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Ailments Can Marijuana Most Effectively Treat

Which Ailments Can Marijuana Most Effectively Treat?


icon  14 Jun, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

The acceptance of medical marijuana as treatment has grown to the extent that many are already seeking medical treatment via cannabis. A multitude of services, such as cannabis clinics, dispensaries, and cannabis and medical marijuana delivery, have cropped up in order to supply an increasing number of patients.

Despite these advances, medical marijuana has not yet received the extensive clinical study that could provide strong validation of its therapeutic and medicinal effects. However, a number of smaller-scale studies do exist that have documented its effectiveness in treating certain illnesses.

Below Are Ten Ailments And The Effectiveness Of Medical Marijuana On Their Treatment:

AIDS/HIV

 Medical marijuana may help with the neuropathic pain which sufferers of AIDS/HIV experience. The findings are similar to those of oral drugs used for chronic neuropathic pain derived from HIV-associated sensory neuropathy.

Cannabis has also shown promising effects in treating the symptoms of wasting syndrome, which include appetite loss, pain, and anxiety. It may therefore provide significant relief as a form of lifestyle improvement for those afflicted with AIDS/HIV.

Alzheimer’s

There is a possibility that marijuana could slow the progression of the protein deposits that may cause Alzheimer’s. There is still speculation concerning the cause of Alzheimer’s and whether such proteins are linked to the disease.

Marijuana is more useful in treating the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, which include lessening agitated behavior (sleeping better or feeling less worried or depressed) and help gaining weight.

Arthritis

Cannabinoids can help regulate the secretion and function of regulatory proteins from immune cells. As a result, marijuana may aid in the treatment of inflammatory disease. Patients have reported less pain on movement and at rest following use of medical marijuana as treatment. Medical marijuana additionally helps patients to sleep better.

Asthma

 Studies have proven that cannabis may have potent dilating effects on the airways. However, its therapeutic value is eclipsed by the fact that some patients respond to smoking marijuana with bronchospasm, which causes constriction of the air passages in the lung.

Cancer

 Evidence has suggested that marijuana may kill certain cancer cells. It could also stop cancerous tumor growth. THC, an active compound within marijuana, was shown to improve the effectiveness of radiation on cancer cells in mice.

Cannabis has proven to be a more potent aid for cancer patients’ life improvement. It has been known to prevent the nausea accompanying chemotherapy and is especially useful for patients with a severity of these symptoms: inhaling marijuana is recognized for its ease of consumption since it eliminates the problems of swallowing and keeping down a pill. The British Medical Association and the American Institute of Medicine have both declared medical marijuana used for the nausea and vomiting induced by chemotherapy as one of the best therapeutic uses of cannabis.

Chronic pain

 According to the Institute of Medicine, both animal and human studies involving cannabinoids have shown “substantial analgesic effect.” This belief has existed as early as the 1800s whereby it was widely used for pain relief.

As mentioned earlier, there is evidence that cannabinoids may be involved in the regulation of neuropathic pain. Studies also suggest that it may also help with acute pain.

Crohn’s disease

 Cannabinoids can have an effect on gastrointestinal motility and could additionally have an anti-diarrheal effect. Marijuana is most useful in this respect for improving Crohn’s disease patients’ quality of life: weight gain, pain reduction, and improvement in mental distress can all be addressed with medical cannabis.

Epilepsy

 In a study of 213 patients, medical marijuana administered to patients resulted in a reduction in frequency of certain seizures. More solid evidence regarding the use of marijuana to treat epilepsy has yet to be discovered.

Glaucoma

 THC can impact the optic nerve and lower eye pressure. However, it may also lower blood pressure, which could be damaging to the optic nerve on account of low blood supply.

Multiple Sclerosis

 Marijuana may help with muscle spasms, tremors, pain, and stiffness.

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Does Cannabis Actually Help Reduce the Size of Tumors

Does Cannabis Actually Help Reduce the Size of Tumors?


icon  10 Jun, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Demo Editor

With the popularity of marijuana clinicsand marijuana dispensaries on the rise, the medicinal properties of cannabis are by now better known and better received by the public and medical professionals alike. Marijuana treatment is most commonly applied to ailments such as glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and to combat the side effects of chemotherapy. However, recent research has sought to conclude the medicinal benefits of cannabis for treating cancer, more specifically, the reduction of cancerous tumors.

The effect of medical Cannabis on brain tumors

A large portion of what is known about medical marijuana’s ability to combat cancerous cells derives from research on glioblastomamultiformeor “GBM” (a high grade glioma) and glioma tumor cells, which make up 80% of all of brain tumors. Scientists believe that due to brain cells having the highest concentration of cannabinoid (the active compounds in marijuana) receptors, brain tumors, which contain many of these receptors, may respond well to cannabinoids.

Researchers at Complutense Univeristy in Spain discovered that THC, one of medical marijuana’s cannabinoids, caused the deterioration of brain cancer cells in a process termed as “autophagy”. Autophagy is the process by which cells feed upon themselves. When mice with human tumors were given THC, the growth of the tumors slowed down. In addition, two human patients with aggressive brain tumors tested positive for signs of autophagy.

Another study conducted by St. George’s University of London claimed “dramatic reductions” in high-grade gliomawhen a combination of radiation and cannabinoids was administered. The tumors reduced in size in many of the cases. Dr. Wai Liu, one of the study’s lead authors proclaimed, “The results showed that the final effect was superior to the sum of the parts. Hopefully, these results will support calls for formal trials in humans to test these combinations.”

Medical marijuana’s effect on breast cancer cells

The University of East Anglia (UEA) in collaboration with the University of Complutense conducted additional studies of the effect of marijuana on mice that had samples of breast cancer cells. The study found that two cell receptors were responsive to what could be the anti-tumor properties of cannabis. UEA’s Dr. Peter McCormick confidently proclaimed that THC, “is known to act through a specific family of cell receptors called cannabinoid receptors. We show that these effects are mediated via the joint interaction of CB2 and GPR55—two members of the cannabinoid receptor family.”As a result of this study, McCormick is confident that THC “has anti-cancer properties” and that “By identifying the receptors involved we have provided an important step towards the future development of therapeutics that can take advantage of the interactions we have discovered to reduce tumor growth.”

Admissions from NIDA

The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), an institution of the United States’ federal government, has itself admitted that medical marijuana is capable of treating certain cancer cells. As a result of the growing interest and clinical studies of the effects of medical cannabis on cancerous tumors, NIDA admitted in an April 2015 publication that, “recent animal studies have shown that marijuana can kill certain cancer cells and reduce the size of others. Evidence from one animal study suggests that extracts from whole-plant marijuana can shrink one of the most serious types of brain tumors. Research in mice showed that these extracts, when used with radiation, increased the cancer-killing effects of the radiation.”The fact that this admission comes from a federal government run institution is a definite step forward towards more studies that examine the effects of medical marijuana on tumor shrinkage.

It is clear that there is convincing evidence to suggest that medical cannabis has positive effects on the shrinking of tumors. However, in order to deem this research more conclusive, more clinical trials must be conducted.

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Marijuana Fighting Cancer


icon  22 Feb, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

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There is no doubt that cannabis use is a widely debated topic, with many individuals on both sides arguing both for and against legalizing the sale and distribution for various reasons. One of the largest arguments for the legalization of this substance however, comes in the form of legalization for medical purposes. In fact, medicinal marijuana has been used for centuries as a remedy to heal the sick, and has recently been shown to ease chronic pain, help reduce seizures in those with epilepsy, bring back appetites for those who are in chemotherapy and more. Because of this, many states have begun to listen to the pro-cannabis activists and have made medical marijuana legal (22 states in all as of the 2015 election period)[1].

It is no secret that there has been a lot of talk lately surrounding the theory that cannabis can actually help to aid in the treatment and healing of those with cancer[2], with many people becoming both interested in, as well as excited by, the potential this plant has to offer as a modern, natural, medicine. However, in order for the study of this plant as a possible cure to cancer to continue, it is prudent that the general population be aware of what has already been discovered thus far, so as to decrease stigma and increase funds for study and possible further legalization. Therefore, the remainder of this article will touch upon some of the larger discoveries that have been made thus far as well as a few studies currently happening on the matter.

Cannabis has been proven to be effective in many cases as a treatment to the symptoms that come along with many, more established, forms of fighting cancer. Some of these side effects which cannabis can help to negate are antiemetic effects, appetite stimulation, pain relief, and improved sleep. In fact, cannabis as a treatment to all of these side effects is only growing in popularity, with more and more cancer patients reaching out for the substance as a means to a less awful experience with treatments such as chemotherapy[3].

As helpful as this is however, where the real excitement has begun to come into play is in the claims that many have begun to make about cannabis helping to actually cure theirs or their loved ones cancer. The issue with these claims though, is that hardly any of them are scientifically supported. Still, these claims have caused a drastic increase in interest in the subject matter, and science has begun to respond accordingly. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute[4], there are a few accredited studies that have shown definite positive improvement in cancer patients who have used cannabis as a part of their cure.

For example, a small study[5] was conducted in which intratumoral injection of delta-9-THC was given to patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, and in these cases, many patients then reported potential antitumoral activity.

[1] http://www.ibtimes.com/pulse/marijuana-legalization-2015-meet-20-most-influential-people-cannabis-1887890

[2] http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-3036667/How-cannabis-help-cancer-patients-Drug-kills-cancer-cells-shrinks-brain-tumours-report-reveals.html

[3] http://www.cancer.org/treatment/treatmentsandsideeffects/physicalsideeffects/chemotherapyeffects/marijuana-and-cancer

[4] http://www.cancer.gov/

[5] http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq

Furthermore, now scientists at the National Cancer Institute[1] are looking into oral cannabidiol (CBD), as the single factor for reducing and or eliminating tumors in patients. In these cases, patients are given a dose of both THC and CBD, (an additional chemical extracted from the hemp plant that requires THC to be activated but has many proven medical benefits), in a 1:1 ration (TCH:CBD), in a Cannabis-based medicinal extract or mucosal spray, specifically in cancer patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme, as well as acute graft-versus-host disease, and the results — while not complete — are looking promising.

Despite both of these cases (and others that were not mentioned here[2]), many people continue to make drastic claims that cannabis is/has been one of their key factors in restoring them to their health, so much so that many who are with sick with cancer and located in states that have not yet passed the legal sale, distribution and consumption of medical marijuana, have moved away from their homes, and everything they know, just to get the chance to consume the substance in the desperate hope this will help them.

It is clear that this is a popular subject among doctors, patients, family members of those who have been affected by cancer, pro-cannabis activist and even the general population as a whole, and hence will undoubtedly continue to be studied and looked into until a more definitive answer to whether or not cannabis is/can be a key factor in beating cancer.

[1] http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/hp/cannabis-pdq

[2] http://thefreethoughtproject.com/main-stream-media-finally-admits-cannabis-potential-cure-cancer/

 

 

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Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Websites


icon  06 Feb, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Websites

 

Marijuana Los Angeles websites have a lot of medical marijuana for sale surrounding the city. Having many strains and impeccable services, medical marijuana websites in Los Angeles offer their customers the best strains and the most advantageous services. However, there are also many scammers out there, so you will need to be careful when buying your medical marijuana online.

 

Look out for Scams!

 

Look out for Scams!

 

For example, don’t buy from sources that advertise themselves through local ads like Craigslist or comment sections on forums or video sites. These are usually scammers that only ask you for money and don’t ever send you the product. Also, this may be obvious but don’t give your credit card or bank account information away. You risk getting scammed.

There are many Marijuana Los Angeles websites that do in fact sell their products safely. They will require you to sign up and provide your green card information. These websites will also ask you to provide your prescription information.
In case you are doubtful about a website, just research online for their reviews. These will be able to tell you how the website has managed to provide for its clients in the past. Have a look over these reviews and decide if the website you are looking at is worthy of your choice. There are many websites out there, so it would be great if you can choose the best one.

 

Personally Delivered Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles

Personally Delivered Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles

 

Many of the Marijuana Los Angeles websites offer personal delivery. It is better to go with Medical marijuana Los Angeles websites that provide personal delivery because it is so much more convenient. They are more trustworthy. Just sign up with your green card and prescription, place the order, and wait for the pot to be delivered at your door. Don’t trust mail delivery systems, as they are oftentimes scams. The Marijuana Los Angeles website of your choice should be neatly organized and offer many high quality products. Make sure you check if your website is trustworthy and reputable before ordering!

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Medical Marijuana for Treating Bipolar Disorder


icon  30 Jan, 2016  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Medical Marijuana for Treating Bipolar Disorder
Marijuana for Treating Bipolar Disorder

 

Medical Marijuana for Treating Bipolar Disorder

Medical marijuana is often used to address high levels of pain in different kinds of illnesses and for patients with serious problems like cancer and other such problems. However, recent evidence suggests that medical marijuana can be used to treat neurological disorders as well. Research conducted by several institutions has shown that medical marijuana has a positive effect on patients suffering from depression, anxiety disorders and other problems. It can also be used to treat bipolar disorders.

What is Bipolar Disorder?

Bipolar disorder is when you alternate between extreme depressive phases and elation without warning. It affects your energy levels, mood, and your activity levels to an extent that day-to-day tasks can become very difficult. This disorder shouldn’t be taken lightly. In many cases, people just dismiss it as being moody and don’t take steps to treat it. That can harm your health and well-being, personal life, and your professional life as well.

What is Bipolar Disorder

Does Medical Marijuana Help?

 

There’s considerable debate about this, but there has been enough positive response from research participants to consider medical marijuana a valid option for treatment. This plant influences the body’s endocannabinoid system. This particular system is present in all mammals and is involved in processes like pain sensation, mood, appetite, and memory. It also mediates the effect of cannabis like marijuana.

Does Medical Marijuana help

According to researchers, the THC and CBD cannabinoids found in medical marijuana can stabilize your mood and address the symptoms of bipolar disorder. THC can, under the right dosage and circumstances, have an antidepressant and anti-anxiety effect on patients. CBD has similar effects as well. There is potential here and researchers are busy trying to understand how to utilize it safely.

 

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RSO and CO2 Extractions For Dabbing


icon  27 Jan, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

 

RSO and CO2 Extractions For Dabbing

Dabbing is a method through which people medicate themselves with cannabis concentrates. PotValet is committed to offer only the safest and cleanest concentrates. The oils for dabbing are obtained through numerous extraction methods, giving the dabs different names such as BHO (butane hash oil), rosin, CO2 oil, budder and wax. All of these products are powerful medicines for those dealing with chronic pain and nausea.

RSO and CO2 Extractions For Dabbing

You have probably heard some concerns regarding dabbing. While the process itself is not at all dangerous, some extraction methods may carry the potential to harm the consumer. For example, chemical contaminants like butane may have some hazardous consequences. PotValet offers the best concentrates, which are only RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) and CO2 based. Let’s see what each of these extraction methods has to offer.

The RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) Extraction

The RSO extraction method is preferred to the one of water or alcohol. It involves the use of naphthalene and it is prepared with the intent of delivering high amounts of 100% bioavailable THC that will fight cancers and other severe illnesses. This is why the RSO extraction is preferred amongst those who suffer from serious diseases. It should be noted that traditional RSO is a high THC product.

The RSO (Rick Simpson Oil) Extraction

The CO2 Extraction Method

This method used carbon dioxide under extreme pressure. The result is the separation of cannabinoids from the plant. More than this, the CO2 extraction decarboxylates the cannabis completely, meaning that anything obtained is 100% bioavailable and can be consumed in any way – eaten, smoked or vaped. It doesn’t matter how you consume this concentrated, it will be super effective.
The RSO and CO2 extractions are preferred by PotValet because they offer better results than the water or alcohol extractions. As said earlier, the THC obtained after such extractions is more effective and more bioavailable than the one obtained through other methods.

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How Does Dabbing Work?


icon  23 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

How Does Dabbing Work?

In case you are somehow involved with cannabis, whether medically, recreationally or from a business point of view, then you have probably heard about “dabbing”. It’s been over a decade since this method of consumption has been around, but the onset of more progressive extraction methods has brought on more cannabis concentrates, making dabbing more popular than ever.

Medical Benefits of Dabbing

A dab is a dose of cannabis concentrate. The dabbing method involves heating the concentrate on a hot surface and then inhaling it through a dab ring. The dabs are obtained by extracting cannabinoids, including THC, with a solvent, which is usually butane or carbon dioxide. The final result is a sticky oil that is commonly known as shatter, wax, budder or BHO (butane hash oil). The good news for some is that there is the possibility of extracting only the THC, which is the really medicine in marijuana.

The Medical Benefits of Dabbing

Concentrates are so beneficial because they give the patient a powerful dose of the medicine. Those who suffer from chronic pain or nausea have reported that dabbing gave them immediate relief. The quantity of flowers to be smoked in order to get the same results would not be possible in patients who really need the medicine.

Medical Benefits of Dabbing

Are There Any Dangers?

The answer to this question is yes. Making extracts can be very dangerous if not controlled in a professional environment. Professional extractors shy away from the precarious “open” extraction method that can be conducted at home. They opt for the “closed” extraction method, which is safer, done in professional environments, with sophisticated equipment. More than this, there are many other extraction methods available. For example, the CO2 or the ice-water extraction; these are much safer and reduce the possibility of an explosion.

Medical Benefits of Dabbing

While dabbing may be in an awkward phase at the moment, there are many advantages associated with this method. All in all, cannabis concentrates have a lot to offer patients and cannabis consumers. Dabbing is just one ingenious method amongst others.

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The Top 3 Most Popular Uses For Medical Marijuana


icon  20 Jan, 2016  /  icon  2        Author: Support Pot Valet

The Top 3 Most Popular Uses For Medical Marijuana

At this point, only 6% of medical studies about marijuana are analyzing its medicinal properties. It seems there are at least 2 active chemicals with medicinal applications in this plant. These chemicals are cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). While CBD impacts the brain without the high, the THC provides the high and pain relief, plus other properties. With that being said, let’s have a look at the top 3 most popular uses for medical marijuana.

Uses For Medical Marijuana

Marijuana Can Be Used to Treat Glaucoma

The eye disease known as glaucoma causes the pressure in the eyeball to increase. This damages the optic nerve and ends up in loss of vision. Marijuana can be used to treat and prevent glaucoma, as it decreases the pressure in the eye, according to the National Eye Institute. The effects of marijuana slow down the way the disease is progressing, and in the end, it may prevent blindness.

Uses For Medical Marijuana

Marijuana Helps Control Epileptic Seizures

A study conducted in 2013 shows that marijuana can prevent the seizures epilepsy is causing. Robert J. DeLorenzo from the Virginia Commonwealth University experienced with marijuana on epileptic rats. The results of the study showed that marijuana can rid the rats of seizures for about 10 hours. Like THC, other active chemicals in marijuana, bind to the brain cells that control excitability and regulate relaxation.

Uses For Medical Marijuana

Marijuana Stops Cancer From Spreading

The researchers at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco informed in 2007 that CBD prevent cancers from spreading. The study was published in the Molecular Cancer Therapeutics journal, and explained how cannabidiol turns off a gene known as Id-1. Cancer is triggered by the fact that cancer cells make more copies of this gene than of non-cancerous cells, and this way the cancerous cells spread through the entire body. The scientists studied breast cancer cells in the lab, which after being treated with cannabidiol, had lower Id-1 expression and were less aggressive spreaders.

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Is Smoking Marijuana Bad for Your Lungs


icon  18 Jan, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

Is Smoking Marijuana Bad for Your Lungs?

In spite of all the health benefits medical marijuana has to offer us, scientists and medical professionals have always wondered if smoking marijuana will damage our lungs. After all, we know for sure that smoking in general (cigarettes or tobacco) can have a negative impact over the lungs; so perhaps the smoke of marijuana also does. However, according to a study conducted at Emory University, this may not be the case.

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A NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys) cross sectional-analysis discovered that adults between 18 and 59 years old, who smoked one joint (a marijuana cigarette) a day, were able to exhale the same FEV1 (forced expiratory volume, also known as the expiratory volume of air), in one second. Spirometry, which measures a person’s ability to exhale, is the method through which doctors diagnose respiratory illnesses that impair lung function. It was the method applied to the subjects involved in the NHANES study.

Marijuana smokers who smoked more than one joint a day were more likely to develop minor symptoms that were similar to those of bronchitis. These symptoms were a cough and a sore throat. These symptoms seemed to be from very minimal to non-existent, and appeared less often, in subjects who used vaporizers instead of joints.

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Vaporizers are used by many marijuana smokers. They heat the plant up just enough for it to release the active chemicals. This means the plant doesn’t need to be combusted. This means it wasn’t the marijuana causing the minor symptoms, but more so the papers used by the subjects to roll their joints.

The current studies confirm what previous studies have proven. In a study performed in 2012, scientists identified that persons who smoked weed each day, for 7 years, experienced absolutely no adverse effects in their pulmonary function. Another study from 2013, conducted by Donald P. Tashkin from the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA found out that habitual use of marijuana doesn’t lead to abnormalities in lung function.

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More studies will continue as marijuana and medical marijuana are becoming ever so increasingly popular. If you have any questions about getting access to medical marijuana, contact our team for help today.

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3 Big Marijuana Myths Busted


icon  16 Jan, 2016  /  icon  3        Author: Support Pot Valet

Cannabis opponents have, for decades, controlled the message around this popular plant, and have spread a few lies about its actual effects. This caused the use of marijuana to be a stigmata, a cause with effects that haven’t still worn off. The failed and expensive US war on drugs continues, and it seems the criminalization of cannabis users and distributors is a main priority in this war. Some of the governmental agencies continue to stubbornly classify marijuana as dangerous and with no medical value, in spite of the stacks of evidence that prove the contrary.

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While many know the truth about cannabis (that it is more effective than some prescription drugs in treating some illnesses and that it is healthier than alcohol) and while more than half of Americans want it legalized, the marijuana myths are still around in some mainstream circles. Those who oppose legalization are determined to ignore the evidence.

Here are 3 of the marijuana myths that persist to some degree today, and the facts that debunk them:

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Myth 1 – Marijuana Causes Brain Damage

This myth surfaced only of late, and it is only based on one study in France. The study examined the brains of 20 heavy cannabis users and 20 non-smokers. There were differences in their brains, in the areas of cognitive and emotional processing. The media took these results to the open public, saying that marijuana reorganizes your brain, while the authors of the study clearly explained the results do not show this.

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Myth 2 – Marijuana is Addictive

9% is the number of cannabis users who become addicted, according to a study from the 1990s. This still puts marijuana dependence risk below alcohol, which is 14% and tobacco, which is 24%, according to the same study.

Myth 3 – Marijuana is Worse than Tobacco for Your Lungs

Some argue that, because it is smoked without a filter, marijuana can cause damage to the lungs. A 2012 study on marijuana’s effects over the lungs came up with the conclusion that the marijuana use is not associated with adverse effects on pulmonary function. On top of that, cannabis can be ingested and not smoked. You can inhale it as a vapor, take it in tablet or food form, or rub it on your skin as a lotion or an oil.

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The Latest Science Behind Medical Marijuana


icon  14 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

The Latest Science Behind Medical Marijuana

Until now, almost half of the states in America have legalized medical marijuana. However, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has not regulated it since the drugs remain at the federal level. This forces medical users to search for treatment by themselves.

There are thousands of years since humans have used cannabis, yet only in the past few decades have science professionals begun to really have a grasp on how the wide range of chemicals in cannabis function for the human health.

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Ingredients in Medical Marijuana

Among other ingredients, in marijuana there are at least 104 active cannabinoids.  These mimic the action of the brain’s signaling chemicals, which are known as endocannabinoids. These dock with some of the receptors that are situated on the surface of cells. For example, some of the cannabinoids dock with the receptors of adrenaline and serotonin. The most famous chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC, substance that is mainly responsible with cannabis’s intoxicating side effects.

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Each and every one of these chemicals has a different reaction with different receptors in the brain. As an example, let’s take THCV. This substance blocks the mind-altering effects of THC while in the same time it combats inflammation in the body. These effects may help relieving the Parkinson’s disease’s symptoms and in the same time protect against liver damage. More than this, the same substance changes how the receptor for serotonin acts during psychosis episodes, thus making it a potential treatment for schizophrenia.

In the meantime, the unique activity of CBG at adrenaline and serotonin receptors makes medical marijuana a main candidate for dealing with pain. On the other hand, CBD and CBDA  are great candidates at dealing with nausea. Other possible uses of the cannabinoids in the plant include dealing with epilepsy, PTSD, stroke and even drug addiction.

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Besides the ingredients mentioned here, cannabis also contains 400 other compounds. Amongst these ones, some of them are flavonoids, limonenes and terpenes. These can also be found in herbs like oregano, and they have aromatic purposes, giving different marijuana strains their scents, tastes and distinctive colors.

 

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Medical Marijuana Continues to heal


icon  07 Jan, 2016  /  icon  1        Author: Support Pot Valet

More and more medical circles are accepting the use of medical marijuana, as scientific evidence shows that marijuana helps in the treatment of some illnesses. After cannabis has been legalized in some areas of the country, more and more people are starting to view this plan differently. The health benefits medical marijuana has to offer are more evident than ever. Many remarkable medical professionals have come to support the use of the plant as a treatment helper for many conditions.

Medical Marijuana Slows Down Alzheimer’s Progression

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Studies revealed there has been an increase in the number of people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease. This has determined a renewed interest in studies that search for medical solutions against the illness. The legalization of cannabis is seen by many as a new ray of hope for those showing early signs of Alzheimer’s. Marijuana has the ability to block the enzyme responsible with the progression of the disease. More than this, it helps with the prevention of protein clumps, which affect cognition and memory.

Medical Marijuana Stops HIV From Spreading Throughout the Body

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Those who are HIV positive can also see benefits from medical marijuana.  Research performed on monkeys has revealed how the active ingredient in cannabis is instrumental in preventing the HI-Virus from spreading. This active ingredient is THC, which when received in daily dosages, leads to healthier cells in the body. Besides, marijuana also helps to improve the appetite, which is good news for those suffering from HIV.

Medical Marijuana Slows Down the Spread of Aggressive Cancer Cells

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Research has shown that a substance contained in cannabis can hinder cellular metastasis in a few types of cancer. Related research has as well proven reductions in cellular viability if there is an existence of leukemia cells. The reductions take place at different cellular sequence stages, which signifies that individuals at different phases of the illness may rip off the health benefits. Based on certain records, scientists have utilized substances present in marijuana to exterminate the cancer cellular material, offering relief for leukemia sufferers.

If you have any questions about the latest news on medical marijuana or want to learn more about where you can purchase medical marijuana online, contact us today.

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Medical Marijuana in Santa Barbara

Medical Marijuana in Santa Barbara


icon  31 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Since August 2015, the Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara Program has benefited from one approved Medical Marijuana Dispensary, located in the Outer State Street area. More than this, Santa Barbara has two more pending applications: one in the Upper De la Vina region, another in the Milpas region.

The city of Santa Barbara needs to take action before March 1, 2016 if it really wants to manage its dispensaries. Governor Jerry Brown signed 3 laws in October that have to do with the cultivation, transport and also the selling of medical marijuana in Santa Barbara. They would not substitute for local laws that municipalities make before the deadline.

As the suggested ordinance is created at this point, Santa Barbara will permit as much as 3 dispensaries yet no commercial farming. Just citizens with a doctor’s notice can cultivate medical marijuana at home. There are as much as 25, 000 medical marijuana patients in the South County, Howe stated, however it is going to be important to not grow very rapidly.

The Architectural Board of Review has recently approved the proposal for the Milpas region, and the application for 2609 De la Vina St. continues to be criticized.

Medical Marijuana Santa Barbara Greenland’s services are available online, offering medical marijuana to patients who live in Santa Barbara, Goleta, Carpinteria, Montecito and Isla Vista. Santa Barbara Greenland is a non-profit association that functions in strict compliance with the California law. It respects the confidentiality of all its patients by abiding the HIPPA guidelines.

PotValet.com is now in partnership with Santa Barbara Greenland, which has been serving Santa Barbara patients for more than 6 years. They deliver high quality and affordable marijuana for those who live in Santa Barbara and around. As a patient, you only need to fill out the forms and email a scanned copy of your doctor’s recommendation, or your state-issued Medical Marijuana card.

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Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles


icon  29 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Medical Marijuana in Los Angeles

The Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program has greatly expanded over the past 5 years. As more and more health practitioners and doctors become a part of this growing network, together with more and more research institutes that are able and eager to make clinical studies on the health benefits of medical marijuana, more and more disease are getting approved to be treated with the use of medical marijuana.

Currently, in Los Angeles, more than 150 diseases can be treated with medical marijuana. If you were wondering about the facts regarding the Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program, here are a few of them.

1.  The proposition 215 legalizing medical marijuana in Los Angeles was originally passed in 1996, and it was called the Compassionate Use Act of 1996.

2. The Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program is tracked, administered and funded by the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

3. As stated by the CPDH, patients and their primary caregivers may apply for a Medical marijuana Identification Card.

4. Only licensed doctors or Lost Angeles marijuana clinics, and medical offices can recommend patients a Medical Marijuana Identification Card.

5. Those who are underage and are suffering from covered illnesses can be approved for a medical marijuana card in Los Angeles. However, they must meet some requirements that are usually set by the state, and these can also vary by county.

6. Federal law prohibits using marijuana. Federal law classifies marijuana as a schedule 1 drug. Only those who possess a medical marijuana card have the right to consume it and they are protected from legal prosecution by the state.

7. As mentioned earlier, there are dispensaries and a marijuana card program that function in Los Angeles since 2003.

These are a few of the facts on the Medical Marijuana Los Angeles Program. For more information about marijuana delivery, services and products, check out PotValet.com

 

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Medical Marijuana for Migraines


icon  24 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

Medical Marijuana for Migraines

Before knowing all about medical marijuana for migraines, it is essential to first identify what a migraine is. The chronic headache that is most likely caused by the spasm and narrowing of blood vessels carrying blood to the brain is known as a migraine. The headache is so intense and can happen from once a year to as often as a few times a week. Besides the pain, other symptoms of a migraine may include nausea, sensitivity and vomiting. The identified factors of a migraine may be stress, caffeine, anger, hormonal imbalances or nicotine.

Finding a solution to cure the pains from migraines is essential. Medical marijuana has been one of these solutions that has helped migraine sufferers release some of the tension and relieve some of the pain from these painful headaches.

Why Use Medical Marijuana for Migraines?

There is scientific proof medical marijuana is an effective treatment for migraines. The main component in marijuana, which is THC, is known to have neuroprotective and analgesic effects that relieve the pain brought on by migraine attacks. With marijuana’s history of being illegal, this surely has not been advertised much as a highly effective treatment for migraines.

More than this, people have also been a little bit scared of using medical marijuana for migraines, thinking the only way to use medical marijuana is by smoking it. This is the wrong idea as there are many other delivery methods that can be used: vaporization, putting cannabis in your foods, or taking it sublingually (in the form of tinctures).

Medical Marijuana for Migraines Being Made Legal

Medical marijuana being made legal should be a welcomed development to those who suffer from migraines and avoid taking prescription drugs because they don’t want the side effects these drugs have. The most common side effects of the medicine for migraines are: sleepiness, fatigue, nausea, racing heartbeat, having difficulties thinking and also numbness. Not to mention some patients become addicted to their painkillers.

Medical marijuana is an alternative treatment for migraines, which doesn’t present any known side effects and it is proven to not develop addiction.

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Marijuana and Cancer Treatment


icon  22 Dec, 2015  /  icon  0        Author: Support Pot Valet

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Marijuana and Cancer Treatment

Those interested in marijuana cancer treatment should have a look over the next few paragraphs, and see what this miraculous plant can do.

Marijuana has been used as an herbal remedy for centuries. Scientists have discovered cannabinoids, the biologically active components in marijuana, to be biologically active and effective in treating some diseases, including cancer. At present, the US Drug Enforcement Administration has listed marijuana and the cannabinoids under the Schedule I controlled substances, which means is only legal to treat some of the medical conditions in many states.

Marijuana and Cancer Treatment Studies

Marijuana and Cancer

 

Several scientific studies of smoked marijuana discovered that it could be useful in dealing with vomiting and nausea from the cancer treatment of chemotherapy.

A number of reports have discovered that inhaled (used to smoke or perhaps vaporized) marijuana could possibly help in the therapy of neuropathic pain (aches brought on by damaged nerves).

Testing has also proved that smoked marijuana has also helped improve the diet in HIV sufferers. Research has long demonstrated that individuals who used marijuana extract in medical testing tended to require much less pain medication.

Cannabinoids in Marijuana Cancer Treatment

Marijuana and cancer

 

Recently, researchers disclosed that THC along with other cannabinoids like CBD cause slow development and/or trigger death in some forms of cancer cells growing in a laboratory. A few animal scientific studies also suggest that particular cannabinoids can slow growth and also decrease spread of some types of cancer.

There have been a few early medical tests of cannabinoids in the treatment of cancer in human beings and more scientific studies are planned. As the tests to date demonstrate that cannabinoids could be safe in dealing with cancer although, they cannot prove that they assist control or treat the disease.

As of yet, counting on marijuana for cancer treatment as your only means for therapy while staying away from or postponing conventional medical care for cancer could have severe health implications.

 

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