Category: Health

Study Proves Most People Prefer CBD Over Pharma Drugs

According to a recent survey conducted by cannabis market research firm the Brightfield Group and HelloMD, nearly half of CBD (cannabidiol) users give up prescription drugs and over the counter medications in favor of the non-psychoactive substance. By: Carey Wedler/ANTIMEDIA — According to a recent survey conducted by cannabis market research firm the Brightfield Group and HelloMD, an online medical cannabis community, nearly half of CBD (cannabidiol) […]

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Study Shows Medical Cannabis Relieves Wide Range of Chronic Symptoms

Medical cannabis can provide relief from symptoms from dozens of health conditions with minimal negative side effects, according to new research. Two studies published recently in the journals Frontiers in Pharmacology and Medicine found that patients with health conditions such as chronic pain and insomnia saw “statistically and clinically significant therapeutic benefits” when they used medical cannabis, according to a press […]

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Harvard is Studying “Weed Tampons” to Ease Menstruation

A new observational study by a Harvard professor will look at whether cannabis suppositories can help relieve menstrual symptoms. Foria is a California based startup that develops marijuana products for women including a marijuana suppository called ‘Relief’. Now Foria’s “weed tampon”, as it’s nicknamed, is part of a Harvard research study looking to determine the benefits […]

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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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