• Cannabis

    Marijuana and Epilepsy: Here’s How Cannabis Stops Seizures (12 Studies)

    Source: Wakeup World November 11, 2018 By Marco Epilepsy is a broad term for neurological disorders that are characterized by recurring episodes of seizures. The types of seizures that patients experience can vary from very short and subtle in intensity, to forceful and violent convulsions that can last for hours on end. In severe cases, it’s not unusual for sufferers to sustain physical injuries from seizures, and the duration and frequency of these attacks can be really detrimental for the patient’s quality of life. The seizures themselves can be caused by numerous factors, including brain injuries, tumors and infections. Unfortunately, for the majority of patients with epilepsy, the cause of the disease…

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    Despite Big Pharma’s Heavy Lobbying, Cannabis Legalization Efforts in US Make New Gains

    A young marijuana plant starts showing signs of flowering in a backyard home garden in Los Angeles, Nov. 5, 2018. Richard Vogel | AP Source: Mint Press News November 8, 2018 By Randi Nord LANSING, MICHIGAN — While Democrats and Republicans went toe-to-toe for control of Congress, voters across three states voted to relax marijuana laws, resulting in a huge victory for the grassroots decriminalization and legalization movement. With medical marijuana already legal in Michigan for several years, voters passed a ballot proposal on Tuesday to legalize recreational marijuana possession with 55 percent in favor of the measure. The measure made Michigan the first Midwestern state, and the tenth state…

  • CBD

    5 Amazing Benefits of Using CBD Vape Oil

    Source: Waking Times November 2, 2018 Sofia Adamson CBD is short for cannabidiol, which is one of many cannabinoids derived from the cannabis plant. It is noteworthy that CBD and other cannabinoids communicate with the human endocannabinoid system (ECS). This system is responsible for keeping balance in our bodies, regulating functions like pain, sleep, appetite, emotions, moods, digestion, metabolism, memory, inflammation, and so forth. Furthermore, the human body naturally produces endocannabinoids, so when you use CBD, this fantastic compound imitates endocannabinoids. As revealed by several recent studies, CBD can be used as a treatment for a wide array of illnesses, medical conditions, and symptoms. As a result, the popularity of…

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    These 5 Organizations Are The Reason Cannabis is Still a Crime

    Source: The Mind Unleashed September 3, 2018 It’s often half-jokingly said that if there was one thing that could bring Americans together, it would be cannabis. That might seem a little farfetched at first, but once you discover how many people want cannabis legalized, it will make sense. As of 2018, nine states allow recreation use in some form, while 30 allow medicinal use and 16 allow only CBD, an active component of the cannabis plant which aids in pain relief and sleep. According to a poll from the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion, 52% of American adults have tried marijuana at some point in their lives, while 44% of those adults who…

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    16 Scientific Benefits of Weed – Health Effects of Cannabis

    Source: Wake Up World June 2, 2018 By Luka When I finished digging through countless studies dealing with health benefits of weed, I only had one question in mind — why are we not using medical cannabis products instead of regular supplements? In a culture where non-organic multi-vitamins are being mindlessly used (in boatloads) as a “ground breaking prevention for all diseases”, we have decided to limit the public’s access to one thing that actually works. Even though we’ve heard a lot of bad things about weed in the last 50-70 years, nowadays, after successful efforts by many of its activists, marijuana is believed to help with up to 24…

  • Cannabis,  Marijuana Legalization

    A Flourishing Hemp Industry Is Growing in Colorado

    There is one thing that sets this state apart from most of the others: an almost total disregard of federal law. Source: Foundation for Economic Education March 31, 2018 by Michael Maharrey Colorado’s industrial hemp industry continues to grow despite ongoing federal prohibition. The early successes in creating a viable hemp marketplace hinged on the state’s willingness to ignore federal law, along with the actions of farmers and entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of the relaxed state legal structure. The Centennial State legalized industrial hemp production for commercial purposes in 2012. This was before the federal government loosened laws to allow hemp cultivation within pilot programs for research purposes. At the…

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    Big Pharma Tries to Monopolize CBD Oil Market

    Source: Waking Times December 11, 2017 Dr. Mercola The cannabinoids in cannabis — cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — interact with your body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. In fact, scientists now believe the endocannabinoid system may represent the most widespread receptor system in your body.1 There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more, and both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor. Your body actually makes its own cannabinoids, similar to those found in marijuana, albeit in much smaller quantities than you get from the plant. The…

  • Cannabis,  Health

    Cannabis – The Ultimate in Neuroprotection

    Source: Wake Up World October 1, 2017 By Mary Biles Earlier this year we saw the announcement that THCa, another molecule found in the cannabis plant, has neuroprotective effects. Apart from flying in the face of the belief that cannabis damages brain cells, why should we care whether something is neuroprotective or not? The death of brain cells is a natural part of the ageing process. Cells die off and the body is also capable of making new ones through neurogenesis. But the older we get, the more susceptible we become to ‘inappropriate cell death’ through traumatic injury, environmental toxins, cardiovascular disorders, infectious agents, or genetic diseases. That’s why scientists are researching…

  • Cannabis,  Health

    Pot Smokers Beware of Killer Pesticides and Poison

    Source: Waking Times September 13,2017 Jon Rappaport Pot smokers, environmentalists, and just plain humans: take notice. A recent article in The Atlantic reveals highly toxic pesticides are being used on illegal pot farms in California, and the runoff is poisoning forests. I’ll quote extensively from the article and then make comments: “Secret growers are taking advantage of the state’s remote stretches of public land—and the environmental impact is severe.” “…this past November, [California] residents voted ‘yes’ on Proposition 64, making California the fifth state to legalize recreational pot. Almost two-thirds of the country’s total legal harvest comes from the Golden State…” [poisoned pot shipped everywhere] “The lethal poisons growers use to…

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    First Of Its Kind Study Shows Undeniable Evidence Cannabis Can Cure Opioid Addiction

    Source: The Free Thought Project By Justin Gardner As the opioid epidemic rages on, those professing to seek “solutions” are willfully ignoring one of the most promising treatments – medical cannabis. When the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) was being debated in 2016, amendments to study medical cannabis were stripped out. This happened despite studies showing that medical cannabis eases neuropathic pain, and the government’s own National Institutes of Health stating, “Medical marijuana products may have a role in reducing the use of opioids needed to control pain.” There were also studies showing that deaths from opioids plummet in states with legal cannabis, and that 80 percent of cannabis…