Category Archives: Health

Why CBD Works Better With a Little THC (Even If You Don’t Want to Get High)

Way back in 2014, I wrote an article called Desperately Seeking CBD that profiled several families who either broke the law or moved clear across the country to access cannabidiol (CBD)—a non-intoxicating compound found in the cannabis plant that’s proven effective in treating pediatric seizure disorders that don’t respond to more conventional therapies. At the […]

Marijuana users may have increased sperm counts, Harvard study finds

New research conducted by Harvard researchers could disprove another stoner stereotype. A study published this week in the Human Reproduction medical journal found that male marijuana smokers might actually carry higher sperm counts and concentrations when compared to men who have never used pot. “Our findings were contrary to what we hypothesized at the start […]

Science Backs Most Medical Cannabis Treatment, Study Finds

Chronic pain is the most common reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs. That’s followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea, according to an analysis of 15 states published Monday in the journal Health Affairs. “The majority of patients for whom we have data are using cannabis for reasons where the […]

How CBD Salves Can Help Ease Muscle Pain

This article is presented by Made By Hemp, a Michigan-based CBD retailer dedicated to providing customers with high quality hemp-based products to improve their wellness and quality of life. The non-intoxicating compound in cannabis, cannabidiol, more commonly known as CBD, has become ubiquitous in American markets recently, and for good reason. CBD is believed to […]

California Cannabis Labs Are Finding Toxic Metal in Vape Carts

Looks like it’s time to get the heavy metal out of vape carts. Yes, the toxic, heavy metal “lead” (chemical symbol Pb) is showing up in lab tests of recreational cannabis products in California. Specifically, those disposable, pen-sized e-cigarette devices dubbed “vaporizer cartridges” or “vape carts.” Vape carts are a surging, highly profitable new sector […]

New Jersey approves medical marijuana as treatment for opioid addiction

Prescription painkiller addicts can now seek medical cannabis as a form of treatment in New Jersey. Gov. Phil Murphy (D) on Wednesday announced that opioid addiction will be added to the list of qualifying conditions that allows residents to obtain medical marijuana, reports NJ.com. The state will also eliminate a prior authorization requirement for Medicaid […]

Surgeon General suggests reclassifying marijuana to expand research

(Courtesy of DPA) America’s top health official believes that current restrictions on cannabis should be reconsidered. Surgeon General Jerome Adams spoke about the federal government’s drug classification system last month at a law enforcement conference at Harvard University, reports CTV News. “We need to look at our health laws, rules and regulations, and that includes […]

Marijuana users are happier than non-users, study finds

(via Drug Policy Alliance) Cannabis users tend be more happy about life, according to new research. The data firm BDS Analytics found that consumers of cannabis products tend to live more fulfilling lives, reports the Fresh Toast. Researchers considered survey responses from over 2,000 people living in the legal states California and Colorado, with around […]

U.S. Virgin Islands governor signs bill to legalize medical marijuana

(photo via Wikimedia Commons) Yet another American territory has decided to end its long-lasting prohibition on medical cannabis. The U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) Gov. Albert Bryan on Thursday signed the Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act, allowing residents to consume and possess marijuana for therapeutic purposes, reports the Marijuana Moment. Patients will be able […]

Thailand lawmakers approve medical marijuana legalization

Thailand is now poised to become the first Southeast Asian nation to legalize the licensed medical use of marijuana, reports the Associated Press. The country’s military-appointed National Legislative Assembly approved medical cannabis legislation this week with a vote of 166 to 0, with no votes objecting to the motion. There were 13 members who abstained […]