Category: Health

  • CBD as Treatment for Autism?

    Some of the fiercest advocates for the legalization of cannabis are moms. Or MAMMAs, as the case may be. MAMMA stands for “Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism,” and these women are serious about helping their children who are suffering from autism. Estimates of the number of children living with autism in the U.S. range […]

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  • CBD as Treatment for Childhood Epilepsy

    According to a groundbreaking, peer-reviewed study published yesterday in the New England Journal of Medicine, cannabidiol (CBD) could be the key to treating children with epilepsy. The 14-week study included 120 children between the ages of two and 18 who suffer from Dravet syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy that causes severe seizures and kills […]

  • The Green Solution® Partners With Canadian Company OrganiGram

    Oh Canada! The Green Solution® has entered into an exclusive product development and distribution agreement with the Canadian cannabis company OrganiGram. http://www.b-tv.com/organigram-ep316-feature/ Eric Speidell, Co-Chief Executive Officer of TGS states, “TGS is very excited to enter the Canadian market and to partner with one of the industry’s leading licensed producers. Over the past six years, […]

  • Medical Cannabis: Of Mice and Research

    There’s currently a lot of exciting research going on in the field of medical cannabis, and one of the most promising studies involves mice and memory. A consortium of researchers from several European and Hebrew Universities conducted tests involving three categories of mice –2, 12, and 18 months old. When the mice were challenged to […]

  • Marijuana Restores Memory

    Marijuana has slowly been appearing in medical research, and has even found its way into multiple drugs available today. Researchers are spending more time and more funds looking into the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, THC, including Oxford University who just started a $13 million dollar program to find new medical therapies using THC. Oxford […]

  • CSU-Pueblo Opens Institute of Cannabis Research

    The legalization of cannabis in Colorado has had unanticipated benefits for more than just those who enjoy consuming. Less than a year ago, Colorado State University-Pueblo founded the Institute of Cannabis Research (ICR), the nation’s first academic cannabis research center that has a focus beyond medicinal purposes. The Institute is doing groundbreaking work that could […]

  • Medical Cannabis and Racist Prohibition Laws

    Today, 29 states and Washington D.C. have legal medical marijuana programs, but the history of medical cannabis is long, and fraught with political intervention that oftentimes seemed to disregard the legitimate needs of people suffering from chronic conditions. For millennia, the herb was used to treat a host of ailments including asthma, nausea, and depression. […]

  • Learning the Health Benefits of Cannabis

    Despite breakthroughs in understanding the curative possibilities of CBD — essentially the non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant — the stigma of marijuana’s criminalization is delaying progress as is the refusal of the federal government to support state-by-state legalization. I spoke with Martin A. Lee, the director of Project CBD and a leading expert on the […]

  • NFL players fight pain with medical marijuana: ‘Managing it with pills was slowly killing me’

    One by one, they entered a nondescript building on the eastern edge of town, 18,000 square feet with no signage out front. They came looking for relief. These nine former professional football players are part of the Denver Broncos Alumni Association. They played in nearly 700 NFL games combined and have enough aches and pains […]