HEALTH & MEDICINE

  • Study: Cannabinoid Spray Helps Calm Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injuries
    by Monterey Bud on September 26, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    New research indicates Sativex – a cannabis-derived pharmaceutical – can mitigate spasticity associated with prolonged spinal cord injury. Conducted by a group of Spanish doctors from the Hospital Universitario y Politécnico, La Fe, Valencia, Spain, a six-month study revealed that Sativex (a cannabinoid-based spray) may provide relief where Western medicine has failed. Sativex Study A [... […]

  • American Legion to Head of VA: Support MMJ/PTSD Research
    by Monterey Bud on September 22, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    On Wednesday, the nation’s largest and most conservative military veterans organization called out the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – asking VA Secretary David Shulkin to support Dr. Sue Sisley’s FDA-approved research into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the medicinal efficacy of cannabis. Denise Rohan, the American Legion national commander, sent a [... […]

  • Study: National Medical Marijuana Could Save Thousands of Lives Annually
    by Monterey Bud on September 11, 2017 at 5:28 PM

    A new study published by the University of Indiana (IU) indicates that medical marijuana, if legalized nationally, could be a true lifesaver. Per the Indiana study, approximately 47,500 American lives could be saved annually if medical marijuana were legalized nationally. Authored by Dr. Thomas M. Clark, the IU research scrutinized studies published since 2000 and [... […]

  • ‘Cansortium Texas’ Granted First Medical Marijuana License in TX
    by Monterey Bud on September 7, 2017 at 3:47 PM

    On Wednesday, officials announced that Cansortium Texas would be the first company to receive a medical marijuana license issued by the state of Texas, after a scrutinizing review from the state Department of Public Safety. #Texas issues first medical marijuana license https://t.co/QamQ3hqmW3 pic.twitter.com/IlRX48QDak — KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) September 6, 2017 Endorsed by the Texas [... […]

  • New Study: Δ9-THCA Has Potent Neuroprotective Properties
    by Monterey Bud on August 31, 2017 at 4:08 PM

    THCA (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the most abundant non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in marijuana, has demonstrated its potent neuroprotective ability in a recent study. Published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, the Spanish study conducted at Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC), in Córdoba, Spain, found Δ9-THCA is a worthy treatment option for those suffering from debilitating [... […]

  • Study Finds Marijuana Consumption Can Minimize Risk of Stroke
    by Monterey Bud on August 29, 2017 at 4:05 PM

    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, habitual marijuana use can dramatically reduce an individual’s chance of suffering a stroke. Dr. Francis Filbey, the head researcher for the study and the director of Cognitive Neuroscience Research in Addictive Disorders at the Center for BrainHealth, explained: “Past marijuana research has shown changes [... […]

  • Know Your Medicine: CBG and CBGA
    by Bonni Goldstein, M.D. on August 24, 2017 at 1:00 PM

    Experts report that there are at least 106 phytocannabinoids found in the trichomes of the cannabis flower. Most research has focused on the two most prominent “primary” cannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). However, many of the so-called “secondary” cannabinoids are responsible for adding to the therapeutic effects of cannabis as part of the entourage [... […]

  • Sessions Craves Crackdown: Attack Opioids, Not Marijuana
    by Monterey Bud on August 21, 2017 at 8:10 PM

    Throughout his dogmatic career in politics, Jeff Sessions has compared the influence of marijuana to that of LSD or Heroin, accusing the peaceful herb of cultivating some of America’s biggest problems. On average, 142 Americans die each day from opioid abuse, according to the Centers for Disease Control. “Overdose deaths from opioids, including prescription opioids [... […]

  • Know Your Medicine: Tolerance and Reverse Tolerance
    by Bonni Goldstein, M.D. on August 11, 2017 at 4:27 PM

    The concept of cannabis tolerance is quite interesting. Now that patients are using preparations that contain different prominent cannabinoids, including delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), tetrahydrocannabinolic acid (THCA), cannabidiolic acid (CBDA), and cannabinol (CBN), the question of tolerance no longer relates to THC only. Tolerance is defined as the need to use more of a drug [... […]

  • Senior Citizens Embrace Medicinal Cannabis: Use up 250%
    by Monterey Bud on August 10, 2017 at 4:29 PM

    Far from a gateway drug, marijuana helps today’s senior citizens exit the vicious cycle of pharmaceuticals and addiction. Although marijuana was once considered a dangerous recreational drug by many senior citizens, today’s elderly are among the fastest growing demographic within the cannabis industry. Another sector demonstrating elevated use, those adults aged 50-65 increased their overall [... […]