Health

CBD & Terpenes: The Entourage Effect

Angus McBride 2017-02-17 Cannabis is truly one of the most amazing plants on Earth. As the female’s flowering phase progresses, she becomes a virtual chemical factory, producing hundreds of various cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes, and terpenoids. Science is only beginning to understand the role these individual chemical compounds play when ingested in the human body, and much more study is needed. One thing that we do know is that when these compounds are separated from the rest of the plant, they become less effective for the treatment of medical symptoms, and can even produce unwanted side effects that are not present when left combined with one another as nature produces them. We call this enhanced efficacy “the entourage effect”. Simply stated, there appears to be ...

A Patient’s Path to Cannabis

Chronic PainDisease Angus McBride 2016-05-19 Patient Dana Kelley (right) talks with her doctor, Andrew Medvedovsky, and Audrey Rosania, who screens Medvedovsky’s patients. Kelley uses cannabis to help manage pain. PHOTO BY CURT HUDSON While Dana Kelley’s pain was unrelenting, her decision was not easy. Dana Kelley recalls the exact moment when her neurologist suggested she try medical marijuana. The retired Army Intelligence linguist said it caused her emotional upheaval and led her to question her willingness to continue living in constant pain. Kelley’s neck and back were severely fractured in a car crash three years ago in her hometown of Pennsville, Salem County. She underwent five surgeries, including a fusion of a large part of her spinal cord, and was prescribed mo...

Overview of CBD Hemp Oil Benefits & Properties

This is going to be really interesting and goes much deeper into the hemp oil benefits and the main active ingredient CBD (Cannabidiol). As mentioned in a previous post, Hemp has different main active ingredients called Cannabinoids. Cannabis is worldwide famous of its active substance THC (Delta 9-Tetrahydrocannabinol), which is responsible for the psychoactive effect as in the general public know as to get High or Stoned. Depends on which Sort of Hemp Plant the user is getting his marijuana from. But THC is just one of the Cannabinoids which have significant healing properties. There more than 80 different Cannabinoids in Hemp. And CBD Cannabidiol has the widest range of healing properties respectively the largest spectrum in applications for different kind of issues and diseases. As it ...

CBD Oil and Autism – More Studies on Cannabidiol

Autism is a very complex disorder, more precisely a spectrum of disorders because it includes a variety of disorders that affect the development of the brain at the same time. While autism affects each patient individually, almost all patients have a few symptoms in common. These are difficulties in communication, difficulties in interacting with other people, and the development of repetitive behaviors, sometimes these behaviors being negative and self-injurious. In this article, we deal with CBD Oil and Autism. It is worth mentioning that not all children affected by autism have intellectual difficulties, as they are just a part of the group suffering from this sum of conditions. There are autistic children that have brains functioning at high levels, excelling in domains like math, musi...