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Study Suggests CBD May Have Antipsychotic Effect in High-Risk Individuals

By | August 31st, 2018|CBD, featured, mental health, Mental Illness, News|

The psychiatric research journal JAMA Psychiatry has just published a new study suggesting CBD could have antipsychotic effects in individuals at clinical high risk of psychosis. The study builds off compelling prior research demonstrating CBD’s therapeutic effects. Titled “Effect of Cannabidiol on Medial Temporal, Mid-brain, and Striatial Dysfunction in People at Clinical High Risk of Psychosis,” the [...]

Study Finds Cannabis May Be Treatment Option for Schizophrenia

By | August 14th, 2018|featured, health, mental health, Mental Illness, News, schizophrenia|

A University of New Mexico study has found that cannabis may be an effective treatment option for schizophrenia, according to a report on the research. The report was published last week in the journal Medicines by Jegason P. Diviant and Jacob M. Vigil of the University of New Mexico Department of Psychology and Sarah S. Stith of the university’s Department [...]

The Effects of THC On Sex

By | August 10th, 2018|health, mental health, Reproductive Health|

If you’re looking for a way to take your sex life to the next level, you may not have to go further than intertwining it with your smoking ritual. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, tops the list of 113 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids found in the cannabis you’re smoking. THC is known best for its psychoactive effects. [...]

How CBD (Cannabidiol) Can Help With Anxiety

By | August 7th, 2018|anxiety, CBD, featured, health, mental health|

In technical jargon, cannabidiol, or CBD, is a chemical constituent of Cannabis sativa that’s a pharmacologically broad-spectrum drug. In simpler terms, CBD has a wide array of potential therapeutic and medicinal effects, and cannabis (and hemp!) plants produce it naturally. For decades, CBD has drawn increasing interest for its effects on the nervous system. We tend to hear [...]

Synthetic THC Found to be Helpful in Treatment of Dementia

By | July 25th, 2018|Alzheimer's Disease, featured, mental health, Neuroscience, News|

Right now, there are 5.7 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease. The neurodegenerative condition drastically impacts cognition, affecting memory, coordination, and language. People with Alzheimer’s also suffer from a range of other symptoms related to dementia, including agitation, anxiety, insomnia, depression and weight problems—conditions that significantly deteriorate their quality of life. Unfortunately, treatments for those [...]

The Scientific Reason People In Crisis Benefit from Ayahuasca

By | July 10th, 2018|ayahuasca, featured, health, mental health, psychedelics|

In 1993, a team of international researchers ventured into the Brazilian Amazon and set up a makeshift laboratory inside a temple of the União do Vegetal (UDV). Followers of the church drink a tea made from the psychoactive plant ayahuasca—which is known locally as “Hoasca”—as part of the religious service. Because Brazilian regulatory agencies had [...]

15 Best Ways to Practice Self-Care in Los Angeles

By | June 18th, 2018|featured, health, mental health, Wellness|

Between gridlock traffic, work deadlines, and the garbage fire that is our current political system, Los Angelenos are more likely than ever to neglect self-care. But with all the city’s hidden gardens, CBD spa treatments, and feel-good social gatherings, it’s time to recharge, refuel, and reconnect. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to practice self-care [...]

New Study Finds Cannabis is Not Significantly Linked to Suicide

By | June 14th, 2018|Depression, mental health, News, study|

A new study in Canada has found that cannabis is not significantly linked to suicide in psychiatric patients. Researchers from McMaster University released the results of their study earlier this week in the journal Biology of Sex Differences. The researchers’ conclusions note that previous data has suggested a link between cannabis use and suicide in the [...]

Comedian Louie Anderson Argues In Favor of Marijuana Legalization

By | April 9th, 2018|alcohol, alcohol vs marijuana, books, Celebrities, Comedians, Louie Anderson, mental health, News|

In his new book, comedian Louie Anderson argues in favor of marijuana legalization. And not just for medical cannabis: Anderson advocates for legal recreational marijuana across all 50 states. The root of his support? Alcohol addiction. The crux of his argument is that not only is weed healthier, but it doesn’t cause the same trauma [...]

Can Cannabis Help Prevent Domestic Violence?

By | April 9th, 2018|alcohol vs marijuana, featured, health, mental health, relationships|

Researchers and other professionals have linked alcohol and other substance abuse to an increase in domestic violence many times in the past. But can cannabis help prevent domestic violence? Researchers from Yale University, University of Buffalo and Rutgers may be closer to providing an answer with a study that was published on Psychology of Addictive Behaviour in 2014. [...]