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Can Cannabis Fight Tumors?

By Dr. Mercola, Waking Times

Medical cannabis has a long history as a natural analgesic,1 and is now legal in 30 U.S. states,2,3 the majority of which allow limited use of medical marijuana under certain medical circumstances. The medicinal qualities of marijuana are primarily due to high amounts (about 10 to 20 percent) of cannabidiol (CBD), medicinal terpenes and flavonoids.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive component of marijuana that makes you feel “stoned,” but it too has valuable medical benefits, so depending on your problem, you may want higher or lower levels of THC. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. Continue reading Can Cannabis Fight Tumors?

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These 5 Organizations are the Reason Cannabis is Still a Crime

By Phillip Schneider, Waking Times 

It’s often half-jokingly said that if there was one thing that could bring Americans together, it would be cannabis. That might seem a little farfetched at first, but once you discover how many people want cannabis legalized, it will make sense.

As of 2018, nine states allow recreation use in some form, while 30 allow medicinal use and 16 allow only CBD, an active component of the cannabis plant which aids in pain relief and sleep.

According to a poll from the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, 52% of American adults have tried marijuana at some point in their lives, while 44% of those adults who have tried it are also current users. Continue reading These 5 Organizations are the Reason Cannabis is Still a Crime

Cannabis Significantly Reduces Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

By Marco Torres, Wake Up World

In a first-of-a-kind study, Washington State University scientists examined how peoples’ self-reported levels of stress, anxiety and depression were affected by smoking different strains and quantities of cannabis at home.

Their work, published this month in the Journal of Affective Disorders, suggests smoking cannabis can significantly reduce short-term levels of depression, anxiety, and stress.

Anxiety and depression are pathologies that affect human beings in many aspects of life, including social life, productivity and health. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a constituent non-psychotomimetic of Cannabis Sativa with great psychiatric potential, including uses as an antidepressant-like and antianxiety-like compound. Continue reading Cannabis Significantly Reduces Depression, Anxiety, and Stress

Cannabis May Lead To “Complete Remission” Of Crohn’s Disease, Says Study

By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution

Crohn’s disease is a type of intestinal inflammation issue that is likely caused by the immune system essentially attacking otherwise harmless bacteria or food causing inflammation in the gut and bowels. It causes great pain and discomfort and often times surgery is needed to remove pieces of the intestines that are too badly inflamed to heal.

To many doctors, this is considered a mystery illness; as there is no known cause and some doctors believe it is an autoimmune disease. Luckily, new research has shown how cannabis has provided a complete remission from this disease for those participants who were involved in this study. Continue reading Cannabis May Lead To “Complete Remission” Of Crohn’s Disease, Says Study

Stand Up for Cannabis – Stand Up for Freedom!

By Wes Annac, Wake Up World

Reposted.

Marijuana legalization is long overdue.

It’s time to stop prosecuting innocent people for the possession of a plant that was clearly put here to help us; it’s basically the same as prosecuting someone for possessing tomatoes. Full of medicinal benefits and spiritual potential, cannabis is a crop that’s meant to be utilized and shared, and we have to stand up for it – and our freedom – if we want the law to change.

Legalization and decriminalization are happening at a decent pace, but we can’t wait around for the government to do it when they’re finally ready, or to do it on their corporate-serving terms. Until politicians know they can profit from it without exposing their hypocrisy in keeping it illegal, they’ll stall its legalization and tell us it’s because of their religious beliefs, the funding of terrorist organizations, or our children’s safety — all while imprisoning the innocent and making loads of money for the private prison industry. Continue reading Stand Up for Cannabis – Stand Up for Freedom!

Vaporizing: A Healthier Way to Use Cannabis

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Reposted.

When it comes to cannabis, smoking has been the norm for a long time. Although people have used the plant in various forms for centuries, the first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “marijuana” is somebody smoking it. But these days, modern technology is helping us get more out of the plant than ever.

Here, we’ll explore the health benefits of vaporizing cannabis and the downsides of smoking it.

I should give a disclaimer that this article is not intended to provide medical advice or encourage the use of a drug that’s still illegal in many places. I just enjoy researching interesting topics, and the purpose of this article is only to shed light on a healthier way people are using cannabis. Continue reading Vaporizing: A Healthier Way to Use Cannabis

5 Cannabis Research Findings that Should’ve Been on the Front Page

By Anna Hunt, Thanks to Natural Blaze

Scientists are continuously discovering new ways that cannabis can benefit human health. Typically, researchers publish these discoveries in peer-reviewed journals. Yet, most cannabis research never makes its way into mainstream news. In the public eye, these studies go unnoticed.

Here are five examples of cannabis research that warrant our attention. Continue reading 5 Cannabis Research Findings that Should’ve Been on the Front Page

Vaporizing: A Healthier Way to Use Cannabis

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

When it comes to cannabis, smoking has been the norm for a long time. Although people have used the plant in various forms for centuries, the first thing you probably think of when you hear the word “marijuana” is somebody smoking it. But these days, modern technology is helping us get more out of the plant than ever.

Here, we’ll explore the health benefits of vaporizing cannabis and the downsides of smoking it. Continue reading Vaporizing: A Healthier Way to Use Cannabis

Cannabis May Protect Alcohol Users from Liver Disease, Research Shows

By Anna Hunt, Waking Times

A new study showed that abusive alcohol users who also use cannabis are less likely to develop all types of liver disease.

A group of researchers set out to “determine the effects of cannabis use on the incidence of liver disease in individuals who abuse alcohol.” They wanted to see if the observed anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis also affect the development of liver disease. The research was headed up by Adeyinka Charles Adejumo of North Shore Medical Center in Salem, Massachusetts. Adejumo also works at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Continue reading Cannabis May Protect Alcohol Users from Liver Disease, Research Shows

Synthetic Marijuana Approved By DEA For Medicine While The Real Thing Remains Illegal

By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution

The DEA has just announced that the same manufacturer of the notorious fentanyl has produced a synthetic marijuana product they deem more medically valuable and safer than real cannabis.

The announcement was made a few weeks ago in the Federal Register by the DEA that the drug Syndros, a liquid form of synthetic THC, will be now classified as a schedule 2 controlled substance, which means it can be legally prescribed by doctors. Meanwhile, organic marijuana continues to be listed right alongside heroin among Schedule 1 controlled substances. This category is reserved for drugs that have “no currently accepted medical use” and “a high potential for abuse.” Other drugs that have proven time and time again to hold medicinal value seem to be stuck in this category as well, although some things are changing. Continue reading Synthetic Marijuana Approved By DEA For Medicine While The Real Thing Remains Illegal