• The top 6 uses for medicinal marijuana

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    med3There’s no denying that cannabis is one of the world’s most talked about and controversial drugs. Never too far from the media spotlight, the Class B drug has continued to divide opinions when it comes to its many medicinal components.

    But despite the drug’s controversial image, there is significant and increasing evidence suggesting that the medical chemicals and components found in marijuana are extremely beneficial when it comes to medical purposes.

    Containing more than 400 individual chemicals, marijuana can have a significant impact on both the body and the mind. Although in cases of excessive use, these effects can prove to be harmful, a number of studies have indicated that medicinal marijuana is an effective form of treatment for a wide range of conditions. Read more

  • 4 Reasons to use medicinal marijuana

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    image3The medicinal benefits of marijuana should not be underestimated or ignored, especially as, with the support of medical experts and healthcare professionals around the world, the drug has been linked to helping to treat and relieve a number of common diseases.

    Over the years, there a significant number of clinical trials and extensive research has aimed to prove that there is a link between medicinal marijuana and conditions such as Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Parkinson’s disease, Depression and Anxiety.

    As a result, medicinal cannabis is more widely accepted, with a record number of patients around the world using the drug for medicinal purposes. This has also paved the way for the decriminalisation of medicinal marijuana in several US states and other countries around the world.

    But, if you’re still not convinced that marijuana could play a significant role in the world of medicine, here are four reasons why you should seriously consider supporting the legalisation of medicinal marijuana…

    It is able to reduce the frequency and severity of muscle spasms linked to Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy. Read more

  • Can medicinal marijuana help patients suffering from chronic pain?

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    image2A number of prominent medical experts and healthcare professionals have already recognised the medicinal benefits of marijuana.

    As a direct result, many patients in all corners of the globe who are already using medicinal marijuana to help them treat and manage conditions such as Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Cancer, MS, Parkinson’s disease, Anxiety, and Depression.

    This has also signalled a shift in attitudes when it comes to understanding more about the medicinal properties of one of the world’s most talked about drugs.

    But did you know that medicinal marijuana is also used to help patients effectively control chronic pain, as well as its associated symptoms?

    In the medical community, chronic pain is widely recognised as a disease in its own right and, for those living with the debilitating condition, there can be a number of psychological and environmental factors that can have huge impact on their quality of life. Read more

  • Germany set to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes

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    imgOver the years, many states, Governments, and countries around the world have recognised the medicinal benefits of marijuana and legalised the drug for medical purposes.  

    Medicinal marijuana has been proven to help patients treat and manage a catalogue of debilitating conditions including Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, MS, Cancer, and Anxiety, as well as many other serious diseases.  

    And this week, Germany announced that it plans to become the latest country to legalise cannabis for medicinal purposes – once again signalling that attitudes are changing when it comes to understanding more about one of the world’s most controversial drugs.  

    The German Health Minister, Hermann Groehe, responded to the news by stating: “Our goal is that seriously ill patients are treated in the best possible way.” 

    Mr Groehe plans to present the draft legislation to the German cabinet this week in a bid to get the ball rolling in terms of decriminalising the drug.  Read more

  • What you need to know about cannabis oil

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    imgAs more and more people recognise the medicinal benefits of cannabis, the drug is becoming widely used to manage a whole host of conditions and symptoms.

    In addition to smoking and ingesting the drug, many people are also turning to cannabis oil to reap the benefits of marijuana.

    What is cannabis oil?

    Cannabis oil is a type of essential oil derived from marijuana. Just like other essential oils, the cannabis oil is produced using low-pressure steam distillation from the plant’s leaves, flowers, and stems.

    Cannabis oil doesn’t contain the drugs key active ingredients (THC and CBD), meaning that it doesn’t give users the high that is usually associated with marijuana use.

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  • Medical marijuana and HIV/AIDS

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    imageAs more and more research is undertaken, the benefits of Medical Marijuana are becoming increasingly widely recognised and, as a consequence, many countries and states around the world have started to relax their laws surrounding t he use of the controversial drug for medicinal purposes.

    Medical Marijuana has been linked to treating the symptoms of a wide range of conditions including Parkinson’s Disease, Cancer, Epilepsy, Crohn’s Disease, Anxiety, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – and now research has suggested that Medical Marijuana can help to dramatically slow the progression of HIV.

    HIV, the Human Immune Virus, is an infected that damages the immune system and interferes with the body’s ability to fight off organisms that cause disease. This can eventually lead to the development of AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome). HIV can be sexually transmitted or spread via contact with infected blood, or from mother to child.

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  • Cannabis-based drug proves successful when it comes to treating children with epilepsy

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    med6Thousands of children and adults in the UK and beyond suffer from epilepsy. As a condition that comes in many forms, each individual case varies in severity.
    And, although the condition is relatively easy to manage using prescribed medication, there are also a number of rare forms of the disorder, which remain difficult to control and manage.

    The good news is that an experimental cannabis-based drug (Epidiolex) has been successfully used to treat a rare form of epilepsy – Dravet Syndrome – once again highlighting the many medicinal benefits of marijuana. Read more

  • A medicinal marijuana clinic plans to open in Downtown Sudbury

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    med5There are a number of misconceptions associated with medicinal marijuana, making it a topic that continues to spark much debate.
    But, in a bid to help to end many of the stigmas associated with medicinal marijuana whilst highlighting its medicinal benefits, a Medical Marijuana advocate is planning to open a medicinal marijuana clinic in Downtown Sudbury.

    Along with other advocates for the drug, the owner is hoping that the clinic will help to change attitudes surrounding the medicinal properties of marijuana and how it can help patients suffering from a number of conditions. Read more

  • Top 5 US states that support the legalisation of medicinal marijuana

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    med4In recent years, more and more countries around the world have legalised medicinal marijuana.
    And, although it is still considered to be one of the world’s most controversial drugs, it would seem that medicinal marijuana is more widely accepted than ever before.

    With this in mind, it really is unsurprising that cannabis sales are continuing to soar around the world. But, just because medicinal marijuana is legal, doesn’t mean that it is readily available, well not just yet anyway! Read more

  • Medicinal marijuana can successfully treat Stiff Person Syndrome

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    med2Medicinal marijuana can be used to treat a number of conditions including Parkinson’s Disease, Epilepsy, and chronic pain, as well as a whole host of other conditions.
    Over the years, there have been a number of high profile case studies, highlighting the many medicinal benefits that come hand in hand with marijuana.

     

    However, despite marijuana’s many proven medicinal benefits, it still remains illegal in many countries around the world. Read more

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