The Opioid Crisis and the Future of Pain Relief

The opioid crisis (or opioid epidemic) is still a major public health issue in the US; despite news headlines being dominated by the coronavirus pandemic and lack of coverage of the opioid crisis, the number of opioid overdoses has been increasing. A recent paper in The Lancet reports that in 2019, drug overdose deaths reached…View Post

What We Know About the Benefits of CBD Oil

CBD oil has many health benefits. People use it to treat many health complications and mental disorders such as anxiety. So, what is CBD oil, and how is it made? To make CBD oil, the CBD is extracted from the cannabis plant, and mixed with a carrier oil. These are oils like coconut oil and…View Post

Why Does Social Anxiety Exist?

Social anxiety is a debilitating nervousness of being in social situations, which affects up to 12% of people in the UK. This makes it the most common type of anxiety disorder (for comparison, generalised anxiety disorder is present in 6% of the UK population). Common symptoms of social anxiety disorder include intense worrying about interactions…View Post

4 Reasons to Try CBD Oil

Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is increasingly becoming a popular choice for those seeking natural pain relief. CBD is a chemical compound that is extracted from cannabis plants. The substance is then diluted with oil to create a usable form. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), CBD does not have psychoactive properties. Instead, it provides a host of anti-inflammatory and…View Post

Cannabis Would Be Safer If It Were Legal

Many know that the ‘high’ or effects of cannabis are caused by its psychoactive ingredient, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This might lead one to assume that if you could consume the THC, without any of the plant matter (either by smoking or eating it), then you could experience a pure cannabis high. In fact, what you would…View Post