Is Smoked Cannabis Medicine?

Is Smoked Cannabis Medicine?

In a recent interview with Bloomberg, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb shot down the idea that marijuana in smokeable form would ever become an FDA-approved medical substance. “I prescribed blood pressure pills and all kinds of other things to my patients when I was a practicing physician not too long ago,” Gottlieb said. [...]
Some Budtenders Are Recommending Cannabis Consumption To Pregnant Women

Some Budtenders Are Recommending Cannabis Consumption To Pregnant Women

Health experts and industry officials have largely instructed pregnant women to avoid weed while carrying, but new research shows that budtenders are not taking heed to those warnings. A recent study has found that some Colorado dispensaries are promoting cannabis use during pregnancy. Researchers posed as pregnant women looking for help with morning sickness. A [...]
Can Cannabis Treat Neuropathic Pain?

Can Cannabis Treat Neuropathic Pain?

Marijuana has long carried a negative stigma, but thanks to recent studies confirming its ability to treat many afflictions, including chronic neuropathic pain, it is becoming more socially acceptable. Neuropathy is defined as the damage to the sensory, motor or automatic nerves that occurs from an underlying cause. It’s a complex and chronic condition that affects nearly [...]
CBD and Chemotherapy Side Effects

CBD and Chemotherapy Side Effects

Those undergoing chemotherapy treatments for cancer can experience uncomfortable and sometimes debilitating side effects. Chemotherapy – or “chemo” — is a category of intravenously administered medicines or drugs that are designed to attack rapidly growing cancer cells. The drugs are very strong, and they kill any cell growing fast, even healthy ones. This can lead [...]
Research Continues To Show Benefits Of Marijuana In Fighting The Opioid Crisis

Research Continues To Show Benefits Of Marijuana In Fighting The Opioid Crisis

New research has been released that further highlights the potential role of medical cannabis in combating the Nation’s opioid crisis . Two studies, published on April 2nd by the Journal of the American Medical Association reveal a net decrease in opioid prescriptions in states with medical cannabis laws for Medicare and Medicaid populations. The first [...]
Your Hormones on Cannabis

Your Hormones on Cannabis

Marijuana can help regulate many things in the body from mood to pain management due to its interaction with the endocannabinoid system. This has many cannabis consumers wondering: Does cannabis affect hormone levels? And if so, how? In this article you will learn how your brain and hormone levels are affected by marijuana, and how [...]