Month: May 2019


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Leafly’s ‘What is Medical vs. Recreational Cannabis?’

https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/difference-between-medical-recreational-cannabis From a dispensary perspective: Recreational stores can’t offer medical advice Products are much the same Medical patients with card might have some perks: stronger potency, lower cost and taxes, quantity restrictions, approval for minors, permission to grow higher plant count From a consumer perspective: **The purpose of recreational use is to get high (to…

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Effects of Marijuana on Mental Health

http://adai.uw.edu/pubs/pdf/2017mjanxiety.pdf Conclusions In summary, effects of marijuana on anxiety disorders are complex. The endocannabinoid system appears to play an important role in responses to stress and anxiety. The two primary active ingredients of marijuana, THC and CBD, appear to have differing effects with regard to anxiety. Pure THC appears to decrease anxiety at lower doses…

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WSU researchers team with Puyallup tribe on medicinal cannabis research

WSU researchers team with Puyallup tribe on medicinal cannabis research https://tdn.com/news/state-and-regional/wsu-researchers-team-with-puyallup-tribe-on-medicinal-cannabis-research/article_99852d8b-d9ba-5e4c-ab49-8582b24b56e2.html The natural use of this plant for the treatment of addiction and pain should be a good fit for native tribes, but how do they get around federal influence and grants?  This is an article about the beginnings of collecting data on what is…

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Cannabis and Hypertension

“But a study of Harvard Medical School demonstrated that high-risk populations like seniors display less positive results. Straight after utilization, these populations show expanded chances of heart attacks. These odds return to normal just after two hours. In any case, it’s still distressing to be an 80-year-elderly person frightened of a heart attack while you’re high.”…

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New Cannabis Research for Cancer Therapy (Canada)

PRECISION USE OF CANNABIS FOR CANCER THERAPY: FROM EPIGENETICS TO EVIDENCE-BASED MEDICINE https://www.med-cannabis2019.com/precision-use-of-cannabis-for-cancer-therapy–fro.aspx “We conducted rigorous testing of Cannabis strains using human cell cultures and 3D tissue models of healthy and diseased tissues. We analyzed anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and anti-aging properties of Cannabis strains using global transcriptome profiling and an array of cell biology techniques. Specifically,…

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Managing Chronic Pain; European Pain Mgmt Federation

  https://www.med-cannabis2019.com/position-of-the-european-pain-federation-efic®-on.aspx The quantity and quality of evidence are such that cannabis‐based medicines may be reasonably considered for chronic neuropathic pain. For all other chronic pain conditions (cancer, non‐neuropathic non-cancer pain), the use of cannabis‐based medicines should be regarded as an individual therapeutic trial. Realistic goals of therapy have to be defined.

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Medical Abstract on Endocannabinoids and Post-Surgical Pain (Ireland)

  https://www.med-cannabis2019.com/the-endocannabinoid-system-as-a-novel-therapeutic.aspx “…we have generated evidence for an affective component associated with our recently developed novel rat model of post-operative pain associated with inguinal hernia repair and we are elucidating the role of the endocannabinoid system in the affective dimension of post-operative pain in both rodents and humans.  Increased understanding of the neurochemical and receptor…

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