Category: Health

  • Cancer Patient Hoping to Change Minds on Medical Marijuana Policy

    A Lake Jackson woman battling a bone-eating cancer is meeting with Texas lawmakers Thursday in an effort to legalize medical marijuana for patients with a variety of debilitating conditions. Cherie Rineker was diagnosed with multiple myeloma in 2012. She said her husband and daughter encourage her to keep fighting. “I want to be around for […]

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  • The Green Solution teams up with M.E.N.D to research the effects of Medical Marijuana

    The Green Solution is taking the cannabis industry a HUGE step forward by teaming up with New York based research facility, M.E.N.D. MEND is dedicated to the expansion of knowledge on the medical use of cannabis by conducting quality research, offering the best practice standards and highest quality of products for neurological disorders and respecting […]

  • What marijuana really does to your body and brain

    Marijuana’s official designation as a Schedule 1 drug — something with “no accepted medical use” — means it is pretty tough to study you could try this out. Yet both a growing body of research and numerous anecdotal reports link cannabis with several health benefits, ranging from pain relief to helping with certain forms of […]

  • Marijuana could improve multiple sclerosis symptoms

    An estimated 400,000 Americans are currently living with multiple sclerosis, an autoimmune disease where the body’s immune cells attack a fatty substance called myelin in the nerves. Common symptoms are gait and balance disorders, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, pain and muscle spasticity. Colorado has the highest proportion of people living with MS in the United States. […]

  • Why the Addiction Recovery Community Should Accept Medical Marijuana

    The first time someone told me it’s possible to consume cannabis without getting high, I scoffed. I was five years sober and my friend, newly in recovery, was telling me about a “special” kind of marijuana. Apparently, she said, it offered anti-anxiety and pain relieving effects without the high of “traditional” marijuana. I didn’t pay […]

  • Scientists confirm what you always suspected: Cannabis is the ultimate aphrodisiac

    What do oysters, strawberries and cannabis have in common? According to a new report, all three may be considered powerful aphrodisiacs. A new study published in the Pharmacological Research journal is lending further credence to the long-held theory that cannabis could be your best friend in the bedroom. In the study, researchers from the University […]

  • After states legalized medical marijuana, traffic deaths fell

    Legalization of medical marijuana is not linked with increased traffic fatalities, a new study finds. In some states, in fact, the number of people killed in traffic accidents dropped after medical marijuana laws were enacted. “Instead of seeing an increase in fatalities, we saw a reduction, which was totally unexpected,” said Julian Santaella-Tenorio, the study’s […]

  • Marijuana seminar educates caregivers, patients

    Both state and local legislation is ever-changing in the medical marijuana industry. A seminar was held yesterday focused on educating caregivers, patients, and dispensary owners. FOX 47’s Scott Wolchek spoke with those attending to find out how this education will affect them and those in need of medical marijuana

  • Could marijuana use increase vulnerability to Alzheimer’s?

    Published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, the study reveals that individuals with a marijuana use disorder showed reduced blood flow in nearly all areas of the brain, compared with healthy controls. What is more, the research team – including co-author Dr. Elisabeth Jorandby of Amen Clinics Inc. in California – found that the hippocampus […]