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State Approves Use Of Medical Marijuana For Treatment Of Autism, 10 Other Debilitating Conditions

Autism and 10 other debilitating conditions, which include chronic pain, spinal cord injury, and Tourette’s Syndrome, are now allowed to be treated with medical marijuana. Patients are required to be a registered voter of Michigan to qualify.

Public Health July 10, 2018

No Strong Evidence That Medical Marijuana Reduces Chronic Pain: Study

A large study from Australia found no strong evidence that medical marijuana eased the chronic non-cancer pain. The four-year study is among the longest in-depth analysis on opioid medication for chronic pain.

July 6, 2018

FDA Approves First Marijuana-Based Drug In US: Here's What You Need To Know About Epidiolex

The Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex, the first marijuana-based drug in the United States. Epidiolex is for the treatment of epilepsy and seizures in children as young as 1-year-old.

Medicine June 27, 2018

Can You Get Addicted To Marijuana? Here’s What Health Experts Say

Listen up, potheads, marijuana addiction is real, according to health experts. Problem is, people don’t know it’s real, or they choose to believe it’s not a legitimate concern.

Public Health June 26, 2018

Cockroach Milk Could Be The Next Superfood Trend: Here Are Other Unusual Milk Drinks You Can Try

Cockroach milk was found to be complete with nutrients and proteins, making it entirely possible to become the next superfood trend. What other kinds of milk are as unusual?

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018

The Best Of Both Worlds: A Company In Canada Is Making Cannabis Beer

A Canadian company is trying to brew non-alcoholic beer made from cannabis, with a projected launch next year. That comes with its own set of challenges.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 29, 2018

More Parents Use Marijuana, Expose Children To Secondhand Smoke: Study

Recent studies revealed an increase in marijuana use among parents as states fight for its legalization. This means that more children are exposed to secondhand smoke, but studies are still in their early stages to determine its long-term effects.

Public Health May 21, 2018

Cannabis Use On The Rise Among US Parents

Researchers found that cannabis use among parents with children in their homes has increased from 4.9 percent to 6.8 percent in the United States. Researchers say the increase may complicate the effort to minimize the exposure to secondhand smoke.

Public Health May 14, 2018

Companies May Drop Marijuana Screenings In Order To Hire More Employees

According to experts from human resources, more companies are pulling back from pre-screening potential employees. Several in-demand jobs have already begun to drop drug screening tests in order to fill positions.

Public Health May 7, 2018

Can Cannabis Help People With Insomnia? Study To Investigate Effect Of Medicinal Cannabinoid On Sleep

Frequent lack of sleep can have detrimental consequences to health. Researchers in Australia will conduct a study that will probe the effects of medicinal cannabis on people with chronic insomnia.

Public Health April 30, 2018

New Study Says That Cannabis Could Be Used To Treat Stress And Anxiety

A research team at Washington State University conducted a study to find whether several doses of cannabis could reduce anxiety and depression. The strains that were used for the study were tetrahydrocannabinol and cannabidiol.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 23, 2018

Why You Should Consider Adding Cannabis To Your Beauty And Wellness Routine On 4/20

Cannabinoids that include CBD and THC feature anti-inflammatory properties that can help resolve skin conditions and relieve pain. One woman explained that the plant helped clear up her Rosacea.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 20, 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

A Seizure Drug Made From Marijuana Is This Close To Getting FDA Approval

GW Pharmaceuticals awaits FDA approval for Epidiolex, which contains an element derived from cannabis. It will treat children suffering from two rare forms of epilepsy by making their seizures less frequent.

Medicine April 18, 2018

Restaurant Workers Rank Highest In Cannabis Use Prevalence: CDC Report

A CDC report finds that workers in the food industry have the highest prevalence of cannabis use. The results could help employers create drug-related policies to ensure safety and security.

Public Health April 14, 2018

Marijuana Can Help Curb Alcohol Addiction, Cocaine Cravings: New Study

Another study showed promising results on the benefits of marijuana in curbing relapse symptoms of alcohol and cocaine addiction. Experiments were conducted in rats that are injected with CBD-containing gel for three days and followed up after five months.

Medicine March 26, 2018

Health Officials Warn Of Synthetic Marijuana That Can Cause Severe Bleeding

Illinois officials are conducting an investigation after several people were rushed to the hospital due to synthetic-marijuana-induced severe bleeding. The product is called synthetic pot, but its effects vary greatly from marijuana.

Public Health March 25, 2018

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

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