CBD and Epilepsy Relief


Nearly one-third of people with epilepsy and seizures experience little to no relief of their symptoms with any of the prescription drugs currently prescribed for epilepsy. Luckily, certain strains of cannabis do provide very significant relief from the frequency and duration of their seizures and other symptoms associated with epilepsy. In addition, most people with epilepsy who use medical marijuana experience no unwanted side effects unlike with many of the prescription drugs.

For example, in phase 2 of a research study dating back to 1980, fifteen patients suffering from secondary generalized epilepsy (with temporal focus) were randomly divided into two groups. Each patient received either 200-300 mg daily of CBD or a fake substitute (placebo) for experiment control purposes. CBD, or Cannabidiol, is one of nearly 100 active cannabinoids, or naturally occurring substances in marijuana, that provide medicinal benefits without making you feel “high”.

Patients received the CBD for up to four and a half months and they continued to take the anti-epileptic drugs their doctors had prescribed before the experiment began, even though these drugs no longer controlled the signs of the disease. All patients and volunteers tolerated the CBD very well with no signs of any serious side effects.

The significant results were that 50% of the patients (4 of the 8) who took CBD daily “remained almost free of convulsive crises throughout the experiment and 3 other patients showed partial improvement in their clinical condition. CBD was ineffective in only one patient.” (The clinical condition of 7 of the 8 placebo patients remained unchanged and the condition of only one placebo patient improved.)

A survey published in the December 2013 issue of Epilepsy & Behavior, compiled responses from 18 parents who had used a CBD cannabis extract to treat their child’s severe epilepsy. Of those surveyed, 83% of the parents indicated a reduction in their child’s seizures and in some cases the frequency of their child’s seizures was reduced by up to 80%. Parents reported little to no unwanted side-effects of cannabis treatment.

As a result of these studies and many reports from people with epilepsy who experienced no relief from their seizures and symptoms with prescription drugs but did experience very significant improvements when they used medical marijuana, more epilepsy foundations are calling for increased access to medical marijuana and more mmj research.

Read More at: Lift News

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The American made Jet Pal Monkey Pipe is made from quality hardwoods and fits in the palm of your hand. With its stainless steel dome swivel, storage container, and air path covering this pipe has everything you need and more!

The Jet Pal’s evolutionary design is brought to you by the makers of the infamous Monkey Pipe. The American made Jet Pal is designed to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. 

Hand finished and made from quality hardwoods, the Jet Pal features a large storage compartment with a stainless steel (SS) sliding cover to store your herb. The removable SS insert covering the air path is removable making cleaning your pipe super easy. 

Finally, you have the SS dome swivel lid that prevents ash and debris from falling out of the pipe. It also protects the rim surrounding the bowl from burning when opened!

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Stoner Gift Ideas Under $20 The UNDURCUVUR STORE-NET


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STORE jars are created using a combination of a glass machine press and human manipulation to ensure perfect proportions in order for all of the parts to fit together properly.  

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CBD vs Anxiety Disorders


Anxiety-related disorders affect a huge segment of our population — 40 million adults (18%) in the United States age 18 and older. In response, Big Pharma has developed numerous drugs to treat anxiety-related disorders, from selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) like Prozac and Zoloft to tranquilizers (the most popular class being benzodiazepines such as Valium and Xanax).

CBD exerts several actions in the brain that explain why it could be effective in treating anxiety. Before we dive in, it’s important to note that most research describing how CBD works is preclinical and based on animal studies. As the saying goes, “mice are not men” — and, results from animal studies don’t always neatly transfer to human therapies. However, preclinical studies provide insights that move us in the right direction:

Brazilian researchers conducted a small double-blind study of patients afflicted with generalized social anxiety. After consuming CBD, participants reported a significant decrease in anxiety. Researchers validated patients’ subjective reports by performing brain scans showing cerebral blood flow patterns consistent with an anti-anxiety effect.

In another small study, researchers had patients suffering from Social Anxiety Disorder perform a simulated public speaking test. Participants reported significantly less anxiety, findings supported by objective anxiety indicators like heart rate and blood pressure.

Researchers concluded, “[CBD] significantly reduced anxiety, cognitive impairment, and discomfort in their speech performance,” whereas the placebo group experienced “higher anxiety, cognitive impairment, [and] discomfort.”

Evidence from animal studies have begun to characterize the details of how CBD acts in the brain, and human studies of patients with and without anxiety disorders are starting to validate CBD’s efficacy as an anti-anxiety treatment. Given the huge social and financial costs of anxiety disorders in the U.S., CBD has the potential to play a significant role in treating a myriad of anxiety-related disorders.

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Stoner Gift Ideas Under $20 The Kind Ash Cache


The Kind Ash Cache

Kind Ash Cache is built tough, but gentle on glass pipes. 

An innovative ash tray designed especially for glass pipe enthusiasts. Simply tap dirty glass pipes directly on the high-temp silicon rubber. 

Kind Ash Cache is spill proof, indestructible, and won’t break precious glass pipes. The body is made from stainless steel, which makes cleaning and maintains easy. Kind Ash Cache is dishwasher safe.

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