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MMJ and MS: How Cannabis helps alleviate the symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple Sclerosis, or MS, is a neurological “autoimmune” disease of the central nervous system in which the bodies immune system attacks its own nerve cells damaging their ability to function and eventually destroying them. Depending on the location and severity of the damage, the symptoms of MS vary widely but include life altering disabilities such as: loss of balance and coordination, blurred vision and vison loss, slurred speech, hearing loss, difficulty reasoning, muscle weakness, numbness and pain. The reason the immune system attacks its own nerve cells is not yet understood, but the mechanism is well known. White Blood Cells designed to fight disease mistakenly target the protective Myelin sheath surrounding each neuron incorrectly attacking it as a foreign body....

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How Medical Marijuana can safely help alleviate the symptoms of ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD, is a chronic mental health condition that causes an inability to focus, a lack of organization, hyperactivity, and impulsiveness. While mostly considered a condition of children and young adults, current data shows that 5% of Adults worldwide are afflicted with this disorder which severely limits their daily lives and can lead to more serious mental health conditions if left untreated. ADHD is known to be caused by a Dopamine deficiency in the brain, and conventional treatments call for the use of powerful stimulants to help increase Dopamine levels. Due to its own ability to increase these levels, Medical Marijuana is proving to be an effective all-natural alternative to the toxic and side-effect ridden stimulants...

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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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The Dangers of Dosing: Why our Vegan, Organic Cannabis Edibles are the safest for Medical Marijuana Therapies.

Everyone has heard at least one horror story from some poor friend or group of friends who have quite literally bitten off more than they can chew and experienced the misery and fear associated with ingesting too high a dose of THC from a Marijuana Edible. We all laugh about the Police Officers in Toronto who ate a Cannabis Edible during a dispensary raid and had to call for help because they found themselves stuck in their cruiser hallucinating; or the Officer in Michigan who called 9-1-1 after using Cannabis he stole from the evidence locker to make brownies, “I think I am having an overdose and so is my wife. Time is going by really, really, really slow, and...

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Why Cannabis is the perfect choice for a Happy Valentine’s Day.

Even though Saint Valentine of Rome was beheaded by Emperor Claudius II on February 14, 270 A.D. for marrying Christians in secret, it wasn’t until the Late Middle Ages, with a little help from Geoffrey Chaucer, that the feast day of Saint Valentine became associated with the romance of courting. Today, unfortunately, thanks to years of aggressive capitalism, Valentino’s day is an overmarketed exercise in spending money rather than the intimate endeavor of experiencing quality time with the person you love as it was originally intended.  However, the addition of Medical Cannabis from Green Door West’s Vegan, Organic menu can fix that. It’s all in the Anandamide. From the Sanskrit word “Ananda” meaning “happiness”, Anandamide is an endocannabinoid neurotransmitter that...

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