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Tag: Medicinal Cannabis
Medicinal cannabis use during pregnancy is a topical issue for both practitioners and patients to address. As medical cannabis prescriptions increase around the globe, the necessity to have a deeper understanding of the impact and risks of cannabinoids on fertility, pregnancy and postnatal health is of supreme importance. Continue reading “[9 min read] Medicinal cannabis and pregnancy”
Back pain is one of the top six injuries and sickness causing loss of quality of life, inability to work, pain and disability in Australia. Most back sprains and strains are self-limiting; that is, the body will recover in six weeks or so, with analgesia, exercise and other treatments, like massage or physiotherapy. But when back pain lasts longer than three months it is defined as chronic back pain.
Continue reading “[6 min read] Medicinal cannabis and chronic back pain”
The entourage effect is the mechanism in which cannabinoids act synergistically with each other and numerous other compounds within the plant, such as terpenes, flavonoids and resins.
Continue reading “[4 min read] Medicinal cannabis and the entourage effect”
When considering the potential therapeutic benefits and potential side effects of CBD oil, a common question is can CBD oil cause nausea – or will it help manage it?
Continue reading “[5 min read] Nausea and medicinal cannabis”
The Covid19 pandemic has moved mental health to the very centre of our collective consciousness. Under the influence of uncertainty and perpetual change, the daily routines and interpersonal relationships of most of the earth’s population have altered dramatically in some shape or form. Continue reading “[8 min read] Mental stress and medicinal cannabis”
Like much of the progress seen in the medical cannabis industry, the use of CBD oil for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has grown from the grassroots level.
Continue reading “[9 min read] Can medicinal cannabis help with Autism?”
There is no doubt all forms of dementia take a tremendous toll on individuals and their loved ones. Medical cannabis research is fast growing in the arena of neurodegenerative diseases, including the most commonly diagnosed form of dementia – Alzheimer’s disease.
Continue reading “[8 min read] Can medicinal cannabis help with Alzheimer’s?”
Anxiety and mood disorders are being experienced with increasing prevalence around the globe. In Australia, approximately 1 in 4 experience anxiety, and that percentage increases a great deal when accounting for other mood disorders like depression and PTSD.
You’ve likely heard mixed reports about medical cannabis’ effects for anxiety: clinical research can be confusing at the best of times and when it comes to cannabis and anxiety, conflicting research abounds.
Continue reading “[6 min read] Anxiety and medicinal cannabis”
How medical cannabis can be used in the treatment of insomnia has been of great interest to researchers and patients alike. Wide-spread reliance on drugs such as benzodiazepines, barbiturates and other strong sedatives has been up for public debate due to their risk of drug dependence and withdrawal symptoms. In light of this, utilising cannabis and cannabinoid medicines in treating sleep disorders is gaining serious traction. Continue reading “[7 min read] Insomnia and medicinal cannabis”
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe conditions of chronic inflammation of the bowels, the most common presentations being Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease, both considered autoimmune disorders.
Continue reading “[10 min read] Medicinal cannabis and irritable bowel disease”