February 2017

(Photo credit: CC0 via Max Pixel) On Friday, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that 25% of U.S. overdoses are due to heroin, a Schedule 1 drug to which an estimated one million Americans are addicted, many of whom escalate to this cheaper option from prescription opioid dependence, which has millions more in its clutches. […]

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New research has found that adolescents with high academic scores are considerably more likely to consume cannabis than those with low scores. The study was published by the British Medical Journal. According to its abstract, the study’s aim “was to determine the association between childhood academic ability and the onset and persistence of tobacco, alcohol […]

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Researchers in Northern California have delivered some unsettling news for marijuana users: It turns out, a sizeable amount of the pot sold in California’s medical marijuana dispensaries test positive for mold and bacteria that could be dangerous for patients with compromised immune systems. Though the study only looked at cannabis sold in Northern California dispensaries, […]

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New research has found that adolescents with high academic scores are considerably more likely to consume cannabis than those with low scores. The study was published by the British Medical Journal. According to its abstract, the study’s aim “was to determine the association between childhood academic ability and the onset and persistence of tobacco, alcohol […]

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The Texas Compassionate Use Act, a 2015 Texas statute, made way for the legal cultivation and processing of non-psychoactive cannabis for patients with prescriptions. The cannabis product will be made from plants engineered to have extremely low levels of tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the component that gets people high. … read more at: http://www.dallasnews.com/business/health-care/2017/02/24/severely-epileptic-texans-cannabis-oil-will-soon-available

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CLOSEx Embed x Share Karen Diller discusses how medical marijuana helped reduce her daughter, Karly’s, seizures by about 70 percent during clinical trials at a New York hospital. Vicky Taylor, Public Opinion CHAMBERSBURG – Karen Diller is a staunch supporter of Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana legislation, and the York startup that wants to bring a dispensary to […]

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A recent 440-page report compiled by top academics confirmed that cannabis has medical benefits and asserted that government restrictions on cannabis research constitute a “public health problem.” Nevertheless, the federal government’s official and legal stance are that the plant has no medical value. Why such resistance to one of the world’s oldest therapeutic plants? To […]

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A panel of state Assembly lawmakers gave its stamp of approval Wednesday to bills that would legalize the possession of cannabis oil, a derivative of marijuana used to treat children who suffer from seizures. The bills, the Senate Bill 10 and Assembly Bill 49, are identical. They would change state law to let people possess […]

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