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
Marijuana has been linked to several health benefits, including relief from chronic pain. However, government officials and public health experts remained apprehensive about the legalization of the recreational use of the drug.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 8, 2019
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
The number of seniors who use marijuana to alleviate symptoms of illnesses has increased over the years. The drug has been proven to provide relief for several health conditions that come with old age.
Public Health March 27, 2019
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
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
Researchers investigated the effects of marijuana on fertility, particularly in a man's sperm count. They found that those who had smoked pot have a higher sperm concentration per ejaculate than those who never had the substance at all.
Healthy Living/Wellness February 7, 2019
A team of researchers probed whether people who reported to using medical marijuana do so because of evidence-based reasons. They found that 85 percent of users suffer from symptoms, which, according to previous research, can be alleviated using the drug.
Public Health February 6, 2019
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
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
A recent study revealed that herbal cannabis and cannabis resin have increased significantly in price and potency. The study findings are first of its kind to report the changes in cannabis across Europe.
Public Health January 4, 2019
Researchers found that THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, can change how genes work in sperm cells. Do these changes get passed down to the pot smoker's children conceived during the time they were using cannabis?
Public Health December 20, 2018
Vaping marijuana has become an increasingly popular means of marijuana administration of late. Researchers found that vaping marijuana is actually more potent when vaped rather than smoked.
Public Health November 30, 2018
SpaceX is in hot water after Elon Musk's pot-smoking stunt went viral earlier this year. The private spaceflight company will be investigated to see if its policies, including drug use, adheres to NASA requirements.
Space November 21, 2018
Researchers found a link between marijuana use and poor cognitive skills in teenagers. A new study warned that using the recreational drug might cause teenagers, whose brains are still growing, to perform badly in school.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 6, 2018
A new study found that vaping marijuana is prevalent among children in middle school and high school in the United States. Up to 2 million children across the country have admitted to using e-cigarettes to smoke marijuana at least once.
Public Health September 19, 2018
Neil deGrasse Tyson said that it would be dangerous if an astronaut decides to use weed while on a mission in space. In an interview, he also defended Elon Musk.
Space September 18, 2018
More baby boomers aged 50 and above have started using marijuana for various reasons, including medicinal purposes. Researchers attribute the increase to the changing attitude toward pot across the country.
Public Health September 7, 2018
A new study by researchers from the King’s College of London shed light on how Cannabidiol, a compound found in marijuana can help treat psychosis. The research was published in the Journal of American Medical Association Psychiatry.
Public Health August 31, 2018
A research found that marijuana can seep into breast milk up to six days after the mother used the recreational drug. The American Academy of Pediatrics warned breastfeeding women to stay away from inhaling pot in the meantime.
Public Health August 29, 2018
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
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
New statistics show that more fatal car crashes are being caused by drugs, marijuana, and opioids. A 2016 statistics showed that at least 44 percent of drivers who died in crashes had some trace of drug in their system.
May 31, 2018
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
Researchers discovered that teenagers today are more likely to choose marijuana as their first drug instead of tobacco or alcohol. The number of teens abstaining from drugs has also increased.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 18, 2018
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
Since 2017, more American workers have tested positive for marijuana, meth, and cocaine. The rates for the usage of opiates has declined over the past 10 years.
Healthy Living/Wellness May 11, 2018
Majority of oncologists in the United States feel they are less knowledgeable about the benefits of medical marijuana. However, a latest survey revealed that almost half of the respondents recommended cannabis for their cancer patients.
Public Health May 11, 2018
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
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
A survey showed that vaping teenagers may be twice as likely to smoke marijuana, with the trend worse among younger people. The results provide further evidence that e-cigarettes may be a gateway to tobacco and drugs.
Public Health April 24, 2018
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
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
An FDA advisory committee gave the go-ahead for Epidiolex, a marijuana-based drug that treats two rare and severe forms of epilepsy. The FDA is scheduled to vote this June.
Medicine April 20, 2018
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
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
Fake marijuana tainted with rat poison already killed three in Illinois and sickened over 100 due to dangerous bleeding. Is it safe to use synthetic cannabinoids that are not contaminated with other substances?
Public Health April 12, 2018
Women, who regularly smoke marijuana while breastfeeding, could have exposed their babies to THC, a psychoactive ingredient found in cannabis. Scientists have yet to find its effects on the baby’s neurological development.
Public Health April 11, 2018
A syndrome caused by marijuana usage could be relieved if the user takes a hot shower. This nauseating side effect affects heavy marijuana users but has a simple fix.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 9, 2018
Two new studies find that legalizing marijuana may help offset the number of opioid prescriptions. Opioid deaths are ravaging through every state in the U.S.
Public Health April 3, 2018
Cases of severe bleeding in Illinois over synthetic marijuana use have grown to 22. State health officials say the situation is being investigated and that no deaths have been reported so far.
Public Health March 30, 2018
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
SC Johnson vehemently denied reports that high concentrations of its household chemicals can lead to aggressive behaviors. Earlier, authorities reported cases of addicts behaving like “mad dogs” when police found that their drugs were laced with household chemicals.
Public Health March 23, 2018
Prevailing wisdom for years has been that only secondhand smoke from cigarettes is harmful to people, but new research may be upending that. Secondhand marijuana smoke may be just as harmful as cigarette smoke.
Healthy Living/Wellness March 19, 2018
A new study sheds light on the association between light marijuana use and developing chronic kidney disease. It turns out there’s no link between the two at all.
Medicine March 5, 2018