Cannabis is quickly losing its negative image as an abused party drug and gaining credibility as legitimate medicine for several health issues, particularly depression. The fact that cannabis is not physically addictive, whereas prescription medicine can be, sheds new light on this organic substance as a safer remedy than certain types of conventional pills. Here are some new findings that point to medical marijuana being effective treatment for depression.
Why Pot Helps Relieve Depression
A recent study at the University of Buffalo’s...Continue reading
The demand for medical marijuana could potentially become a new multi- million dollar industry in Maryland, leading to hundreds of new jobs, according to recent economic predictions. Economists predict that as the population gets older, the demand for medical marijuana will continue to grow.
The market has grown substantially in the US over the last few years. A total of 23 states, along with Washington D.C. have legalized marijuana for medical use along with another seven states having pending laws on the matter.
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Medical marijuana has been difficult to research due to federal restrictions on possession. Only certain institutions have been allowed to study the cannabis plant. A movement for a new amendment is blossoming, attracting both supporters and opponents of the plant, while calling for research that makes it easier for scientists to study its effects. Here are points that have been raised by the amendment to the 21st Century Cures Act.
What the Bill Means
This bill is meant to help accelerate new medicines, which includes the medical ...Continue reading
Not only have attitudes about medical marijuana become more favorable for human patients in the new century, parallels can be drawn to the rise in dogs getting stoned. As pot legalization started to become a pattern in the new century, some cannabis-friendly states have seen a corresponding increase in the number of cases involving stoned dogs at animal hospitals, according to both the ASPCA and Pet Poison Hotline.
Medical Marijuana for Dogs
One scenario that may explain the growing cases of pet intoxication due to marijuana is when...Continue reading
One of the most controversial medicines has been medical marijuana. Even though it was accepted as medicine for centuries, it was only in the 20th century that it became demonized by other industries and by governments around the world. But an even deeper look at the cannabis plant’s history shows that it was partly outlawed for reasons involving race and ethnicity.
Marijuana and Ethnicity
The ACLU has observed that more than half of Americans who are arrested for drugs are African-Americans simply for possession of marijuana. Altho...Continue reading
Since it was introduced, doctors and scientists have attempted to learn as much as possible about medical marijuana and how THC works within the body. It has already been proven to relieve the pain and discomfort associated with chronic illnesses and many of their other symptoms. By taking specific concentrations of the THC found in many different types of medical marijuana, researchers have found that the compound can work within the body to shrink tumors and help reduce the effects of cancer.
Marijuana has become one of the most controversial topics of the decade, due to a mix of propaganda and insufficient studies. A common belief about marijuana is that it lowers intelligence, but it’s possible that you are more likely to reduce your attention span and intellect from watching too much television. Here is some evidence on how marijuana use and other factors affect IQ test scores.
Problems with Previous Studies
A 2012 study by Duke University of 1,037 Duned...Continue reading
Medical marijuana has several medicinal uses and benefits. Marijuana can help adequately manage stress and anxiety, as well as provide maximum pain relief.
By blending the two most potent and active strains, Sativa and Indica, dispensaries providing medical marijuana in Santa Ana can formulate a variety of dosages and strengths to meet almost any person’s individual needs.
This purple variation is ideal for treating both depression and anxiety. It can also be used as...Continue reading
Medical marijuana is quickly being recognized in many countries as an effective medicine for various health conditions. What is not widely understood yet by the medical profession, however, is why cannabis strains are most effective in treating specific illnesses.
Medical marijuana clinics seem to be more informed about the different strains, but sometimes it is up to the patient to discover for themselves which strains work best.
Here are 6 strains high in THC to consider:
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The Journal of Neuroscience recently published the results of a new study on the use of marijuana in both teens and adults. This article is likely to give added ammunition for the legalization of marijuana as it states that there is no indication that marijuana makes any changes in the brains of regular users.
An Important Factor
According to the six researchers who conducted this study; past studies have been flawed; because th...Continue reading