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Cannabis-Derived CBD May Help Treat Heroin Addiction: Study

The CBD, a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, already provides relief for a slew of health conditions. Now, it's showing promise in helping curb cravings and anxiety of heroin-addicted individuals.

Public Health May 21, 2019

Cannabis-Based Drug Reduces Hard-To-Treat Epilepsy In Children By 50 Percent

Research showed that cannabidiol-based Epidiolex is effective in significantly reducing seizures in hard-to-treat epilepsy. Patients above two years old with Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome had 50 percent drop in seizure frequency.

Medicine May 5, 2019

Study Suggests Cannabis Can Help Improve Exercise

Researchers found that 81 percent of runners who participated in a survey smoke marijuana before and after their workout. Some reported that the drug improved their performance while others said that it made them more motivated.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2019

Wisconsin Church ‘House Of Rastafari’ Distributes Marijuana As Sacrament

A church in Wisconsin is using marijuana as part of their spiritual practice, welcoming 6,000 new members in the past few months. However, the church is finding itself locking horns against city authorities who are not happy about their practices.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2019

Half Of US Marijuana Users Think They Can Drive Safely While High, Study Says

As much as 48 percent of marijuana users in the United States said it is safe for them to drive while stoned. Of the total respondents, 17 percent said they are 'very safe', while 31 percent said they are 'somewhat safe'.

Public Health April 28, 2019

Carl's Jr. To Sell CBD-Infused Burger: What To Expect From The Rocky Mountain High Cheese Burger Delight

A cannabis-infused burger is coming Denver’s way. For one day only, Carl’s Jr. is testing out the double patty Rocky Mountain High cheeseburger on Saturday, April 20, for $4.20.

Healthy Living/Wellness April 18, 2019

Cannabis Users Need Twice As Much Anesthesia For Medical Procedures

Patients who regularly use cannabis are found to need much higher dosages of medication to achieve optimum sedation. With cannabis use becoming more common, medical experts are trying to better understand cannabis and its effects on the human body.

Medicine April 16, 2019

Cannabis Sold In Spain Tested Positive For High Levels Of Fecal Matter

An overwhelming 75 percent of cannabis samples in Spain contained fecal matter while some still smelled like feces, according to a new study. Over 80 percent were unfit for human consumption and posed danger to human health.

Public Health April 6, 2019

Walgreens Plans To Sell Cannabis-Infused Products In Its Nearly 1,500 Stores

Walgreens announced it is selling cannabis-based topical products in its 1,500 branches. Research showed that topical cannabinoid has the potential to treat skin diseases such as acne, psoriasis, and eczema.

Life & Style March 30, 2019

Cannabis Edibles Causing More ER Trips In Colorado

A new study suggested cannabis edibles are responsible for 10 percent of cannabis-related ER visits in Colorado due to acute mental disorders and severe panic attacks. This is despite the fact less than a percent buys edibles in the state.

Public Health March 29, 2019

Mysterious Condition Drives Spike In Marijuana-Related ER Visits: What Is Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?

One of Colorado's largest hospitals saw a spike in cannabis-related ER visits following the legalization of marijuana. Many of the patients suffer from a poorly understood condition known as cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome.

Public Health March 25, 2019

CVS Stores Now Sell Cannabis-Derived CBD Products In 8 States

Cannabidiol creams, roll-ons, and salves are now being sold in 800 CVS stores in eight different states. CVS reveals that the company decided to make CBD products available to customers looking for alternative relief sources.

Public Health March 25, 2019

Frequent Use Of Marijuana Linked To Increased Risk For Psychosis

A new European study has linked marijuana use to psychotic episodes. The research showed evidence that heavy weed users especially those who use more potent strains are more likely to develop pyschosis later in life.

Public Health March 21, 2019

Hollywood Doctor William Eidelman Loses License After Recommending Marijuiana Cookies For 4-Year-Old's Tantrums

Natural medicine physician William Eidelman lost his medical license after recommending marijuana cookies to control a child's temper tantrums. The revocation of his license, however, is due to something else.

Feature | Health January 30, 2019

Smoking Marijuana Just Once Or Twice Can Change Structure Of Teen's Brain

Recreational marijuana can cause brain differences in young users. The new research found evidence suggesting using weed just once or twice can have structural brain and cognitive effects on teens.

Public Health January 15, 2019

More Than Half Of Medical Marijuana Users Drive While High

Twenty-one percent of medical marijuana users in Michigan drive while 'very high,' a behavior that increases their risk for car accident. When should marijuana users drive after using cannabis?

Public Health January 11, 2019

University Announces Professor Of Cannabis Science To Look Into Pot Use For Opioid Treatment

Can cannabis help people who are suffering from opioid use disorder? The University of British Columbia has assigned a pot professor to look into the use of cannabis to aid in the treatment of substance misuse.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 24, 2018

Substance In Type Of Moss Found To Have Similarities With THC, Possibly More 'Medically Effective' Than Cannabis

Is a common type of mossy plant more 'medically effective' than cannabis? Researchers found that liverworts have great therapeutic potential with weaker psychoactive effects.

Earth/Environment October 27, 2018

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

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