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Minor Burns Are Effectively Treated with Cannabis Topicals, Studies Show

Burns are one of the most common injuries in the kitchen and there is a massive yet still growing body of research providing evidence that cannabis-based topical treatments can provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, fight infection, and promote healing to minor burns. According to Colorado-based medicinal cannabis advocate and entrepreneur Dahlia Mertens, every home and restaurant kitchen should include topical cannabis lotions, balms, or salves as part of their first-aid kit. These non-intoxicating lotions, derived from the marijuana plant, can be highly effective in treating painful scald burns and other thermal burns that don’t require hospital treatment, she says. According ... Read More

Prenatal nausea: Is cannabis a safe treatment option?

Canna Tech in a recent article suggests that cannabis might be a safer alternative for treating prenatal nausea than prescription medications. “Research suggests that not only is cannabis use during pregnancy safer than tobacco, alcohol, and other substances, but if used in moderation, it can possibly be a better option for treating prenatal symptoms than standard prescription medications…. Various anti nausea medications are prescribed to pregnant women suffering from severe morning sickness, some of the most common ones being zofran, proton pump inhibitors (PPIs), ondansetron, and diclectin. Most of these medications have a rather colorful history of lawsuits and studies ... Read More

Pharmaceutical company testing marijuana-based diabetes drug

Drug company GW Pharmaceuticals is taking aim at the type 2 diabetes market using a seemingly unconventional tool – marijuana. Specifically, the company has developed and is currently testing a medicine made from cannabis. So far, the drug has showed promise in lowering blood-sugar levels between meals and improving production of insulin. The marijuana-based diabetes drug isn’t the only cannabis-derived drug GW has developed. The company currently markets a nasal spray, Sativex, that has been approved in eight countries to treat spasms associated with multiple sclerosis. Its approval in the United States is still pending. Other companies develop marijuana-based drugs ... Read More

Could marijuana be the next diabetes treatment?

Sure, marijuana use has been tied to “the munchies,” which would make one assume the “muncher” would be more apt to be plump, thus at higher risk of being diabetic. But tokers are far less likely to be obese or have diabetes, previous studies have found. A new study suggests that cannabis compounds may actually help control blood sugar. “The most important finding is that current users of marijuana appear to have better carbohydrate metabolism than nonusers,” Murray Mittleman, an associate professor of medicine at the Harvard School of Medicine, told CNN. “Their fasting insulin levels were lower, and they ... Read More