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Month: August 2017

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS)

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays a key role in keeping various bodily systems in biochemical balance, i.e., in maintaining homeostasis. The ECS evolved epochs ago, and variations of the deep-rooted, critical system are found today across all vertebrate species. (This explains why veterinarians are finding success in using medical cannabis to treat dogs and cats…



Terpenes May Improve Potency Of Medical Cannabis

Sunday Special and ECS followup: The terpenes and terpenoids… We’re adding a fifth to our week-long series on the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how WHOLE PLANT – and whole plant extract – cannabis works in the body. (So maybe a good day to go back and review the others you may have missed.. …and a…



Patients Report Good Outcomes with Medical Cannabis Use

More than “as good as”…. At TRUCE we’re patient advocates. So we find these results of particular interest in that they’re based on surveying patient satisfaction with their treatment. This report comes out of prestigious Johns Hopkins University: “Medical cannabis consumers reported better ‘clinically meaningful’ health outcomes than non-consumers, and epilepsy sufferers in particular reported…



How Does Medical Cannabis Interact With The Immune System?

This is the fourth recent article focusing on deeper aspects of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and how medical cannabis actually works in the body. Not planned but a new wave of fairly in-depth articles have been coming out, they’ve been well received according to your likes, views and shares, etc., and since we find the…



Connor

The long wait for direct citizen participation in bringing a real whole plant medical cannabis to Utah is finally ending….!! See below for how you can get involved for real…     See full article – Connor



The Facts On Endocannabinoid Deficiency And Medical Marijuana

Meet an emerging diagnosis: “Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency” (CED)… Following up on our recent endocannabinoid system (ECS)-related posts, in many conditions, diseases which respond to medical cannabis are related to inadequate levels of the body’s own internally produced cannabinoids. Production can be inhibited due to many possible causes, from genetic factors to stress, to other diseases,…



Expanded Medical Marijuana Law Grows Georgia Program

Georgia, with a medical cannabis program similar to Utah, expanded the list of qualifying illnesses in May. The result? 100 more patients applied for medical cards that month. Meanwhile, Utah Medical Association still says cannabis is not medicine. #MMJ #UTpol #Truce #UtahMed     See full article – Expanded Medical Marijuana Law Grows Georgia Program