By Winston Peki. With the widespread legalization of medical marijuana, many people turn to the drug for a more natural pain relief method. As a natural pain-relief drug, some experts consider cannabis more suitable for your body than the synthetic pharmaceuticals available. The reasoning behind this is that the body can metabolize natural chemicals better than […]

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(CNN) — Seniors are increasingly passing the pipe. About 9% of US adults between the ages of 50 and 64 have used marijuana at least once during the survey year, while 3% of those over 65 have done so, new research finds. For middle-age adults, the percentage of cannabis users has doubled over nearly a […]

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In May, the health department approved five Philadelphia medical schools to become ACRCs: those of Thomas Jefferson University, the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, Drexel University, and PCOM. But a lawsuit challenged the state research program, forced the Department of Health to rewrite regulations, and has required all of the institutions to reapply to be […]

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Most oncology nurses associate the abbreviation MM with multiple myeloma, but there’s a new MM now in use: medical marijuana. To date, 31 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, and Puerto Rico have approved MM for certain medical uses, including cancer-related adverse events (AEs).1 Patients are asking their oncology nurses if MM might help them […]

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