Category Archives: pain

More Older Adults Turn To Cannabis To Treat Common Ailments

Cannabis use is becoming more accepted nationwide, with fewer than a dozen states making it fully illegal. One group turning to cannabis more than ever is older adults. A study published in April found the number of Americans age 65 and older who smoke marijuana or enjoy edibles increased 75% from 2015 to 2018. Now, […]

7 Things I Learned Using Medical Cannabis for Multiple Sclerosis

There’s a growing body of research supporting the use of cannabis for MS symptom relief. Would it work for me? If you have multiple sclerosis, you already know that MS symptoms can be difficult to treat. In the absence of effective solutions, a growing number of people are looking to medical cannabis to manage common […]

What Are The Most Abundant Cannabinoids?

Everyone fascinated by the science behind cannabis is familiar with two of the most common cannabinoids: THC and CBD. However, did you know that the cannabis plant can produce at least 144 cannabinoids?While research on the properties of all 144 of these compounds is not yet available, credible information does exist for all of the […]

“Pain Can Affect Everything.” Sports Columnist Documents His Success Treating Chronic Nerve Pain With Medical Cannabis

Jeff Seidel exhausted just about every therapy available before turning to cannabis as a last resort. When Detroit Free Press sports columnist Jeff Seidel noticed a sharp pain between his shoulder blade and spine, he thought he might have overexerted himself at the gym. Or maybe it was old injuries rearing up again. What Seidel […]

Almost Half of US MS Patients Use Cannabis for Nerve Pain, Sleep, Survey Reports

In a nationwide survey of cannabis-based therapy use among Americans with multiple sclerosis (MS), almost half of respondents endorsed such products, primarily for nerve-based pain and sleep disturbances, and the perceived benefits for sleep and pain were highly correlated. The reported scores for perceived pain were generally worse among recent or current cannabis users, the […]

Rugby Stars In CBD Funding Deal

A company set up by two Scottish rugby internationals to provide an alternative to mainstream painkillers has secured its first external investor after reporting a surge in sales due to “covanxiety”. Alex Stewart, a founding partner of Clyde Blowers Capital, has put an undisclosed amount of cash into Pure Sport CBD in a deal said […]

Enhancing Athletic Performance With Cannabis

It can reduce anxiety, promote healing, and relax the body and mind. Here are some other ways athletes use cannabis to enhance performance. Anna Symonds, Education and Partnership Manager for East Fork Cultivars, has been a rugby player for 18 years and attributes a lot of her longevity as a professional athlete to cannabis. While […]

I Swore I’d Never Touch Cannabis. Here’s Why I Finally Did

A sharp pain developed between my shoulder blade and spine, like I was being stabbed in the back with a pencil. I thought I pulled a muscle while weight lifting, although it might be a stretch to call it weight lifting. I’ve reached the age when it’s more like glorified stretching with some weights. So […]

Medical Cannabis Trial Underway For Australian Football Players With Chronic Pain

Each of the patients, who were taking at least 60-milligrams of morphine a day for chronic pain, showed “significant improvement” in pain interference scores. For Australian football player Ryan Gale, his previous years of athletic glory have been replaced by a harsh new reality. Gales lives with chronic pain due to his injuries and required […]

This Is How Cannabis Effectively Eases Inflammation

While inflammation is the cause of many maladies, it’s also sometimes the remedy. It accounts for back pain, arthritis flare ups, headaches, bowel disorders and even an increase in heart disease. Alzheimer’s is yet another affliction associated with inflammation. And cannabis? It’s a known anti-inflammatory. As studies show, not only does cannabis have a positive […]