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Treating insomnia with cannabis

Many people use cannabis to treat insomnia, as THC has proven effects. What about CBD? There are no clear, incontrovertible studies, and effects differ by the user, but there are promising results. More noticeably, certain terpenes have been shown to be quite effective, for example, Myrcene. http://bit.ly/2F9PXUp

Benjamin Caplan, MDTreating insomnia with cannabis
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Common Concerns for cannabis CEOs

When the CEOs of major cannabis companies were asked what they believed the biggest threats to the cannabis industry are, the answers were consistent with common concerns: black market cannabis, public policy, execution of businesses, as well as consistency of product and markets. Not only in the US, but also globally https://yhoo.it/31pNOO9

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News: Medical dispensaries vs Recreational

As more states begin to legalize cannabis recreationally, the number of medical patients drops rapidly. Higher costs, fewer shops, and the removal of some products for ones with a wider appeal can make it difficult for patients to get the medication they have been relying on. http://bit.ly/31slU3Y

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Flavonoids May Provide Therapeutic Benefits for Type 2 Diabetes

A recent study has found that flavonoids isolated from Psoralea corylifolia are able to inhibit part of the insulin pathway.

Seeds of the P. corylifolia plant have been used in eastern medicine, primary in China, for years, and is now being further researched as flavonoids continue to intrigue researchers with their possible therapeutic benefits. The inhibitory activity found in this study provides evidence that flavonoids should be pursued as a potential treatment for Type-2 Diabetes.

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New Extraction Methods for “Polyphenols” Benefits Future Research

Citrus peels waste as a source of value-added compounds- extraction and quantification of bioactive polyphenols

A recent study has exposed a more efficient, sustainable, and economically viable extraction method for polyphenols (specific active chemical compounds) from citrus peels. One such polyphenol is Naringin, a flavonoid present in lemon peels, which has been hypothesized to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects, as well as, potentially, to help treat obesity. This new extraction method will allow researchers to discover more definite therapeutic effects of polyphenols in citrus peels.

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Cannabidiol (CBD) as an Adjunctive Therapy in Schizophrenia: A Multicenter Randomized Controlled Trial

A 2018 study showed that, for patients with schizophrenia, adding CBD to ongoing antipsychotic treatment reduced psychotic activity, as compared to placebo add-on

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CBD reduces seizures and social deficits in a mouse model of Dravet syndrome

CBD treatment in a mouse model for Dravet Syndrome effectively reduced seizures and autism-like behaviors

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Cannabinoids in Attention- Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: A randomized-controlled trial

In a placebo-controlled study of a cannabis oral spray in patients with ADHD, there was no significant improvement in cognitive performance, but there was a significant improvement in hyperactivity and impulsivity.

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Cannabidiol in Anxiety and Sleep: A Large Case Series

In a study of 72 psychiatric patients given CBD in capsule form, researchers found that cannabidiol successfully decreased anxiety and improved sleep over the course of three months. 

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The Endocannabinoid System: A New Treatment Target for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?

Animal models show that cannabis has anti-compulsive effects, and OCD patients say that cannabis improves their symptoms. Now scientists are asking for more research.

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Benjamin Caplan, MDThe Endocannabinoid System: A New Treatment Target for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder?
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