HEALTH & MEDICINE

  • Study Says Cannabis Helps HIV Patients Maintain Cognitive Function
    by Duke London on December 15, 2017 at 1:10 AM

    In a potentially groundbreaking discovery, a new Michigan State University (MSU) study says that medical marijuana may be able to decelerate the mental decline that affects as many as 50 percent of patients with HIV. “It’s believed that cognitive function decreases in many of those with HIV partly due to chronic inflammation that occurs in [... […]

  • Study: Majority of Physicians OK With MMJ for Kids with Cancer
    by Monterey Bud on December 13, 2017 at 5:07 PM

    Most pediatric oncology providers are open-minded to the idea of medical marijuana use for their patients. Published in the journal Pediatrics, a December survey of health care providers discovered 92 percent of polled physicians in nonmedical marijuana states would consider providing children with cancer access to medical marijuana. But while most doctors in nonmedical marijuana [... […]

  • Florida Researchers to Explore Cannabis and HIV with Major Grant
    by Beth Schwartz of elevate Nevada on December 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM

    University of Florida Health’s Dr. Robert Cook is lead investigator of a study starting in January that will look at the health effects of cannabis on people with HIV as well as its potential as an alternative to addictive opioids. Awarded a $3.2 million R01 grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Dr. [... […]

  • Best Medical-Related Cannabis Products for the 2017 Holiday Season
    by Marijuana.com Staff on December 6, 2017 at 11:00 PM

    As the cannabis industry expands, innovative companies have radically transformed the world of medical marijuana with a wide range of consumption methods. Long gone are the days when you could only access your cannabis meds by lighting up a joint or making homemade pot brownies (we still love them, though). From protein powder to pet [... […]

  • Review of CBD Studies Indicates Cannabinoid’s Antipsychotic Effects
    by Monterey Bud on November 29, 2017 at 5:15 PM

    Performed in the Netherlands, a review of existing research on Cannabidiol – aka, the CBD cannabinoid found in marijuana – has underscored the compound’s efficacy as an antipsychotic medication. In another victory for Cannabidiol, the recent review of existing research has determined the CBD cannabinoid found in cannabis is more effective at reducing psychotic episodes [... […]

  • THC and Migraines: Study Indicates Tetrahydrocannabinol Can Help
    by Monterey Bud on November 9, 2017 at 5:16 PM

    A recent study published in the European Journal of Pharmacology examined the use of cannabinoids as a treatment for migraines in female rats and found THC has the power to reduce migraine-like pain. Migraine headaches adversely affect more than 4 million Americans daily. Considered the sixth most disabling illness in the world, migraines that can [... […]

  • A Medical Odyssey for Niemann-Pick Disease Type C
    by Beth Schwartz of elevate Nevada on October 30, 2017 at 5:30 PM

    Reno couple’s game-changing cannabis venture has its origins in daughters’ ongoing medical odyssey. Hugh Hempel opens his 2015 Ted Talk at the University of Nevada, Reno asking the audience what they would think if he told them his 11-year-old twins were using marijuana? After a pause, he continues, asking how is it possible for 11-year-olds [... […]

  • From Bavarian Nuclear Bunker to Scientific Marijuana Farm
    by Michael Knodt on October 27, 2017 at 11:42 PM

    An entrepreneur from Southern Germany has big plans to build a medical cannabis research facility in a Cold War-era military installation. The object of desire — a nuclear bunker in the German state of Bavaria — that boasts a 140-ton steel gate, airlocks, and meter-thick concrete walls. For decades, NATO bombs were stationed at the [... […]

  • Study: Cannabinoid Spray Helps Calm Spasticity in Spinal Cord Injuries
    by Monterey Bud on September 26, 2017 at 4:49 PM

    New research indicates Sativex – a cannabis-derived pharmaceutical – can mitigate spasticity associated with prolonged spinal cord injury. Conducted by a group of Spanish doctors from the Hospital Universitario y Politécnico, La Fe, Valencia, Spain, a six-month study revealed that Sativex (a cannabinoid-based spray) may provide relief where Western medicine has failed. Sativex Study A [... […]

  • American Legion to Head of VA: Support MMJ/PTSD Research
    by Monterey Bud on September 22, 2017 at 5:18 PM

    On Wednesday, the nation’s largest and most conservative military veterans organization called out the head of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) – asking VA Secretary David Shulkin to support Dr. Sue Sisley’s FDA-approved research into post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and the medicinal efficacy of cannabis. Denise Rohan, the American Legion national commander, sent a [... […]