Alyssa Gocinski

Alyssa majors in Journalism at Emerson College. While abroad in the Netherlands, she became interested in drug policy when interviewing locals about the cannabis industry. Alyssa researches widespread material and breaks it down into enjoyable and easy-to-read pieces.

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Could Patients with Kidney Cancer Find Support in Cannabis and Cannabinoids?

The recent study connecting kidney cancer treatment to cannabis was performed in a petri dish and did not include any humans. Additional clinical trials are needed to determine if cannabis is a viable remedy...

How Cannabis Treats Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that destroys memory slowly over time. Ranked as the sixth leading cause of death in the US, Alzheimer’s is the most common cause of dementia among older adults and...

How Cannabis Treats Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic disorder that causes seizures due to disturbed nerve cell activity in the brain. These seizures can either be quick and virtually undetectable, or they can consist of vigorous shaking for long...

How Cannabis Treats Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a chronic condition that occurs when the optic nerve connecting the eye to the brain is damaged due to high eye pressure. Symptoms may include vision loss, nausea, and eye pain. The disease is...

How Cannabis Treats Anxiety

Anxiety is an unpleasant, but normal feeling that everyone experiences when faced with stressful situations. There are some conditions that make it nearly impossible for people to set aside normal worries, which can then end...

How Cannabis Treats Huntington’s Disease

Huntington’s disease is a fatal genetic disorder that causes the degeneration of nerve cells in the brain. The disease breaks down patients’ physical and mental capabilities, resulting in symptoms like involuntary movements, slurred speech, amnesia,...

How Cannabis Treats Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s disease is the most common movement disorder, with over 200,000 cases per year in the US. Symptoms like tremors, stiffness, slow movement, and loss of balance occur when dopamine levels in the brain drop....

How Cannabis Treats Digestive Disorders

Digestive disorders like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) affect more than one in five Americans. These problems are characterized by abdominal discomfort, diarrhea, constipation, and other unpleasant gastrointestinal symptoms. Crohn’s disease...

5 Organic, Homemade Pipes For Patients

We recommend using glass pipes because they’re cool to the touch, and they don’t leave you with a bad metal or wooden taste in your mouth. But if you’ve lost or forgotten your pipe and...

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