Category: Medical

  • Celebrities and Medical Cannabis

    As medical cannabis emerges from the shadows as a legitimate way to deal with pain and debilitating illness, more and more celebrities are openly talking about their experiences with the herb and its effectiveness in combatting chronic health issues. Whoopi Goldberg has famously touted her love of her vape pen and how it helps her […]

  • Cannabis in Children’s Books

    Whether or not you’re a parent, you’ve probably heard of the wildly popular picture book called Go the F*** to Sleep by writer and illustrator Ricardo Cortes. But you may not have heard of his more recent picture book It’s Just a Plant: A Children’s Story of Marijuana. While it may sound like a joke, […]

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  • New PAC Aimed at Legalization

    The current administration’s stance on cannabis is a source of concern for those of us who’ve benefited from legalization. While Trump declared the matter to be one of states’ rights during his campaign, he’s been mum on the issue since taking office. And his Attorney General, Jeff Sessions, has stated bluntly that “good people don’t […]

  • 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 […]

  • Cannabis as a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic?

    Regardless of where you live, you’re likely well aware of the opioid epidemic devastating large swaths of the country. In 2015, opioids (including prescription opioids and heroin) killed more than 33,000 people – that’s more than 80 people each day. Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths involve a prescription opioid, and around 80% of […]

  • Colorado Adds PTSD to List of Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

    After 16 years of waiting, Coloradoans suffering from PTSD got excellent news. On Monday, Governor Hickenlooper signed into law Senate Bill 17, which adds PTSD to the list of eight qualifying conditions (cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, cachexia, persistent muscle spasms, seizures, severe nausea, and severe pain) for which patients can access medical marijuana. It’s the first […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]