Medical cannabis 101: A beginner’s guide

For decades, marijuana was known as an illegal drug and a subculture of its own, far from the mainstream. In recent years though, scientists have found more and more evidence of its therapeutic potential. Cannabis has become a trusted, daily medication for millions of people across the world, treating conditions ranging from anxiety to arthritis to the nausea caused by chemotherapy, …

Can cannabis help you lose weight?

The sale of junk food — ice cream, burgers, and chips — increased after recreational cannabis was legalized at a state level in the US. Not too surprising, right?  Cannabis’ tendency to increase appetite, colloquially known as “the munchies,” is caused by its primary active element, the psychotropic cannabinoid THC. (CBD, on the other hand, appears to be associated with decreased …

Dr. Rebecca Siegel On the Benefits and Drawback of Medical Cannabis

Opioids have been the standard for managing both chronic and short-term pain for a long time. While they have their place in medicine, they definitely have their drawbacks.  The CDC estimates that 75,673 Americans died from opioid overdoses between April 2020 to April 2021. Aside from the risk of overdose, opioids are highly addictive and can cause …

Couples, Cannabis, and Sex: How Being High Can Help You Get Down

When COVID-19 unleashed its fury around the globe, it was widely assumed that people in romantic relationships would face serious obstacles. From the stress and fear induced by the deadly virus to quarantining for weeks at a time, couples encountered unfamiliar and frightening circumstances that challenged their perspectives of the world and each other. “As …

Cannabis consumers who caught COVID had ‘better outcomes and mortality’ than non-consumers, study finds

Cannabis consumers who caught COVID-19 had significantly lower rates of intubation, respiratory failure, and death than people who do not consume, according to a new study based on hospital data that was presented this week at the annual conference of The American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST) in Honolulu. “Marijuana users had better outcomes and mortality …

Women are turning to cannabis to manage menopause symptoms. Does it help?

Menopause is having a moment. Gone are the days of suffering in silence — today’s menopausal women can choose from wellness retreats, celebrity-backed supplements and hot flash pajamas that all promise to ease the hormonal transition. But if recent studies are any indication, the buzziest trend in menopausal wellness is weed. https://www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/women-turning-to-cannabis-to-manage-menopause-symptoms-195307347.html

Cannabis Amplifies Quality of Life in Women with Treatment-Resistant Fibromyalgia

Published in Pain Practice, the study investigated the potential of using cannabis as an aid for pain relief and improved sleep quality, as well as explored the plant’s remedial action on a psychological and physical level. Based on the study results, cannabis offers short-term beneficial effects in women with treatment-resistant fibromyalgia. Although women tend to …

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