Category: Health

  • Cannabis and the Future of Anti-Anxiety Medication

    “One of the most commonly cited reasons for chronic cannabis use is to cope with stress. Consistent with this, cannabis users have shown reduced emotional arousal and dampened stress reactivity in response to negative imagery.” That’s the rationale statement behind a major study investigating the link between cannabis and stress reduction published in the journal […]

  • Canada’s Guidelines for Cannabis Use

    Oh, Canada! Our neighbor to the north is looking forward to recreational cannabis sales beginning next year, and last month the Canadian Research Initiative on Substance Misuse released their guidelines to educate consumers on responsible cannabis use. Their list of 10 recommendations makes for interesting reading. Here’s a summary: 1.) Cannabis use has health risks […]

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  • Cannabis Consumers are Happier, New Study Finds

    Do you consider yourself happy? Well-adjusted? And do you consume cannabis? The research firm BDS Analytics just conducted a major study to determine the emotional and financial well-being of cannabis consumers, and the results are revealing. The study included 2,000 subjects from Colorado and California, 1,200 of whom had consumed cannabis in the last six […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]