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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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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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High Quality vs. Low Quality Cannabis

If you’re new to medical marijuana and want to ensure you choose the highest-quality cannabis available, read on. Understanding the difference between high and low-quality marijuana is easy, once you know what to look for.  Cannabis Appearance Organic medical cannabis looks very different from its low-brow counterpart. High-quality marijuana is often a light-colored green, features crystals (or trichomes) and orange hairs, and comes in buds. Low-quality marijuana resembles oregano. It is dry, brittle, broken, excessively leafy, and contains plenty of seeds and stems. High-quality marijuana is seedless.  Cannabis Fragrance  Top-quality, vegan marijuana features a strong potent fragrance. The exact scent depends on the marijuana strain, but it is often immediately noticeable when you open the container or bag. With a...

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Indica vs. Sativa

There are two main types of cannabis: indica and sativa. How do you tell them apart, and why choose one over the other? The physical dissimilarities are pretty easy to notice and relatively straightforward. The differences in how the types of cannabis affect the body, however, are more complex. Understanding the differences will help cannabis users determine the best species of medicine to treat various conditions.  Indica vs. Sativa (Appearance) The easiest way to distinguish indica from sativa is by appearance, which is what scientists call morphology. Indica plants are densely branched, short, and have wider leaves. They are typically grown indoors and produce flowers that are heavier looking than their sativa counterparts and more fragrant. Indica flowers, or buds,...

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