Epilepsy Seizures Drop 50% in Cannabidiol Study

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — A new study from Orrin Devinsky, MD, of the New York University School of Medicine, suggests that Cannabidiol (CBD) may radically reduce seizures in patients with epilepsy. Dr. Devinsky administered cannabidiol to 23 patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy. Thirty-nine percent of the patients saw their seizure rates drop by more than 50%. …

Marijuana compound may halt Alzheimer’s disease – study

Extremely low levels of THC compound, a chemical found in marijuana, may slow down or halt the progression of Alzheimer’s disease, US neuroscientists have found, thus laying the ground for the development of effective treatment in the future. In recent research published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, scientists from University of South Florida revealed their findings, that may shed …

Couples Who Smoke Together, Stay Together: New Research Links Weed To Happier Marriages

The healing powers of marijuana go beyond treatments for headaches and other chronic pain, according to a new study that suggests the drug is correlated to happier marriages. Researchers from Yale University, University of Buffalo and Rutgers first enlisted 634 couples during the mid-to late-1990s as they applied for marriage licenses in New York, the Washington Post reports. They then studied the …

Cannabis Extract Fights ‘Incurable Form’ of Leukemia

A remarkable case report documents a 14-year old girl who, after 34-months of chemo, radiation and bone marrow transplant treatments, was given up for dead. Her family discovered research on cannabis extract, and before she died of a secondary complication of her original treatment, used it successfully to put her leukemia into remission. There are plenty of anecdotal reports of …

Treating Pain With Medical Marijuana

“Joints for Joints.” That was the title of a lighthearted yet science-based debate at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology/Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals in 2011. The topic: whether medical marijuana – that is, the medicinal use of the cannabis plant – was a safe and effective arthritis treatment. Taking the “con” view, Stuart L. Silverman, …

Ancient Siberian Mummy Had Breast Cancer and Self-Medicated with Marijuana

An investigation of the mummified, 2,400 year old remains of the young woman indicates that the young woman died of breast cancer, and the researchers speculate that the marijuana found in her burial chamber was used to mitigate the pain it caused. “During the imaging of mammary glands, we paid attention to their asymmetric structure and the varying asymmetry of …

Cannabis Oil Cured Cancer, Says 54 Year Old Father

Cannabis Oil Cured Cancer, Says 54 Year Old Father: A 54 yr. old British father-of- three, claims cannabis oil helped cure him of cancer. In 2012, Trevor Smith was diagnosed with bladder cancer and was told by doctors that he would be dead within 24 months if surgery to remove nodes on his bladder, prostate, and lymph were not removed …

Why I changed my mind on weed

(CNN) — Over the last year, I have been working on a new documentary called “Weed.” The title “Weed” may sound cavalier, but the content is not. I traveled around the world to interview medical leaders, experts, growers and patients. I spoke candidly to them, asking tough questions. What I found was stunning. Long before I began this project, I had …

Marijuana Compound May Stop Breast Cancer From Spreading, Study Says

Medical Marijuana has been linked to helping people suffering from Cancers: A compound found in cannabis may stop breast cancer from spreading throughout the body, according to a new study by scientists at California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute. The researchers are hopeful that the compound called CBD, which is found in cannabis sativa, could be a non-toxic alternative to …