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Posts Tagged ‘Medical Marijuana’

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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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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Unlocking Cannabis’ Secrets Through Science

National Geographic July, 2015 National Geographic discusses how as the once-vilified drug becomes more accepted, researchers around the world are trying to understand how it works and how it might fight disease.  Read more

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How Cannabis Affects your Brain

by Tabitha Farrar BudandBreakfast.com Interested in the effect that cannabis has on the brain? We are too, so we contacted Dustin Sulak, an osteopathic physician from Integr8 Health, Falmouth, Maine. Sulak, a diplomat of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, and his team in New England treat over 17,000 patients with medical cannabis and integrative…

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Cannabis Gains Worldwide Support

  Cannabis is gaining support worldwide as legislators push to decriminalize cannabis based on undeniable evidence of its medical benefits.  Read more   Justin Kander 3/15/14 medicaljane.com

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Is Cannabis as Effective as Opiates for Treating Pain?

www.DoctorOz.com 3/18/2015 For patients suffering from severe chronic pain their choices are limited. Medical marijuana may be an alternative to prescription opioid painkillers.  In fact states that allow medical cannabis have lower rates of opioid use.  Read more

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Bipartisan senate bill would protect medical cannabis patients, doctors and businesses.

The bill, sponsored by Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Rand Paul (R-Ky.), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), would deal a sharp blow to the U.S. government’s longstanding war on marijuana by banning the Drug Enforcement Administration from cracking down on patients, growers, doctors and dispensaries in states that have legalized medical cannabis. It would give military veterans…

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The Pediatric Academy agrees that cannabis may help sick kids

The leading group of U.S. pediatricians recommended that cannabis use should be decriminalized and federal officials should reclassify cannabis as a less dangerous drug so that important medical research can be done. They also agreed that cannabis may help sick kids.  Read more 

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