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Drugs That May Interact With Cannabis

Drug interactions with cannabis can range from mild to moderate. With responsible use, cannabis can even increase the effectiveness of many commonly prescribed medications for pain, inflammation, seizures, and anxiety. Since cannabis compounds act to regulate our body’s biological responses, patients may end up reducing their dose of medication or even replacing it altogether with cannabis. Here are a few common drug interactions with cannabis. Insulin Cannabis use has been associated with lower fasting insulin levels, decreased insulin resistance, improved carbohydrate metabolism, and blood sugar control. The biggest risk cannabis use with diabetes is hypoglycemia. Patient with diabetes can unintentionally lower their glucose levels. Hypoglycemia unawareness can occur when patients don’t feel any negative symptoms, due in part to confusing...

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The Continuing Problem of Pesticides in Marijuana: Why certified Vegan and Organic Cannabis products are the only safe and healthy choice.

Bifenazate is used to control mites and other pests on a variety of crops and ornamental plants. Avermectins control parasitic worms and other insects. Bifenthrin, Carbaryl, Malathion are all different types of insecticides regulated for agricultural use. Myclobutanil is a fungus killer that is the active ingredient in Eagle20, which this blog has mentioned before. All these chemicals have a few things in common: they are all powerful pesticides, they are all harmful to humans in varying degrees, and they are all being found in Cannabis. What are the harmful effects of inhaling Pesticide residue from Cannabis? The honest answer is no one really knows. Since the Federal Government classifies Marijuana as a Schedule I narcotic, the academic study of...

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Cannabis as a Successful Hypertension Treatment

If you have constant high blood pressure, you’re not alone. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1 in 3 U.S. adults have abnormally high blood pressure. Causes of hypertension include alcohol abuse, tobacco use, chronic stress, poor nutrition, age, and genetics. Treatment usually involves a dramatic change in lifestyle in terms of health and an assortment of medications to reduce blood pressure.  Some patients suffer from treatment-resistant hypertension that can’t be alleviated with multiple medications. Fortunately, research into medical cannabis has shown that when cannabinoids are activated, they interact with our endocannabinoid system which regulates a variety of biological responses including blood pressure. Cannabinoids Reduce Hypertension A study published in 2008 concluded that the chemical compounds found...

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