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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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 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
Numerous famous celebrities launched medical marijuana lines in 2015. Whoopi Goldberg announced her own product line specifically for women.
Life April 1, 2016
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
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