MJWellness

Latest medical cannabis research, studies and news

In What States Can I Treat My Condition With Medical Marijuana?
Medical marijuana has been legalized in 28 states, and this means that patients with a debilitating condition can now legally benefit from medical cannabis programs.
Feb 17, 2017 12:10 PM
Can Olympic Athletes Use Cannabis? Officially No, But…
Whether or not you consider cannabis a performance-enhancing substance, it’s still a no-no for Olympic athletes. Being caught can mean suspension or even the loss of a medal.
Feb 14, 2018 2:04 PM
Leafly
Six-Year-Old Girl Just Became First Medical Marijuana Patient In Texas
A six-year-old girl just became first medical marijuana patient in Texas in order to treat her epilepsy.
Feb 6, 2018 12:45 PM
High Times
Are Blunts Bad For Your Health?
Blunts can lead to longer lasting smoke sessions. But can they also lead to poor health?
Jan 30, 2018 3:00 PM
High Times
Pennsylvania MMJ Patients Face Choice: Cannabis or Guns?
The federal government says grass and guns don’t mix, and that is putting gun owners who use medical marijuana — and the strongly pro-gun-rights administration of President Donald Trump — in a potentially uncomfortable position.​
Jan 23, 2018 2:26 PM
Leafly
Is marijuana a medical miracle? The truth is, we still don't know
What’s the evidence behind medical cannabis? While many attest to its healing powers, research into the full potential has long been legally restricted
Jan 16, 2018 10:35 AM
The Guardian
Australia just approved medical marijuana exports
The Australian government announced today that it would allow medicinal cannabis exports. It said the move would boost opportunities for domestic manufacturers, noting that a strong industry would mean Australian doctors having high-quality products to prescribe to their patients.
Jan 14, 2018 8:39 AM
Quartz
Recreational Pot Is Officially Legal in California
Retail cannabis shops in California opened their doors on Monday for the first time, inaugurating what proponents say will become the world’s largest market for legalized recreational marijuana.
Jan 3, 2018 4:20 PM
New York Times
A new study has unexpectedly shown an ingredient in cannabis could be useful for treating psychosis
A key problem in caring for patients with psychosis is that they are often reluctant to take antipsychotic drugs because of concerns about side effects – but cannabis-based treatments could change this
Dec 29, 2017 2:09 PM
WHO Rules CBD Should Not Be a Scheduled Drug
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended that cannabidiol (CBD) should not be scheduled as a drug by the United Nations. In November, the WHO Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD) convened in Geneva, Switzerland to discuss the potential dangers of 17 different drug substances, including cannabidiol.
Dec 18, 2017 2:00 PM
Hightimes
Medical marijuana finally available some places in Maryland
Just days after the first medical marijuana dispensaries opened in Maryland, limited supplies and technical difficulties mean little of the product is actually available.
Dec 6, 2017 2:43 PM
The Baltimore Sun
Green is the New Black
Like any other patient, medical marijuana patients lean in the direction of lower cost medications over higher priced brand names, and specials, customer loyalty programs, and other seasonal offers are an attractive option to patients on a budget.
Nov 22, 2017 3:22 PM
Chicago Tribune
Exactly How Does Marijuana Relieve Pain?
Marijuana has been used medicinally to treat a variety of different diseases, disorders, and symptoms. Let's explore the science behind how marijuana relieves pain.
Nov 11, 2017 2:23 PM
The Weedblog
Can cannabis help you get in shape?
Some are tapping into marijuana’s psychoactive effects to quiet the brain during intense yoga sessions and other mind-oriented sports, such as running or swimming. Others use cannabis products that don’t make them high but, instead, create effects that users insist help them train harder and longer, with less pain and faster recovery times.
Pot or not, your body produces its own cannabinoids
One of the major upsides of medicinal cannabis, alongside the catalogue of therapeutic benefits that can come with it, is that it’s virtually impossible to fatally overdose.
Oct 24, 2017 2:20 PM
New insights into marijuana's effect on the developing brain
Marijuana has a cumulative effect on the developing brain, creating a mechanism that may promote addiction, suggest researchers
Oct 17, 2017 1:31 PM
Medical News Today
Medical marijuana a huge opportunity for Africa
All African nations are capable of cultivating medicinal marijuana to exploit a growing international acceptance of cannabis-based medicines. The current global market for marijuana products is US$3 billion and is expected to rise to US$56 billion as more countries and US states join the legalisation trend.
Oct 12, 2017 3:00 PM
IOL
Survey: A Quarter of Cancer Patients Use Legal Medical Marijuana.
Researchers found nearly all of the cancer patients surveyed want information about medical cannabis but can't find much.
Oct 3, 2017 2:22 PM
Entrepreneur
Philippines Health Committee Passes Medical Cannabis Bill
After much debate, the Philippines House Committee on Health has endorsed House Bill 180, which would legalize cannabis for medical use in the Philippines.
Sep 28, 2017 1:06 PM
Leafly