Neuropathy is a generalized term which signifies exhibited symptoms of nerve damage in human beings—neuropathic pain is one of these symptoms. Neuropathy pain arises from a wide variety of sources that all stem from nerve injury, including: “diabetes mellitus…infections, alcoholism, traumatic injuries, autoimmune diseases, medications, infections, tumors, and inherited disorders”. Due to the aforementioned life […]

Medical cannabis consumers reported better “clinically meaningful” health outcomes than non-consumers, and epilepsy sufferers in particular reported health improvements after consuming medical cannabis, according to researchers here. In a survey-based study, users of medical cannabis reported experiencing statistically significant better overall quality of life (QoL), satisfaction with their health, less pain, less anxiety, less depression, […]

One forward-thinking senior living provider is taking an extra step to clear the air around marijuana use by educating its residents about the green, leafy plant—and by permitting its employees to use the drug recreationally. Colorado-based Balfour Senior Living plans to kick off a new “Cannabis 101” lecture series on August 8. The lectures, which […]

It’s become increasingly clear over the past decade that NFL players are at very high risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy. For many people familiar with the research that has been done to date, there’s not much question that this risk is real. That’s why the evidence in a new study published on Tuesday is […]

I wonder what my teenage pot parties would have been like if my friends and I had been consuming cannabis tea instead of smoking joints. I’m sure we’d still have been listening to The Grateful Dead and staring at LP covers (yes, that’s how far I go back). But perhaps we would have been a […]

Fibromyalgia is a chronic debilitating condition that includes symptoms of chronic diffuse pain, sleep disturbance, migraine headaches, fatigue, joint pain and irritable bowel-type symptoms. Patients may have all or just some of these symptoms. Myofascial Pain Syndrome (MPS) is considered a subtype of fibromyalgia. It appears that all patients with these conditions suffer a heightened […]

Many cannabis consumers have experienced the infamous red eye. The eyes are often the most common giveaway after a serious session with a vaporizer. But how does cannabis affect overall eye health? Yet, while some may find the herb’s visible effects on the eyes to be burdensome, there are several surprising ways that cannabis supports […]

Microdosing is a term that seems to be on everyone’s tongue lately, and we’ve covered it extensively in this article. For sexual purposes, you might wonder why microdosing matters, and how to incorporate a microdosing practice into your sex and cannabis experience. For a bit of background, I chatted with Dr. Nick Karas, a sexologist […]

A study just out in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) reports that cannabidiol, one of the active compounds in cannabis, reduces monthly convulsive seizure rates in children and young adults with Dravet syndrome by half. Dravet syndrome is an uncommon epilepsy condition that is traced to a genetic source in 8 out of […]

Despite your average Shaggy and Scooby-style stereotypes, researchers believe that cannabis could actually help to sharpen our minds later in life. Researchers at the University of Bonn and Hebrew University have discovered that low, regular doses of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), one of the main active ingredients or cannabinoids found in marijuana, may help to keep our […]

Throughout the years, the image of the stoner has been associated to foods such as pizza and burgers. The increase in appetite, more popularly called the “munchies”, often hits pot users within a short time after consuming the plant. You would think that with all that eating, people who smoke weed would be in danger […]

Yuval Dal, an Israeli teenager, is luckier than most even though he suffers from Autism. He lives in a country that is quickly becoming the epicenter of cutting-edge research on medical cannabis: Israel. And the most trailblazing scientist conducting this research is also an Israeli, Raphael Mechoulam. In fact, Israel’s Department of Health has its […]

Cannabis is different to prescription medication: in many instances, a medical marijuana dosage is the responsibility of the patient, rather than the prescribing physician. As an MMJ patient, I was required to ‘titrate’ my cannabis dosage without the supervision of a doctor. This means I gradually increased the dosage of my medication until the optimal […]

With ever-increasing costs of conventional healthcare, and continuing issues with insurance coverage, alternative medicine is growing in popularity. Inasmuch as it is still officially denigrated, cannabis is about as “alternative” as it gets. This, despite no shortage of historic references to cannabis, or its extract marijuana (prepared from the dried and crushed flowers and leaves […]

Judging by the over half-million Google search results garnered by it, it’s no doubt that cannabis oil has become a popular topic as of late — especially as a potentially miraculous treatment for any number of devastating conditions like cancer. But what exactly is cannabis oil and are the claims about it too good to […]

Six days before Prince died, the iconic pop star was hospitalized after possibly overdosing on Percocet. His death on April 21 involved overdosing on another painkiller, fentanyl. Both are among the prescription opioids that alleviate the pain of millions of Americans every year—often at the price of their needing ever greater amounts and the risk […]

There is evidence that cannabis use can help those who suffer from high blood pressure, also called hypertension. Hypertension is extremely common; according to the CDC, about one in three adults in the US has it. Given this prevalence, finding ways to manage high blood pressure can help millions of people around the world. Here, […]

In states like California, getting access to medical marijuana is inexpensive and fast. In other states, getting qualified with a doctor could take months and cost hundreds of dollars. Worse still your doctor can’t tell you where to get it, how much you should take, or what strain of cannabis might work best for your […]

When patients with bowel problems ask about cannabis, gastroenterologists need to be prepared with the straight dope. “We get questions from … patients all the time” about medical marijuana, said Adam Cheifetz, MD, director of the Center for Inflammatory Bowel Disease [IBD] at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and associate professor of medicine at Harvard […]

For new cannabis users there’s more ways to medicate than ever. Not that long ago, most people’s experience with cannabis was little more than asking a friend to get a nondescript bag of buds from that friend with a hookup. Now, there’s a wide range of products available from dried flower to transdermal patches to […]

Alzheimer’s Disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia affecting 5.2 million American, two thirds of whom are women. The progressive brain disorder leads to memory loss, seriously impairing a person’s ability to carry out even the most simple daily tasks. If you or someone you know is suffering from the symptoms of Alzheimer’s, […]

Premenstrual syndrome (PMS) is a group of unpleasant symptoms that many women experience on a monthly basis, typically between ovulation and menstruation. While the cause isn’t entirely known, medical experts believe it involves hormonal changes during the menstrual cycle. Symptoms can vary in severity and frequency, but women who experience PMS often report pain in […]

Atherosclerosis is a complex inflammatory disease that plays a significant role in the development of heart disease and stroke. In the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death and claims more lives than cancer. We typically think heart disease and stroke can hit without warning; actually, these diseases develop gradually over time. […]

Is cannabis a wonder-cure for acne? Some products containing cannabinoids are meant to cure acne, and the reviews are quite phenomenal. The fact is, cannabinoids offer something that other products and chemicals and ingredients cannot. It is commonly speculated that smoking weed causes acne to occur. Since smoking pot can increase testosterone, it can cause […]

Good cannabis is expensive. Naturally you want to get the most out of each and every puff. Most of us were taught to hold in each toke as long as we could. And a lot of people have been doing exactly that for years. Decades even. Now cannabis consumers are starting to discover they don’t […]

Care By Design, a California-based medical marijuana company, recently completed a survey of three hundred patients with PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder). The survey asked what medications patients had used for PTSD-related symptoms (including cannabis), and then asked patients to assess each medication in terms of its impact on the hallmark symptoms of PTSD, including anger […]

I admit I was giggly in the days leading up to my visit to Vireo Health in White Plains, NY — one of New York state’s first medical cannabis dispensaries. I bragged to my friends I was going and was repeatedly asked if I could bring back some weed. And, yeah, it was pretty funny […]

While her two young daughters were shopping with their father in South Weber, Utah, last Oct. 1, Enedina Stanger stayed behind in the parking lot. She had tried everything to help ease the pain from Ehlers-Danlos syndrome – the rare and potentially fatal genetic tissue disorder she suffers from – but nothing else worked. She […]

Has it been studied? The answer is yes and no. Cannabis has received increased attention in this area of illness and there has been heavy investigation into the action of cannabis on seizure-related disorders. With growing legalization and output of dispensaries, there has been more of a drive to look into cannabis’ mode of operation. […]

Number of medical- and recreational-marijuana dispensaries in the U.S.: 5,000 Number of medical-marijuana dispensaries in California: 1,200 Number of medical-marijuana dispensaries owned and run by a retired Catholic-school principal who’s also an ordained minister? Zero. But if Sue Taylor gets her wish, that number will jump to one. The impeccably dressed 69-year-old may become just […]

Cannabis could be used in medicinal form to speed up the healing of broken bones, according to a new study. Researchers found that the non-psychotropic element in cannabis – the element that does not lead to the user experiencing a high – known as cannabidiol (CBD), significantly sped up the healing process for fractured leg […]

Pure THC oil may be as potent as normal marijuana usage and provides the same great benefits. Learn where this oil comes from and ways you can benefit from using it for medical purposes. There’s more than one way to reap the benefits of cannabis. With the use of cannabis oil, you can enjoy relief […]

One of the most common applications for medical marijuana is pain, whether it’s inflammation, headaches, neuropathic pain, muscle soreness, spinal injury, fibromyalgia, or cramps. Patients have seen varying degrees of success with cannabis in treating various pain-related ailments, depending on the type of pain, the intensity, and the individual’s own physiology. This guide is informed […]