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Medical Marijuana Studies

Colorado Assesses The Effects of Legal Marijuana

02-17-2015

Colorado Assesses The Effects of Legal Marijuana

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has been conducting studies and collecting data, compiling research accounting for the states first year of legal recreational marijuana sales. After assessing all available material, the state recently released its review on the health issues linked to marijuana use, “Monitoring Health Concerns Related to Marijuana... Read more

Arizona Professor Fired for Researching Cannabis

12-02-2014

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An Arizona professor, who was fired from her research position at the University of Arizona in July, was recently recommended for a $2 million grant to study the medical effects of marijuana on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment's health board is set to deliver its final decision on the grant's approval on December 17, 2014. Fired from... Read more

Tobacco Use vs. Cannabis Use

11-16-2014

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Many people suffer from tobacco addiction. Not only is tobacco responsible for over 400,000 deaths per year, it also has the same level of addiction as cocaine and other harder drugs. There are no health benefits from smoking tobacco and thus we have a piece on the benefits of switching from tobacco to cannabis. First Point – Tobacco is cancerous Tobacco contains radioactive substances... Read more

Cannabis Is Being Used As Anti-Inflammatory Agent for Patients

10-21-2014

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Cannabis as Anti-Inflammatory Agent Cannabis has long been praised for its anti-inflammatory properties and with a 92% patient approval rating, we’ll take a closer look at the science behind ‘why’ cannabis produces such an effect. Cannabis interacts with our CB receptors and in terms of anti-inflammatory properties, the CB2 receptor is where all the magic happens. The CB2... Read more

New Data Portrays Legalization Presenting No Increase In Teen Pot Use

06-13-2014

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While many opponents of marijuana legalization believe that any form of recreational pot is detrimentally harmful to children, that notion has finally been put to rest thanks to new data. According to reports, the “message” sent to teens after Washington and Colorado legalized recreational marijuana in 2012, did not lead to an increase current teen marijuana use in the United States.... Read more

New Poll Portrays Clear Image of Americans Believing Sugar Is More Harmful Than Marijuana

03-13-2014

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The world is full of guilty pleasures. Some are worse than others, but at the end of the day the main idea remains the same: which personal indulgence is worse for your health? Well, according to a recent survey that was conducted via NBC News and the Wall Street Journal, Americans believe that marijuana is the last thing that people should worry about. However, what remains most astonishing is... Read more

Breaking News: Cannabis Research Study Suggests Medical Marijuana Can Slow Spreading of HIV

02-17-2014

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Although the United States government does not condone (human-based) scientific research on marijuana due to its drug classification as a Schedule I substance – the most tightly restricted category of classifications, reserved only for drugs that have no accepted medicinal value – there has been an accumulation of substantial evidence portraying just how beneficial medical marijuana... Read more

CNN Medical Correspondent Apologizes for Doubting Medical Marijuana

08-09-2013

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In 2009, CNN’s medical correspondent and highly respected medical expert Dr. Sanjay Gupta, wrote an article published by Time Magazine called, “Why I Would Vote No On Pot.” Now four years and some significant strides in medical research later, he takes a complete 180 on his stance of marijuana as an alternative medicine. Gupta came out publically with a formal apology in his... Read more

New Study Suggest Cannabis May Prevent Diabetes

05-31-2013

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A recent study on marijuana and diabetes has concluded that consuming marijuana in deed provides medical benefit in a significant manner. "Previous epidemiologic studies have found lower prevalence rates of obesity and diabetes mellitus in marijuana users compared to people who have never used marijuana, suggesting a relationship between cannabinoids and peripheral metabolic processes, but ours... Read more

Prescription Pill Overdose Deaths up for 11th Consecutive Year

03-12-2013

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Drug overdose deaths increased for the 11th straight year, federal data shows. Despite growing attention to the risks of prescription pill medicines, most accidents involved the ingestion and overdoes of these pain relievers. A report by the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that pharmaceuticals, especially opioid analgesics, have driven this increase. In 2010, the CDC... Read more