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Archive for July 2015

Director of NIDA says that CBD is a “safe drug”

The director of the US National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Nora Volkow, believes that cannabidiol (CBD)  is “a safe drug with no addictive effects.”  Volkow added that it may have value for many medical conditions.   Learn more  Source- by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director blog.Norml.org 7/29/15  

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Cannabis Compound Heals Bones?

  Scientists are researching another medical benefit of cannabis.  The research shows that the cannabinoid CBD in cannabis helps heal bone fractures.   The  study, published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, shows that broken bones healed faster and stronger when a patient was given the cannabinoid cannabidiol, also known as CBD.   CBD is…

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Foods that are medicine

    Buckwheat honey for a cough Pickled foods for diarrhea Ginger for menstrual cramps Peppermint for IBS Hibiscus tea for high blood pressure Turmeric for inflammation Chia seeds and oatmeal for high cholesterol Beans for high blood sugar levels Salmon for inflammation  Learn more   Source- Ben Smart, cnn.com 7/23/2015

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Medical Cannabis vs. Prescription Pain Medication

80% of the world’s prescription pain medication is taken in the USA.  Simultaneously someone dies every 19 minutes from an accidental medication overdose. Listen to Dr. Sanjay Gupta discuss this as well as other important points.     Source- Huffington Post.com 6/22/2015

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Senators Urge Feds to Support Medical Cannabis Research

The federal government has a “responsibility” to facilitate sensible research into marijuana’s medical benefits, urge Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and seven other senators  in a letter sent on July 9th to federal drug and health officials. “While the federal government has emphasized research on the potential harms associated with the use of marijuana, there is…

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