An “endocannabinoid deficiency” can lead to disease. Continue reading Waking up the cannabinoid system in our body
Concrete proof of how different kinds of cancer respond to specific compounds in cannabis extracts is probably years away. Still, cautious optimism may be warranted Continue reading Can cannabis cure cancer?
Studies out of Isreal, Italy, Spain, China, Germany and other European countries say that genetic deficiencies of the endocannabinoid system may be at play in severe headaches. Continue reading Migraines and cannabis
“CBD has several therapeutic properties … that could indirectly be useful in the treatment of addiction disorders, such as protective effects on stress vulnerability and neurotoxicity,” according to a recent study. Continue reading Cannabis for addiction?
First-of-its kind medical trial showed that CBD can reduce frequency of seizures in children with a rare, life-threatening type of epilepsy Continue reading CBD cuts epileptic seizures in children
Clues to the anti-headache mechanisms of cannabis can be found by looking at headache conditions that are relieved by reducing intracranial pressure. Dexanabinol, a synthetic cannabinoid, has been found to relieve intracranial pressure and improve outcomes after traumatic brain injury. In addition, a double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of 26 patients found that a synthetic form of THC (Nabilone) was “significantly more effective” than Ibuprofen in reducing pain intensity. It was also suggested that the anti-vomiting properties seen in the treatment of nausea brought on by chemotherapy might also be effective in treating migraine. Continue reading Man-made THC improves headache in clinical trials
more targeted treatments may help alleviate pain without dangerous side effects such as addiction.
Continue reading Targeting pain