• Nearly Half of New Medical Marijuana Patients in New Mexico List PTSD
    by Associated Press on March 7, 2018 at 8:30 PM

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The number of people licensed to use medical marijuana in New Mexico has grown substantially since the state began the program a decade ago. The latest figures from the state Health Department show a total of 48,821 patients were enrolled at the end of February. Almost half of them list [... […]

  • New York Physician Calls for Global Research Into CBD and Addiction
    by Monterey Bud on March 6, 2018 at 7:07 PM

    “If this is something that could be potentially beneficial, and there’s an indication that it could be beneficial, why not put all hands on deck?” ~ Dr. Yasmin Hurd Can a non-psychoactive cannabinoid help recovering addicts avoid relapse? Dr. Yasmin Hurd seeks to answer this question by creating a global syndicate of researchers to study [... […]

  • Case Study Shows Potential Danger of Contaminated Cannabis
    by Michael Knodt on March 3, 2018 at 4:00 PM

    A recent study points to fungus-infested cannabis as the cause of Valley Fever in a California female, according to an article originally published in the British Daily Mail. The January study cited consumption of outdoor cannabis that contained Coccidioides Immitis fungus as the source of the infection. According to a case study published in January’s [... […]

  • New Study Shows Cannabis Enhances Effectiveness of Opioid Pain Treatment
    by Duke London on March 2, 2018 at 11:10 PM

    Often, the argument for medical marijuana over opioid painkillers is presented as “this or that,” but a new study shows cannabis could be used to supplement prescription painkillers to make treatment more effective and avoid issuing higher doses of addictive opioids. According to the research published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, clinical trial data showed that [... […]

  • Study: Minnesota Patients Say Medical Pot Helps Reduce Pain
    by Associated Press on March 1, 2018 at 11:51 PM

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say many medical marijuana users report significant reductions in pain. More than 60 percent of the more than 2,200 patients surveyed by the state report benefits from using marijuana in inhaled or pill forms during the first five months after Minnesota approved cannabis to treat pain. The [... […]

  • Meet the NFL Player-Turned-Doctor Researching Marijuana to Save Lives
    by Duke London on February 26, 2018 at 11:57 PM

    At the end of July 2017, the National Football League (NFL) announced it had offered its assistance to the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) in their quest to research marijuana as a therapeutic option for players in pain. The players union did not respond to the league, who has been notoriously reluctant to budge [... […]

  • Study: Cannabis Use By Elderly Patients Blunts Pharmaceutical Use
    by Monterey Bud on February 6, 2018 at 5:08 PM

    As prescription drug abuse runs rampant within every demographic of the American landscape, a new Israeli study indicates the use of cannabis is not only safe and effectual for the elderly –  it also reduces the use of addictive pharmaceuticals. Published by the European Journal of Internal Medicine, the study discovered three intriguing correlations between [... […]

  • Study Exonerates Marijuana Smoking, No Link to COPD
    by Monterey Bud on January 31, 2018 at 5:33 PM

    New study acquits marijuana of role in COPD Smoked marijuana achieves different outcomes for different people: some smoke weed to relax while others use cannabis to medicate. Regardless of the rationale, the Journal Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease revealed there is no direct correlation between prolonged exposure to marijuana smoke and adverse pulmonary function in a [... […]

  • Study: Daily Marijuana Use by Alcoholics Linked to Reduced Liver Damage
    by Monterey Bud on January 30, 2018 at 5:27 PM

    Legal in 29 states plus the District of Columbia, medical marijuana is credited with helping men, women, and children suffering from a host of perplexing conditions. A lifesaver for many, according to a new study published in the journal Liver International, daily marijuana use by chronic alcoholics could inhibit the onset of liver damage. For [... […]

  • I Conquered My Anorexia with Cannabis
    by Taylor Engle on January 26, 2018 at 10:42 PM

    Marijuana is infamous for its gift of “the munchies.” But, cannabis can do much more than stimulate an anorexic’s appetite. Ten months ago, my weight was in the double digits. I hated my body and I hated myself. I didn’t see any point in living. I began experiencing heart problems, causing a trip to Urgent [... […]