Marijuana

cannabis leaves resting on hand

The history of cannabis dates back as far as the third millennium BC, and probably way back, according to archeological evidence (1). As a result of its psychoactive properties, it was first used for religious purposes, and not much later, for recreationally. The first historical writings come from China in

worldwide cannabis [longevity live]

Worldwide cannabis products are rapidly flooding into every store. The perception of marijuana is changing entirely. But what are the consequences of this? Well, scientists believe that popular cannabis might not be so great for male fertility. In fact, regular marijuana use might lead to abnormal methylation of a gene associated

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According to the World Health Organization, depression affects over 300 million people across the world and it is also the leading cause of disability worldwide (1). Furthermore, the annual American Psychology Association revealed that around 75% of Americans are either “physically or psychologically” stressed.  That said, how are individuals attempting

Endocannabinoid | Longevity LIVE

The word on everybody’s lips is cannabis and generating interest has less to do with its euphoric effects and more with how it provides medicinal and health benefits for the body. In an effort to better understand the secrets behind cannabis’ health effects on the body, scientists soon discovered that

Cannabis is the word on everybody’s lips and the interest in the world’s most famous green plant continues to grow. The UN currently classifies the plant as a Schedule I drug. This means that it’s a substance that is prone to addiction with zero medical use. In fact, the classification placed

arthritis and cannabis strains

Arthritis is one of the most common disabilities among Americans, and it affects a lot of people. The pharmaceuticals and braces that are used to counter the pain have a lot of side effects. But in recent years, cannabis has gained a lot of popularity in the US, and it

Opioid rule

The New York State Department of Health has announced the filing of emergency regulations adding any condition for which an opioid could be prescribed as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. The regulations went into immediate effect from the 12th July 2018.  Registered practitioners may certify patients to use medical

Opioid substitution with cannabis

Zimbabwe has just become the second country in Africa to legalize the cultivation of cannabis. Lesotho legalized the cultivation of the plant in 2016.  Over the past decade several countries around the world including Canada, United States of America, Portugal, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Uruguay, Spain among others have also legalized

An interesting video has gone viral on social media platforms: Larry, an elderly man who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, is seen shaking uncontrollably at the start of the clip. Later he’s given cannabis oil by another Parkinson’s sufferer and, within a matter of minutes, Larry’s uncontrollable shaking ceases. The relief

Marijuana Plant

According to a marijuana study published in The Journal of Neuroscience,  even occasional recreational marijuana use has shown brain impairment in young adults and may lead to previously unidentified brain changes. Marijuana use is often associated with motivation, attention, learning, and memory impairments. Previous studies exposing animals to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the main psychoactive