Trey Reckling

Marijuana Can Help The 12 Million Patients Suffering From Spasticity

Could cannabis be the new, improved answer for patients suffering from spasticity? The roughly 12 million people worldwide who are thought to suffer from the condition would love to hear that news. Spasticity, like it sounds, refers to a variety of involuntary muscle spasms and stiffness. It is a very common symptom of multiple sclerosis, but it can also be the result of other conditions such as cerebral palsy, stroke and brain or spinal cord trauma. 

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The Dreaded Marijuana Cotton Mouth: How Dangerous Is It and What Can You Do About It?

Cotton mouth. It has become almost a punch line among marijuana enthusiasts. It’s not just folk lore and it’s not all in the mind, a collection of research has shown that dry mouth is more prevalent as cannabis use increases. It’s not a laughing matter for some users. Saliva plays an important role in our health and deserves more of our attention.

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Glaucoma And Medical Marijuana: 5 Informative Facts

What’s Glaucoma? Glaucoma is a gradual loss of vision cased by damage to the optic nerve. It comes in several varieties, but essentially the culprit is increased interocular pressure (IOP) caused by a build up of fluid in the eye. Glaucoma is the leading cause of blindness in people over 60.

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There’s No Known Cure For Arthritis, But Marijuana Works Wonders

Here’s some good news: Medical marijuana is helping people with arthritis improve their quality of life.

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Can Medical Marijuana Help Alcoholics Stop Drinking For Good?

Could cannabis be a helping hand to alcoholics? If possible, it could be a watershed moment for themany as 33 million Americans who struggle with alcohol use disorder. Alcohol is the most commonly used addictive drug in the United States. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that approximately 88,000 Americans die as a result of excessive alcohol use each year. 

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Marijuana vs. Methamphetamine: How To Best Treat ADHD?

Could cannabis one day be the go to medicine for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, ADHD? Approximately 10 million adults in the U.S. have been diagnosed with the condition.

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