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Bill Gates - Makes Cannabis a Medicine Last Updated on 2017-09-20 13:55:09 Forbes  |  by Janet Burns For The Past 12 Years, Bill Gates Did What The FDA Won't: He Made Cannabis A Medicine In 2005, Bill Gates had a life changing meeting with veterans of the War in Afghanistan through the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Ever since hearing their stories that day, Gates has set out to find the safest, most effective form of medicinal cannabis for treating the conditions of former solders and others, and to bring that product to the masses. After 12 years of non-stop research and advocacy, those goals are finally in hand..... Gates, whose company recovers CBD from cannabis plants using the 'green method' of supercritical fluid extraction (SFE) with C02 ... Cannabinoid, or CBD, is a miracle product that everyone has been using to Completete various conditions, including chronic pain, anxiety, nausea, rheumatoid arthritis,... More »
Using cannabis to help you sleep Last Updated on 2017-07-18 19:06:25 Bonn-Miller MO1, Babson KA2, Vandrey R3.   The use of cannabis for medical purposes is proliferating in the U.S., and PTSD is an explicitly approved condition for accessing medical cannabis in 5 states. Prior research suggests that people with PTSD often use cannabis to help cope with their condition, and that doing so results in more frequent and problematic cannabis use patterns. Specific coping motivations, such as sleep improvement, among medical cannabis users, have not been examined. The present study evaluated specific coping use motivations, frequency of cannabis and alcohol use, and mental health among a convenience sample of patients (N=170) at a medical cannabis dispensary in California. Those with high PTSD scores were more likely to use cannabis to improve sleep, and for coping reasons more generally, compared with those with low PTSD scores. Cannabis... More »
General use of cannabis for PTSD Symptoms Last Updated on 2017-07-18 19:01:58 Veterans for Medical Cannabis access Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D. Another fascinating discovery, one with implications for PTSD, is that the cannabinoid system is integrally related to memory, specifically to memory extinction. Memory extinction is the normal, healthy process of removing associations from stimuli. Dr. Mechoulam explained that an animal which has been administered an electric shock after a certain noise will eventually forget about the shock after the noise appears alone for a few days. Mice without cannabinoid systems simply never forget - they continue to cringe at the noise indefinitely. This has implications for patients with PTSD, who respond to stimuli that remind them of their initial trauma even when it is no longer appropriate. By aiding in memory extinction, marijuana could help patients reduce their association between stimuli (perhaps loud noises or stress)... More »
PTSD and Stress Last Updated on 2017-06-14 15:46:13 PTSD and Stress J Psychiatr Res. 2012 Nov;46(11):1501-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2012.08.012. Epub 2012 Sep 11. Cannabidiol blocks long-lasting behavioral consequences of predator threat stress: possible involvement of 5HT1A receptors. Campos AC1, Ferreira FR, Guimarães FS. Author information Abstract: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an incapacitating syndrome that follows a traumatic experience. Predator exposure promotes long-lasting anxiogenic effect in rodents, an effect related to symptoms found in PTSD patients. Cannabidiol (CBD) is a non-psychotomimetic component of Cannabis sativa with anxiolytic effects. The present study investigated the anti-anxiety actions of CBD administration in a model of PTSD. Male Wistar rats exposed to a predator (cat) received, 1 h later, singled or repeated i.p. administration of vehicle or CBD. Seven days after the... More »