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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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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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The Bone Setters of Africa

The Bone Setters of Africa

The door of the twin jet airplane, flying under the flag of the black star (now long gone to the metal equivalence of the elephant graveyards), swung open and wide. I stepped through the aluminum door and ran into a solid wall of heat. It was the time of Harmattan. The seasonal, hot, dry, and dust- laden trade-wind blew straight from the North, the Sahara. All at once it offered a feeling of a relaxing

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