Tag: medical cannabis

Cannabis Study Reveals How CBD Offsets Psychiatric Side-Effects of THC

Researchers at Western University have shown for the first time the molecular mechanisms at work that cause cannabidiol, or CBD, to block the psychiatric side-effects caused by tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive chemical in cannabis. It has been previously shown that strains of cannabis with…

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Study Confirms Cannabis is Effective Natural Medicine to Significantly Alleviate Pain

Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States (U.S.), researchers at The University of New Mexico (UNM) found strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain, with the average user experiencing a…

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Signed By the Governor: Two Virginia Bills Expand State’s Medical Marijuana Program

By Mike Maharrey Last week, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed two bills into law that expand the states medicinal cannabis program. Enactment of this law takes another step toward nullifying federal marijuana prohibition in effect. Sen. David Marsden (D-Burke) sponsored Senate Bill 1719 (SB1719). The new…

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Cannabis Lotions, Balms and Salves: How do they work and what are the benefits?

You don’t have to spark up a joint to reap the medical rewards associated with regular cannabis use. Contrary to what most people believe, marijuana is safe for consumption when it is infused into everyday products. What’s more, this non-addictive and non-natural alternative to pharmaceutical-grade…

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Hawaii Police Order Medical Marijuana Patients to Surrender Their Guns

By Heather Callaghan, Editor Federal law prohibits marijuana consumers from having firearms despite many states’ legalization or decriminalization of the plant, even for medial use. However, for perhaps the first time ever, a state has compiled a list of firearms owners who are also medical marijuana patients…

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First Briton Prescribed Cannabis Now Free of Deadly Epilepsy and Seizures

By Heather Callaghan, Editor There are approximately 50 million people around the world who suffer from seizures. One of them was 11-year-old Billy Caldwell of Northern Ireland who was born with a particularly dangerous form of epilepsy. Intractable epilepsy is sometimes called uncontrolled epilepsy and doesn’t respond to…

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