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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

  It’s ok and “I’m fine” are the two most common lies spoken in the world. Marijuana was initially made illegal in 1937 by a man who testified the drug made white women want to be with black men.   Giving up alcohol for just one month can improve liver function, decrease blood pressure, and reduce the risk of liver disease and diabetes. Research has shown that people are happiest at 7:26pm on Saturday evening.   ~ Happy Friday!~ source @Fact…

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Fun Fact Friday

Fun Fact Friday

Optimistic people are 23% less likely to die of cancer and 30% less likely to die from heart diseases. Porphyrophobia is the fear of the color purple. When people feel physically cold, they seek out psychological warmth, like watching a romantic movie that will make them feel warm inside. Optimistic people are 23% less likely to die of cancer and 30% less likely to die from heart diseases. Adults need 7-9 hours of sleep per day. Eating mangos one hour…

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Study Highlights Medical Marijuana’s Underexplored Potential For Helping Opioid Addiction

Study Highlights Medical Marijuana’s Underexplored Potential For Helping Opioid Addiction

A small human pilot study, along with a number of animal studies, are revealing that cannabinoids, extracts of cannabis legally sold as medical marijuana, could reduce cravings and ease withdrawal symptoms in heroin users. In light of the U.S. opioid epidemic, this is a neglected area of research that quickly needs attention, argues neurobiologist Yasmin Hurd of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, who studies how both cannabinoids and opioids act on the brain. She discusses her position…

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Britain Reclassifies CBD As Medicine While U.S. Still Calls It A Dangerous Drug

Britain Reclassifies CBD As Medicine While U.S. Still Calls It A Dangerous Drug

Imagine you are the parent of a child with a life-threatening form of epilepsy. Your young one experiences hundreds of debilitating and horrific seizures on a weekly basis. If you are like most parents, then you’d do anything you could to find a medicine that helped them. That’s the story of Paige and Matt Figi, whose daughter Charlotte had a severe form of epilepsy called Dravet’s syndrome. In fact, Charlotte’s grand mal episodes were so bad that her heart actually…

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Seniors With Access To Medical Marijuana Use Fewer Prescription Drugs

Seniors With Access To Medical Marijuana Use Fewer Prescription Drugs

Physicians wrote significantly fewer prescriptions for painkillers and other medications for elderly and disabled patients who had legal access to medical marijuana, a new study finds. In fact, Medicare saved more than $165 million in 2013 on prescription drugs in the District of Columbia and 17 states that allowed cannabis to be used as medicine, researchers calculated. If every state in the nation legalized medical marijuana, the study forecast that the federal program would save more than $468 million a…

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Study: Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells

Study: Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells

Taking pills with the non-psychoactive elements, not smoking it. By Eliana Dockterman     Oct. 28, 2013 Compounds derived from marijuana can kill cancerous cells in patients with leukemia, according to a recent study.  The study, published in the Anticancer Research journal, was partially funded by GW Pharmaceuticals. which already produces a cannabis-derived drug to help people with multiple sclerosis. Dr. Wai Liu studied six different non-psychoactive cannabinoids (compounds derived from marijuana that don’t get the user high like its…

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Study: Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells

Study: Marijuana Compounds Can Kill Some Cancer Cells

Taking pills with the non-psychoactive elements, not smoking it.By Eliana Dockterman     Oct. 28, 2013Compounds derived from marijuana can kill cancerous cells in patients with leukemia, according to a recent study. The study, published in the Anticancer Research journal, was partially funded by GW Pharmaceuticals. which already produces a cannabis-derived drug to help people with multiple sclerosis. Dr. Wai Liu studied six different non-psychoactive cannabinoids (compounds derived from marijuana that don’t get the user high like its THC component does)….

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How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging

How Cannabinoids May Slow Brain Aging

Oct. 29, 2012Stoners aren’t known for their memory prowess but a new review suggests that drugs similar to marijuana’s active ingredients may hold promise for preventing— or even reversing— brain aging and possibly Alzheimer‘s and other degenerative brain diseases. Since the mid 2000′s researchers have been building an appreciation for the power of marijuana-like substances that make up the brain’s cannabinoid systems. In animal experiments, for example, synthetic compounds similar to THC—marijuana’s main psychoactive component—have shown promise in preserving brain functions. A 2008 study…

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