Sunday, June 24, 2018

Chronic Pain Is Now a Qualifying Condition in New York State. Here’s What That...

After months of regulatory review and public comment, New York last week officially added chronic pain as a qualifying condition for its medical cannabis program. The change was long overdue in the eyes of many...

Epilepsy and Marijuana: Cannabis Drug Reduces Dravet Syndrome Seizures in Large-Scale Clinical Trial

A marijuana-based drug has shown promising results as a treatment for a rare and deadly form of epilepsy in its first large-scale clinical trial. In the randomized trial of the cannabis derivative, cannabidiol, scientists...

Will Cannabinoids Help Treat Autism?

The importance of the discovery of the role that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays in human health and disease cannot be understated. Cannabinoid receptors are the most highly expressed of any G-protein coupled receptor...

Is The Wisconsin GOP Softening Its Legalized Marijuana Stance?

As a marijuana extract used to treat seizures becomes more widely embraced, even by former Republican opponents, the conversation in Wisconsin is shifting to whether the time is right to approve medical marijuana. Assembly Speaker...

Can THC Provide Medical Benefits?

Decades of research point to a variety of medical uses for this unique compound. THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the most recognized ingredient in cannabis. It is best known for causing the high that you get...

Elderly Man with Terminal Cancer Walks Out of Hospice after Treatment with Cannabis Oil

Corinne Malance, the daughter of Barb and Stan Rutner, recounts the effects of the treatment which saved the happiness of her family: “After nine months of taking two different forms of cannabis oil, one, a...

What Marijuana Can – And Can’t – Do For Your Health

Cannabis may ease your chronic pain, but pass on the spliff if you’re worried about anxiety. Those are two takeaways from a federal advisory released Thursday by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and...

WHO Takes First Steps To Reclassify Medical Cannabis Under International Law

It could still be a long wait, but patients in the United States may not be dependent on the Drug Enforcement Administration to reclassify marijuana. The World Health Organization (WHO) Expert Committee on Drug Dependence...

Science Proves It: Medical Marijuana Treats Incontinence

Urinary incontinence is defined as a loss of bladder control.  Incontinence can result from several biological factors, including weak bladder muscles and inflammation, as well as from nerve damage associated with diseases such as...

Vapen Clear: The World’s First Cannabis Inhaler

Cannabis consumption methods are evolving. Not only are the numbers of cannabis supporters going up, but creative innovators around the globe are developing new ideas left and right. From vaporizers to wax, there are...

Medical Marijuana Home Delivery Is Coming To Portland!

Marijuana could soon be ordered to your door like delivery food in Portland, Ore., after lawmakers eased regulations prohibiting businesses from conducting the practice. Portland city commissioners relaxed the rules governing how marijuana dispensaries can...

Rehab Clinics Are Using Cannabis to Help Drug Addicts Recover

A new study published in the Journal of Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that hospitals in legal weed states have seen a drop in patients checking in for opioid abuse, suggesting that greater availability...