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Medical marijuana and the treatment of Dravet syndrome

Dravet syndrome is a severe kind of epilepsy that affects children in their first year of life. It causes severe seizures, which can in some cases even lead to death. For a long time there was no reliable treatment for Dravet syndrome, with…

Medical marijuana and Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease is a severe form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease that affects up to 600,000 people in North America and many more around the world. It is characterized by chronic inflammation of the digestive tract and a variety of symptoms,…

Medical marijuana and the treatment of brain cancer

Over 700,000 people in the US are estimated to live with a brain tumor or other type of cancer of the central nervous system. Every year, roughly 17,000 people in the US, along with many more around the world, are expected to lose their…

Medical Marijuana and the treatment of nausea

Nausea is an incredibly uncomfortable symptom which can be associated with a wide variety of conditions and medications. Recently, cannabis has received a lot of attention as a possible form of relieving nausea, especially that caused by…

Medical marijuana might help to fight obesity

Obesity is a health crisis affecting people of all ages, sexes, and socio-economic standards. The levels of obesity across the world have risen dramatically over the last 30 years, and health authorities are calling it one of the biggest…

Medical marijuana and the treatment of lupus

Lupus is a complex autoimmune condition that affects an estimated 5 million people worldwide. There is no cure for lupus and the medications used to treat the disease often cause a wide variety of side effects. According to anecdotal…

Medical marijuana and arthritis

Arthritis is one of the most debilitating chronic conditions on the planet. It literally destroys connective tissue at joints and deforms bones themselves. Sufferers experience severe pain and dramatic loss of ability to move. The good…

Smoking weed when having a cold. Good idea?

For people who have made cannabis a part of their regular lives, sicknesses like a common cold will not stop them from smoking up. Doing so, however, may actually be more detrimental to your condition. We all know how cannabis can be a…