The Dangerous Side of Opioids and How Cannabis Can Tame the Beast

The Dangerous Side of Opioids and How Cannabis Can Tame the Beast

1. Opioid addiction in the U.S. alone have reached epidemic proportions with nearly 2 million people suffering from substance-use disorder. In 2014 almost 20,000 people died from overdoses related to prescription pain relievers.1 2. Furthermore, opioid use also may increase the probability of users acting on murderous or suicidal impulses. (See: May the Force Be With You) 3. In addition, a new study revealed that the use of opioids may actually cause chronic pain.2 4. And,

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Foot Nail Fungus is Stubborn, Ugly, and Pernicious

Foot Nail Fungus is Stubborn, Ugly, and Pernicious

However, it may finally have found its match in caryophyllene oxide a compound made by cannabis and certain spice plants. This compound could well be a new hero entering into an exhausting battle that never seems to end for many people. The vast majority (80-90%) of foot nail fungal infections, or onychomycosis, are caused by a fungi called dermatophytes that thrives in the keratin rich environment of the outer layer of the skin, nails, or hair.

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A CB2 Activating Cannabinoid is the new potential weapon against horrific parasites

A CB2 Activating Cannabinoid is the new potential weapon against horrific parasites

Leishmaniasis is a parasitical infection spread by sandflies. It is a significant health problem all over the world. Hundreds of millions of people (as well as animals) in nearly 100 tropical, sub-tropical, and Southern European countries are at risk. Occasional occurrences in the U.S. have been reported from the southern states of Texas and Oklahoma. It is estimated that more than 10 million people are currently suffering from the disease, and new infection rates are

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Pain Killers: Short-Term Benefit vs. Long-Term Detriment to Your Soul

Pain Killers: Short-Term Benefit vs. Long-Term Detriment to Your Soul

In March 2016, I published an article on this blog entitled “May the Force Be With You: The Dark Side of Pharmaceuticals and the Green Light of Cannabis.” The article focused on a Finnish study (2015) conducted on 959 convicted murderers to examine the hypothesis that pharmaceutical antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anxiolytics may have caused an increase in suicides and committed murders by the patients who take them.1 However, study results showed that the risk of

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Promising Treatment for Chagas Disease: Caryophyllene Oxide (a cannabinoid-based preparation)

Promising Treatment for Chagas Disease: Caryophyllene Oxide (a cannabinoid-based preparation)

Chagas disease is a chronic condition caused by a parasite common in the South and Central Americas. The parasite (Trypanosoma cruzi) is primarily transmitted by a blood-feeding bug called “kissing bug” or triatomine (kissing bug because they emerge at night and tend to feed on tissue around the eye and face). However, transmissions are also possible through contaminated food, contaminated blood transfusions, or it can be passed on from the mother to the fetus. Read

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Deep Healing is the Greatest Joy

Deep Healing is the Greatest Joy

∼ 4 minute read Anita Moorjani was supposed to die on February 2, 2006. After a four year battle with lymphoma, a cancer affecting her lymphatic system, Anita was in a coma. The last of her life was siphoned by numerous large tumors the size of lemons that covered her neck, chest and abdomen. Her muscles had  deteriorated significantly and her lungs were filling constantly with mucus, making breathing a struggle. She withered down to about 80

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How Changing Ourselves Changes the World Around Us (Part 2)

How Changing Ourselves Changes the World Around Us (Part 2)

In part 1 (Cannabis is a Gateway Drug: But it’s Not What You’ve Been Told) we looked at the fact that synapses that fire together wire together and in doing so create the very experience we focus on especially those experiences we repeat. We examined how the brain or the internal mind-body architecture of a person chronically focusing on fear, worry, or negativity has a very different set of synaptic clefts compared to a person with a tendency

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Dupuytren’s Contracture and Cannabis

Dupuytren’s Contracture and Cannabis

Slowly and over the period of many years I saw my dads right hand turn into a permanent and immobile open fist. At first the tissue around his tendons started to harden. When I touched it they felt strange, like a “living rock”. Than his corresponding little and ring fingers started to pull inwards and became gradually stuck in a permanent and contracted position. He never talked about pain as was his way. Eventually it

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Cannabis Is A Gateway Drug! (But it’s Not What You’ve Been Told)

Cannabis Is A Gateway Drug! (But it’s Not What You’ve Been Told)

OK, let’s start this way. Synapses that fire together wire together. What? Stay with me. A synapse (more specifically a synaptic cleft) is empty space (a gateway) between nerve cells. This is true for the entire brain and for all those super highways of connections called our nervous system(s). When we touch a toe to the cool surface of a pond the sensation is transmitted from one nerve cell to another in form of electrical

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Microbes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Cannabis

Microbes, Alzheimer’s Disease, and Cannabis

  A new study entitled Microbes and Alzheimer’s Disease (March 2016) conducted by an international team of scientists posits the hypothesis that Alzheimer’s Disease is caused by common microbial infections such as Herpes simplex virus (HSV-1), Herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE), measles (virus), Chlamydia pneumoniae (bacteria responsible for pneumonia), and several types of spirochaete (such as in syphilis), fungal infections and an abnormal microbiota (symbiotic/healthy and pathogenic/unhealthy microbes living inside the human body). Researchers speculate that microbial infestation specifically enter

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