Medical Marijuana

What to Expect When You Switch from Smoking to Edibles


Edibles used to be nothing more than a fun party favor. It took time and effort to make a batch of magic brownies, so while the all-body high was a fun and coveted experience, it wasn’t the every-day method of dosing most regular marijuana users preferred. Then, marijuana starte Read More

New Jersey Medical Marijuana Patients Can’t Be Fired for Drug Test Fail


The New Jersey Supreme Court set a precedent on March 10th that employers can’t fire workers who are also medical marijuana patients for failing a drug test. The case was brought by Justin Wild, the former director of a funeral home in Bergen County, NJ who used medical marijuana outs Read More

Science Says Marijuana Users May Eat More—But Weigh Less


As you probably know, marijuana is notorious for stimulating appetite—aka, giving you the munchies. But do medical or recreational marijuana users show any significant differences from non-users when it comes to eating habits, weight, and nutrition? The answer, i Read More

More Seniors Are Smoking Marijuana


Marijuana use almost doubled in three years among older adults (65+), according to a new study by researchers at New York University School of Medicine. The percentage of older adults who use marijuana, however, is still relatively low. It rose to 4.2% in 2018. Almost 6% of older men Read More

Skunky? Fruity? Floral? Here’s What Cannabis Smells Really Mean


If you hang around in a dispensary long enough you’re bound to hear the word “terpenes.” These are the compounds found in many plants that produce their distinctive scents. Imagine the varied aromas of pine needles, lemon peel, and cinnamon—those are all terpenes you’re smelling Read More

Using Marijuana for Pain is Not Risk-Free


Patients who use marijuana to help relieve pain are more likely to also use it for recreational purposes compared to those without pain, according to research from Columbia University. Pain patients are also at a greater risk of cannabis use disorder. Millions of Americans suffer from Read More

Cannabis Takes the Itch Out


Topical cannabis may help relieve itching, according to a review of the medical research. The skin contains cannabinoid receptors, which play a role in regulating inflammation, itching and redness, and immune reactions. According to the review, published in the Journal of the American Read More

More Pregnant Women Interested in Cannabis for Labor Pain


One third of pregnant women said they would consider using marijuana to reduce pain during labor and delivery, according to a survey of women who had recently given birth at a university hospital in Canada. As medical and recreational marijuana has become legalized in the U.S., there h Read More

Denied a Medical Marijuana Card? Here’s What to Do.


Contrary to stories coming out of California and other pot-friendly states, getting legal access to a federally-regulated Schedule 1 drug isn’t as simple as walking in, dropping your cash on the counter, and smiling for a picture. If you applied for a medical marijuana card from your Read More

25% of College and Elite Athletes Use Marijuana


About 1 in 4 elite and college athletes reported using marijuana within the past year, according to a review of 37 studies. Athletes use cannabis for a range of reasons, including helping to reduce pain and soreness, improve sleep, enhance performance, and for recreational use. Mar Read More

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