Vancouver resident Carol Francey, 70, attributed cannabis use of more than five decades to her excellent health today. According to Francey, she smoked cannabis to alleviate various conditions such as arthritis, sciatica, and insomnia. Francey added that her previous medications used to affect her balance and slurred her speech. However, the use of various forms of cannabis proved helpful in relieving her conditions without the unwanted side effects from her medications.
One of the effects of chronic cannabinoid use could be a more subdued response when faced with stressful situations, according to a new study published Psychopharmacology. Scientists from Washington State University found that when placed in a simulated stressful situation, those who regularly consume cannabinoids produce less cortisol, the body’s main stress hormone.
When it comes to treating mental illnesses – especially depression – the options are unfortunately extremely limited. Most of the time pharmaceutical drugs can take weeks, if not months, before the patient notices a difference and oftentimes antidepressant medications are extremely addictive with a long list of potential side effects if you quit taking them suddenly. The worst part is that antidepressants only work for some people – at least 1 in 3 people with depression are unable to find relief through current antidepressant drugs.
Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrome (CEDS) is an umbrella term for a group of illnesses, including fibromyalgia, migraine and irritable bowel syndrome.
Cannabis-infused sports creams claim to offer muscle relief. We spoke to experts to see if they're worth a shot.Chances are you're no stranger to muscle aches. Well, what if we told you that cannabis creams might help provide relief?
The endocannabinoid system and digestive imbalance play major roles in Parkinson's disease. Research on CBD, THC, and THCV has demonstrated that cannabis medicine may help to manage PD symptoms.