Category: Health

Poll: Doctors, Nurses, Pharmacists Support Medical Cannabis

A majority of physicians are in favor of legalizing marijuana nationwide, according to a newly published survey, and an even bigger supermajority back allowing medical cannabis. The results of the poll, which was conducted by Medscape Medical News, also show strong support for marijuana reforms from other medical professionals like nurses, pharmacists and psychologists, as well […]

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Black Market Weed May Contain Toxic Pesticides

It is a good idea to get your bud from authorized cannabis producers for many reasons. Quality, consistency, and legality are big ones. But recent reports from California suggest black market weed may be covered in harmful Pesticides. After a summer focused on corralling illicit cannabis cultivation in the dense mountains of Northern California, Golden State […]

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Single Dose of CBD Can Counteract Psychosis

Psychosis is diagnosed over 200,000 times each year in the US, but sufferers may now have a new tool for leading a more functional life. New research shows cannabidiol (CBD) may help reset brain activity to reduce abnormal functions, underscoring its potential therapeutic effect for psychosis, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry. CBD, a […]

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Legal Cannabis Reduces Violent Crime

The introduction of medical cannabis laws has led to a sharp reduction in violent crime in the US states that border Mexico, according to new studies. According to the study, Is Legal Pot Crippling Mexican Drug Trafficking Organizations? The Effect of Medical Marijuana Laws on US Crime, when a state on the Mexican border legalized medical use […]

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CBD Tripled Survival in Mice with Cancer, Does it Work for Humans?

Mice with pancreatic cancer treated with a combination of cannabidiol (CBD) and chemotherapy survived nearly three times longer than those treated with chemotherapy alone, according to a new study that spotlights the potential for human treatment. CBD, the non-psychoactive (non-intoxicating) compound in marijuana, has already been shown to improve side effects of chemotherapy like nausea and vomiting. The latest results provide […]

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NY Now Allows Marijuana as Opioid Replacement

As waves of legalization occur across the country, so do opioid addictions and overdoses. But in New York, a plan has emerged to balance the scales. Opioid Replacement is now a qualifying condition for medical marijuana. Under the new rule, registered practitioners may allow patients to use medical marijuana as a replacement for opioids. The […]

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11 New Conditions Qualify for Michigan Medical Marijuana

Several medical conditions have been added to the list of ailments that qualify for medical marijuana treatment in Michigan, which votes on full legalization this November. You can find those, as well as the previously-established conditions, below. The 11 new conditions approved are: •    Arthritis •    Autism •    Chronic Pain •    Colitis •    Inflammatory Bowel Disease •   […]

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