Cannabis Medicinal Use
Medicinal use of Cannabis
Cannabinoids and Cancer Review 2012
Review of scientific evidence of direct anti-tumour activity of cannabinoids over a wide range of cancer types.
Research into direct anti-tumour activity of cannabinoids and the mechanisms by which such activity is exerted has exploded since I last reviewed this field in 2003, with nearly 600 new studies published.
Cardiovascular Effects of Cannabis
One of the most consistent effects of cannabis intoxication is an increased heart rate[i]. For this reason alone it would not be normally recommended for patients with cardiovascular problems. However, THC also acts as a smooth-muscle relaxant, relaxing the walls of the arteries, which can result in lower blood pressure and increased blood flow to the tissues[ii][iii]. The effect taken together is analogous to a car changing down a gear.
Cannabis and Stress Anxiety
Summary of Medical Cannabis Uses
Cannabis contains over 200 chemical compounds, several of which may have a beneficial, or harmful, effect either working alone, or in concert with other compounds.
Cannabinoids and the Gastrointestinal Tract
Although the use of cannabinoids as antiemetics (anti-nausea) is well-established, with Dronabinol available to stimulate appetite and counter effects of cancer chemotherapy, the effect of cannabinoids on disorders of the gut has only recently been extensively studied.