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Why Marijuana Can Benefit Sleep

Why Marijuana Can Benefit Sleep

Ever wake up from a weed nap feeling like you have the strength of a bear that has the strength of two bears? According to LeafScience, there's five good reasons for that.

Cannabinoids in marijuana can mimic chemicals in the brain making up the body's endocannabinoid system, which regulates sleep.

The chemicals found in marijuana can have a wide-range of effects on sleep. The report lists the five most important benefits that studies have proven:

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Marijuana Memory Loss Prevented with Painkillers

Advil May Decrease Marijuana Memory Loss

Too stoned to remember why you walked into the kitchen? Try popping an Advil.

A new study suggests that over-the-counter painkillers like Ibuprofen prevents learning problems and memory loss stemming from marijuana use.

In a study of mice, researchers found that THC increased levels of an enzyme called cyclooxygenase-2 (COX-2), which turns down memory-making abilities in brain cells. OTC painkillers work by deactivating COX-2, which could help you keep clear-headed while hazy at the same time.

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Study: CBD Reduces Pain, Slows Breast Cancer

Study: CBD Reduces Pain, Slows Breast Cancer

Yet another study implies that the second-most common active ingredient in pot, cannabidiol, treats pain associated with breast cancer chemotherapy, as well as slows the progression of the disease.

Lead study author Sarah Jane Ward writes in the British Journal of Pharmacology that CBD treats the pain from the chemo drug Paclitaxel (PAC) without decreasing the poison's effectiveness or leading to addiction like morphine.

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Why Swedes Hate Weed

Why Swedes Hate Weed

European countries always seem to be more progressive than America. It could be argued that Sweden, in particular, has far better policies when it comes to health care, education, worker's rights, and other social aspects. However, there's one area where we've got Sweden beat and that's marijuana, according to an opinion piece from U.S. citizen and current Stockholm resident David Olson.