medical cannabis

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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

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

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CBD oil,  or cannabidiol, is a natural plant-based oil. It contains naturally occurring chemicals known as cannabinoids. Studies have shown cannabinoids  contain ‘feel good’ molecules. They can even be made in your body. You experience them when you feel relaxed or involved in a positive activity like hugging someone you

cannabis leaf with cbd oil

CBD oil has seen a spike in interest in the recent past. As this hype continues to grow, you might have become curious about the benefits of the oil. Although the use of medical marijuana is still a politically and emotionally charged topic, research shows that there may be huge

Cannabidiol (CBD) and Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) are both naturally-occurring compounds that are the main active ingredients in medical cannabis. Both compounds generate diverse effects through their interaction with the body’s endocannabinoid system, but CBD and THC couldn’t be more different. THC is a psychoactive compound, meaning it generates a “high”, and

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

chronic pain

The City of New York has just announced that they will add chronic pain to the list of illnesses that qualify for medical cannabis. This is a victory for those suffering from the debilitating pain which cannabis has been proven to treat. Researchers have found that medical cannabis is effective

The legal use of medical cannabis made headway this week as South Africa’s department of health  plans to have cannabis recognised as a prescription drug, rather than an illegal substance. The Medical Control Council (MCC) has announced that their investigation into the use of medical cannabis has made progress. MCC