The Trouble with Studying Government-Provided Marijuana

Researchers are finally studying the medicinal effects of marijuana after many years of marijuana advocates begging and pleading for science to investigate what they already knew – that the plant has the power to ease seizures, help people sleep, and much more. But scientists aren’t studying the stuff you can buy on the street or in dispensaries, […]

Is Marijuana Good for Mental Health? It Just Might be, Review Says

The findings of an analysis published in the journal Clinical Psychology Review suggests that cannabis may potentially be an effective treatment for certain mental health disorders, and could even help people break free from serious drug addictions. [1] Access to marijuana is growing. Cannabis is currently legal in some form in 29 U.S. states. And even despite marijuana being […]

Survey: 42% of People Replaced Pharmaceuticals with Marijuana Compounds

In the largest survey to date on cannabidiol (CBD) usage, researchers found that nearly half of people using the products were able to quit using pharmaceutical drugs – something the pharmaceutical industry has long feared would happen. The Brightfield Group and HelloMD – an online community that brings together doctors and cannabis patients – surveyed […]

NFL Extends Offer to Work With Union to Study Medical Marijuana

In a letter to the NFL Players Association (NFLPA), the NFL offered to team up to study the potential of marijuana as a pain management tool for players. Marijuana use, for any purpose, is currently prohibited by the league. [1] The NFLPA is in the midst of conducting its own marijuana study, and reportedly has […]

Mom: Cannabis Oil Treated my Daughter’s Life-Threatening Seizures

A woman from Tucson, Arizona, says cannabidiol oil (CBD oil) treated her 12-year-old daughter of life-threatening seizures. The young girl suffers from a rare brain disorder and slipped into a coma after she vomited and had a seizure following a gymnastics competition. [1] Annalise Lujan’s parents rejoiced after only 3 CBD oil treatments brought their daughter […]

After 80-Year Ban, Pennsylvania Welcomes Benefits of Industrial Hemp

In Lehigh County, Pennsylvania, hundreds of pounds of industrial hemp were planted on June 1, 2017, marking the first time hemp has been grown in the state in nearly 80 years. And the hemp planting is moving right along. [1] /center>President of Pennsylvania Hemp Industry Council Geoff Whaling said: “What you’re seeing now is the […]

Gov. Scott’s Signature Makes Medical Marijuana Officially Legal in Florida

Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill into law on June 24, 2017 officially making medical marijuana legal for patients with certain debilitating diseases. [1] Ben Pollara, the executive director of Florida for Care, said: “This is a good day for sick and suffering Floridians. The signing of this law provides a framework for the […]

Mexico Just Beat the U.S. to Legalizing Medical Marijuana

These days, when Mexico and the United States are mentioned in the same sentence, it usually has something to do with President Trump building a wall. So it’s a little bit ironic that Mexico beat the U.S. to tearing down the wall between its citizens and access to legal medical marijuana. On June 21, 2017, […]