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How CBD may treat autism

For a more comprehensive discussion of autism and CBD’s ability to treat autism spectrum disorder, see my article on Leafly. One of the most common brain characteristics of individuals with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is reduced inhibitory brain signaling. This is the result of lower-than-normal levels of the inhibitory neurotransmitter, GABA. The reduction in inhibitory […]

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Cannabis and Pain: Why cannabis is a powerful weapon to fight the opioid epidemic

One of the greatest public health issues facing the country is the worsening opioid epidemic. Prescription opioids are the first line of pain treatment following surgery or other pain-related conditions. The benefit of these drugs is that they work, at least in the short term. But overtime, tolerance to the drug develops, requiring the user […]

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Cannabis protects the brain after injury

Note: for a more thorough discussion on the issue, please see my article on Civilized.life. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) affect an estimated 42 million people annually and carry a massive $76.5 economic burden in the United States, alone. Many of these TBIs are sports related, but they also result from vehicle accidents and war. Nearly […]

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A Case for Cannabidiol: A Guide to CBD’s Medicinal Potential

For a pdf version, click  The emergence of high cannabidiol (CBD)-marijuana strains and CBD-rich medicinal products over the last 20 years has led to an explosion in the medicinal use of cannabis. CBD is an abundant non-psychoactive phytocannabinoid in cannabis that is thought to convey many of its medicinal benefits. While medicinal use of cannabis […]

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CBD’s Goldilocks Zone

We often think that if a little of something is good, then a lot must be better. If you’re in a lot of pain, your doctor may tell you to take 4 pills of ibuprofen instead of 2. If your anti-anxiety medication isn’t cutting it, then you’ll be told to up-the-dose. This isn’t the case […]

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The significance of Dravet Syndrome in the medicinal marijuana movement

Chances are, you haven’t heard of Dravet Syndrome. It’s a relatively rare childhood disorder affecting 1:~20,000 individuals that begins to present itself within the first year of life in otherwise normally developing children. Despite its rarity, the struggle to treat children with Dravet Syndrome has led to some of the strongest evidence in favor of […]