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Can marijuana be used to treat ADHD?

Let’s preface this article by saying that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is not a big pharma invention, nor is it simply a case of ‘kids being kids’. Just about every major health organisation in the world recognises ADHD as a legitimate psychiatric condition; the fact that the number of people with ADHD seems to have risen dramatically in recent years (in the U.S., for example, the prevalence of ADHD …

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Could cannabis be used to treat psychosis?

Medicinal cannabis has been proven to be effective in alleviating a range of ailments, from chronic pain associated with cancer and HIV to the frequency of seizures in those living with epilepsy. While most of the medicinal benefits of cannabis are of a physiological nature, more research is coming to light that indicates it may also be a valuable tool for treating the psychological symptoms of schizophrenia. How many people …

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Top 5 cannabis strains for pain relief

Treating pain using cannabis? There are three main types of marijuana: Sativa, indica and hybrid. While there are some similarities between them, each has a different effect and is therefore best suited to specific applications. Within these species, there’s a plethora of strains, each with their own appearance, flavour, potency, and mental and physical effects. If you’re a casual user, you might not be aware of the nuances of each …

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Can cannabis be used to treat osteoarthritis?

Medicinal cannabis has long been recognised as an effective tool for combating the chronic pain associated with osteoarthritis. However, more research is coming to light that suggests the plant could also be used as more than a symptomatic treatment, and actually address the root cause of this debilitating disease. What is osteoarthritis? Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease caused by the deterioration of cartilage between joints. Symptoms include painful swelling …