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The Role of Cannabis in Arthritis

One of the important moments championing the medical use of marijuana for arthritis pain relief came in 2004. Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles took to the stage at an annual arthritis conference to talk about the benefits of using medical marijuana. Her speech contained some interesting and far-reaching conclusions. Her talk at the 2014 European League Against […]

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The Role of Cannabis in Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is also called chronic pain syndrome. Patients who suffer from this affliction often report debilitating painful episodes. This disease causes people to hurt all over their bodies. Some doctors think it has everything to do with a malfunction in your brain and how it handles pain signals. Doctors have various theories about how fibromyalgia […]

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The Role of Cannabis in Seizure Disorders

When you’re looking at the role of cannabis in treating seizure disorders, you’ll see a medical definition of the issue that’s quite cold and to the point. On the other side of that coin is the helplessness felt by people suffering seizures and the caregivers watching them suffer. This is especially true for children suffering […]

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The Role of Cannabis in the Opioid crises

Recent scientific publications tell the whole story: “Medical marijuana is a popular way to manage chronic pain,” reads one title in a noted journal. There are some real steps being taken towards replacing opioid-based painkillers and street drugs with marijuana. Here’s a rundown of the role of cannabis in the opioid crisis. Cannabis has been […]

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The Role of Cannabis in Treating the Side-Effects of Chemotherapy

More and more evidence points towards using the compounds in medical marijuana to alleviate pain. There is a growing movement supporting the role of cannabis in treating the side effects of chemotherapy. The Canadian Cancer Society has weighed in and listed some of the positives of using cannabis in this way. Cannabinoids can help people […]

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The Role of Cannabis in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a disruptive condition that affects people who have experienced a disturbing or traumatic event, such as sexual assault, rape, military combat, or a natural disaster. Unlike other anxiety disorders, PTSD is unique in that it tends to persist. This is likely due to the changes in the brain that occur […]

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The Role of Cannabis in Osteoporosis

 As we age, our bones weaken, becoming more brittle and susceptible to breakage even after a seemingly harmless fall. For some, this is nothing more than a minor inconvenience that comes along with aging. For others, it can mean the difference between life and death. If a minor slip in the shower can cause a […]

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The Role of Cannabis in Mental Health Treatment

For many decades, a common myth prevailed: cannabis is linked to mental health problems such as depression. Modern science has proven this to be true, but not in the way that many people expect. In fact, far from being a cause of laziness and apathy that many anti-drug campaigns would have you believe, medical marijuana […]

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The Role of Cannabis in Multiple Sclerosis

 Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurodegenerative autoimmune disease with an array of painful and debilitating symptoms. The brain, spinal cord, and optic nerve are directly impacted when the body’s immune system begins to turn against it, attacking neurons. Over time, the buildup of scar tissue from all of this aggressive damage causes the neurons to […]

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The Role of Cannabis in Chronic Pain

There are a variety of chronic pain illnesses, such as fibromyalgia. These syndromes are underrepresented and misunderstood amongst much of the general public, and even medical staff are often quick to dismiss the severely debilitating effect chronic pain can have on a person’s way of life. Thankfully, some doctors have begun to theorize about the […]

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