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Cannabis Epilepsy

Treating Epilepsy & Other Diseases With High-Cannabidiol Cannabis Extracts

Cannabis EpilepsyThere has been a dramatic rise in news attention to medicinal cannabis lately, with reports on CNN, ABC, CBS, and local publications about high-cannabidiol cannabis oil effectively controlling the symptoms of rare epileptic conditions like Dravet syndrome, Doose syndrome, infantile spasms, cortical dysplasia, and more. These diseases can cause hundreds to thousands of seizures a week, while also impairing development in a number of other ways. For families with children suffering from such conditions, the challenges are overwhelming. Due to the extremely complex nature of Dravet and related syndromes, traditional pharmaceuticals are ineffective and often make the problems worse. With no other hope, families have turned to high-CBD cannabis oil, which is proving to work with miraculous efficacy.

To clarify, high-CBD cannabis oil is non-psychoactive and apparently even more beneficial than high-THC cannabis oil. Cannabidiol is another cannabinoid in the cannabis plant, like the more well-known psychoactive cannabinoid THC, with significant research suggesting neuroprotectant, anticancer, antidiabetic, anti-ischemic, antispasmodic, antipsychotic, and antibacterial properties, among others. Furthermore, cannabis oil is a type of extract from cannabis. Such oil contains large amounts of concentrated cannabinoids that can be orally ingested rather than smoked, preserving the medicinal compounds and allowing them to be delivered through digestive system, rather than the respiratory system.

The research suggests that CBD has panacea-like properties, and in practice, this is proving to be the case. On August 11th, 2013, Sanjay Gupta released a documentary on CNN about Charlotte Figi. Charlotte is a young Dravet syndrome patient who was having 300 grand mal seizures a week. No pharmaceuticals or dietary changes could do anything to reduce this number. Charlotte's parents learned about high-CBD cannabis oil, and after literally the first dose, Charlotte's seizures stopped. She now has less than three minor seizures a month. This case is nothing short of miraculous, and it's not isolated. Dr. Margaret Gedde, a Colorado Springs physician, is tracking 11 new patients of the Stanely brothers, the providers of Charlotte's high-CBD medicine. 9 of them have had 90-100% reductions in seizures, which again, is simply miraculous.

The epileptic conditions that CBD is proving to be effective against are extremely complex, and not even the most powerful, well researched pharmaceuticals have been capable of inducing any healing. Yet high-CBD cannabis oil is immediately and potently reducing symptoms, with the only side effects being systemically beneficial - more energy, better learning, improved behavior, and more.

It should not be surprising that results like these have been going on for years. Just like research shows cannabinoids are therapeutically effective against epilepsy, there is research suggesting they can eliminate cancers and control other serious diseases. And in practice, for epilepsy and these other conditions, the results are translating to humans. People have been reliably eliminating cancers for years and mitigating diseases like diabetes, Crohn's, fibromyalgia, heart disease, chronic pain, multiple sclerosis, and more. This is as serious as it gets, and more attention must be brought to this issue.

As you can see, the use of medicinal cannabis is extremely important. This isn't about alleviating the side effects of chemotherapy or improving appetite - this is about putting serious diseases into remission, eliminating cancer in humans, and improving all aspects of human health. To see the scientific and experiential evidence supporting this, including medical documentation of terminal cancer patients now in remission, visit CannabisExtractReport.com. You can also view on the report on Kindle.

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Cannabis Osteoporosis

Cannabis Compound Hardens Bone For Osteoporosis Patients

Cannabis OsteoporosisA published research paper shows how plant based compounds can help to contain the brittle bone disease, osteoporosis. Scientists at the Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK have discovered how a non-psychoactive compound in cannabis, cannabidiol helps to maintain bone strength.

The endocannabinoid system is a group of cell receptors that are activated by a group of endogenous lipids as well as compounds derived from the cannabis plant. The cannabinoid receptors are involved in a variety of physiological processes including appetite control, pain, memory and mood. Recent research has shown that the endocannabinoid system also has a strong influence on bone metabolism, as the receptors are well represented on osteoclasts - cells whose principal function is to resorb (thin out) bone.

Bone is an active, living tissue that is being continuously formed, remodeled and shaped in response to both physical and physiological needs of the body. Bone matrix consists primarily of the macronutrients calcium, magnesium and phosphate and is the material that makes up both the dense parts of the bone and the bone marrow framework. Many people still believe that if one eats foods rich in these minerals then they will avoid developing osteoporosis. Epidemiological and other evidence suggests that this is not necessarily the case.

When it comes to bone health and disease the integrated processes that control the formation and resorption bone are just as important as the availability of calcium, magnesium and phosphate.

The formation and resorbtion of bone matrix is controlled by two main cell types:

1) Osteoblasts are bone cells that are responsible for the formation of bone matrix
2) Osteoclasts are modified white blood cells responsible for the resorption of bone tissue.

These two cell types are controlled by a complex set of signaling hormones, proteins and cell receptors that respond to the ever-changing demands on bone tissue and other physiological processes. If there are too many osteoclasts, or if these cells become overactive, they will resorb more matrix than the osteoblasts can produce. A predominance of osteoclast activity results in the bone becoming less dense - the principal characteristic of the clinical condition known as osteoporosis.

The Aberdeen researchers have discovered that cannabidiol binds to a specific cannabinoid receptor on the bone-resorbing osteoblast cells. By so doing it inhibits these cells from resorbing the bone matrix - thereby helping to prevent further weakening of the bones.

This is not the first time that plant compounds have been shown to influence bone metabolism in favour of stronger bones. In January 2009 researchers at Oklahoma State University in the USA found that, even in the presence of oxidative stress and systemic inflammation, polyphenols derived from plums inhibit the action of the bone-softening osteoclasts but enhance the generation and activity of bone-building osteoblasts.

For those who hope that smoking pot will help to strengthen their bones, they do so in vain. Although wild cannabis contains up to 40% cannabidiol, cultivated varieties contain very little of this compound. The important point arising from this research, in my opinion, is that it shows how vital plant compounds are in the prevention of chronic degenerative diseases such as osteoporosis. There are bound to be many other phytonutrients in other food plants that have a positive influence on bone metabolism - they just have not been "discovered" yet.

While we wait for that research to be carried out, it is important to eat (not smoke) a wide range of vegetables, fruit and spices to ensure an adequate intake of a host of beneficial phytonutrients.

Keith Scott is a medical doctor who has a particular interest in nutrition. He is the author of several books including Natural Home Pharmacy and more recently, Medicinal Seasonings, The Healing Power of Spices.

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Cannabis Chemotherapy

Is Cannabis Oil a Cancer Treatment Alternative to Chemotherapy?

Cannabis ChemotherapyCannabis has gotten a bad reputation over the decades as being a harmful drug that everyone needs to stay away from. But in recent years, the concept of the medicinal benefits of cannabis has become a hot topic. There's talk of how the cannabis plant and the oil from its seeds can aid in a variety of ailments, such as arthritis, glaucoma and Parkinson's disease. But what's even more exciting is that cannabis oil could very well be an alternative treatment for cancer patients.

The History of Medicinal Cannabis

This is a recent term that has been coined for medical use of cannabis, but the idea of using it for this purpose isn't so new. For thousands of years, people have cultivated this plant. There is a male and female - the female being the one known as cannabis. There's plenty of evidence that suggests the use of cannabis in the ancient days. For instance, there was more than two pounds of cannabis found inside of a 2,700 year old shaman grave over in Central Asia.

Many different cultures have purposes for the marijuana plant, all relating to some type of therapy or medicine.

The Plant is Outlawed

It wasn't until 1939 when the Congress passed a law prohibiting Americans from using cannabis for therapeutic or recreational purposes. Then in 1970, the plant was officially classified as a controlled substance. Because of this, both the naturopathic and conventional medical communities couldn't consider its use.

But now that states are legalizing the medical use of cannabis, more experimentation can be done. And so far, we have found that cannabis oil works wonders fighting against cancer cells. It's an alternative cancer treatment that patients could have access to.

Mary Jane vs The Big C

Long story short, the THS in cannabis oil connects to the CB2 and CB1 cannabinoid receptors inside of cancerous cells. This leads to an influx of ceramide synthesis, which causes cancer cells to die. The great thing about this is that unlike chemotherapy, cannabis oil only adversely affects cancer cells, not healthy cells. Normal cells don't produce ceramide when exposed to THC, which is why it goes untouched. The cytotoxic chemicals aren't what causes the cancer cells to die - it's the small shift in the mitochondria, which acts as the energy source for cells.

Patients should consult with a naturopathic doctor about services like alternative cancer treatment, hormone replacement therapy and ozone therapy.


Longevity Medical health center is based out of Phoenix AZ and offers wide range of holistic integrative medical care to people of all ages. Our expert physicians are well respected within our industry to guide patients toward optimal health using the best of both naturopathic and conventional medicine solutions. Longevity medical is a leading prostate cancer facility in the USA.

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Cannabis Related Events 2016

Cannabis Related Events & Festivals For 2016

Cannabis Related Events 2016

Cannabis Events For The Remainder Of 2016

For the last few years, we have seen an increase in the number of cannabis related events taking place throughout the year. This is a quick list of those taking place from now until the end of this year. Please leave a comment below or visit us on Facebook to add one that we missed!

August 2016

Reggae on the River | Aug 4-7, 2016 | Garberville, CA

Although not a Cannabis fest, Reggae is always somehow Cannabis related 🙂
A nice excuse to have fun with friends listen to the very good line up of musicians and enjoy your white widow for example.

Seattle Hempfest | August 19-21 | Seattle, WA

Seattle Hempfest advocates the decriminalization of marijuana for responsible adults, legal access to medical cannabis for patients who could benefit from it, and legal domestic hemp production.

September 2016

Boston Freedom Rally | September 17-18 | Boston, MA

the Boston Freedom Rally is the official name of the largest annual gathering of pro-cannabis supporters on the East Coast, and is the second largest festival of it's kind in the world, surpassed only by Seattle's Hempfest.

Hempstalk | Sep 24-25, 2016 | Portland, OR

Portland’s annual Hempstalk Harvest Festival in Portland, Oregon advocates decriminalization of cannabis for medicinal, industrial, and recreational use. Founded in 2005 by The Hemp and Cannabis Foundation, the festival takes place on September 24-25 and features food vendors, live music, guest speakers and information booths.

October 2016

Great Midwest Marijuana Harvest Festival

In their own words "We are dedicated to promoting positive legal, social, and political change with information and action in support of cannabis (marijuana) and the many adults who use it." More over there will be Bands, Speakers and a Parade/March.

CannaGrow Expo | October 29-30 | Denver, CO

Don't miss this event! 25+ High-Impact Educational Sessions, 75+ Cultivation-Focused Exhibitors, 500+ New Friends. CannaGrow is intended for cannabis growers, grow managers, dispensary owners, and grow enthusiasts to explore the latest cannabis cultivation technology, tools, and techniques.

November 2016

High Times Cannabis Cup | November (TBA) | Negril, Jamaica

The Cannabis Cup is one of the oldest Cannabis events. It attracts all kinds of Cannabis friends and professionals. The new trends in the industry are presented every year. New products are there to try and of course is a place to make good connections if you want to learn more about the different niches of Cannabis market.

December 2016

The Emerald Cup | December 10-11 | Santa Rosa, CA

According to the events' site “The Emerald Cup is Northern California's premier destination for medicinal marijuana, while advancing the concept of sustainable, outdoor farming. Its reputation is firmly solidified as the largest, most respected, organic, outdoor, medicinal cannabis competition in the world. As a group, The Emerald Cup prides itself in bringing together experts and educators in the cannabis field to our fellow farmers, patients, and patrons each year. It is a community celebration that has grown to become a global movement honoring the year's finest, organic, sun-grown, medicinal cannabis harvest."

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Carter Cancer Cannabis

No, Jimmy Carter Did NOT Cure His Cancer With Cannabis

Carter Cancer CannabisYou have likely seen that Jimmy Carter, former US President, has cured his cancer by using cannabis. The information is making the rounds on social media today that Carter told ABC News that cannabis was the cure for his Stage 4 melanoma that spread to his brain.

Problem is that the story looks to have originated on a satire site - Satira Tribune. Here is a link to the original story and the full text can be found below.

As for what really caused Carter's remission? Chemotherapy and radiation. Here is the ABC News story

While speaking to ABC News about the remission of his cancer, former President Jimmy Carter credited marijuana for killing of his cancer cells.

The Nobel winner thanked his doctors and family for their support through his brain cancer ordeal. He also thanked Terrance ‘Scooby’ Williams of Dr. Green’s Greenery, a pot dispensary in Oakland, CA, for helping him find the right strain of cannabis.

Carter told his medicinal regiment to Sawyer“I smoke two joints in the morning, I smoke two joints at night, I smoke two joint in the afternoon, and it makes me feel all right.

“Edibles are also good when traveling when smoking is not permitted.”

The future is bright for the 91-year-old humanitarian. Carter has resumed his house building for Habitat for Humanity and continues his weekly prayer service. “Marijuana is God’s medicine. I find indica is better than sativa, but there are plenty of good hybrids.“

Carter wasn’t endorsing pot smoking for everyone. “There is the right place and the right time to spark up a bowl. Don’t be a pothead but also be aware of the potential benefits of cannabis when used in moderation with the right music.

“I was never of big fan of alcohol but weed is the medicine I need. It also revived my love for peanuts. Have you ever eaten a peanut… on weed?”

With legal weed available in Colorado and Washington State and several states likely to pass the legalization next November during the Presidential elections, Carter will help support the cause in California, Oregon, and Massachusetts.

“Help build a house for those that need one and peace and sex above all else. I forget, what were we talking about?”

The take away here - not everything you see on the internet is fact.
Grow your own

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