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 Why Senior Citizens Are Turning to Medical Cannabis

Why Senior Citizens Are Turning to Medical Cannabis

Currently, the fastest growing group of Americans who medicate with cannabis is, surprisingly or not, senior citizens. Many people might be curious as to why this particular section of the population would suddenly choose to embrace cannabis at this stage of life. It’s estimated ...

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Big Pharma Could Lose $4 Billion Per Year Due to Medical Marijuana

Big Pharma Could Lose $4 Billion Per Year Due to Medical Marijuana

It’s at least fairly well known that the possibility of marijuana legalization potentially poses a threat to the pharmaceutical industry. One part of the fight against medical marijuana legalization is the active campaigning against it that pharmaceutical companies engage in, hoping to pr...

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Medical Cannabis Patients Use Less Opioids, Antidepressants, and Alcohol, Study Finds

Medical Cannabis Patients Use Less Opioids, Antidepressants, and Alcohol, Study Finds

According to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, once patients began medical cannabis, those suffering from pain and other medical conditions reduced their use of opioids, antidepressants, sleep medications, alcohol, and other dangerous substances.A lead researcher on ...

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Medical Marijuana Might Increase the Years Senior Citizens are in the Workforce

Medical Marijuana Might Increase the Years Senior Citizens are in the Workforce

The legalization of medical marijuana has provided many benefits. It gives thousands of patients a much more favorable alternative for the treatment of a number of diseases and conditions. It provides jobs and it has made a notable impact on the rate of opioid prescriptions and overdoses c...

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A Daily Dose of Cannabis Could Reverse Effects of Old Age, Study Finds

A Daily Dose of Cannabis Could Reverse Effects of Old Age, Study Finds

A single dose of marijuana once a day could be just the ticket for jump-starting an aging brain. According to new research published in the scientific journal, “Nature Medicine”, marijuana has been shown to enhance cognitive function. A team of researchers conducted three experi...

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Could Medical Cannabis Break the Painkiller Epidemic?

Could Medical Cannabis Break the Painkiller Epidemic?

Only six days before Prince’s death, the legendary singer was hospitalized for a possible overdose on Percocet. His death on April 21 was the result of overdosing on another painkiller, fentanyl. Every year, millions of Americans use one or both of these opioids in an effort to allev...

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THC In Cannabis Boosts Cognition In Old Mice

THC In Cannabis Boosts Cognition In Old Mice

A new study shows that the main ingredient in marijuana, THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol), helps to improve age-related learning and memory decline in older mice. There are claims that their cognitive function is improved to levels seen in young, untreated mice. This study was published in Nature Med...

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Study: Cannabis Reverses Aging Processes in Brain

Study: Cannabis Reverses Aging Processes in Brain

Many of us grew up hearing that cannabis causes memory loss.  This isn’t always the case.A study conducted by scientists at the University of Bonn in Germany, which was published in the journal Nature Medicine, discovered that aging mice treated with daily small doses of THC had th...

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Watch What Happens When Cannabis Is Injected Into Cancer Cells

Watch What Happens When Cannabis Is Injected Into Cancer Cells

The debate over what kills cancer cells has a long history. There have been studies dating back to 1974 that show that cannabis has anti-tumor effects. There was one such study reported in a Washington Post Newspaper on August 18, 1974 which indicated that one of the components of cannabis, T...

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Groundbreaking Research: Cannabis May Treat ADHD Better Than Pharmaceuticals

Groundbreaking Research: Cannabis May Treat ADHD Better Than Pharmaceuticals

Marijuana has been used medically for centuries. It can be used to treat a plethora of conditions and ailments. In a recent study involving 30 patients who were all diagnosed with ADHD, every participant reported better concentration and sleep and less impulsivity after using medical marijuana.&nb...

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Desperate Parents Turn to Cannabis to Treat Autism

Desperate Parents Turn to Cannabis to Treat Autism

In the U.S., a heartbreaking 1 in 45 babies are born falling within the autism spectrum. This very often comes with a multitude of debilitating symptoms with can include impaired communication and social skills as well as repetitive and compulsive behaviors. On the more severe end of the spectrum, s...

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82 Percent of Veterans want the Government to Legalize Medical Cannabis

82 Percent of Veterans want the Government to Legalize Medical Cannabis

The country’s largest veterans organization released a new study which found that a vast majority of veterans, along with their caregivers, want the federal government to legalize medical cannabis and conduct more cannabis-related research. A study by the American Legion showed that whe...

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