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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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Neuro-Protective Properties of Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant have shown tremendous potential in protecting neurons in the brain and even promote brain cell growth. Especially in people who have suffered severe brain damage or an ischemic stroke, cannabis can help mitigate the after-effects of such a disruptive and damaging injury to the brain. Whether it’s alcohol-induced brain damage or stroke, cannabinoids can provide neuro-protective properties for all.   Cannabinoids Promote Healthy Brain Function Our brain may be a small part of our body, but it receives up to 15-20 percent of our blood supply. If blood supply to the brain is cut off, neuron cells could die. After a brain injury, the secondary effects (like inflammation and blood constriction) begin to take...

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