https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180730160618.htm

Is it merely prolonging the agony or is it a glimmer of hope?

AuntieBS

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Oh Well…..

Posted: July 29, 2018 in Cannabis, COPD, health, Marijuana
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180728084133.htm

AuntieBS

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180723132251.htm

AuntieBS is not a neuroscientist, so to flat-out declare this to be bullshit is out of her league.  But, such “studies” should be viewed with a jaundiced eye, because there is so much negative pressure against cannabis from Big Pharma, so see its use as reducing their profits.

When you read reports of modern cannabis strains being more potent, be wary.  Instead of smoking entire joints, the modern cannabis user enjoys just a toke or two, akin to a shot or two of vodka vs a six pack of beer.  The cannabis ingestion level may be the same, but the tars and combustion byproducts is much less with stronger strains.  Having said that, there are no details as to the amount of cannabis given to the test mice, and how that would extrapolate to human use.  If a human got as wasted as they could possibly be and remain awake, there may not be much remembered.  But, the amount of intoxication under “normal” use, is much less and long-term memory is not affected.

So, I question the veracity of this assertion and remain unconvinced, though I cannot discount it 100%.  As with most things, moderation is a good concept.

AuntieBS

A pioneering study has found Australian parents who turned to medicinal cannabis to treat children with epilepsy overwhelmingly (75 percent) considered the extracts as “effective.” Contrary to parental expectations, extracts generally contained low doses of cannabidiol (CBD) — commonly considered to be a key therapeutic element and that has been successfully used in recent clinical trials to treat epilepsy.

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180705115620.htm

AuntieBS

https://www.consumerreports.org/marijuana/what-is-cbd-what-to-know-about-this-cannabis-product/

 

newatlas.com/australian-cannabis-chronic-pain-study/55298/

I have first hand knowledge that this is untrue and was likely funded by Big Pharma to cast doubt about a plant that can reduce opiate use and promote sleep, not to mention that CBD is one of the most powerful anti-inflammatory drugs available.  The blatant lies to get funding from Big Pharma just amaze me– scientists selling out the truth for money!

AuntieBS

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180518102757.htm

The point here is that it is not the cannabis that is causal, but the determinant lies with the teen.  A young teen willing to defy laws and experiment with drugs suggests an unhealthy background– impoverished, ghetto, violence, lack of good parenting, and so on.  The cannabis just happens to be there and was the focus of this study.  Had the study been broader in scope, it would likely reveal experimenting with alcohol and prescription drugs as well.  So, this has much less to do with cannabis than with social norms, defiance, and other sub-ideal environments for the young.

AuntieBS