Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times Scientists are continuously discovering new ways that cannabis can benefit human health. Typically, researchers publish these discoveries in peer-reviewed journals. Yet, most cannabis research never makes its way into mainstream news. In the public eye, these studies go unnoticed. Here are five examples of cannabis research that warrant our attention.…Read more
Heather Callaghan, GuestWaking Times Another UK patient is turning heads with another amazing testimony regarding their use of cannabis oil, or, CBD oil, which does not contain the psychoactive compounds that get you “high.” Daily Mail reports: A mother-of-two claims she has cured her aggressive breast cancer by taking one drop of cannabis oil every day.…Read more
By Michael Maharrey A Indiana House committee unanimously passed a bill that would expand the state’s hemp law to prohibit state prosecution of people who sell or possess industrial hemp and industrial hemp products. Passage of this legislation would open the door for a commercial hemp market in the state, setting the foundation to nullify federal prohibition in….Read more
Anna Hunt, Staff Writer Waking Times The anti-cancer assertions made by medical cannabis advocates are no longer just based on anecdotal success stories. In the following video, Dr. Christina Sanchez, Biology Professor at the Complutense University of Madrid, explains how her research supports the claim that cannabis kills cancer. Study Shows THC in Cannabis Kills Cancer….Read more & video
Even the World Health Organization (WHO) is now saying that there aren’t any health risks associated with medical marijuana. According to the organization, CBD – the relaxant in cannabis used for medical marijuana – poses no health risks. After months and years of speculation regarding the side effects of using cannabidiol (CBD), the WHO declared that…Read more
“The cannabinoids in cannabis — cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — interact with your body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. In fact, scientists now believe the endocannabinoid system may represent the most widespread receptor system in your body.1
There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more, and both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor. Your body actually makes its own cannabinoids, similar to those found in marijuana, albeit in much smaller quantities than you get from the plant.
The fact that your body is replete with cannabinoid receptors, key to so many biological functions, is why there’s such enormous medical potential for cannabis. More often than not, medicinal marijuana is made from plants bred to have high CBD and low THC content. While THC has psychoactive activity that can make you feel “stoned,” CBD has no psychoactive properties.
December 10th, 2017 By Marco Torres Guest writer for Wake Up World Opioid painkiller prescriptions have jumped 300 percent in the last decade, and they are now the most commonly prescribed drugs on the market. They are also the most dangerous and addictive drugs on the market, and often lose effectiveness with long-term use. Now…Read more