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Medical cannabis stories and facts

Comfortably numb – why some older people turn to cannabis for pain relief
When most people think of cannabis users, they probably think mainly of the younger generations. But it’s actually the 45 to 64 age group who show the highest proportion of household spending on cannabis.
Feb 20, 2018 2:10 PM
The Conversation
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
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
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
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
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
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
Can CBD Kill Leukemia Cells?
Scientists continue to look for effective cures for cancer. And it seems they might have found a new solution for treating leukemia in children. Landon Riddle, a little boy who became the youngest medical cannabis patient in Colorado back in 2013, was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of two. After a year of conventional treatment, his mother Sierra took a risk and started to replace some of the harshest prescription drugs with medical cannabis oil.
Aug 21, 2017 12:05 PM
New Study Proves CBD Oil Can Alleviate Side Effects of HPV Vaccines
The HPV (Human papillomavirus) vaccine has long been disputable, since it may cause a long list of side effects, including postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), chronic fatigue, dysautonomic syndrome, and multiple system atrophy. Israeli scientists have recently found that CBD oils might relieve most of the debilitating symptoms of HPV vaccines.
Aug 3, 2017 12:55 PM
Scientists Confirm Beneficial Effects of Cannabis for Leukemia Patients
Medical marijuana has already proven to be beneficial in treating various forms of cancer. A recent study has even discovered that some cannabinoids potentially have killing properties in relation to leukemia cells. Though further investigation is necessary, this evidence is stunning and promising.
Jun 16, 2017 12:30 PM
What You Should Know Before Treating Pets With Cannabis
Cannabidiol (CBD) is becoming more and more popular among patients with various ailments. The list of the medical properties of cannabis is impressive. Recently, the trend spread to veterinarians as well. Many of them believe that CBD-based remedies can treat animals.
Jun 8, 2017 12:25 PM
Get Rid of Cold and Flu With These Home-Made Remedies
Cannabis is largely used for medical purposes nowadays. From treating insomnia to easing seizures, the plant is considered an effective remedy that many people resort to. However, few of us think about its benefits in treating a simple cold or flu when you have no wish to even light up a joint.
May 29, 2017 12:25 PM
Cannabis and Surgery: When Can Weed Help You?
Cannabis users may be carried away by the temptation to use weed before or after surgery in order to calm their nerves or relieve pain. Can cannabis actually help you or will it just lead to surgery complications? Dr. David Bearman has recently given an interview to Leafly regarding this important issue.
May 23, 2017 12:05 PM
Dangerous Cannabis Interaction With Prescription Medications
Cannabis is the newest medical tool that is gradually conquering the field. Though scientists have already studied many aspects of the plant, they do not know all the nuances of the plant's interaction with the traditional prescription medications.
May 22, 2017 12:25 PM
Medical Benefits of Raw Cannabis Juice
During the recent years, one alternative to smoking weed has become particularly popular—raw cannabis juice. According to anecdotal evidence, people have used this beverage to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, Lyme disease, and chronic fatigue syndrome.
May 18, 2017 12:05 PM
Cannabis Antibiotics to Fight MRSA
Some bacteria nowadays are evolving so fast that scientists cannot catch up with them. Already, some illnesses that have been successfully treated before cannot be dealt with today. To eliminate the risk of dying from once treatable diseases, we resort to alternative remedies.
May 2, 2017 12:05 PM