New Study Confirms That Cannabis Can Help Migraine Sufferers

Cannabis has long been used for the treatment of migraines, but only in recent years have scientists closed in on the reasons why. A new study published this week from Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Colorado looked at the effects of inhaled and ingested cannabis in migraine sufferers, and the results confirmed what previous studies had begun to unearth.

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Researchers reviewed reports from 121 adult participants and collected the following data:

  • The average number of migraine headaches decreased from 10.4 per month to 4.6
  • Almost 40% of subjects reported positive effects
  • 19.8% of subjects claimed medical marijuana helped to prevent migraines
  • 11.6% of subjects reported that cannabis stopped migraine headaches
  • About 85% of subjects reported having fewer migraines per month with cannabis
  • About 12% saw no change in migraine frequency with cannabis
  • Only about 2% experienced an increase in migraine frequency
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Study: Topical CBD Treatment May Reduce Central Nervous System Inflammation

A controlled animal study published in Daru: Journal of Faculty and CBD CreamPharmacy, Tehran University of Medical Sciences found that topical treatment with 1% purified (i.e. >98%) CBD topical cream may help to reduce damage caused by a disease that results in brain inflammation. This holds relevance for humans with autoimmune diseases that lead to demyelination (damage to the fatty covering around neurons that helps them to transmit signals faster) like multiple sclerosis.

Topical CBD vs. Multiple Sclerosis Experiment

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ealthy mice and mice with experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis [(EAE)-encephalo= brain, myel= myelin= fatty nerve covering, itis= inflammation] as models for humans with multiple sclerosis, researchers applied either 1% purified CBD cream, inactive cream, or no cream to the skin of the healthy mice, and to the skin of diseased mice once symptoms of EAE began to appear. The mice were observed daily, and 28 days after EAE had been induced, spinal cord and spleen cell samples were taken.

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The Big Grow Debate: Which Is Better, Indoor or Outdoor Pot?

As the black market in cannabis evolved, people figured out a way to grow their stuff one way or another. Maybe it was in a basement under lights, in a guerrilla patch in the middle of a national park, or in pots hanging from trees—because ganja seems to grow anywhere prying eyes won’t find it. But now that the fight for legalization appears to be on its way to victory, cannabis cultivators of the future—and some from the present—will have the chance to revisit the question: “Should I go indoor or outdoor?”

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We’ll present all sides of this debate to allow our readers to make their own decision. Check out two radically opposing perspectives on the issue, as well as a discussion of the true carbon footprint of cannabis. Remember, the following statements don’t necessarily represent the opinion of HIGH TIMES. We smoke and dab all cannabis equally, and we don’t discriminate against or favor one cultivation method over another.

Indoor Pot Is Best! By Josh Haupt

Mother Nature gave us an amazing plant, and I will forever respect outdoor-grown cannabis. However, as with so much else, the technology for cannabis cultivation has far exceeded what was available in previous decades. It’s almost unfair to put outdoor and indoor cannabis growing in the same category: Outdoor grows rely on Mother Nature to control the most important variables, while indoor-gardening techniques will allow you to control the same factors with ease.

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Kristen Bell Wrote An Essay On Depression And It’s Perfect

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Meet our new mental health idol, Kristen Bell.

Kristen Bell is once again shattering the stereotype that mental illness defines a person.

Bell wrote an essay for TIME on Tuesday, in which she opened up about her own experiences with depression. Her story is a raw, honest testimony to the struggles people with mental health conditions face on a regular basis.

“For me, depression is not sadness. It’s not having a bad day and needing a hug,” she wrote. “It gave me a complete and utter sense of isolation and loneliness … I felt worthless, like I had nothing to offer, like I was a failure. Now, after seeking help, I can see that those thoughts, of course, couldn’t have been more wrong.”

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Foods That Are Surprisingly High In Salt

The latest Dietary Guidelines recommend that the average healthy American consumes fewer than 2,300 milligrams of sodium per day.

But, according to the CDC, most people actually eat foods that add the salt up to 3,400 mg every day.
You may be avoiding cheese, pretzels, cold cuts and other salty foods that are wrecking your diet because they are the most obvious source of sodium.

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A medium size pain bagel has 470 mg of sodium. Even a 100% Whole Wheat bagel has 565 mg. “Depending on what you’re putting on them, you can consume almost a whole day’s worth of salt in one meal,” Deborah Malkoff-Cohen, registered dietitian and certified diabetes educator, says. “I usually ask people to at least have an English muffin [bagel] or a bialy,” she adds. A cinnamon raisin bagel has 287 mg of sodium. Photo Credit: Shutterstock
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10 Evidence-Based Health Benefits of Cinnamon

Cinnamon is a highly delicious spice. It has been prized for its medicinal properties for thousands of years. Modern science has now confirmed what people have instinctively known for ages.

Here are 10 health benefits of cinnamon that are supported by scientific research.

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1. Cinnamon is High in a Substance With Powerful Medicinal Properties

Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the inner bark of trees called Cinnamomum.

It has been used as an ingredient throughout history, dating back as far as Ancient Egypt. It used to be rare and valuable, and was regarded as a gift fit for kings.

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These Cancer Survivors Share Their Preferred Cannabis Strains

The fortitude demonstrated by cancer patients and survivors is truly remarkable. With numerous reviewers on Leafly using cannabis to combat the effects of various types of cancer, chemotherapy, and related medications, we’re constantly inspired by the positivity, bravery and determination that shines through their stories.

Today, on National Cancer Survivors Day, we honor these individuals. The following are just a sampling of the strains that have helped cancer patients deal with the physical, emotional, and psychological effects of their condition as they fight toward joining the ranks of hundreds of thousands of cancer survivors across the nation and around the world.

 

Cannabis and Cancer

Leafly AK-48 hybrid cannabis strain tile AK-48

“AK-48 has helped me in so many ways with respect to my cancer. My appetite has resumed as normal, I sleep GREAT, less depression, moments of bliss, less pain and increased level of hope for survival. It is, without a doubt, my personal favorite.” –Good-juju

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Dog Can Have Great Benefits For Owners Dealing With Anxiety

Owning a dog could benefit your mental health.

Pedigree Australia has released a video in which dog owners and their pups have their heart rates monitored to see what kinds of effects they have on one another.

The video shows that when humans and hounds are around each another both species’ heartbeats have a nice, calm rhythm.

The advert then claims that this test is proof that dogs can calm anxiety and stress. But it this all just a shaggy dog story?

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