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People are using pot to beat drug, alcohol addiction

A recently published article in the Extract section of the Chicago Sun Times, entitled, “Cannabis as an exit drug: People are using pot to beat drug, alcohol addiction” sites several studies and statistics on the topic of using cannabis as a tool to treat addiction. The article sites statistics from many reliable sources including the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, as well as Centers for Disease Control and …Read More

The 24 Best Dispensaries to Visit With Your Mom

Oasis Medical Cannabis was recently (and rather proudly) ranked by Leafly as one of 24 Best Dispensaries to Visit with Your Mom. We consider this to be rather large compliment, as it implies we possess the following qualities: cleanliness, a welcoming atmosphere, helpful and personable staff, a vast product selection and an overall professional atmosphere. Click here for article.

Crystal Structure of Cannabinoid Receptor 1 Resolved: Implications for Pain Management

Late last year, www.clinicalpainadvisor.com published this article, within which a research study that resolved the crystal structure of the cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) is explained.  American and Chinese institutions conducted the study and reported that the analgesic properties of cannabinoids were shown to be effective on modalities ranging from acute pain to neuropathic and chronic pain. In addition, the endocannabinoid system was found to be negatively impacted by several chronic …Read More

7 Scientific Effects of Marijuana That Experts Want to Study

Time Magazine posted an article late last summer in which it explains that despite marijuana being classified as a Schedule 1 drug by our federal government, it is now easier for researchers to grow the plant. It discusses how scientists on both sides of the marijuana argument agree that studying it is safe and researching its benefits and side effects should be less difficult than it has been. Researchers proclaim …Read More

Medical Marijuana Breakthrough: Cannabis Can Help Cure Alzheimer’s Disease

In an article posted last month by Science World Report, a study that was conducted about Alzheimer’s disease and how medical marijuana can be helpful in combating it is discussed. Amyloid is the toxic protein commonly found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.  Experts who ran this study found that THC can actually help remove amyloid from brains, as well as prevent it from forming. Click here to read the …Read More

GW Pharmaceutical Gets Closer To Forcing FDA On Cannabis

A recently published article in Forbes states that British biotech company GW Pharmaceuticals has announced positive results on its latest Phase 3 clinical trial for its drug Epidiolex. The cannabidiol-based drug is used to treat children with a rare form of childhood epilepsy called Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. GW Pharmaceuticals has been noted to proclaim that they do not want this product to be confused with medical marijuana. Epidiolex is an oral …Read More

Pets on Pot: The Newest Customer Base for Medical Marijuana

A recent article featured in the Fashion and Style section of the New York Times explores the topic of using cannabis to treat pets.  Pet owners have turned to cannabis-based products to alleviate a host of pet maladies, including arthritis, seizures, inflammation, anxiety and pain.  Most have reported similar results. Marijuana-based treatments are being used for turtles, pigs, horses and domesticated wild animals…Not just for cats and dogs! The FDA …Read More

Cannabis May Enhance Night Vision

A recent article from The Guardian reports on new research published in eLife, suggesting that cannabis may help enhance night vision by making retina cells more sensitive to light. This is exciting news, as it could soon be applied to help treat patients who experience degenerative eye diseases such as glaucoma and retinitis pigmentosa. Scientists are hopeful that cannabis can be helpful for vision improvement for deteriorating eyesight, but also …Read More

5 Delicious Superfoods That Counteract Inflammation

Chronic inflammation is known to happen when a persons inflammatory system is not regulated properly.  This can cause serious issues such as gastrointestinal disorders, arthritis and possibly heart disease. This article from mindbodygreen.com outlines the inflammatory recovery process and lists five delicious super foods that are said to counteract inflammation, including cannabinoids. Click here to read the article.