(Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post) There’s a body of research showing that painkiller abuse and overdose are lower in states with medical marijuana laws. These studies have generally assumed that when medical marijuana is available, pain patients are increasingly choosing pot over powerful and deadly prescription narcotics. But that’s always been just an assumption. Now a […]

Trending News: Buzzkill Scientists Say Your Doobies Are Weak, Man Why Is This Important? Because our idea of how much weed we’re smoking may be way off the mark. Long Story Short Scientific research has revealed that the average joint actually doesn’t contain that much marijuana, on average just 0.3 grams, which raises interesting questions […]

Medical marijuana turned 1 this month in Georgia, but not everybody is celebrating. While the state’s official registry of patients allowed to legally use a limited form of cannabis oil continues to grow, some parents of children with intractable diseases have started their own underground network to get the oil into Georgia illegally because they […]

The Senate will hold a hearing about the medical benefits and risks of marijuana Wednesday, in a move to better understand a substance that has picked up increasing support nationally. The hearing, chaired by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham, seeks to gain information from medical professionals and government officials regarding marijuana as a medical treatment. The National Institute […]

In a famous scene from the Coen Brothers’ cult classic “The Big Lebowski,” Jeffrey “The Dude” Lebowski is cruising behind the wheel of his car, tunes blasting as he sips beer and smokes pot. In a classic stoner move, he tries to flick his lighted roach out the window – except that it’s closed. The […]

JUDY WOODRUFF: But, first: how science is increasingly considering the possibilities of medical marijuana as conventional medicine for some cases. Science correspondent Miles O’Brien has the second of his two reports on this for our weekly series The Leading Edge. MILES O’BRIEN, Science Correspondent: It’s a landmark place, and time, on the long road to […]

“Imagine if you said to Paul Tagliabue, back in 2003, that Ricky Williams might one day be able to save Junior Seau’s life…”— Thoma Kikkis, co-founder of Kannalife Sciences Imagine that it’s the year 2025. In locker rooms across the NFL, as ankles are taped and braces strapped on, trainers hand out gel capsules for players […]

Thanks to a recently developed database of archeological records, researchers at Berlin’s Free University have been able to dig up new information about the role cannabis played in ancient civilization.  In a study published in the journal Vegetation History and Archaeobotany, the Berlin team, led by Tengwen Long and Pavel Tarasov, writes that cannabis was […]

Ellie, a 15-year-old Staffy, has a new spring in her step, which her owner believes is thanks to a daily dose of medicinal cannabis oil under her tongue, although vets advise against the practice. Old age had started to catch up with Ellie, the faithful companion of Wollongong resident Paul Lawrence. Paul Lawrence with his 15-year-old staffy Ellie who he […]