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First-ever study of medical marijuana for PTSD gets the go ahead

The United States has historically taken an incredibly hard-nosed approach to cannabis. In fact, between 2001 and 2010, more than 7.2 million people were arrested for possession of marijuana, according to the American Civil Liberties Union. However, things are slowly changing. Medical cannabis is now legal in 24 states, which has paved the way for an increasing amount of research into the medicinal applications of marijuana. While much of the …

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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 …