Medical cannabis is one of the most diverse plants on Earth, with more medical applications than we can all keep up with.
For example, did you know CBD can help alleviate symptoms of menopause? It’s also great for controlling inflammation. Plus, every single cannabinoid in the plant has its own unique benefits. That’s why people all over the world, from the U.S. to Australia, are pushing for medical cannabis reform on multiple different levels.
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Menopause is a stressful, although natural time in every woman’s life. Every year, around 1.3 million American women experience menopause. The standard age range is 40-55 years old and the initial, peri-menopausal phase can last anywhere from 4 to 8 years. During this time, women are faced with many difficult symptoms, both physical and mental. We’re now learning that CBD can help ease these discomforts and make menopause a bit less rough. Click here to read the full story.
The Colorado Assembly just passed a new bi-partisan bill to allow Colorado residents to choose medical cannabis over prescription drugs. Senate Bill 13 is Colorado’s response to the ongoing opioid epidemic that’s sweeping across the United States like wildfire. As people gain awareness of how opioid addiction often plays out – which many times starts with just an innocent prescription – they are looking for safer alternative remedies to manage their pain. Click here to read the full story.
Those over a certain age remember when Australian-born Olivia Newton-John rose to fame after staring in the hit movie Grease. Since then, she has overcome breast cancer and now is a high-profile advocate of legalizing medical cannabis for all Australians. It’s estimated that 300,000 Aussies use cannabis daily, and over 1 million have tried it at least once in the last year. According to various statistics, Australia has one of the largest numbers of cannabis users in the world. Click here to read the full story.
Inflammation is prevalent with many different disorders including multiple sclerosis, inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis, contact dermatitis, certain types of cancer, allergic asthma, Type I diabetes, and even atherosclerotic heart disease. Multiple studies have proven the effectiveness of CBD in controlling inflammation and subsequent pain. It’s natural and much safer than pharmaceuticals. Doses of up to 4,000-mg a day have been taken without any side effects. Click here to read the full story.
THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol), are by far the most well-known cannabinoids. But what many people don’t realize is that ALL of the cannabinoids in this plant have something to offer. As the industry continues to grow, we’ll see more cannabinoids being isolated for different therapeutic purposes. Over the next few years you can expect to see a rise in CBN (Cannabinol), CBG (Cannabigerol), and CBC (Cannabichromene). Click here to read the full story.