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Michigan To Regulate Cannabidiol As Marijuana Amid Confusion On Hemp Products Prohibition

The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs clarified that cannabidiol is within the scope of the term "marijuana” as per Michigan laws. This meant that CBD products are to be regulated with how marijuana products are being controlled.

Public Health May 15, 2018

Majority Of Colorado Marijuana Dispensaries Recommend Weed For Pregnant Mothers With Morning Sickness

Majority of Colorado cannabis dispensaries advised their pregnant customers to take marijuana products to treat their morning sickness. The recommendation was made despite experts saying that marijuana products are potentially harmful to pregnant mothers and their unborn babies.

Public Health May 11, 2018

Maine Doctors Suggest That Medical Marijuana Could Be Used To Help Fight Addiction To Opioids

According to doctors in Maine, medical marijuana has helped treat several patient's addictions to opioids. Since 2016, nearly 66% of the deaths that were drug-overdose related were due to an overdose of opioids.

Medicine April 30, 2018

Doctors Warn Against The Use Of Cannabis In People With Sleep Apnea

Clinicians urged the Minnesota Department of Health to exclude obstructive sleep apnea in the list of conditions applicable to medical cannabis. Doctors say that the lack of sufficient evidence of cannabis’ effectiveness is a cause for concern.

Public Health April 20, 2018

Michigan Issues Universal Symbol For Labeling Of Licensed Medical Marijuana

Michigan's licensing and regulatory department has published a new universal symbol for the labeling of medical marijuana. A symbol with the marijuana leaf inside a triangle should be labeled on any product that contains tetrahydrocannabinol or THC.

Public Health February 17, 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

More Than Half Of Medical Cannabidiol Products Sold Online Mislabeled: Study

Researchers found that nearly 70 percent of CBD products online are either over- or under-dosed. They believe that mislabeling and discrepancy is a direct result of a lack of regulation on the products.

Medicine November 11, 2017

California Marijuana Tax May Drive Up Prices By 70 Percent

California's cannabis industry is already facing challenges before sales begin in January. Legalizing pot resulted in a bevy of taxes that may force prices to rise by 70 percent.

Public Health November 8, 2017

Half Of People Using Cannabidiol Products Stopped Taking Prescriptions And Traditional Medications

A recent survey of HelloMD members who use Cannabidiol products reveals that nearly half discontinued taking pharmaceutical drugs. Eighty percent believe CBD is very effective.

Medicine August 4, 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

New York State Health Department Faces Lawsuit From Medical Marijuana Companies

Medical marijuana manufacturers filed a lawsuit against the New York State Health Department. This lawsuit challenged the health department's plan of expanding registered marijuana manufacturers in the state from 5 to 10.

Public Health May 3, 2017

Americans Support Marijuana Legalization More Today Than Ever: Poll

A recent poll shows that American adults support the legalization of marijuana more than ever, both for recreational and medical use. Most of the respondents think that the drug is less dangerous than the others.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 21, 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

More Than Half Of US Adults Have Used Marijuana: Poll

A phone survey involving 1,122 adults revealed that 52 percent of adult Americans have tried using marijuana at least once and 14 percent are regular users. Stigma, however, still exists.

Public Health April 17, 2017

Medical Marijuana Will Become Legal In North Dakota Within A Year

Compassionate Care Centers would open in North Dakota in January 2018. Strict rules and laws will be established for production, distribution, and usage of medical marijuana in the state.

Medicine April 17, 2017

Baked Goods Laced With Marijuana Send 6 North Carolina Hospital Workers To Emergency Room

Cookies and muffins that contained cannabis oil sickened several employees at a North Carolina Hospital. Here's why no charges were filed against the person who baked the goods and the employee who brought them to the hospital.

Public Health April 5, 2017

Colorado Solons: Reclassify Marijuana Before Trump Pot Embargo

Lawmakers in Colorado are pushing for a new legislation which they hope would cleverly evade the Trump administration's future nationwide crackdown on marijuana. But there’s a catch.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 26, 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

Mysterious Marijuana-Related Illness Often Misdiagnosed: What Are Its Symptoms?

A newly recognized illness blamed to heavy and long-term use of marijuana is often misdiagnosed because it is relatively unknown. What are its symptoms and how is it treated?

Public Health January 2, 2017

Medical Marijuana: Traffic Deaths Drop In States That Legalized Cannabis Use

While the debate on medical marijuana continues, a surprising new finding relating to its legalization has surfaced. Traffic death rates dropped significantly in states that legalized the use of medical marijuana.

Public Health December 30, 2016

Mysterious Illness Linked To Marijuana Use Spikes In States That Legalized Weed

Doctors see rising cases of cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome in states that legalized marijuana. What are the symptoms of this condition and how can it be treated?

Public Health December 29, 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

5 US States Mulling Making Marijuana Legal

Whether or not marijuana will be legal for recreational use in five states will depend on how those in Nevada, Arizona, Maine, Massachusetts and California will cast their votes on their state ballots.

Public Health November 7, 2016

Could Medical Marijuana Help Reduce Opioid Abuse?

Medical marijuana use on the rise in the United States, and it is getting to a point where it could replace some drugs. One such drug is opioid, as a new study shows that people who use marijuana instead of opioid, fair beter than those who do not.

Public Health September 16, 2016

More American Adults Using Marijuana Than Ever: Study

An increasing number of adults in the United States are using marijuana over the past few years, a new study says. This trend coincides with a decrease in people's perception of how harmful the drug could be to their health.

Public Health September 1, 2016

US Allows More Marijuana Research But Rejects Requests To Change Classification

The federal government on Thursday will announce the rejection of requests to change the classification of marijuana. At the same time, the government will expand a policy that may increase research on the substance.

Public Health August 11, 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

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-Derived Drug Effective In Treating Rare Form Of Epilepsy

Once again, GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex drug has been found to be effective in treating the symptoms of a rare form of childhood epilepsy. The company hopes the drug will be approved by the FDA soon.

Medicine June 29, 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

Medical Marijuana Is Now Legal In Ohio

Ohio finally legalizes the use of medical marijuana. The law, which will take effect in 90 days, includes 20 medical conditions to which marijuana derivatives may be used as a treatment.

Medicine June 9, 2016

World's First Marijuana-Friendly Gym To Open In San Francisco

420 Games founder Jim McAlpine is partnering with former NFL player Ricky Williams to open a marijuana-friendly gym in San Francisco. The gym is set to open this fall.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 28, 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

Missouri Passes Restricted Medical Marijuana Bill, Ohio May Soon Follow

Missouri House of Representatives passed House Bill 2213 that allows cancer patients in hospices to use medical marijuana as part of their pain management. Ohio House is expected to approve its version of the medical marijuana program in three weeks.

Life April 20, 2016

Pennsylvania Lawmakers OK Medical Marijuana Bill For Autism, Epilepsy Patients

The majority of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives had voted in favor of legalizing medical marijuana for disorders such as autism and epilepsy. The growing, dispensing, selling and use of medical marijuana will be regulated and monitored by the Department of Health.

Life April 16, 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

Rescheduling Marijuana Could Ease Research On Medical Uses Of Weed

Rescheduling marijuana may improve how the substance is researched in the U.S. Changing the classification of marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II may mean less strict protocols for researchers to study the medical benefits of weed.

Life April 7, 2016

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