Category Archives: Health

Teen marijuana use not linked to bad behavior, study finds

Smoking weed is not the reason why some teenagers have a bad attitude, new research suggests. A study published this month in the medical journal Addiction found that teen marijuana use does not lead to problems regarding conduct and behavior. “Cannabis use in and of itself does not appear to lead to conduct problems or […]

New Study Shows Vaping Cannabis Produces Stronger Effects Than Smoking It

In recent years, many cannabis users have turned to the sleekness of the vape pen, and there’s little mystery about why: vaporizers are seen as a discreet, less socially invasive way to consume weed. They’re also perceived as a healthier choice when compared with the lung-polluting effects of bongs, joints, and bowls. But—and we hate […]

Ask Dr. Mitch: Believing in Bud

Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D, author of Understanding Marijuana and The Parents’ Guide to Marijuana and member of NORML’s advisory board, answers your questions about cannabis in his monthly advice column: What’s the best strain for treating fibromyalgia?Bar Epstein Hey Bar,Alas, although recent work in Israel confirms that medical cannabis does help the pain, fatigue and mood problems associated with fibromyalgia, we […]

‘Walking Dead’ star Norman Reedus launches fundraiser for pediatric medical marijuana patients

(photo courtesy Flickr.com/gageskidmore) Norman Reedus is taking some time off from being a crossbow-wielding zombie slayer to help kids in need of medical cannabis treatment. The popular star from AMC’s The Walking Dead television series recently started a fundraiser at SavingSophie.org to support expanding research into cannabinoid therapy for pediatric cancer, reports Marijuana Moment. Every […]

How a Tiny Island Nation Could Use Cannabis to Disrupt Diabetes Care

Like many small, post-colonial states, the Republic of Vanuatu, a Pacific archipelago comprising dozens of small islands, sees some economic boosts from being a tourist destination, tax haven, and “flag of convenience,” but it experiences some drawbacks, too. The remote nation’s residents, known as Ni-Vanuatu, frequently face unemployment and poverty, relying heavily on personal fishing […]

FDA Seeks New E-Cig Regulations in Response to Spike in Teen Vaping

A spike in teen vaping has spurred the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to seek new rules governing e-cigarettes. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the proposed regulations in a statement on Thursday. If adopted, the new rules would prohibit flavored e-cigarette products from being sold in stores and websites used by children. They would not apply […]

Utah Cannabis Backers Could Sue Over Plan to Revise Ballot Measure

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A pair of pro-marijuana groups in Utah accused the Mormon church Thursday of “extreme undermining” of a medical marijuana ballot measure, alleging it is exerting its power to push through significant changes to the proposition. RELATED STORY Utah Voters Just Legalized Medical Marijuana. Will It Matter? In a letter, the […]