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Cannabis and Spinal Cord Injuries

Article by Leafly Spinal cord injuries (SCI) are uncommon but can have permanent and devastating effects on one’s daily life and well-being. Still, research has a long way to go in developing effective SCI medications without side effects or addictive potential. As early as the 1970s, studies began documenting cannabis’ ability to fight pain and spasticity in patients with spinal cord injury. Toda [...]

5 Ways Cannabis Affects Your Sleep

Article by LS Besides easing insomnia, cannabis seems to have a wide range of effects on sleep. This is because chemicals in cannabis, known as cannabinoids, actually mimic the activity of chemicals found naturally in the brain. These chemicals and their biological pathways make up the body’s endocannabinoid system, which is responsible for regulating sleep, among other things. Likewise, research [...]

Cannabinoids Shield the Brain from HIV, Harvard Researchers Reveal

If cannabis is renowned for its healing properties against cancer, now cannabinoids are proven to offer a solid protection from the symptoms of the Alzheimer disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, inflammation and HIV Article by EWAO In the case of HIV, the brain damage occurring as a result of a HIV infection has a 40% rate, and is traced back to a toxic protein called Gp120, which originates from [...]

Cannabis Ingredient May help Alzheimer’s patients, Study Suggests

Scientists have found that an ingredient in cannabis can restore the memory of mice with Alzheimer’s disease back to normal levels Article by LS Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of the major components in cannabis. However, unlike THC, CBD is non-psychoactive and actually seems to counteract the marijuana high. Now a team from Neuroscience Research Australia has published the first evidence suggesting [...]

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