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Ocular Disease and Eye Function – Medical Cannabis for the Treatment of Macular Degeneration

Nature has many ways of making it hard for people to see.  As we age, we notice subtle little signs that tell us that our vision is changing.  Perhaps you need glasses to see up close or you have trouble adjusting to glare or distinguishing some colours.  These changes are a normal part of ageing.  … Read more

Treatment Guideline for Depression/Depressive Disorders & Mood Disorders

Depression is a common and debilitating mood disorder.  More than just sadness in response to life’s struggles and setbacks, depression changes how you think, feel, and function in daily activities.  It can interfere with your ability to work, study, eat, sleep and enjoy life.  The feelings of helplessness, hopelessness, and worthlessness can be intense and … Read more

Treatment Guideline: Treating Anxiety Disorders with Medical Cannabis

Anxiety Disorders Anxiety, worry and stress are all part of most people’s everyday lives.  But simply experiencing anxiety or stress in and of itself does not mean that you need to get professional help or that you have an anxiety disorder.  In fact, anxiety is an important and sometimes necessary warning signal of a dangerous … Read more

Treatment Guideline for Neurodegenerative Disease

Neurodegenerative Disease Overview Neurodegenerative disease is an umbrella term for a range of conditions which primarily affect the neurons in the human brain.  Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system which includes the brain and spinal cord.  Neurons normally don’t reproduce or replace themselves, so when they become damaged or die, they cannot … Read more

Treating Children With Medical Cannabis

Children like Charlotte Figi and Novaleigh Barker (affectionately known as Supernova) have changed the way the world views cannabis, and in particular, the use of cannabis oil for children.  Many such stories exist throughout the world, and while legal cannabis oil is still unavailable to many, parents have gone to great lengths to ensure that their children are … Read more

Cannabis Can Help You Get Through Menopause

Mood swings, lack of sexual interest, bone density loss, anxiety, insomnia – cannabis is the one-stop medicine for all of these.   Jokes about the winding down of a woman’s reproductive life abound. Menopause. The Change of Life. The inner workings of the process are shrouded in mystery, rarely discussed, and the symptoms can be … Read more

Can Medical Cannabis Counter The Progression of Atherosclerosis?

In the past, atherosclerosis was largely defined in terms of the accumulation of plaque or bad cholesterol (LDL) within the arterial walls, leading to obstructions.  However, it is now understood to be more than a simple build-up of plaque.  This obstruction is actually a physical response to injuries in the arterial wall’s lining.  Causes of … Read more

Medical Cannabis For Inflammatory Diseases – Arthritis

Inflammatory Diseases In General Inflamed tissue is a natural and necessary response to the healing process.  Without inflammation, injuries would not heal.  Inflammation occurs in response to the invasion of an organism, exposure to a toxin, or the presence of impaired or injured cells.  The inflammatory response is a general intervention and not as specific … Read more

Growing Old Is Not For Sissies – Medical Cannabis For The Elderly

Cannabis has been used for centuries in pain relief and as a sleep aid, among its many other purposes.  Until recently, there has been little evidence in its safety and effectiveness, largely in part due to relatively recent restrictions on its use, which have hampered research efforts and resulted in doctors having little to no … Read more

Medical Cannabis for Inflammatory Skin Disease

The skin is the largest organ in the human body.  One of its principal functions is to protect the body against external agents and it is the first defensive barrier of the innate immune system.  Other important functions of the skin include controlling body temperature, maintaining the hydro-electrolytic balance and perceiving painful or pleasurable stimuli.  … Read more

The Painful Truth – Managing Pain with Medical Cannabis

Pain is the alarm of disease, the symptom that announces that all is not right with our bodies.  Whether due to an accident or illness, it is the most common reason that people seek medical assistance.  But, because pain has many causes, some of which are poorly understood, it is often a complex and vexing … Read more

The Effects of Medical Cannabis on OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)

Medical Cannabis has been used extensively in the last decade to treat a variety of anxiety-driven disorders.  In particular, CBD (cannabidiol) stands out, because of its strong anti-anxiety potential.  No two forms of anxiety are alike.  Social anxiety differs vastly from PTSD, and for those suffering from any anxiety driven disorder, the experience is very … Read more

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