Category: Medical

Can Cannabis Be Used for Lupus Treatment?

Lupus is a chronic, devastating autoimmune disorder characterized by progressive inflammation and debilitating pain. Autoimmune disorders are the result of dysfunctional immune systems and the generation of self-attacking antibodies against one’s own healthy cell/tissue. Persistent and prolonged autoimmune attack contributes to inflammatory reaction and permanent damage of the affected cells. The exact cause of lupus pathogenesis is unknown; however, genetic (inherited) and environmental factors have been implicated. Some of the common types of Lupus are: Systemic lupus erythematosus – attacks several body organs including skin, joints, blood vessels, etc. Lupus nephritis – causes kidney damage and failure Iatrogenic lupus...

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Marijuana and The Ups and Downs of Blood Pressure

What Goes Up Must Come Down If you have high blood pressure and you’re looking for a healthy method for controlling it, it may be wise to take a look at marijuana. But, one thing you have to know before taking cannabis for your high blood pressure is that when you use or take it, your blood pressure will typically go up slightly at first. Eventually, your blood pressure should return to a normal level. Who Can Benefit from Using Marijuana for Blood Pressure Patients who have high blood pressure, which is known as the “silent killer”, can use...

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Is Smoked Marijuana Medicine?

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb shot down the idea that marijuana in smokeable form would ever become an FDA-approved medical substance. “I prescribed blood pressure pills and all kinds of other things to my patients when I was a practicing physician not too long ago,” Gottlieb said. “I never told a patient to go home, crush up a pill, roll it in a piece of paper and smoke it.” This seems like a rather flippant and ignorant remark by a man running the FDA. While pills are made specifically for oral...

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Doctor Says Cannabis Saved Filmmaker Kevin Smith’s Life

In the past, we’ve reported on how cannabis has the ability to heal people of all ages and backgrounds – and maybe even save lives. Joining the ranks of those healed, or possibly even having their lives saved, by cannabis medicine is filmmaker Kevin Smith. Smith, 47, recently suffered a massive, life-threatening heart attack on February 25, which caused him to have to cancel the second of two stand-up shows he was scheduled to perform in Glendale, California. After experiencing difficulty breathing, Smith was rushed to the hospital. He had a 100 percent blockage of an artery and needed...

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Study Shows Medical Cannabis Helps Reverse Specific Harmful Effects of Tobacco

Most people who have used both cannabis and tobacco would tell you that tobacco is more harmful for the body, especially in the long run. Everyone knows that smoking cigarettes causes cancer, but there are also many other harmful side effects from tobacco use that you might not be aware of – yet another reason to stay away from it. One of the many little known issues that come with smoking tobacco is a disease called Thromboangiitis obliterans (TO). TO clots capillary blood vessels in the veins and arteries of the fingers and toes, due to the inflammation of...

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