Since the inception of cannabis research, Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) has been the most frequently researched cannabinoid in cannabis science. Although, currently it is the cannabidiol (CBD) that has gained the spotlight due to its ability to provide therapeutic relief to children ailing from various epileptic disorders, without the psychotropic effects (i.e. high) of THC.
For people living with lung cancer, the situation can seem hopeless. Lung cancer causes the most cancer deaths in America. One in four patients diagnosed with cancer will have lung cancer. Many patients find themselves drawn to alternative therapies in the hopes of alleviating their symptoms, improving conventional treatments, and removing the cancer altogether.
Cannabis has been getting a lot of (well deserved) attention for its treatment of critical illnesses such as Parkinson’s, Glioblastoma, and Arthritis. However there has not been enough conversation about depression and how medical cannabis has been playing a large part in treating depression effectively and often with little to no side effects.
The thyroid is a very important part of the body’s endocrine system that is generally located in the lower front of the neck. Its function is important to the human body as it secretes thyroid hormones which are carried via the bloodstream to every single cell and muscle group.
A large misconception regarding the therapeutic value of the cannabis plant continually marches on. Cannabis is often grouped together with tobacco, hard drugs, and even alcohol, with the latest trend being to designate cannabis as “less harmful” than these other substances.
The ability to have a good night’s sleep is crucial for maintaining physical, emotional, and mental well-being, yet for so many people it can be frustratingly elusive. As reported by researchers at the American Sleep Association, up to 70 million adults suffer from sleep disorders in the U.S. alone (sleepassociation.org) and the numbers of those affected are rising.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, informally known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the nerve cells in the spinal cord, brain, and motor cortex that control voluntary muscles. Patients suffering from ALS can eventually lose their ability to eat, move, speak, and breathe.
For the millions of people suffering from asthma worldwide, daily coughing fits and shortness of breath are an unpleasant reality. An estimated 1 in 12 people suffer from asthma, a chronic respiratory disease that usually begins to show its symptoms in early childhood. While the symptoms are mild for some patients, for others it is a serious concern that can lead to a possibly life-threatening asthma attack.
As with other types of cancer, lymphoma is an illness which can negatively impact a person’s life. In addition to the symptoms and side effects that are common with other cancers, lymphoma has the added strain of affecting the body’s immune system. This opens up the patient to the increased risk of other diseases.