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Cannabis Can Relieve Your Arthritic Pain

There are several ways that you can treat the pain and discomfort caused by arthritis. Most men and women who suffer from arthritis on a daily basis use non-opioid and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or Acetaminophen. While these can be effective for relieving pain, they can cause a host of undesirable side-effects and should not be used for a prolonged period of time. Then there is the option of using opioid drugs, which can be highly useful for relieving intolerable and severe pain. However, patients who use opioid pain-relieving medications need higher doses over time in order to continue to benefit from their pain-relieving effects. Addiction to opioids can easily become a major problem when higher doses are taken on...

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Did You Know Cannabis Has Been Shown to Stop Cancer?

A research center in San Francisco has shown that a cannabis compound can stop a number of different forms of cancer from spreading. The California Pacific Medical Center discovered this when a researcher there named Sean McAllister was studying Cannabidiol. This compound, which is also known as CBD, is found in cannabis and produces no psychoactive effects. McAllister combined his research with that of Pierre Desprez, who two decades earlier had studied a gene called ID-1, which is something that causes cancer to spread. The two men then — when introducing Cannabidiol into cancer cells — found that this stopped the cancer from spreading. Desprez says that the Cannabidiol in effect turned off the ID-1 by making it incapable of...

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15 Ways Medical Cannabis Can Help You

Medical cannabis has some shocking benefits and the legalization of this restorative herb is slowly catching on with 29 states having legalized its use. Here are 15 different ways that medical cannabis is improving lives. #1 Relieve Anxiety One of the best-known benefits to medical cannabis is relieving anxiety. Cannabis is proven to cut down the symptoms of acute stress and anxiety. This is caused by the compound, cannabinoid, binding to our natural cannabinoid receptors and creating the "blissful" sensation associated with cannabis. #2 Relieve Chronic Pain Cannabis has been long used to provide some relief from chronic pain. Cannabis can be used with great effect with afflictions such as arthritis and MS for opiate-free pain management. #3 Inhibit Progression...

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Key Differences between CBD and THC

With more states legalizing marijuana for medical purposes, many people are asking questions about terms associated with marijuana. Two of those terms are CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), compounds that both derive from the cannabis plant. However, there are some major differences between the two, starting with the form of cannabis that they come from. CBD is extracted from the hemp plant. Scientists have undertaken a large amount of research on CBD since its initial discovery in 1940, discovering many medical benefits. THC, identified in 1963, is extracted from marijuana and is the compound that induces a psychoactive high. Medical experts’ knowledge of THC is more limited. Thus, much more debate surrounds the use of THC than CBD. Importantly, both...

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Flying Domestically With Pot In The United States: A Web Of Confusing Laws

You've just landed for a conference in Dallas, Texas. You stand up; grab your carry-on in the overhead bin and your vape pen falls out. Uh oh, you've accidentally flown with marijuana from a state where recreational weed is legal. What are you going to do? You'll be shocked to learn that possession of any amount of marijuana vape oil is a felony in Texas. That's right; it's a career-ending felony charge in Texas for possession of a product that you can have delivered to your door in California. Rule number one: Always do your homework for the state you're visiting. But how did you get through security in the first place? TSA and Weed The Transportation Security Administration aims...

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