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Cannabis Leaf for Medical Use

Cannabis has been shown to be an effective treatment for many disorders, conditions, and diseases. Certain conditions, such as epilepsy, are making leaps and bounds in symptom reduction by the use of cannabis. Cannabis comes in many different forms and there are a variety of ways for it...Read More »


Jeff Sessions Personally Asked Congress to Let Him Prosecute Medical-Marijuana Providers

Congressional leaders are being asked by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to undo federal medical-marijuana protections which have been in place since 2014. Currently, the protections prohibit the Justice Department from using federal funds to prosecute states that have legalized recreational and medical marijuana.

 

Attorney General Jeff Sessions is asking congressional leaders...Read More »


Cannabis Drug Could Extend Lives of Brain Cancer Patients, Study Finds

By Gage Peake

Glioma, a cannabis-based drug made by GW Pharmaceuticals, has achieved positive results in recent testing. Patients with a certain type of brain cancer who were given the drug, a combination of THC and CBD, have seen significant increases in life.

UK drugmaker GW Pharmaceuticals announced it has...Read More »


Support for Medical Marijuana is Growing in Texas

By TEGNA News

After years of harsh marijuana laws, 83% of Texans now support some form of legal marijuana, a new poll shows. Marijuana in Texas, especially for medicinal use, may be beneficial to many patients in the state.

Anthony Abba looks like almost any other 9 year-old-boy, bouncing on...Read More »


Canadian Study Shows Cannabis Can Help You Kick Tobacco

By Culture Magazine

Canada recently completed one of the first major studies on the connection between substance addiction and marijuana. The study found that cannabis use can aid in reducing tobacco dependency, as well as user dependency on alcohol and painkillers.

Canada recently concluded a study on the benefits of medical cannabis...Read More »


New BioEnergy Patch Hopes to Provide Alternative to CBD Products

A patch has been created by Natural Remedies that imitates the frequency of CBD. This can be an alternative for patients who seek the medicinal benefits of CBD but who may live in states where CBD sales are prohibited.

Natural Remedies is a wellness-focused company that actively encourages...Read More »


DEA Drops Inaccurate Cannabis Claims From Website

By Lisa Rough

Incorrect information about the claimed dangers of cannabis has been removed from the US DEA agency’s website.

 

In a remarkable about-face, the US Drug Enforcement Administration on Monday removed inaccurate information about the purported dangers of cannabis from the agency’s website.

The change came after the nonprofit...Read More »


Clinical Trial Using Marijuana to Treat PTSD in Veterans Goes Underway

By Kathleen Curthoys

A clinical trial has begun in order to determine the safety and effectiveness of using cannabis to manage PTSD symptoms in U.S. veterans.

The first participant in a clinical trial designed to evaluate the effectiveness of smoking marijuana to treat PTSD in veterans was given cannabis on...Read More »


Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed

By Sarah Zhang

Observed studies have shown that states that have legalized medical marijuana have also seen a decrease in painkiller prescriptions, opioid use, and opioid overdose resulting in death.

James Feeney, a surgeon in Connecticut, heard it from his patients. A few actually turned down his prescription...Read More »


Evidence shows that marijuana works for pain, the medical reason most people want it - but doctors still have questions

By Kevin Loria

Medical marijuana is most commonly sought out for pain. According to a recent report released by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM), there is substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids can be an effective treatment for chronic pain.

The most common reason that people seek out...Read More »


Trulieve opens medical marijuana dispensary in Tampa

Trulieve is currently one of seven companies in Florida that are permitted to grow cannabis produce and sell cannabis pills and oil. Their third dispensary has opened in a former fitness gym located at 8701 N Dale Mabry Highway.

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Clinical Trial in IBS begins for Cannabis-based Chewing Gum

Abstract: A clinical trial of Axim Biotechnologies’ non-prescription hemp-derived cannabinoid chewing gum has been initiated for the treatment of patients with irritable bowel syndrome.

Axim Biotechnologies has initiated a clinical trial of its non-prescription hemp-derived cannabinoid functional chewing gum for the treatment of patients with irritable bowel...Read More »


11 key findings from one of the most comprehensive reports ever on the health effects of marijuana

By Kevin Loria

Abstract: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) has released an up-to-date look at what all available research on cannabis tells us.

The change in attitudes toward cannabis and in legal access to marijuana around the US over the past several years is staggering.

As of last fall,...Read More »


Can Cannabis Oil Help Heal Wounds?

By Agata Blaszczak-Boxe

ABSTRACT:

While much more research is needed, a recent case regarding a Canadian man with oral cancer shows that cannabis oil may help to heal/lessen wounds. One reason the oil might aid in wound care is the reduction of inflammation.

 

A middle-aged man in Canada with oral cancer found...Read More »


Medical Cannabis – A Classic Catch 22

By Gregory L. Smith, MD, MPH

ABSTRACT:

Recent articles on medical cannabis suggest it is not ready for prime time. The history of marijuana use in the US reveals that medical marijuana research and clinical use has been in a classic Catch 22 for decades. The dearth of research on the topic...Read More »


Synthetic Cannabinoids are not Synthetic Marijuana

By Kevin F Smith, MD., MPH

ABSTRACT:

Synthetic cannabinoids are not synthetic marijuana nor a legal form of marijuana.  Their use has been associated with an increasing severity of illnesses and adverse effects which directly impacts the younger population and increases the number of emergency department visits.  The use of these products...Read More »


Medical Cannabis 101 (Part One)

By Gregory L Smith, MD., MPH

ABSTRACT:
This article will seek to provide an historical overview of the Marijuana plant, its role throughout history, and how it has come to play a significant role in the present day as a medicinal aid in the arsenal of a Physician’s tools of practice....Read More »