Stanford University study points to endocannabinoid deficiency as cause of Alzheimer’s

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Stanford says smoke weed
A-beta, a substance suspected as a prime culprit in Alzheimer’s disease, may start impairing learning and memory long before plaques form in the brain. A new study led by investigators at the Stanford University School of Medicine has implicated the blocking of endocannabinoids —...
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Cannabis and Arthritis

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It’s no secret: America’s baby boomers are aging, and one of the most common ailments in older populations is arthritis. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 53 million Americans have arthritis, with women making up 60 percent of the...
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The 49+ Benefits of THC, CBD, and The Endocannabinoid System

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Medical marijuana and legalization have been hot topics recently. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of at least 113 active cannabinoids identified in cannabis.   Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)  is the principal psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis. CBD is a major phytocannabinoid, accounting for up to 40% of the plant’s extract....
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What Is Decarboxylation?

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You may be surprised to learn that a living cannabis plant contains almost no cannabinoids. But it’s absolutely true – the cannabis plant actually produces a set of chemical “precursors” to cannabinoids, which are classified as “cannabinoid acids”. These cannabinoid acids gradually break down...
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Cannabinoids, like those found in marijuana, occur naturally in human breast milk

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Woven into the fabric of the human body is an intricate system of proteins known as cannabinoid receptors that are specifically designed to process cannabinoids such as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the primary active components of marijuana. And it turns out, based on the findings...
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Studies Show Cannabis Relieves Symptoms Of Parkinson’s Disease

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Observational studies show cannabis relieves motor and non-motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Studies focused on cannabinoid-based treatments for Parkinson’s disease have been conducted since the seventies, due to the important number of patients suffering from the illness reporting an improvement of their symptoms following the consumption...
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Cannabis and Epilepsy Treatment

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Cannabis as an Epilepsy Treatment? Since medicinal cannabis has become a more commonplace alternative for a well-established list of ailments, patients are finding a place for it next to their Advil and Tums. But unlike many other chronic illnesses that can be managed with over-the-counter...
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