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Government Funded Study Using Human Subjects Finds THC May Treat PTSD

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, November, 12th 2013 by THCFinder
study-shows-cannabis-helps-treat-ptsdA new randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, and conducted by researchers at the University of Michigan, Harvard Medical School and the University of Illinois, have found promising evidence to suggest that cannabis can treat the primary symptoms associated with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
 
“This study provides the first evidence that pre-extinction administration of THC modulates prefrontal-limbic circuits during fear extinction in humans and prompts future investigation to test if cannabinoid agonists can rescue or correct the impaired behavioral and neural function during extinction recall in patients with PTSD”, says Dr. Christine A. Rabinak, an author of the study who works at the University of Michigan’s Department of Psychiatry.
 
She continues; “Ultimately, the cannabinoid system may serve as a promising target for innovative intervention strategies (e.g. pharmacological enhancement of exposure-based therapy) in PTSD and other fear learning-related disorders.”
 

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Cannabis & Diabetes

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Sat, November, 9th 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-and-diabetes-helpMany people assume that marijuana and munchies go hand in hand. Not anymore, it seems. Although marijuana makes people hungry, not only are stoners trying to be more appetite conscious but there are new (and old) studies being released showing that marijuana might be keeping stoners slim. So perhaps stoners like snacks but their cannabis usage is actually helping to keep them slim. Not only that but the plant actually lowers the risk of diabetes in stoners.
 
Marijuana can prevent people from being diagnosed with diabetes. The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey showed that cannabis users had fasting insulin levels that were 16% lower than people who were not regular smokers. The stoners also had a 17% drop in a different measure of insulin resistance. Both of these tests are used by doctors to diagnose Type II diabetes if the levels of these tests are too high. The smokers in this survey also seemed to have higher levels of lipoprotein, the "good" cholesterol, which can protect people from heart disease. Add in the fact that the results showed regulars marijuana users had an average 1.5 inches smaller than people who had quit smoking marijuana or have never smoked it.
 
There isn't a whole lot of research from solid scientific sources on this topic. The survey stated above was based on reported marijuana use from the users themselves, which can possible be unreliable. However, since marijuana is mostly still illegal, those that reported their marijuana use seemed to be somewhat truthful and may have even held back slightly, so the effects of the plant may be underrated. Whatever the case, marijuana could be a great way to prevent diabetes, if these tests can be redone and studied more carefully.
 
Marijuana is beginning to really show it's true colors for what it is; a miracle cure and preventer. To have the knowledge that this medicine exists and we're not utilizing it is so sad. More people begin to come forward and say that marijuana helps them, whether it's with cancer, epilepsy, diabetes, and everything else that's out there. Once the ball really gets rolling in Colorado and Washington, we should begin to see more scientific information being released, regarding what cannabis can help us with.

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Cannabis Can Treat Bladder Pain, Inflammation

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, November, 8th 2013 by THCFinder
cannabis-helps-treat-diff-ailementsA new study published in the Journal of Neurology has found that activation of the body’s CB2 receptors has the potential to treat bladder pain and inflammation, and can increase bladder urinary frequency.
 
For the study, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison used mouse models to examine whether or not activation of CB2 receptors (something which cannabis does naturally) can treat serious bladder issues; the results were quite clear that it does.
 
“Treatment with a selective CB2 agonist reduced severity of established acrolein-induced cystitis and inhibited bladder inflammation-associated increased referred mechanical sensitivity and increased bladder urinary frequency”, states the study’s abstract.
 
Researchers conclude: “Our data indicate that CB2 receptor is a potential therapeutic target for treatment of painful inflammatory bladder diseases.”
 

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TetraLabs Patient Direct

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, November, 7th 2013 by THCFinder

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Five Health Issues That Cannabis Help

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, November, 4th 2013 by THCFinder
medical-cannabis-helpFive Health Issues That Marijuana Helps
 
The most talked about disease that cannabis helps with is definitely cancer. However, the plant treats multiple afflictions that people suffer from. Not only that but cannabis is far healthier for people as compared to the drugs made for treatment. With cannabis being a natural way to benefit lives. it makes sense that we should be using it to treat these ten awful health problems.
 
1. Cancer
This is the big one. Cancer has effected more people that is necessary. The treatment for it is painful and some sufferers don't even survive that. If marijuana can help cancer patients (whether it be a complete cure or at least assistance to the dreaded chemotherapy), it should definitely be accessible for them.
 
Since marijuana allows muscles to relax and the user to think more slowly, those who have Tourette's greatly benefit from marijuana. Their speech improves greatly after smoking and you can literally see their bodies unwind. Cannabis has a much longer lasting effect of the symptoms of Tourette's as well, as compared to the placebo in a study done at Hanover Medical College in Germany.
 
This is being proven again and again in younger patients who have severe seizures. If the cannabis ingested is high in CBD, rather than THC, it seems to completely eradicate the symptoms from daily life. While it's not perfect yet, it seems that CBD will be able to help hundreds if not thousands of seizure sufferers.
 
4. ADD & ADHD
Especially in young children, ADD and ADHD are a big problem. Some argue that this disease is just kids being kids but whatever the case, medicines that are used to treat this affliction should not be given to kids. Adderall, Concerta, and Ritalin are all extremely powerful drugs that have scary effects on even the adults that take them, sometimes causing death. These drugs shouldn't be given to adults, forget giving it to kids. Marijuana has a calming effect on those that suffer from ADD and ADHD, without the loss of appetite and sped up heartbeat from the prescription pills.

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Why Vaporizing Medical Cannabis Is Getting Popular

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, November, 4th 2013 by THCFinder
more-people-are-vapingMany people using medical cannabis, for obvious reasons, are very worried about their health. For some people, smoking is just out of the question. Even though cannabis isn’t associated with the cancer risk that smoking tobacco is associated with, smoking still does have effects on the lungs that may be undesirable for some people. Particularly if the patient is an avid runner or engages in some other vigorous fitness routine, smoking may diminish their performance and make them feel like medical cannabis might not be accessible.
 
The first option here is usually to get marijuana that is baked into food. This completely eliminates the need to draw anything into your lungs. The other option is to try vaporizing. There are good reasons why many people are turning to vaporizers as a way to use medical cannabis.
 
Versus Smoking
 
In order to smoke anything, you have to combust it. According to some information, a burning joint can reach over 2000°F. There is also research to show that most of the smoke that is produced when you combust marijuana does not actually contain the cannabinoids you want, but contains a great many more other components.
 
For some people, this makes smoking far less than ideal. Vaporization has qualities that make it more attractive.
 
Some information holds that vaporizing marijuana produces a vapor that is more than 95% free of smoke. The vaporization takes place at a much lower temperature than combustion. At approximately 340°F, the cannabinoids in cannabis start to vaporize.
 
With cannabinoids in excess of 90%, vapor can be very effective at delivering the desired effect from medical cannabis. For many people, vaporization is simply a more modern, more effective and more desirable way to use medical cannabis.
 
Drawbacks
 
The drawbacks to vaporizing principally have to do with cost. Vaporizers cost a great deal more than a simple bowl or bong and, because of that, some patients may not be able to afford the equipment used to vaporize.
 
Additionally, it is very difficult to tell based on sales information whether a vaporizer is actually good. The best way to make certain that any vaporizer you’re considering purchasing is worth the money is to talk to people at a dispensary. In some cases, they may even be able to recommend some brands that they know work very well. Because of the cost involved, you don’t want to waste your money on a substandard vaporizer that comes at a low price precisely because it doesn’t measure up to standards.
 
Vaporizing medical cannabis is one of the most popular ways to use it. For some people, it’s much better than smoking because of the reduced smell, because it’s easier on the lungs and, according to some people, because the effects that they experience are more intense.
 

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