Posts Tagged ‘Cannabis’

Call for More Research into Cannabis as a PTSD Treatment

September 6th, 2019 By Nikki Harper Contributing Writer for Wake Up World A new study by UCL in the UK has found that cannabis compounds hold promise as treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder but has highlighted the difficulties with obtaining sufficient evidence. Cannabis is already an approved treatment for PTSD in US states which permit […]

Not Just CBD – Cannabis Flavonoids Also Show Promise in Fighting Cancer

Phillip Schneider, Staff Writer Waking Times Scientists from the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Harvard University recently discovered something that could change cancer treatment forever. In their study, Harvard researchers learned that a compound in the cannabis plant called “flavonoids” can be used in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer […]

A Primer On Cannabis by Rob Cichy The Definitive Primer on Cannabis and its Medical\Recreational Role in Society by Rob R. Cichy As a neuroscientist and social worker, whose specialty is the reward pathway and associated neural networks, I have shared research on the neuro-chemical effects of cannabis and its effects on neural circuitry.  There is a saying that “a little […]

Can’t take it with you: Colombian cops find 300kg of cannabis INSIDE coffins (VIDEO)

The unusual discovery was made at a police checkpoint in North Santander on Tuesday, according to El Tiempo. Police reportedly became suspicious of the driver when he seemed nervous. A quick inspection of the coffins proved officers right, and they soon discovered a whopping 514 wrapped packages of marijuana amounting to 300kg. The shipment has […]

If you can’t ban it, steal it: How Big Pharma is trying to gain control of the cannabis industry

(Natural News) About a hundred years ago, marijuana began to be banned in one state after the other, until finally the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 effectively banned its use nationwide. As reported by the New York Times, the reasons for this policy were rooted in “racism and xenophobia,” and its “principal […]

Cannabis Flavonoids Give Hope for New Way to Treat Pain, Study Finds

August 5th, 2019 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; […]

Cannabis Advocates Petition Trinidad & Tobago Parliament to Enact Existing Medical Marijuana Legislation

By Janine Mendes-Franco Nazma Muller, founder of the Caribbean Collective for Justice and a staunch advocate for the legalisation of marijuana in the region, has long maintained that it’s unconscionable that Trinidad and Tobago’s Ministry of Health has never exercised clauses to amendments made to the Dangerous Drugs Act in 2000, which allows for licenses to grow, import, export, […]

Study Confirms Cannabis Oil Can Reduce Or Eliminate Epileptic Seizures In Kids

Tyler Durden, Zero Hedge Waking Times A small study conducted by researchers at the University of Saskatchewan adds to the growing body of evidence that cannabis can be used to successfully treat seizures in children, according to the CBC. A study funded by Jim Pattison’s Children’s Hospital Foundation monitored seven children suffering from severe pediatric epilepsy, in […]

90% of Adults Using Cannabis for Pain, Have Either Reduced or Stopped Using Opioids

by Nick Lindsey One of the most classic anti-cannabis myths ever is that marijuana is a “gateway drug.” According to this idea, weed causes people to move into dangerous drug abuse. But, as more and more research is showing, that myth is simply not true. In fact, the exact opposite may be more accurate. It […]

They’re finally getting it: WHO recommends "more rational" drug laws, recognizes cannabis as legitimate medicine

(Natural News) Many parts of the United States are still stuck in the stone ages when it comes to their antiquated stance on cannabis (marijuana), and the World Health Organization (WHO) has a message for them all: stop prohibiting it already! Not only is the WHO recommending that legislators take a “more […]

CA Senate Passes Bill to Create Banking Alternative for Cannabis Industry, Bypass Federal Reserve

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (May 23, 2019) – On Tuesday, the California Senate passed a bill that would establish limited state-chartered banks to serve the cannabis industry. Final passage of this legislation would remove a major federal roadblock in front of the developing industry in the state and further nullify federal prohibition in practice. Sen. Bob Hertzberg, […]

Anxiety patients are choosing cannabis over prescription meds

(Natural News) There’s some good news on the health front. According to new research out of Canada, people with anxiety are getting tired of taking benzodiazepines and other side effect-ridden Big Pharma drugs, and are instead switching to all-natural cannabis as a safe and effective alternative. Among 146 anxiety patients who enrolled […]

Multiple Studies Show that Alcohol is the Real ‘Gateway Drug’ Not Cannabis

John Vibes, Truth Theory Waking Times According to a series of studies that have been conducted by researchers at the University of Florida over the past several years, alcohol is the real “gateway drug” for teens in the United States. This research finally gives some scientific opposition to the popular myth that cannabis is a […]

Italian City Launches Cannabis Ice Cream

A small Italian town has decided to pay tribute to reggae legend Bob Marley by selling cannabis-flavored ice cream. The producers claim that the “high” ice cream “tastes good and it does good.” The exotic yummy will be issued by the ice cream shop in the small town of Alassio in northern Italy. And the […]

Patients Are Dumping Benzodiazepines in Favor of Cannabis to Treat Anxiety

Alex Pietrowski, Staff Writer Waking Times 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 […]

The Many Medicinal Benefits of Cannabis and Cannabidiol (CBD)

Dr. Mercola, Guest Waking Times Production of cannabis is booming as the medical benefits of CBD (cannabidiol) are increasingly recognized. According to Project CBD, at least 50 conditions1 are believed to be improved by CBD, including pain, seizures, muscle spasms, nausea associated with chemotherapy, digestive disorders such as colitis and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), degenerative neurological […]

Most U.S. Mayors Support Legalizing Cannabis but Feds Still Say it’s as Dangerous as Bath Salts

Vic Bishop, Staff Writer Waking Times When the ruling class of a nation is so removed from the reality of its policies that its unable to change with the times, you can bet that a revolution is on its way. In this case, the non-violent revolution of cannabis legalization is working its way from the […]

Big Pharma Patents Cannabis Cancer Treatment

Big Pharma has patented the exclusive rights to a cancer cure using cannabis, preventing others from using THC and CBD to treat the disease.  British company, GW Pharmaceuticals, had previously developed cannabis-based drugs for multiple sclerosis and epilepsy. Now, they hold the rights to treat cancer. reports: That’s right. Big Pharma now holds the patent for […]

Cannabis Oil Was Used To Treat Epilepsy 176 Years Ago

The Facts: Tylenol has a wide range of toxic side effects you should be aware of, especially if you are pregnant or use it with your children. Article written by William Parker, Ph.D for, published here with permission. Reflect On: Why do we keep taking Tylenol and other over-the-counter drugs when it’s unquestionable that […]

Study Finds that People Enjoy Sex More When High on Cannabis than When Intoxicated on Alcohol

Sofia Adamson, Staff Writer Waking Times  The cannabis revolution is upon us and legalization is spreading across the globe like a plume of smoke from a fat blunt. If you’ve been paying any attention, you’ve noticed that supporting this revolution is a wave of new scientific research that is looking at every social and medical […]

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