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Coffee May Affect The Body's Cannabinoid Metabolism: Study

Just how much can coffee affect the body? A new research finds that drinking coffee actually affects changes in more than a hundred metabolites in the blood.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 16, 2018

2 Marijuana Legalization Myths Debunked: It Doesn't Increase Recreational Use But Also Doesn't Reduce Opioid Deaths

Can marijuana legalization really lead to more recreational users among adolescents or can it actually help combat the opioid epidemic? Two new studies found no evidence to support both myths.

Public Health February 23, 2018

International Weed Day Linked To Rise In Deadly Car Crashes

A new study has shown that 4/20, which is the annual pot celebration day, is related to an increase in fatal car accidents. Moreover, people do not think that smoking up can influence their driving.

Public Health February 12, 2018

Vaping Synthetic Cannabinoid Oil Can Be Lethal: Two Marines Dead, Dozens In Hospital

Troops are advised to stay away from vaping and e-cigarettes that may contain synthetic cannabinoid oil. Two soldiers have died, and dozens were hospitalized after vaping products containing synthetic pot oil and other unknown substances

Public Health February 2, 2018

Federal Judge Rules 11-Year-Old Leukemia Patient Can Bring Medical Marijuana To School

Ashley Surin is now back in school. She was earlier prohibited from attending class because she uses a prescribed marijuana patch and cannabis lotion. Can school staff help her with her medication?

Feature | Health January 23, 2018

Trends Reveal More Pregnant Women Are Increasingly Smoking Marijuana In California

In California, more than 300,000 pregnant women smoking weed were tested. What resulted from the study has caused alarm among physicians.

Healthy Living/Wellness December 27, 2017

Doctors Claim Pediatric Death Is Not Due To Marijuana Overdose

The so-called first marijuana-associated death of an 11-month-old child turns out to be a misinterpretation of the case report. Is the report baseless or cannabis can indeed cause overdose and death?

Public Health November 19, 2017

Teenagers Who Drink Alcohol, Smoke Marijuana Less Likely To Succeed In Life

A new study reveals excessive marijuana and alcohol use by teenagers can potentially reduce their chances of becoming successful in life. Here's what researchers have found.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 8, 2017

Marijuana Extract Stops Seizures In Some Kids With Severe Epilepsy: Here Are Other Illnesses That Can Be Treated By Medicinal Cannabis

Latest study shows evidence of positive results from medicinal cannabis use among patients with a rare and severe form of epilepsy. What are some of the other conditions that marijuana has proven capable of treating?

Medicine May 26, 2017

10-Year-Old NY Boy Overdoses On Cannabis-Laced Sour Candy: Here Are The Details

A 10-year-old boy from Rockland County in New York has been brought to the emergency room after consuming sour gummy candy laced with medical marijuana. Find out more about the case and how THC in marijuana affects the body.

Public Health May 15, 2017

Cannabis May Reverse Aging Process In Brain: Here Are 5 Other Health Benefits Of Marijuana

Medicinal marijuana has been legalized in 29 U.S. states because of its numerous health benefits. Researchers have studied the active ingredients in the cannabis plant and found it can ease a variety of ailments, including Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

Medicine May 10, 2017

Marijuana-Laced Edible Sickens Dog: Signs Of Marijuana Poisoning In Animals Pet Owners Should Watch Out For

A pet owner urges marijuana users to be careful with their weed after her golden retriever ingested a pot-laced edible. What are the signs a pet has ingested weed?

Public Health April 30, 2017

West Virginia Becomes 29th US State To OK Medical Marijuana

West Virginia became the 29th state in the United States to legalize medical marijuana. The new law will allow doctors to prescribe cannabis for terminally ill and support 16 medical conditions including cancer and AIDS.

Public Health April 20, 2017

Marijuana Ingredient Might Be New High In Preventing Seizures In Severe Form Of Epilepsy

A study revealed that severe epilepsy can be given relief in terms of reduction in seizures through the use of cannabidiol, a component in marijuana or cannabis plant. The trials showed a significant reduction in seizures after administering the drug.

Medicine April 19, 2017

Cannabis Can Help Cure Alzheimer's If Lawmakers Are Flexible: Experts

Researchers in the United States have expressed concern that despite the proven potential of cannabis to treat Alzheimer’s disease, whose numbers and costs are spiraling, the federal regulators are blocking the opportunity to cure millions of people.

Medicine March 18, 2017

Epilepsy Patients In Australia Resort To Cannabis To Manage Seizures: Survey

A nationwide survey in Australia found that adult and children with epilepsy use cannabis to manage their condition when traditional anti-epileptic drugs do not work properly for them.

Medicine March 10, 2017

Achievers In Class Are Likely To Smoke Pot And Drink: Study

New evidence points to a greater tendency for substance use during teenage years among kids who excel in class. It also seems to refute the notion that it's just a brief period of experimentation, as the patterns persisted into adulthood.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 23, 2017

Just Like Fast Food: First Drive-Through Marijuana Shop In Colorado Opens In March

The town of Parachute in Colorado is opening its marijuana drive-through called Tumbleweed Express in March. It is the first-of-its-kind dispensary to open in the state.

Healthy Living/Wellness February 20, 2017

Health Canada To Do Random Testing On Medical Cannabis After Mass Recall Affecting 25,000 Customers

After mass product recalls and health complaints in 2016, Health Canada announced, through an official statement, that it will now do random testing on medical marijuana products sold in the country.

Public Health February 10, 2017

Most Comprehensive Report To Date Confirms Marijuana Relieves Pain, But Seeks More Evidence On Other Benefits

A new 400-page analysis gathers data from more than 10,000 scientific studies and makes over 100 conclusions on the benefits and risks of marijuana use, including potential treatment of chronic pain.

Medicine January 13, 2017

Cannabis Cookies? Mother Shares How Medical Marijuana Helped Her Son With Autism

Marie Myung Ok-Lee shares how cannabis use has changed the life of her son with autism and a painful gut disease. She calls it a 'miracle' after seven years of successful treatment.

Medicine January 7, 2017

How Has Teen Perception, Use Of Marijuana Changed After Cannabis Was Legalized For Recreational Use?

Latest study indicates that there is a change in perceived harmfulness and usage of marijuana among the teen population in Washington after the drug’s legalization in 2012.

Public Health January 5, 2017

People At Higher Risk Of Schizophrenia Are Likelier To Try Marijuana, Says New Study

Researchers from the University of Bristol suggest that people with increased risk of schizophrenia are more likely to use marijuana. The study doesn’t accurately relate the risk of schizophrenia with marijuana use but provides valuable evidence on the possibility, cautioned researchers.

Neuroscience December 22, 2016

Can Pets Benefit From Medical Marijuana?

The use of medical marijuana may still be a controversial topic for most people. But how will the conversation change when it comes to treating our beloved pets who are in pain?

Medicine December 17, 2016

DEA Declares CBD And Other Marijuana Extracts Illegal Under New Rule

A new ruling of the DEA declared CBD along with other marijuana extracts as illegal. While widely contested, the classification uses the potential threat that misuse and abuse pose.

Public Health December 16, 2016

Researchers Create 3D Atomic-Level Image Of Brain’s Marijuana Receptor

Researchers are taking a closer look at the brain to better understand how THC affects the body, creating a 3D image of the brain’s marijuana receptor to facilitate their work.

Neuroscience October 22, 2016

Damian Marley, Entrepreneur: Bob Marley’s Youngest Son Converting A Former California Prison Into A Pot Farm

Damian Marley bought an old prison in the state of California with the aim of turning it into a facility for growing medical cannabis. If the state's Proposition 64 passes, the company will also be able to sell marijuana for recreational use.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 8, 2016

Cannabis Plants Used As Burial Shroud In Ancient Tomb In China

Thirteen cannabis plants were discovered in a tomb in Turpan Basin in northwest China. It was the first time archaeologists found marijuana being used as a burial shroud.

Feature | Health October 7, 2016

Marijuana Use Actually Dulls Creative Thinking, Says Psychologist

Weed users continue to grow in number in the U.S., many of whom boast of taking cannabis for the substance’s benefits on creativity. A psychologist begs to differ, however, saying that marijuana use actually dulls creative thinking.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 5, 2016

Researchers Show Effects Of Long-Term Marijuana Use On The Brain

There’s a lot to be learned about how marijuana affects the body. For now, researchers have determined what long-term marijuana use will do to a user’s brain.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016

13 Percent Of American Adults Smoke Marijuana: Study

A new Gallup poll revealed that one in every eight American adults currently uses marijuana, regardless of whether it is legal or not. The survey shows a strong shift in views regarding cannabis.

Public Health August 8, 2016

Legalized Marijuana Sending More Colorado Children To The Hospital

Colorado saw a sharp rise in the number of young children who were hospitalized after ingesting pot-laced goodies. Cannabis-related hospitalizations increased after the state legalized recreational marijuana.

Public Health July 25, 2016

First Medical Marijuana In Florida Ready To Hit Market Next Week

Florida's first medical marijuana store will open next week in Tallahassee. Trulieve is the first company in the state to receive all the required formal authorizations to produce, process and dispense medical cannabis.

Medicine July 21, 2016

Seniors With Access To Medical Cannabis Use Less Prescription Drugs

Is medical marijuana the new painkiller? A report from the CDC finds that seniors and disabled patients with legal access to medical cannabis use less prescription drugs.

Medicine July 7, 2016

Could Cannabis Fight Against Alzheimer's? Marijuana Ingredient Helps Remove Plaque From Brain Cells

A compound found in marijuana may help remove plaques from brain cells that signify Alzheimer's disease, new research suggests. The findings may someday lead to treatments for the debilitating brain disorder.

Medicine June 30, 2016

Marijuana Use During Pregnancy May Cause Abnormal Brain Structure In Offspring

Cannabis use during pregnancy could lead to potential damage to an unborn child's brain, according to a new study. Researchers emphasize the importance of the findings given the rising rates of marijuana use during pregnancy.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 21, 2016

Canada Could Legalize Recreational Marijuana As Soon As 2017

The use of recreational marijuana could already be legal in Canada as soon as next year, with its leaders pursuing legislation soon. Legalizing marijuana in Canada could open up a big market for U.S. traders, too.

Medicine June 12, 2016

Long Term Marijuana Use Linked To Increased Risk For Gum Disease

A new study finds that long-term marijuana smokers have higher risks of developing gum disease. New findings also show that these marijuana users flossed and brushed their teeth less often than the non-marijuana smokers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 3, 2016

GOP Congressman Admits Using Medical Marijuana To Ease Arthritis Pain

GOP congressman admits to using medical marijuana for arthritis pain. The Republican lawmaker said that for the first time, he was able to get a decent sleep again.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 25, 2016

Daily Marijuana Use Linked To Disease That Can Lead To Limb Amputation

A man in Australia has developed a very rare peripheral vascular disease that has prevented a nasty wound on his big toe from properly healing. Doctors say his condition was brought on by his long-term daily use of cannabis.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 9, 2016

Can Heavy Cannabis Use Increase Chances Of Early Death?

Smoking cannabis while young may be bad for the health later in life. In fact, it may increase the risk of dying prematurely, according to a new study.

Public Health April 27, 2016

New Jersey May Soon Approve Use Of Medical Marijuana For Menstrual Cramps

New Jersey may soon include menstrual cramps in the list of approved illnesses for the use of medical marijuana. The approval could change the state's very limited medical marijuana program that was first introduced in 2012.

Life April 11, 2016

Whoopi Goldberg Launches Medical Marijuana Line For Women With Menstrual Pains

Numerous famous celebrities launched medical marijuana lines in 2015. Whoopi Goldberg announced her own product line specifically for women.

Life April 1, 2016

Medical Experts Call On Governments To Decriminalize Minor Drug Offenses

A global health commission issues an important call to change current policies against drug wars. As a start, it wants to decriminalize minor drug offenses.

Life March 25, 2016

Supreme Court Dismisses Case Challenging Colorado Marijuana Law

The Supreme Court sided with Colorado in the case filed by Nebraska and Oklahoma challenging the state's legalization of marijuana. The two states contend that Colorado’s laws negatively affect their residents.

Society March 24, 2016

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