In the U.S., over 29.1 million people are currently diagnosed with diabetes. This is almost 10 percent of the population. Furthermore, two out of three of these people will die from the condition or the many complications that arise from it. This has prompted researchers to look into how medical marijuana can help treat diabetes and its associated complications. Type 1 diabetes, often termed juvenile … Continue reading Study: Marijuana Can Benefit People With Diabetes
18 EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA ON THE BODY When you smoke marijuana, there’s an almost immediate effect on your brain, sense of perception, and heart rate. There may be long-term effects as well. Lung Irritation Bronchitis Accelerated Heartbeat A Dose of Dopamine Impaired Judgment Glaucoma Relief Pain Relief Burning Mouth Settled Stomach Phlegmy Cough In the Bloodstream Red Eyes Memory Problems Slowed Reaction Time Trouble for … Continue reading EFFECTS OF MARIJUANA ON THE BODY
As a psychoactive substance, cannabis has various cognitive effects at the point of use, which generally fade within a few hours. With heavy, long-term use, more permanent cognitive effects may result, although the consensus on this within the scientific community is shaky. Acute cognitive effects of cannabis The acute cognitive effects of cannabis are numerous and vary widely from person to person according to several … Continue reading The cognitive effects of cannabis
America has been, and continues to be, one of the most overweight nations on the planet. It goes without saying that this growing obesity epidemic – which includes nearly one-third of all American adults – is a significant public health concern.There are numerous reasons that the U.S. has become a breeding ground for obesity. According to the Centers for Disease Control, a lot of it … Continue reading Is cannabis the key to solving America’s obesity epidemic?
It’s morning in America for potheads. More and more states are legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana, studies are finding more and more medicinal uses for it, and the quality of herb is getting stronger by the season. As VICE weed correspondent T. Kid once wrote, “In place of the leafy, stem-filled weed that prevailed decades ago, we now have access to meticulously crafted cannabis flowers tinted … Continue reading Stoners Explain Why They Prefer Crappy Weed
There’s no denying that marijuana makes its users feel good. But what’s behind the euphoria and what happens to those who smoke frequently? As it turns out, marijuana causes the brain to release a chemical known as dopamine. This chemical plays a role in many essential functions, and is actually related to marijuana in more ways than you might think. What is Dopamine? Dopamine is … Continue reading The Science Behind Marijuana and Dopamine