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Study: Marijuana could help treat Alzheimer’s disease

In Top Stories by David Silverberg

A new study found that marijuana might help treat Alzheimer’s disease by replenishing cannabinoid receptors. Testing on mice, researchers say they have evidence which shows that Alzheimer’s disease is worsened by a lack of cannabinoid receptors, indicating that the disease could be treated with marijuana. Many cannabinoids are found in marijuana, with THC being the most notable compound. The authors wrote in the …

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How medical marijuana helps MS sufferers

In Feature Stories by Dave Gordon

Marijuana’s health benefits extend to people suffering from Multiple Sclerosis (MS), but how exactly do these patients see their symptoms lessen with medical cannabis? Here, The Medical Marijuana Review shares stories from MS sufferers who couldn’t picture life without marijuana as medicine. Diagnosed with chronic progressive MS in 1992 at the age of 28, wheelchair-bound Alison Myrden says that no …

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Why medical marijuana can work for your pets

In Feature Stories by KelliK

Humans aren’t the only species who can enjoy the medical benefits of marijuana. Find out how medical cannabis is helping sick dogs and cats, and giving hope to concerned pet owners who had nowhere else to turn. *    *    * Toronto’s Sam Mellace saw nothing wrong in giving his elderly border collie some marijuana-laced doggie biscuits. “I don’t …

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‘Without cannabis, I might not be alive today’

In Epilepsy, Feature Stories by David Silverberg

In our ongoing series of profiling medical marijuana users, we look at how cannabis is making one man’s life bearable in the face of unimaginable suffering.  Find out how David Michael helps control his debilitating seizures with marijuana, and learn why he is putting out an SOS call, as in Sick of Suffering. David Michael, 33, lives in New South …

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U.S. Senate Committee to review marijuana laws in September

In Regulatory, Top Stories by David Silverberg

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced recently that the Committee will hold a hearing next month on the conflict between state and federal marijuana laws, according to a release. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 10, at 10 a.m. ET Leahy has urged the Obama administration to determine its enforcement policy in light of several states …

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How marijuana can block cigarettes’ cancer risk

In Research Updates and News, Top Stories by David Silverberg

Chemicals in marijuana block activity of an enzyme linked with cancer caused by cigarette use, a new study revealed. Published recently in the national science journal J-STAGE, the study’s conclusion gave another bow in marijuana’s medical quiver, this time highlighting how cigarette smokers turning to marijuana could help protect themselves against lung cancer. The enzyme in marijuana’s crosshairs is CYP1A1, produced in …

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Medical marijuana may soon be coming to Ireland

In Feature Stories by David Silverberg

Public sentiment in Ireland is pushing medical marijuana into the arena of social acceptance, and upcoming legislation may soon propel it to be a legalized form of medicine. It’s about time, according to health-care organizations. Multiple Sclerosis Ireland said people suffering with multiple sclerosis are “extremely frustrated and tired” of waiting for the legalisation of medicinal cannabis, as this report states. …

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Marijuana may protect cancer patients from drug’s side effects

In Top Stories by David Silverberg

A new study revealed marijuana’s CBD cannabinoid could protect the heart from the side effects of the cancer drug  Doxil (generically known as doxorubicin). The study, published in the September issue of Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology,  found that when lab rats were given small doses of the CBD cannabinoid,  in conjunction with a standard doses of Doxil, there was no detectable heart issues associated with …