Category: Health

  • The Ballad of Alexis Bortell

    Imagine you live in Texas. Now imagine you’re a little kid, about nine years old, and you’ve been having severe epileptic seizures since you were seven. You have two or three seizures every week, and nothing that your doctor has prescribed helps. Finally, your doctor suggests a lobotomy to your parents. The best way they […]

  • Cannabis Use Up Among Cancer Patients

    Cancer. It’s one of life’s scourges, and most everyone has been touched by it in one way or another. Since the widespread legalization of medical marijuana in the last two decades, more and more cancer patients are finding relief from cannabis. A recent study focused on more than 900 cancer patients being treated at the […]

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  • Booze or Cannabis…What’s the Healthier Choice?

    Chances are good that if you’re reading this, you enjoy cannabis. And perhaps you enjoy the occasional adult beverage. Have you ever wondered which is worse for your health, booze or cannabis? Earlier this week, Business Insider’s science correspondent looked at several dimensions of health and compared the effects of alcohol and cannabis on each. […]

  • CBD, MMJ, and the NBA

    Al Harrington played 16 seasons with the NBA, but now he’s all about cannabis. The star player estimates that 70% of NBA players, coaches, and owners smoke marijuana, but he maintains he was among the 30% that didn’t – until his botched knee surgery. A friend recommended he try CBD in place of the myriad […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]