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Can CBD oil help with migraines?

People used cannabis for thousands of years to treat headaches before it became illegal. There is a lack of scientific proof about its safety and effectiveness for this purpose. But researchers have suggested that one or more substances present in cannabis may have therapeutic benefits for headaches, including migraines. It is important to remember that […]

High-Free Medical Marijuana

Cannabis contains cannabidiol (CBD), which, some studies have shown, has anti-inflammatory properties, and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which induces a high. Tikun Olam, a company that grows marijuana in Israel, where the plant is legal for medical purposes, has developed a variant that likely contains the highest CBD to THC ratio yet. The strain, named Avidekel, contains […]

Is Cannabis Really That Bad?

Marijuana is a tricky drug, alternately demonized as a gateway drug and lionized for its medical promise. And while the juries remain out on both sides of the coin, one thing is clear: its use is on the rise. According to the US Department of Human Health and Services, the number of people in the […]

Medical Marijuana: Where’s the Data?

With New York State poised to become the latest inductee into the legal medical marijuana club, The New York Times explored the science behind weed’s effect on the variety of ills it’s used to treat. The paper’s verdict? Research into the medical benefits of smoked cannabis is severely lacking, and few findings point to a […]

Cannabidiol Quells Seizures

The marijuana-derived compound shows promise in treating rare forms of epilepsy that cause children to have seizures multiple times a day. Cannabidiol, one of dozens of active cannabinoids found in the marijuana plant, can reduce the frequency of seizures in patients suffering from two rare forms of epilepsy called Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes, according to […]

Cannabidiol Eases Epileptic Seizures: Study

Around 40 percent of children with an uncommon disorder had 50 percent fewer seizures while taking the marijuana derivativ Cannabidiol, a compound derived from marijuana, lessoned seizures in some children with a severe epileptic disorder, according to a double-blind, placebo-controlled study published yesterday (May 25) in the New England Journal of Medicine. The study was sponsored […]