The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that the casualty rate for the as-yet-unexplained health condition is “leveling off or even declining.” “It’s serious and potentially fatal, but it is preventable,” said CDC principal deputy director Anne Schuchat to reporters. She said that the dip in cases might be due to the measures that authorities have […]

Politicians have been taking action to get ahead of the problem, with most relying on some form of vape ban. A handful of governors and President Trump have proposed banning all flavored vape cartridges If policy makers truly want to reduce or eliminate vaping-related illnesses, the most responsible solution would be to fully legalize marijuana nationwide, and ensure robust […]

“Dank” cannabis vape cartridges are figuring prominently in the federal investigation to determine what has caused a rash of mysterious and sometimes fatal lung illnesses apparently linked to vaping. The suspect Dank vapes are a familiar product in the underground and unregulated marijuana economy, and is easily obtained online, used by illicit producers to lure customers. See the […]

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 77% of the people affected by the vape-linked pulmonary illness used products containing both THC and nicotine. The agency found that 16% of affected patients used only nicotine-containing products while 36% used just THC-containing products. See the original article at Ganjapreneur

Hundreds of people across the country have taken ill over the past weeks with a severe pulmonary affliction apparently linked to the vaping of cannabis products and nicotine-filled e-cigarettes. The FDA has discovered that the offending cartridges contained vitamin E acetate, a substance commonly used in beauty products and safe for topical use, but potentially […]

New research suggests CBD can help antibiotics fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The research, conducted by a team of scientists based in the United Kingdom and published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology, examined a strain of E. coli bacteria and its release of “membrane vesicles,” which bacteria use to communicate and spread. The […]

A recent study published in JAMA Psychiatry, which analyzed data from a group of 1,037 New Zealanders followed from their birth until age 38, found that long-term cannabis use didn’t seem to have any lasting effects on physical health. The only bad effects pot seemed to have were on the teeth. At age 38, people who used […]

A new report by the World Health Organization pegs global deaths due to alcohol at 3 million in 2016, making alcohol responsible for 1 out of every 20 deaths. No direct deaths can be attributed to the plant. 28% of those 3 million alcohol deaths were due to injuries, 21% were from alcohol-related digestive disorders […]

Aspiring cannabis growers can track the health of their plants using the new app called ‘Chronic Sickness.’ To use the app, all you need to do is upload a shot of your plant to chronicsickness.com, which will generate a health score. Right now, the app can’t tell you what exactly is wrong with your plant, […]

cannabis fertility

An article published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health earlier this year found that claims about cannabis use decreasing fertility were not true. More than 4,000 women and 1,000 men were enrolled in the study to determine the effects of the drug on fertility. 12 percent of the women in the study and […]

Federal health officials recently published a report indicating that phony CBD products “poisoned” more than 50 people in Utah during the winter months of 2017. Dozens of these individuals were forced to seek emergency medical treatment for side effects synonymous with the momentary flashes of madness typically associated with spice — often referred to as […]

marijuana prescription

Talking to your doctor about medical cannabis is not always easy. If you are interested in using marijuana for medicinal purposes and wish to discuss the matter with your physician, check out the following tips: Be Serious – Do not try to use unnecessary justifications to get a recommendation so that you get high legally. Marijuana […]

Novus Acquisition & Development Corp. aims to capitalize on the void in the cannabis marketplace by establishing a health insurance program for medical marijuana patients. Medical marijuana patients are in great need of insurance programs to help lower their costs and provide affordable coverage. Businesses are also increasingly in need of compliance solutions. Compliance solutions from […]

Update (8/5/14): Bedrocan Expected To Begin Trading Mid-August Private Health Canada’s medical marijuana license holder, Bedrocan, is going public. This is the second permitted company to do so after Tweed stomped in to the market in early April. Only 12 companies across Canada currently hold MMPR approval. Bedrocan has one grow facility that is expected […]