A fibromyalgia word cloud. “Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain syndrome, characterized by chronic musculoskeletal pain, fatigue, and mood disturbances”, explains the study’s abstract. “There are nearly no data on the effect of medical cannabis (MC) treatment on patients with fibromyalgia.” For the study, data was obtained “from the registries of 2 hospitals in Israel (Laniado … Read moreStudy: Marijuana Effective at Treating Fibromyalgia
According to a new study published by the The American Journal of Medicine, marijuana use doesn’t seem to be harmful to kidneys. “Our research provides some reassuring evidence suggesting that there is no detrimental effect of infrequent, relatively light use of marijuana on kidney function among healthy adults under age 60,” said lead investigator Dr. Murray Mittleman, professor … Read moreMarijuana Use Doesn’t Harm Kidneys, Finds Study
Missouri’s Senate has approved a bill to legalize industrial hemp, less than a month after the House passed a similar measure. Senate Bill 547 was passed yesterday by the Senate in a 29 to 3 vote. A similar measure, House Bill 2034, was passed last month by the House of Representatives in an almost, but … Read moreMissouri Legislature Votes to Legalize Hemp
Ever wonder what the top 3 reasons women consume cannabis were? Luckily, a cannabis lifestyle brand has the answers you want. A recent survey reveals the top 3 reasons women consume cannabis. This in-depth study of women and cannabis use comes from the female-focused cannabis lifestyle brand Van der Pop. Their goal was to learn more … Read moreTop 3 Reasons Women Consume Cannabis
Just to get one important thing out of the way first of all – we’re not doctors. And nor are we health professionals in any sense of the word. Which in turn means that none of the following information should be interpreted as official medical advice, or even recommendations on our part! It’s all simply … Read moreDoes Smoking Weed Damage Your Lungs?
Traffic moves down a snow covered street in Bismarck, N.D., Monday, March 5, 2018, as snow falls. (Tom Stromme/The Bismarck Tribune via AP) North Dakota lawmakers sign off on medical marijuana rules The state’s health department is aiming to have medical marijuana available to patients in late 2018 — two years after voters approved it. … Read moreNorth Dakota lawmakers sign off on medical marijuana rules
MEDELLIN, Colombia – Tens of thousands of Colombians died in the U.S.-backed war on drugs. But after an official about-face on marijuana, Colombia is looking to exchange gun-toting traffickers for corporate backers in a bid to become the Saudi Arabia of legal pot. The new industry is budding here on the outskirts of Medellin, where … Read moreColombia looks to become the world’s supplier of legal marijuana
ATHENS, Ala. — A north Alabama man is going to prison for growing marijuana in his backyard. A judge this week sentenced 40-year-old Robert Michael Musick of Athens to three years in prison and two years of probation for drug trafficking. The Athens News Courier reports Musick was arrested in 2015 after police found marijuana … Read moreAlabama man gets 3 years in prison for 7 marijuana plants
When it comes to edibles, there’s nothing more iconic than the weed brownie. In today’s cannabis culture, a weed brownie doesn’t necessarily mean plain and simple. Examples of the weed brownie range from gourmet and healthy, to celebrity chef baked, to things that aren’t even brownies at all. One thing is for certain: there are … Read moreWho Invented The Weed Brownie?
Cannabis culture is notoriously male, especially in flawed Hollywood depictions of it. However, a new survey conducted by the Cannabis Consumers Coalition shows that women make up for at least half of cannabis consumers in the US. Pushing aside the social stigma and common misconceptions, here are 7 reasons why cannabis and women are a perfect match. … Read more7 Reasons Why Cannabis And Women Are A Perfect Match
The legal cannabis industry is still figuring itself out as it goes. Right now, the movers and shakers of the industry are still laying the foundation. What shape do we want the weed industry to take? Who should be the leaders of this new industry? Should doctors take over the cannabis industry? Alternatively, should we … Read moreShould Doctors Take Over The Cannabis Industry?
With a vote on a new bill this week in the Knesset, Israel could soon decriminalize marijuana. The Knesset is Israel’s legislative body. It voted unanimously to pass the bill on its first reading on March 7. Two more successful votes are required for the measure to become law. The law changes penalties for those caught … Read moreIsrael Could Soon Decriminalize Marijuana
For decades, rap music and smoking weed have essentially gone hand in hand. Mainstream hip-hop icons like Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa not only frequency reference the plant in their music, but have also become advocates for legal marijuana across the U.S. But apparently, not every artist is as big of a fan. Take Joey Bada$$, … Read moreCelebrities Rapper Joey Bada$$ Announces He Has Quit Smoking Weed
Concentrates, in all of their many forms, are abundant and easy to find – but not all are equal. Fortunately for me, when I dropped in at Weedmaps headquarters last week, I was asked by an enthusiastic representative if I wanted to try, and perhaps review a brand of concentrates under the name of Essence. … Read moreEssence: Shine on You Crazy Diamond Concentrates
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced that federal prosecutors should go for the jugular of marijuana businesses. Ever since then, there has been a push to create “sanctuary” status for legal marijuana states. Alaska and California want to see this reform. And now, one New England lawmaker is pushing for a marijuana sanctuary state. Massachusetts … Read moreNew England lawmaker pushing for marijuana sanctuary state
Marijuana moisturiser, sativa serum, pot perfume — the beauty industry has found its next hit. “Cannabis is America’s latest gold-rush,” says Alexia Inge, the co-founder of website Cult Beauty, which is known for spotting industry trends. While the plant itself has been on the fringes of the beauty industry for some time, it’s the cannabis-derivative … Read moreOn a high: The rise of cannabis skincare