Study Finds Patients Choosing Cannabis Over Opioids

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Research shows people with chronic pain or mental health issues prefer taking cannabis over prescription opioid medications to treat symptoms By Amy Wallace CANADA: Researchers from the University of British Columbia and the University of Victoria have found patients prefer cannabis over opioid medication to treat chronic pain and mental health issues. “This study is Read the full article…

Clinical Trial: THCV Lowers Blood Sugar Levels In Type 2 Diabetics

Clinical Trials: THCV and Type 2 Diabetes

UNITED KINGDOM: The administration of THCV (tetrahydrocannabivarin), a non-psychoactive component of cannabis, is positively associated with glycemic control in type 2 diabetics, according to the randomized, placebo-controlled data published in the journal Diabetes Care. Investigators from the University of Nottingham, School of Medicine assessed the twice daily administration of various cannabinoids (CBD or THCV or CBD and THCV in Read the full article…

Medical Marijuana Soon To Be More Available To Floridians

Access Marijuana RX's Dr Lora Brown will take her mmj show on the road

FLORIDA: With the expansion of Florida’s medical marijuana law taking effect this month, St. Petersburg-based physician and founder of AccessMarijuanaRx, Lora L. Brown MD, will host mobile Compassionate Use medical marijuana clinics throughout the state for patients wanting relief from debilitating diseases or conditions as outlined by the newly passed amendment. Conditions that qualify for low-THC or medical cannabis prescriptions Read the full article…

Study: History Of Marijuana Use Inversely Associated With In-Hospital Mortality

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

COLORADO: Hospitalized patients who test positive for cannabis are less likely than non-users to suffer from heart failure or cardiac disease, and are less likely to die from cancer, according to data published online ahead of print in the journal Cancer Medicine. A team of researchers from the University of Northern Colorado, Colorado State University, and the University of Read the full article…

Citing Themselves as a Top Factor in Prescribed Opioid Abuse, 73% of US Physicians Want More Alternative Therapies And Less Meds

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

MASSACHUSETTS: US physicians who prescribe opioid pain medications are owning their role in today’s opioid abuse while citing structural problems that feed the issue, and calling for more alternative therapies integrated with medication. The data are from the latest public health perception analysis created by InCrowd, a provider of real-time market intelligence to the life sciences and Read the full article…

Marijuana And The Growth In Cigarette Alternatives

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CALIFORNIA: Tobacco smoking is the leading cause of avoidable death in the US, and chronic exposure to tobacco smoke is related to increased incidences of cancer as well as vascular disease, according to the United States Center for Disease Control. Many substitutes have been created to help individuals quit smoking cigarettes, such as herbal cigarettes, e-cigs, Read the full article…

Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer, New Study Finds

The lack of lab standards has led many advocates to work on new legislation and to ensure that a regulated, legalized system would mandate proper standards, something that would carry over to the medical regime.

GREAT BRITAIN: Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation treatment, cannabis can effectively shrink one of the most aggressive types of brain tumors. In a paper published Friday in the journal Molecular Cancer Therapies, Read the full article…

COLORADO: Medical Marijuana is Still the Best Deal on Pot in Colorado

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Four months into legal recreational marijuana in Colorado, the market for medical cannabis is still by far the most cost-effective way to purchase pot in the state, a FiveThirtyEight analysis has found. Colorado legalized the sale of recreational marijuana in 2012, setting the stage for the first open recreational marijuana economy in the United States. The first sales Read the full article…

Legalizing medical marijuana doesn’t increase use among adolescents, study says

A proposed constitutional amendment from the group ResponsibleOhio would allow Ohioans over 21 to use marijuana, which would be grown and sold by regulated entities operated by 10 individuals.

Parents and physicians concerned about an increase in adolescents’ marijuana use following the legalization of medical marijuana can breathe a sigh of relief. According to a new study at Rhode Island Hospital which compared 20 years worth of data from states with and without medical marijuana laws, legalizing the drug did not lead to increased Read the full article…