A new study from Columbia University found that traffic fatalities have fallen in seven states where medicinal cannabis is legal and that, overall, states where medical marijuana is legal have lower traffic fatality rates than states were medical marijuna remains illegal. The study found that “medical marijuana laws were associated with immediate reductions in traffic fatalities in […]

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PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 12 (UPI) — Oregon Health Science University researchers have created a treatment method for chronic pain using cannabis without risk of addiction. Chronic pain affects roughly 30 percent of the U.S. population. Opioid use and addiction has become an epidemic in the United States due to doctors over-prescribing opioid medications to treat […]

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During last weeks election five states legalized the recreational use of marijuana. It was almost serendipitous that researchers released a study that suggest marijuana use weakens hear muscles. In the study, researchers studied patients with the heart condition stress cardiomyopathy. Their studies showed that previous cases of stress cardiomyopathy were related to someone use of […]

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By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post A Pew Research Center survey of nearly 8,000 police officers finds that more than two-thirds of them say that marijuana use should be legal for either personal or medical use. The nationally representative survey of law enforcement, one of the largest of its kind, found that 32 percent of […]

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Public and private entities should fund and otherwise support cannabis research, while barriers to this research should be removed, according to a National Academies Health and Medicine division report published Thursday. The report also called the Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA) classifying cannabis as a Schedule 1 drug “a regulatory barrier” impeding research, and issued evidence-based […]

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Hannah Deacon wants to use a cannabis oil to treat her son Alfie’s seizures She says Alfie, 5, ‘has no life’ because of his condition, which was diagnosed when he was just eight months’ old and has got progressively worse Mother-of-two has done extensive research into using cannabis derivative CBD Preliminary trials overseas suggest the drug […]

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For over a decade now, Canadian medical marijuana activist Rick Simpson has been educating people about the incredible healing potential of cannabis oil. In 2003, Simpson discovered three suspicious spots on his face and neck and was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma skin cancer. When surgery didn’t work, he decided to explore an alternate route; […]

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Aromatics have long been used in healing and relaxation, but the product’s marriage to cannabis is a more recent phenomenon. Southern California-based cannabis company Absorb CBD has continued the trend, offering topicals and essential oils suitable for custom concoctions.  Absorb CBD became a reality in 2013 when cannabis farmer Raphael Vasquez and alchemist Monica Fine collaborated to try […]

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There is “conclusive or substantial evidence” that marijuana or related compounds can effectively treat chronic pain, nausea caused by chemotherapy treatment for cancer, and spasticity caused by multiple sclerosis, according to a report published today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. The report urges more research on both the benefits and risks […]

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What do Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, American Home Products and Upjohn all have in common? Whether by their current or former names, these pharmaceutical companies once sold medical cannabis, as did the Sears-Roebuck catalog. Going further back, the world’s oldest pharmacopoeia included medical cannabis, as did the U.S. pharmacopoeia through the early […]

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What do Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, American Home Products and Upjohn all have in common? Whether by their current or former names, these pharmaceutical companies once sold medical cannabis, as did the Sears-Roebuck catalog. Going further back, the world’s oldest pharmacopoeia included medical cannabis, as did the U.S. pharmacopoeia through the early […]

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What do Eli Lilly, Pfizer, Merck, Bristol Myers Squibb, American Home Products and Upjohn all have in common? Whether by their current or former names, these pharmaceutical companies once sold medical cannabis, as did the Sears-Roebuck catalog. Going further back, the world’s oldest pharmacopoeia included medical cannabis, as did the U.S. pharmacopoeia through the early […]

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