Category: Health

Colorado Targets Three Additives as Search for Vape Illness Cause Continues

In response to the wave of illnesses and death linked to vaping cannabis oil, Colorado Marijuana Enforcement Division is taking action. After a hearing Tuesday to decide rules for a ban, the CMED singled out three chemical additives often found in vape oil; Multi-Chain Triglyceride(MCT), Polyethylene Glycol(PG), which is a common laxative, and Vitamin E […]

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DEA Takes Steps to Ramp Up Cannabis Research

WASHINGTON – The Drug Enforcement Administration today announced that it is moving forward to facilitate and expand scientific and medical research for marijuana in the United States. The DEA is providing notice of pending applications from entities applying to be registered to manufacture marijuana for researchers. DEA anticipates that registering additional qualified marijuana growers will […]

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Canadian Scientists Say Flavonoids Provide Pain-Killing Power in Pot

Thanks to Canadian legalization, scientists have discovered how the cannabis plant produces molecules (flavonoids) that are highly effective at tackling pain. The team behind the research hope their findings might one day help us create new painkillers that come without the troublesome side effect of potential addiction. The team, based at the University of Guelph, […]

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Oncology Doctors Think Cannabis Provides Benefits

A University of Colorado Cancer Center study presented at the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting 2019 shows that while 73 percent of surveyed oncology providers believe that medical marijuana provides benefits for cancer patients, only 46 percent are comfortable recommending it. Major concerns included uncertain dosing, limited knowledge of available products and […]

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California Suicides Involving Guns Declined After Legalization

The total number of suicides in California per year, including those committed with firearms, declined after the state legalized marijuana use for medical purposes, according to a new study. “Findings reveal that rates of total suicide and gun suicide dropped significantly in the aftermath of Proposition 215,” the researchers concluded, referring to the California law […]

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CBD Reduces Cravings, Anxiety in Opioid Addicts

CBD(Cannabidiol), the non-psychoactive ingredient in hemp and marijuana, could treat opioid addicts and the like, a new study says. Given to patients with heroin addiction, cannabidiol, also known as CBD, reduced their cravings for the illicit drug as well as their levels of anxiety. “The intense craving is what drives the drug use,” said Yasmin […]

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