That day was the fifth day in a row that Corcoran’s 25-year-old daughter, Sarah Taylor, had not been woken by a violent seizure, something that, up until two months ago, was the norm. The decrease in the frequency of Taylor’s tonic-clonic seizures—previously called grand mal—corresponds with the use of medical cannabis oil to treat the […]

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Staci Gruber vividly remembers her first hit of marijuana, back when she was in college. It made her so paranoid, she locked herself in a bathroom. She couldn’t decide whether to remain in hiding or to run. But she knew she’d never try pot again. She didn’t lose interest in the drug, however. Today, she […]

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) — As prescription drug prices continue to climb, some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicine, medical marijuana. “We are seeing patients that are reporting that they are finding a medication that is meeting their needs where other medications did not,” said Steph Sherer with Americans for Safe […]

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Smoking cannabis could make you lazy, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia gave the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main brain-affecting ingredient in cannabis, to laboratory rats. They found this made them less willing to carry out a complex task for a large reward, with most opting for an easier one despite a […]

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Marijuana, which has been around for over 2700 years, is said to alleviate all kinds of problems — nausea associated with chemotherapy, pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, dementia, the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders. It may even stop the spread of cancer, but this hasn’t been proven conclusively. In this week’s WhoWhatWhy podcast, […]

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Smoking cannabis could make you lazy, according to a new study. Researchers at the University of British Columbia gave the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main brain-affecting ingredient in cannabis, to laboratory rats. They found this made them less willing to carry out a complex task for a large reward, with most opting for an easier one despite a […]

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Cannabis inhalation influences subjects’ sensitivity to pain, according to recently published clinical data measuring participants’ responses to the exposure to cold stimuli. Investigators at the Columbia University Medical Center assessed the effects of cannabis versus placebo on subjects exposed to a laboratory-induced pain model. Participants in the trial immersed their hands in cold water. Researchers […]

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WASHINGTON (Gray DC) As prescription drug prices continue to climb, some older Americans appear to be seeking an alternative to mainstream medicine, medical marijuana. “We are seeing patients that are reporting that they are finding a medication that is meeting their needs where other medications did not,” said Steph Sherer with Americans for Safe Access. […]

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