Cannabis & Health


The use of cannabis can be effective in treating a multitude of diseases.  But is can also be an extremely effective health supplement that can potentially prevent various disorders.

This selection of articles highlights the use of cannabis in treating disorders such as intractable pediatric epilepsy, the side-effects of cancer chemotherapy.  But it also shares articles about the value of hemp, the first cousin to cannabis, as a nutritional supplement.


 

Survey: Pot may reduce patients’ opioid use – Portland Press Herald

Chronic pain sufferers say they were able to cut their intake of prescription opioids and other medicines. Source: Survey: Pot may reduce patients’ opioid use – Portland Press Herald

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Prescriptions Plummet in Medical Marijuana States — Pain News Network

Medical marijuana is giving some serious competition to the prescription drug industry. A new analysis of Medicaid claims found that prescriptions to treat pain, nausea, seizures, psychosis and depression plummeted in the 23 states and District of Columbia where medical marijuana was legal in 2014. Source: Prescriptions Plummet in Medical Marijuana States — Pain News […]

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On The Front Lines With a Cannabis Nurse

By Marissa Fratoni, RN-BSN, LMT, RYT, INHC Have you ever been in the presence of someone having a severe flashback to a war that was fought over forty years ago? Let me paint a picture for you. I’m visiting a patient because he has had a really bad week and may need to be admitted […]

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The Endocannabinoid System as a Therapeutic Target in Glaucoma|Neural Plasticity

Glaucoma is an irreversible blinding eye disease which produces progressive retinal ganglion cell (RGC) loss. Intraocular pressure (IOP) is currently the only modifiable risk factor, and lowering IOP results in reduced risk of progression of the disorder. The endocannabinoid system (ECS) has attracted considerable attention as a potential target for the treatment of glaucoma, largely […]

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Cannabis as a First-Line Treatment for Childhood Mental Disorders | O’Shaughnessy’s

  “The case of Alex P. suggests that the practice of employing pharmaceutical drugs as first-line treatment exposes children gratuitously to harmful side effects.”   Source: Cannabis as a First-Line Treatment for Childhood Mental Disorders | O’Shaughnessy’s Editor’s Note: This is an interesting case study on the use of cannabinoids on a 15 year-old male […]

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Will medical cannabis really work for my chronic pain? | StarTribune.com

                                          Severe pain drove this average Minnesotan to seek the comforts of medical cannabis. Here’s how things worked out for her.   Read More: Will medical cannabis really work for my chronic pain? – StarTribune.com […]

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