Medical cannabis red tape forces thousands to turn to black market for pain relief

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AUTHOR: Nadia Daly Medicinal cannabis was legalised in Australia two years ago, but patients and doctors are still struggling to access the drug and say the barriers and bureaucracy are driving thousands of people to a flourishing black market. Simon Sweeting suffered chronic back pain for decades after a fracture and several surgeries. For years he […]

IBD – Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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Scientific Research into Medicinal Cannabis – IBD Inflammatory Bowel Disease Inflammatory Bowel Disease  is a term mainly used to describe two conditions: ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are long-term conditions that involve inflammation of the gut. Ulcerative colitis only affects the colon (large intestine). Crohn’s disease can affect any part of the digestive system, from […]

Cardiovascular & Heart Disease

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Scientific Research into Medicinal Cannabis – Cardiovascular & Heart Disease Heart disease describes a range of conditions that affect your heart. Diseases include blood vessel diseases, such as coronary artery disease; heart rhythm problems (arrhythmias); and heart defects you’re born with (congenital heart defects), among others. The term “heart disease” is often used interchangeably with the […]

Cannabis Treatment for Cancer – Scientific Research

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Scientific Research into Medicinal Cannabis – Cancer Cancer refers to any one of a large number of diseases characterized by the development of abnormal cells that divide uncontrollably and have the ability to infiltrate and destroy normal body tissue. Cancer often has the ability to spread throughout your body. Here you can find the latest scientific research […]

Nausea & Vomiting – Can cannabis help?

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Scientific Research into Medicinal Cannabis – Nausea Nausea and vomiting are common signs and symptoms that can be caused by numerous conditions. Nausea and vomiting most often are due to viral gastroenteritis but can be a common side effect of other drug treatments or be a symptom of a more serious disease. We have listed the […]

OCD – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Scientific Research into Medicinal Cannabis – OCD Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) features a pattern of unreasonable thoughts and fears (obsessions) that lead you to do repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily activities and cause significant distress. It’s sometimes difficult to diagnose OCD because symptoms can be similar to those of […]

HIV AIDS – Medicinal Cannabis Research

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Scientific Research into Medicinal Cannabis – HIV AIDS HIV AIDS : Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a chronic, potentially life-threatening condition caused by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). By damaging your immune system, HIV interferes with your body’s ability to fight the organisms that cause disease. HIV is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). It can […]

Asthma – can cannabis cause bronchial dilation?

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Scientific Research into Medicinal Cannabis – Asthma Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. For some people, this is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities […]

Autism & the Endocannabinoid System

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Scientific Research into Medicinal Cannabis – Autism Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a serious neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs a child’s ability to communicate and interact with others. It also includes restricted repetitive behaviors, interests and activities. These issues cause significant impairment in social, occupational and other areas of functioning. The endocannabinoid (EC) system represents a major neuromodulatory […]