Category Archives: treatment

Study: CBD May Help Block Pain-Signalling Pathways

Nerve cells treated with CBD saw reduced levels of a key signalling molecule in the pain pathway. There’s no shortage of anecdotal evidence about the efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD) for treating pain, but a new study offers further scientific insight into how the compound interacts with nerve cells. Published in the Journal of Pain Research, […]

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 […]

“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 […]

Women With Menopause Turn To Cannabis For Treatment

Each year, over 2 million women reach menopause, while 27 million are in the throes of it. Defined as the end of a woman’s menstrual cycle, women with menopause experience a natural decline in their reproductive function with common symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, and mood irregularity. New data presented at the the […]

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 […]

A Well-Seasoned Consumer’s Guide to Marijuana Edibles

About a month ago, Fredzia the young African elephant lady living in the Warsaw zoo made international news. Not because of her inherent majesty, but because the death of her friend and elder, Erna, wrecked her world to such a degree that zoological scientists felt compelled to prescribe a cannabis compound to help alleviate her […]

Sarnia Doctor Wants Health Insurance Coverage For Medical Cannabis Use

A Sarnia-Lambton doctor who has been researching cannabis as a treatment for dementia says he wants to see cannabinoid therapy for people with the disease covered by public health insurance. ‘That’s an injustice to me, the fact that they have to pay out of pocket for their medication,” said Dr. Blake Pearson. The founder of […]

Eight In 10 Migraine Sufferers Report Cannabis Helped Beat Back Pain Levels: Study

Thirty per cent of U.S. app users have turned to cannabis for relief. Almost a third of polled migraine sufferers in the U.S. have turned to medical marijuana for relief and the vast majority of those who did report that cannabis and cannabinoids have helped to reduce related pain levels. The findings reflect data gathered […]