Diabetes and Cannabis

Diabetes and Cannabis | Cannabis for Diabetes

This study, published in 2013 in the American Journal of Medicine, looked at over 4500 patients over a five year period and found that cannabis use was associated with lower levels of fasting insulin and smaller waist circumference. “The most important finding is that current users of marijuana appeared to have better carbohydrate metabolism than nonusers,” says Murray Mittleman, an associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School and the lead author of the study. “Their fasting insulin levels were lower, and they appeared to be less resistant to the insulin produced by their body to maintain a normal blood-sugar level.” (more…)

Decreased Prevalence of Diabetes in Cannabis Users

Decreased Prevalence of Diabetes in Cannabis Users

The British Medical Journal hypothesised that the prevalence of DM would be reduced in cannabis users due to the presence of one or more cannabinoids because of their immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory properties. In this article published in February, 2011, they found that cannabis use was independently associated with a lower prevalence of DM. Further studies are needed to show a direct effect of marijuana on DM. (more…)

Cannabidiol: From an Inactive Cannabinoid to a Drug with Wide Spectrum of Action

CBD Health Benefits for Parkinson's, Diabetes, and More

The years 2003 – 2008 showed a remarkable increase in publications on cannabidiol mainly stimulated by the discovery of its anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidative and neuroprotective effects. These studies have suggested a wide range of possible therapeutic effects of cannabidiol on several conditions, including Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, cerebral ischemia, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, other inflammatory diseases, nausea and cancer. (more…)