Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) may look different in each affected individual. One person might feel it is necessary to wash their hands constantly while others might feel obligated to count something over and over. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, OCD is a common disorder in which a person has uncontrollable and reoccurring obsessions […]

Tell your boss: Marijuana is actually good for the workplace. States where marijuana is legal have fewer employees calling in sick, a new study published in the journal Health Economics found. Businesses included in the survey reported an 8 to 15 percent decline in sickness absenteeism following legalization. “Utilizing the Current Population Survey, the study […]

Charges have been laid in connection with a fire at a house in southeast Waterloo. Waterloo Regional Police say a 37-year-old Wilmot man is charged with arson and production of a controlled substance in relation to the April 30 fire on Christopher Drive. Neighbours reported hearing several explosions coming from the house before the fire […]

The way in which the brain responds to rewards is dampened through the continued use of cannabis, a new study by researchers at the University of Michigan (UM) has concluded. The study — conducted on young adults deemed to be at high risk of substance abuse disorder by the University of Michigan Addiction Research Center […]

Research has linked medical marijuana with a decrease in the abuse of painkillers, and now a University of Georgia study has spotlighted the potential cost savings to Medicare. For Hall County resident Katie Harrison, whose young son uses legal cannabis oil to treat seizure disorders, the report backs up her own anecdotal findings. “I’ve seen […]

Milwaukee, WI–(ENEWSPF)–July 21, 2016.  The enactment of statewide medical cannabis laws is associated with a decrease in the number of reported workplace absences due to sickness, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Health Economics. An economist from the University of Wisconsin analyzed work absence data following the enactment of medical […]

A new study, fittingly done by the Netherlands and published in the journal Psychopharmacology, says that alcohol increases aggressive tendencies, while marijuana decreases them. The team of researchers selected 20 people to drink alcohol, 21 to smoke marijuana, and 20 controls who used neither of the substances. They then put the people in situations that would presumably […]

Two years after state lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott approved it, Florida’s first medical cannabis dispensary is scheduled to open next week. The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday gave Trulieve, a North Florida grower and dispensary, permission to open in Tallahassee and start delivering cannabis statewide. When Trulieve opens Tuesday, it will be the […]

Two years after state lawmakers and Gov. Rick Scott approved it, Florida’s first medical cannabis dispensary is scheduled to open next week. The Florida Department of Health on Wednesday gave Trulieve, a North Florida grower and dispensary, permission to open in Tallahassee and start delivering cannabis statewide. When Trulieve opens Tuesday, it will be the […]

A push for cannabidiol research has gained steam in recent months, with current and former NFL players backing two studies on CBD’s efficacy in alleviating football-related pain without getting them high. But another study, led by a California-based cannabis extract producer Constance Therapeutics and the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition, aims to examine whether whole-plant cannabis derived from […]

(Photo credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images) Employee productivity appears to be rising in medical marijuana states. Medical cannabis may have a positive impact on the U.S. labor market, according to a study published July 15, 2016 in Wiley Online Library ahead of publication in the journal Health Economics. The report finds states that have legalized medical […]