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what is stroke?

A stroke is a sudden interruption in the blood supply of your brain. When this happens, brain cells are deprived of oxygen and begin to die, and abilities controlled by that area of the brain such as memory and muscle control are lost. Symptoms of stroke can include sudden numbness, confusion, trouble seeing, walking, and a sudden severe headache

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*Current research does not guarantee that cannabinoids will cure any condition. However, a growing body of ongoing studies does suggest that these cannabinoids could offer treatment potential for a variety of physical and mental conditions.