic effects of cannabidiol (CBD) in generalized social anxiety disorder: a preliminary report. Human studies indicate that cannabidiol (CBD), a major constituent of cannabis, has anxiolytic properties. However, no study to date has investigated the effects of this compound on human pathological anxiety and its underlying brain mechanisms. The aim of the […]

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The Entourage Effect: Part 1

The Entourage Effect: Part 1

The Unique Pharmacological Benefits of Whole Plant Cannabis Medicine When discussing medical cannabis, the terms delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and more recently, cannabidiol (CBD), have become the most popular and most studied constituents of this unique plant-based medicine. Since 1964, when Mechoulam and Raphael isolated and synthesized THC (the psychoactive component of cannabis), it has been the […]

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Up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuana

Up to one-quarter of cancer patients use marijuana

A new study conducted in a cancer center in a state with legalized medicinal and recreational marijuana found that approximately one-quarter of surveyed patients used marijuana in the past year, mostly for physical and psychological symptoms. Published early online in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, the study also revealed that legalization increased […]

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