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Psychedelics for Pain Management

By Raley Anne James Psychedelic substances have potential for treating physical pain, especially for seniors suffering from chronic pain. However, such potential has long been held back by the strict anti-drug laws that have lumped medically useful substances like psilocybin and cannabis alongside legitimately harmful narcotics such as cocaine and heroin. Fortunately, as discussed in a …

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Effects of Low-Dose LSD on Mood and Cognition

By Sandra Nomoto Selective, Beneficial Effects on Mood and Cognition Observed A study aimed to determine whether a low dose of Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) positively affects cognition and mood, and at which dose these effects occur. It was recently published in the journal European Neuropsychopharmacology. Controlled research on the efficacy of microdosing is scarce. …

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Study Finds Older Adults Using Cannabis to Treat Common Health Conditions

Data Indicates 61 Percent of Patients Who Used Cannabis Began After Age 60 With growing interest in its potential health benefits and new legislation favoring legalization in more states, cannabis use is becoming more common among older adults. University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers report that older adults use cannabis primarily for …

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Studies of Effects of CBD on the Cardiovascular System

By Sandra Nomoto Studies suggest the therapeutic potential of cannabis in cardiovascular disorder treatment; more research required Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-intoxicating and well-tolerated constituent of cannabis, which has potential benefits in a wide range of diseases, including cardiovascular disorders. CBD affects the cardiovascular system in different ways. This recap of studies reviews the influence …

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Can psychoactive plants help terminally ill patients?

By Patrick Bailey Changing Attitudes Toward Psychedelics Benefit the Terminally Ill The prejudices of yesterday do not have the same hold on people today. Psychoactive drugs have a long history of negative publicity and incredibly Draconian law enforcement practices. The most common one is cannabis, but the current generation of Americans coming of age has …

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Among Other Benefits, Cannabis Sativa Provides a Vital Source of Protein

By Jhena Waring Here’s Why You Should Consider Adding This Plant-Powered Miracle Crop to Your Diet What Is Hemp? Hemp is a variety of the infamous Cannabis sativa plant, a flowering plant that is cultivated widely due to its varied functions. It’s a source of industrial fibre, seed oil, and is used for recreational and …

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How the Rising Psychedelic Industry Can Learn From The Mistakes of Cannabis

We’re approaching the cusp of a psychedelic revolution. But, this one is different. Backed by decades of research, psychedelics are poised to revolutionize entire sectors of the pharmaceutical and natural health industries. Large public companies are raising vast amounts of money to fund these big ideas. Another big difference is that the 2020 psychedelic revolution …

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How CBD Oil Provides Pets With More Than Just Relief

With more and more people choosing CBD oil as a natural health solution not only for themselves but also for their pets, it becomes an important supplement to understand. Our furry friends deserve the best care possible to help them live longer and happier lives. A good source of CBD oil can be a major …

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Terpenes: The Not-So-Secret, Potentially Magical Plant Ingredient

Or, Why Those Essential Oils Are So Potent By Sandra Nomoto Terpenes are hydrocarbon organic compounds deriving from conifer plants, fungi, and some insects. They have an odour that protects plants from herbivores or attracts predators of herbivores, which may be why certain plants have survived for thousands of years. More than 20,000 terpenes are …

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