Medical marijuana helps millions of people treat hundreds of different injuries, illnesses, diseases and chronic conditions. But how does marijuana affect so many different ailments? Our bodies make their own cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids. We have millions of cannabinoid receptors throughout our bodies, in every organ and area, with the highest
Click the link below to read this poignant account of how medical marijuana helps one particular cancer patient.
The prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association has published data that shows that states that have passed medical marijuana laws see fewer opiate-related fatalities. The study, posted on JAMA's website and the NORML Blog (see link below), found that “States with medical cannabis laws had a 24.8% lower mean annual
Pure Green patient Chelsea P has created a video blog to help acquaint new OMMP patients with the wide world of medical marijuana. Chelsea recently moved to Portland, where she obtained her OMMP card. She had many questions but she found few resources for answers. So she decided to take
While most people look at THC, and perhaps CBD, to determine the potency of a marijuana product, that is not the whole story. As medicaljane.com explains, these two cannabinoids combine with dozens of others, along with hundreds of terpenes, to produce the psychoactive and healing properties of cannabis. This synergistic
More than half of rheumatology specialists surveyed by the Canadian Rheumatology Association believe cannabis can be useful in the treatment of rheumatic conditions like arthritis. The link below will take you to an article on the website Leaf Science, which cites a study first published in the journal BMC Musculoskeletal
This umbrella category includes known syndromes such as Chron’s Disease and colitis, as well as more general symptoms like nausea, vomiting, loss of appetite and anorexia. Pure Green owner Matt Walstatter suffered a serious gastrointestinal disease that caused him to vomit every day for nearly ten years. He experienced constant
Despite the increasing prevalence of state and local medical marijuana laws (more than 30 states plus the District of Columbia allow at least some form of medical marijuana), the federal government continues to block a great deal of medical marijuana research. As the New York Times reports, marijuana remains a
We see many patients with MS at Pure Green. Most use cannabis to relieve tremors, spasticity and pain. Our MS patients tend to prefer indica flowers and products made from indica strains. These offer superior pain relief and muscle relaxation. Many MS patients also choose high CBD products. These tend
A plant-based pharmaceutical company took another step in the process of developing a medical marijuana treatment for chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative disease that affects people—particularly athletes—who have suffered repeated head trauma. KannaLife Sciences recently signed a license agreement with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to allow the company
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