(Natural News) So-called bio-frequency stickers may sound appealing, but the truth is that these “healing” patches won’t offer you much in the way of health benefits. Recently featured in Goop, a publication which belongs to movie star Gwyneth Paltrow, the bio-frequency stickers made by Body Vibes are already gaining quite a bit of notoriety — but... [...]
(Natural News) There is no doubt that human activity is hurting our planet, whether it’s all the plastic winding up in our oceans or widespread deforestation. However, it’s a bit inaccurate to pin all the blame on people, particularly when it comes to issues like climate change and carbon dioxide emissions. Besides the fact that... [...]
(Natural News) New research further validates the efficacy of cannabis in the alleviation of migraine symptoms. Researchers have found that a combination of tetrahydrocannabinol-cannabidiol (THC-CBD) was effective in reducing the severity and number of cluster headaches and migraines compared to prescription medicine. In fact, the THC-CBD treatment was able to reduce acute pain brought on... [...]
THC has a beneficial influence on the aging brain, reversing the aging process and improving cognitive function, raising the possibility it might be useful for the treatment of dementia in the elderly
18-month-old mice given THC at 2, 12 and 18 months demonstrated cognitive skills equal to 2-month-old controls, while the placebo group suffered cognitive deterioration associated with aging
Previous research has also shown low-dose THC directly impedes buildup of beta amyloid plaque in the brain (a hallmark of Alzheimer’s) and enhances mitochondrial function in the brain
By Dr. Mercola
Regardless of your views on the pros and cons of recreational marijuana, the body of scientific evidence about its medicinal value is getting more compelling as additional research is done. The cannabinoids in cannabis — cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — interact with your body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body.
In fact, scientists now believe the endocannabinoid system may represent the most widespread receptor system in your body.1 There are cannabinoid receptors in your brain, lungs, liver, kidneys, immune system and more, and both the therapeutic and psychoactive properties of marijuana occur when a cannabinoid activates a cannabinoid receptor.
Your body actually makes its own cannabinoids, similar to those found in marijuana, albeit in much smaller quantities than you get from the plant. The fact that your body is replete with cannabinoid receptors, key to so many biological functions, is why there's such enormous medical potential for cannabis.
The whole plant also contains terpenes that have medicinal properties. More often than not, medicinal marijuana is made from plants bred to have high CBD and low THC content. While THC has psychoactive activity that can make you feel "stoned," CBD has no psychoactive properties. However, recent research shows THC should not be written off completely just because it's psychoactive. It has valuable therapeutic potential in its own right.
THC May Reverse Aging Process in the Brain
According to recent animal research,2 THC has a beneficial influence on the aging brain.3,4 Rather than dulling or impairing cognition, THC appears to reverse the aging process and improve mental processes, raising the possibility it might be useful for the treatment of dementia in the elderly.5
To test the hypothesis, mice were given a small daily dose of THC over the course of one month at the age of 2 months, 12 months and again at 18 months of age. It is important to understand that mice typically live until 2 years old. The dose was small enough to avoid any psychoactive effects.
Tests assessed the animals' learning, memory, orientation and recognition skills. Interestingly, 18-month-old mice given THC demonstrated cognitive skills equal to 2-month-old controls, while the placebo group suffered cognitive deterioration associated with normal aging.
The Massachusetts House approved a bill Wednesday that would repeal and replace the recreational marijuana law approved by the state's voters in November.
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(Natural News) Nothing says friendship like pizza, or does it? A recent study of college students at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that a staggering 98 percent were willing to give up their friends’ email addresses for a slice of pizza — not even a whole pizza, just one piece. Clearly, kids these days don’t have... [...]
(Natural News) There is a reason that people have learned reading, writing and arithmetic in generally the same way over the years, and that’s because the tried-and-true traditional methods work. That’s why many people wondered what the real agenda of the Common Core national standards were when the Obama administration started pushing for it so... [...]
Este mes veremos la Ley Catalana aprobada que regula las Asociaciones Cannábicas... ¿Por fin será la marihuana legal en cataluña? Celebramos el 20 aniversario de Energy Control y el 20 aniversario de la Revista Cáñamo, que lo veremos en Informe Drogas. También nuestro 5º aniversario, que queremos celebrar con todas vosotras y vosotros.
En Extracciones, seguimos investigando en la obtención de aceite de cannabis para las aplicaciones terapéuticas, Y en Top Cultivo, cómo le afecta el calor al cultivo de marihuana.
el 28 de junio el Parlament de Catalunya ha aprobado una ley que por fin establece un marco jurídico a las más de 400 asociaciones cannábicas que hoy se encuentran en Cataluña, y que hace hincapié en la protección de los derechos de las personas usuarias y no en su criminalización como hasta ahora. Una ley pionera en Europa que sirve también de referente internacional como modelo de regulación integral.
El grupo de estudios de políticas del cannabis, GEPCA presentó en Madrid, un modelo de regulación completo del ciclo del cannabis, que propone que las asociaciones de hasta 500 socios puedan producir hasta 150 kg de cogollos al año, o 6 plantas por persona para el cultivo personal.
La revista Cáñamo, cumple 20 años de cultura y activismo cannábico que celebraron en el Hash Marihuana and Hemp Museum de Barcelona. ¿Queréis verlo? Clara estuvo allí y pudo hablar entre otros con Ben Dronkers, fundador del museo.
FELICIDADES Cáñamo y toda la familia cañamera que habéis hecho posible esta valiente y activista revista desde hace 20 años. ¡Se dicen rápido! Gracias por ser los pioneros en informar y educarnos sin prejuicios, con cultura cannábica y mucho amor!
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(Natural News) It’s shocking — and depressing — that despite an estimated 842 million starving people in different parts of the world, we are wasting as much as 20 pounds of food each month. That’s according to Ruth Litchfield, professor of food science and human nutrition at Iowa State University. “It’s a huge problem. When you... [...]
(Natural News) A new study has revealed an uncomfortable sign of the times: The physical activity levels of teenagers are at an all-time low. So much so that, according to the researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, they get as much exercise as senior citizens. Led by professor Vadim Zipunnikov, the... [...]
(Natural News) Even though it spends more per pupil than every other large school district in the country save for two, Baltimore City Public Schools is failing to teach students even the basics they need to get by in life. Reports indicate that at least six schools in the district failed this past year to... [...]