Category: Medicine

The Number of People Who Abuse Weed is Decreasing. Legalization May Be Responsible.

Contrary to the expectations of public health experts, the rate of frequent marijuana consumers who are diagnosed with cannabis use disorder (CUD) is not increasing, a new study reports. In fact, it’s actually decreasing, and that may be due to the growing number of states that have legalized access to marijuana. According to the paper, […]

PTSD-Related Suicides Among Veterans Are Rising. Experts Believe Cannabis Can Help.

Numerous organizations, parks, and college campuses across the country have announced they will display 22 U.S. flags this year for Veteran’s Day. Thousands will take up the 22 Push-Up Challenge or hang 22 dog tags on Witting Trees, named for the definition of witting: a purposeful act to emphasize awareness. In this case, people are […]

Can Medical Cannabis Laws Improve Health and Reduce Alcohol Use?

Specific groups of people seem to especially benefit the most from legislation to legalize access to marijuana for medical purposes, a new study reports. “The results suggest that a [medical marijuana law] and protected dispensaries improved self-reported health among several demographic groups, such as individuals with only a high school degree and non-whites, and especially […]

Study Says Smaller Doses of Marijuana Improve Sex Quality

“Start low, go slow.” That’s what budtenders usually tell new consumers about dosing to help them partake in cannabis responsibly. The mantra also summarizes the results of a new paper that reviewed current research on how marijuana affects different aspects of sex, including desire. “Several studies have evaluated the effects of marijuana on libido, and […]

Weed Vending Machine That’s Activated by Palm Reader is Coming to Canada

Vending machines are interesting inventions. The technology has ensured that snacks have been distributed to the hungry masses for decades. Soon, the same row of brightly lit machines could include a new green addition. As Signifi Solutions, a company that focuses on automated retail, and Dispension Industries have teamed up to produce a cannabis vending […]

Why Vitamin E Acetate and Other Additives are Causing Concerns about Vaping Cannabis

After more than a thousand respiratory illnesses throughout the United States were linked to nicotine and cannabis vaping products, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched an investigation into the cause of the issue. The investigation has centered on additives in vape cartridges and additives in vape cartridges, and focusing in particular on […]

Arthritis Sufferers Lead the Way for Advancing Cannabis as Pain Medicine

By conservative estimates, at least 54 million American adults have doctor-diagnosed arthritis, according to the Arthritis Foundation, and many of them are turning to cannabis to treat their painful symptoms, inflammation, and mood swings. And it’s working. CreakyJoints, an online arthritis support community, conducted a survey at the 2019 Annual European Congress of Rheumatology (EULAR) […]

For Patients with Eating Disorders, Cannabis May be the Right Medicine

It’s morning in New York City, and Jessica Mellow is preparing for a long day. She pours her first of many cups of coffee and steels herself for another day of work — and another day of anorexia treatment. Not only does the body-paint model have a long session booked, she also has an appointment […]

Census Agency Scours Sewage to Find Out How Much Marijuana Canadians Use

The Canadian government has spent the past year testing for drugs all the waste flushed down the toilet in major Canadian cities — and the results are in. As part of a yearlong pilot project, Statistics Canada has been collecting wastewater samples coast to coast from Halifax, Nova Scotia; Montreal; Toronto; Edmonton, Alberta; and Vancouver, […]

Cannabis and Anorexia

Anorexia nervosa is a well-known but uncommon eating disorder that affects less than 2% of the worldwide population. However, for those who have anorexia, the complications can be serious, sometimes leading to osteoporosis as a result of bone thinning, digestive issues, heart problems, and even death.  The “munchies” are a phenomenon long associated with cannabis. […]