September 12, 2019
(Prepare For Change) By Aashay: Cannabidiol has become immensely popular across the world, in the recent past. In previous years, it was used as an effective self-medication for Dravet syndrome in children. As of now, it is now used to treat wide range of medical conditions and lifestyle diseases. The cannabinoid CBD, a non-psychoactive isomer of the more infamous tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), is available in a growing number of administration modes, but the most commonly known is CBD oil. There are currently dozens, if not hundreds, of producers and sellers of CBD oils active in the market, and their number is increasing exponentially.
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By Nikki Harper
Contributing Writer for Wake Up World
Among the many extraordinary medicinal and health-bringing properties of cannabis, new research pinpoints two of the plant’s flavonoids with potential to completely change the way we treat pain.
First identified back in 1985, cannflavins A and B are molecules with potent anti-inflammatory properties; the original 1985 research showed that gram for gram, these cannflavins were nearly 30 times more effective than aspirin.
Read more via Cannabis Flavonoids Give Hope for New Way to Treat Pain, Study Finds — Wake Up World
May 23rd, 2019 By Dr. Joseph Mercola Contributing writer for Wake Up World
The cannabis plant has over 400 chemicals and at least 60 different cannabinoids1 — chemical compounds the human body is uniquely equipped to respond to. Of the two primary chemicals, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), only THC has psychoactive properties.
THC is the compound in cannabis triggering a “high,” whereas CBD has no psychoactive effects. Both compounds, and other phytochemicals found in medical marijuana plants, have a long list of beneficial effects on health.
Read more & video clip: “Dr. Mercola Interviews Carl Germano on the Endocannabinoid System’s Role in Human Health” (2:55) via CBD Has Unique Ability to Cross Blood-Brain Barrier — Wake Up World
The DEA has officially announced that a synthetic THC product is more medically valuable and safer than real cannabis, and has classified it as a schedule 2 controlled substance, meaning it can be prescribed by doctors, unlike weed.
by Alanna Ketler, guest writer
The DEA has just announced that the same manufacturer of the notorious fentanyl has produced a synthetic marijuana product they deem more medically valuable and safer than real cannabis.
The announcement was made a few weeks ago in the Federal Register by the DEA that the drug Syndros, a liquid form of synthetic THC, will be now classified as a schedule 2 controlled substance, which means it can be legally prescribed by doctors.
Read more: Synthetic Marijuana Approved by DEA for Medicine While the Real Thing Remains Illegal — Humans Are Free
Along with the opioid epidemic, we are in the midst of a benzodiazepine epidemic. This class of prescription drugs, which includes the extremely popular drug xanax, is primarily prescribed for anxiety, but is exceptionally prone to abuse, addiction, and were involved in almost 12,000 deaths a year.
“These are highly addictive and potentially lethal drugs, and many people don’t know that,” lead author Dr. Anna Lembke of the Stanford University School of Medicine said. “Sadly, most physicians are also unaware of this and blithely prescribe them without educating their patients about the risk of addiction.” [Source]
The public is waking up to the fact that pharmaceutical remedies are often very dangerous and can have serious side effects, while at the same to also waking up to the fact that cannabis is an exceptionally powerful healing medicine with nearly no harmful side effects whatsoever…Read more
via Patients Are Dumping Benzodiazepines in Favor of Cannabis to Treat Anxiety — Humans Are Free
February 22nd, 2019
Guest writer for Wake Up World
A lot’s been written about the hemp product CBD, but what does medical science actually say about its healing properties and are there any diseases that it can cure? Hemp has been used throughout history recreationally and/or for medical purposes; but for someone living with a serious medical condition, the idea that cannabis can offer better results than prescription pills may come as a surprise. But if we’re to look at the ongoing fight to decriminalize weed, this is what a growing section of the population want to see happen…..Read more
via 5 Clinically Tested Benefits of CBD Oil — Wake Up World