Juicing Cannabis: The Potential Health Benefits of Treating Cannabis Like a Vegetable

Donald Abrams is chief of Hematology Oncology, at San Francisco General Hospital, and a professor of medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. He does research on the applications of medical cannabis, and has become an advocate as a result.

Abrams appears in the short film that accompanies this article. The film, Leaf, provides some unique insight into the benefits of ingesting medical cannabis in its raw form and introduces the newest technique for doing so, juicing. Pressed vegetable juices are very popular in America right now, so it’s no surprise that someone would eventually look into the benefits of juicing cannabis as well. In fact, some people have even suggested that cannabis should be considered and classified as a vegetable.

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Marijuana reduces bladder cancer risk, study suggests

Pot smokers may have one less type of cancer to worry about, a federal study shows.

A study conducted by the National Cancer Institute shows marijuana users could be 45 percent less likely to contract bladder cancer than non-users, reports the Daily Caller.

The NCI examined 82,050 men of different ages and social backgrounds from 2002-2003 in order to discover any links between smoking marijuana and cigarettes with the risk of bladder cancer. Over 40 percent of those surveyed said they had used marijuana, whereas 57 percent preferred tobacco.

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Systematic Review on Cannabinoid Use for Various Medical Conditions in Prominent Medical Journal

Using 28 databases to find and analyze 79 different trials with a total of 6,462 participants, the authors conducted the review on

the use of cannabinoids for the following signs, symptoms, diseases/disorders:

nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapyappetite stimulation in HIV/AIDSchronic painspasticity due to multiple sclerosis or paraplegiadepressionanxiety disordersleep disorderpsychosisglaucomaTourette syndrome

They found:

MODERATE-QUALITY evidence to support the use of cannabinoids for the treatment of:

chronic painspasticity

LOW-QUALITY evidence to support the association between cannabinoid use and improvements in:

nausea and vomiting due to chemotherapyweight gain in HIV infectionsleep disordersTourette syndrome

Additionally, participants using cannabinoid therapies were more likely to experience short-term and generally minimal adverse events including “dizziness, dry mouth, nausea, fatigue, somnolence, euphoria, vomiting, disorientation, drowsiness, confusion, loss of balance, and hallucination.”

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National Geographic's New Cover Will Make You See Weed In A Whole New Way

National Geographic's upcoming June cover features one word bold enough to grab just about anyone's attention: "WEED."

The cover story, written by Hampton Sides, dives into the emerging research on marijuana worldwide, and how the drug might actually fight and treat many advanced diseases.

The cover, as seen below in both print and digital, shows a marijuana plant stemming from the top border:

Of the many developing uses for the drug, the magazine explores a cannabis oil extract being used on children to treat serious health conditions like cancer and epilepsy. The in-depth look into the scientific and medical potential behind the leafy green plant, and the people who harvest it, will make readers view the drug like they never have before.

SOURCE:Huffington Post

Study: Marijuana Compounds Protect Nervous System In MS

While marijuana has been shown to relieve symptoms of multiple sclerosis, scientists are finding that it may even protect the nervous system from further damage.

In a new study, researchers from Israel’s Tel Aviv University and the Weizmann Institute of Science found that CBD and THC helped reverse MS-like diseases in mice by preventing inflammation in the brain and spinal cord. Their results were published in the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology.

Study co-author Dr. Ewa Kozela explained how inflammation affects MS in a recent press release.

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