16 Scientific Health Benefits of Cannabis

From Waking Times by Luka Petkovich

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.
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Study: Marijuana Use Has No Harmful Effects On Brain Structure

From CBDoilECO


The data from the study showed that marijuana use isn’t in any way connected with individual brain structure differences.

According to a new study, which will soon be published in the scientific journal Addiction, there is no link between the continuous use of cannabis and changes in the structure of the brain.

In total, 20 researchers from 13 institutions across the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom participated in the study; they looked into the relationship between habitual marijuana use and the structure of the brain in 1,096 middle-aged men and young adults.

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Child Kidnapped and Parents Jailed for Using Medical Cannabis

From Free Thought Project

Macon, GA – A teenager who suffers from seizures was forcibly separated from his parents and put into state custody, while his parents were jailed and charged with reckless conduct after they provided their son with marijuana to control his seizure disorder.

Matthew and Suzeanna Brill say they let their 15-year-old son, David, smoke cannabis in a desperate attempt to control his severe epileptic seizures. The couple told the New York Times that their son was having numerous seizures a day and that the pharmaceutical drugs he was prescribed to control his epilepsy failed to work.

Although Georgia ostensibly recognizes cannabis as a treatment for epilepsy by allowing certified patients to possess up to 20 fluid ounces of “low THC oil,” generally recognized cannabidiol oil commonly referred to as CBD, the reality is that there is no way to legally obtain or produce CBD oil without being in violation of Georgia law. Despite having no legal access to cannabis, more than 3,500 people are registered with the state as medical marijuana patients. Continue reading

Is Marijuana Replacing Protein Shakes as the New Health Supplement?

From Latestly dot com

 People are Including Pot in Their Pre-Work Out Regime

Is Marijuana Replacing Protein Shakes as the New Health Supplement? People are Including Pot in Their Pre-Work Out Regime

Is marijuana replacing protein drinks? (Photo Credits: Stay Regular/Pixabay)

Marijuana legalisation in many countries across the world has pushed the drug further toward mainstream and the social stigma associated with it is slowly dissolving. And with that more and more people are toking up before hitting the gym or any other sports activity. But why are people smoking up before the work out and how does it help?

Those who regularly supplement a workout with some form of marijuana applaud the benefits of the combination claiming that helps improving focus and relaxation and in recovery and pain management. Dr. Peter Grinspoon, a primary care doctor at Massachusetts General Hospital and author of the book ‘Free Refills: A Doctor Confronts His Addiction’, says, “It’s a weird phenomenon, but it’s an increasingly common phenomenon. The fact that a lot of people are saying it helps them can’t be ignored.”

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Smoking Marijuana Helps Prevent Lung Cancer

Important finding.

We were asked recently to “name one reason why smoked cannabis should be legal as medicine, no other medicine is smoked!”. Our answer: it helps prevent cancer, and does no harm.

There is no reason the government should stop anyone from preventing cancer.

From October 2012

By Fred Gardner / AlterNet

You’d think it would have been very big news in the spring of 2005 when Donald Tashkin, a professor of pulmonology at UCLA’s David Geffin School of Medicine, revealed at a conference that components of marijuana smoke, although they damage cells in respiratory tissue, somehow prevent them from becoming malignant. But headlines announcing “Pot Doesn’t Cause Cancer” did not ensue.
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At Least 52 People in Utah Were Poisoned by Fake Cannabis Oil

From Richard Rose via LinkedIn

This was 4-CCB, a synthetic. Not CBD. From a r/CBD Reddit thread:

“Hi i worked for this company. … A good rule to have when buying e liquids with cbd is to avoid anything that looks almost like water with a very very light tint of green, blue, pink, or yellow. And i mean very light tint, normal e liquid with cbd should have a bronze color and should be separting after sitting for a few days without shaking (this is made with cbd oil, typically 25% gold oil, cbd oil does not bind well with VG, it does well with PG but i doubt you want to vape that). getting cbd e liquid that is clear with a light tint like this one means it was not made with cbd oil and was made with something else (could be isolate, but i assure you this is a very difficult e liquid to make and this company does not know how to make it, i know this because i was there when they attempted to, it will almost always come out crystallized). This can only leave one other option which is synthetics. … I also recently made a post warning people to stay away from their cbd “wax”, I actually did see this being made multiple times and poured this as well into those tiny dab containers, its just candle wax and isolate.”

From Gizmodo:

More than 50 people got sick after taking products falsely advertised to be made of CBD oil. The real stuff is seen being processed from hemp above.
Photo: Don Ryan (AP)

A poisoning outbreak traced to synthetic cannabinoids sickened at least 52 people in Utah and sent 31 to the emergency room this past winter, reveals a new report released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But unlike other recent outbreaks, the victims weren’t trying to buy synthetic weed: They had bought what they thought was cannabis oil that only contained cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive ingredient of weed. And many had purchased these products from traditional smoke shops.

Around the beginning of last December, according to the CDC report, the Utah Poison Control Center came across five cases of people visiting the ER with symptoms of seizures, confusion, and hallucinations. Just before the symptoms began, the patients had all taken a product marketed to contain CBD. Products that contain only CBD are created to not have the psychoactive effects commonly associated with THC. Eventually, state and federal health and law enforcement officials formed a task force that found at least 52 similar cases had occurred within the state from October 2017 to the end of January 2018.
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