Research and Studies

Lung Health and Marijuana: What Are Risks?

06/14/2022

Marijuana is widely popular in the medical patient community and places where recreational use is decriminalized. Medicinally, it helps make pain, nausea, and other health symptoms manageable, improves moods, and inspires positive outcomes. However, just like every other medical treatment, Read More

The Effects of Cannabis on the Brain’s Pain Center

06/10/2022

Pain is a complex series of interactions that affects both the mind and body. Historically, pain was considered a condition that had a visual source. If it can’t be seen, it must be imaginary or only in the brain. Patient claims of pain that couldn't be “proven” were often treated as Read More

Unlocking the Mystery of Cannabis Cannabinoids, Endocannabinoids, and the Body

06/03/2022

Many people are familiar with the association between marijuana and THC, the compound responsible for the euphoric and psychoactive sensations it produces. There are even those who regularly use cannabis therapeutically. The substances responsible for those benefits and their correlation t Read More

WH and DEA Remove Obstacles to Cannabis Research 

12/07/2021

Clinical studies and cannabis research need to be conducted.  For medicinal purposes, cannabis advocates feel that the healing herb could be a safer and more effective alternative to opioids. And helpful for symptom management for other conditions, such as epilepsy, depression, anxiety, s Read More

Discovery of THCp Means New Treatment Options

07/29/2021

Many people know THC very well, but have you heard of THCp? And some people have been using CBD (cannabidiol) for wellness for years. When you think of cannabis, you probably visualize two types of cannabinoids; tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). But did you know that they Read More

Pot Makes You Fit? Debunking “In Da Couch”

06/15/2021

There are myths about cannabis. And even more stigmas about the people who use cannabis every day. We know the stereotype; painting the average pot smoker as sitting daily on the couch, playing Xbox, and munching on tacos. But how accurate is that lifestyle? That might be Fr Read More

Cannabis Consumers May Be More Active Than Most

08/12/2020

The portrayal of people who use cannabis has been anything but flattering and full of stereotypes. How often have you watched a movie where the “party guy” or gal or designate “pothead” is someone who appears less intelligent?  A character whose genuine love of “weed” mak Read More

Can Medical Marijuana be a Solution to the Opioid Epidemic in America?

06/22/2020

The medical community is currently split on the debate regarding the merits of medical marijuana as a solution to the opioid epidemic in America. There are many physicians that advocate for the use of medical cannabis in addiction therapy. They have noted individual patient cases where it Read More

Cannabis Becoming Mainstream, Replacing Alcohol for Some Consumers: Survey

04/29/2020

A new survey of 1,000 U.S. cannabis consumers shows that, in states with legal markets, marijuana has made big inroads into American life. The report, titled The 2020 Cannabis Consumer, looks at broad, national trends concerning recreational and medical marij Read More

NIH Grants UCLA $3.9M to Study THC, Terpenes, and Pain Management

03/24/2020

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has granted a UCLA cannabis researcher $3.9 million to study whether cannabis terpenes alone, and in conjunction with THC, can help reduce patients’ need for opioids in pain management. The grant, given through NIH’s National Center for Compleme Read More

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