7 High-Energy Strains to Help You Get Active and Fight Fatigue

Certain cannabis strains can provide a good deal of energy, allowing you to keep active and crush the fatigue keeping you down.

Jan 22, 2019

Trulieve Bringing Medical Edibles to Florida

The leading medical cannabis distributor in the Sunshine State is putting some new product on its shelves.

Jan 02, 2019

Genotype vs. Phenotypes

Genotype is based on the DNA of an organism. Cannabis is diploid, meaning that it inherits two copies of each gene — one copy from each parent. Thus, the genotype for a gene of interest is based on the combination of the two copies.

Dec 09, 2018

Study Might Suggest Cannabis Could Be A Viable Treatment For Symptoms Of Crohn’s Disease

In the U.S. alone, there are roughly 800,000 people affected with Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), that affects the body by causing inflammation in the digestive tract. The result of this is severe diarrhea, abdominal pain, weight loss, and extreme fatigue. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it’s estimated that as many as three million adults in the U.S. suffer from IBD. Researchers believe that cannabis can be used as a remedy for the treatment of Crohn’s disease.The root causes of...

Jun 24, 2018

Study: Medical Marijuana Could Save Medicaid $1 Billion

It's undeniable that cannabis is a medication. It is, however - perhaps undeservedly - on the nation's Controlled Substances Act, the rundown of America's most risky medications. The vast majority of drugs are classified as pharmaceutical. In the 28 states where therapeutic cannabis is legitimate, so is just regular cannabis. In those 28 states, something fascinating has occurred over the previous decade: people on Medicaid filled fewer prescriptions. According to a new study, the amount of prescriptions filled by this group declined to such a degree...

Feb 28, 2018

$18.5 Billion Less For Big Pharma If All 50 States Legalize Medical Marijuana: Study Shows

The pharmaceutical industry could have a near-death experience and not fully recover if nationwide medical marijuana legalization became a reality. This is the sentiment from the most recent research from the analytics firm New Frontier Data. In a study titled “From Prescription to Recommendation: How Cannabis Could Disrupt the Pharmaceutical Industry”, researchers documented how if medical cannabis were legalized in all 50 states, the expenditures by pharmaceutical companies on the top nine conditions commonly treated by medica...

Feb 28, 2018

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 that while Americans over the age of 65 represent just 14 percent of the population, in reality, they actually wind up using over 30 percent of all prescription drugs.Most pharmaceutical drugs come with some side effects, many of these undesirable, and some requiring even ...

Feb 21, 2018

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 prevent financial loss. This fear is not unfounded and is very real, according to one report.   According to this report, Big Pharma could be impacted by losses totaling as much as $4 billion per year, if medical marijuana was made legal nationwide. ...

Feb 17, 2018

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 the study, Brian J. Piper, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, stated that what was discovered after starting medical marijuana, is that many of the patients who were previously using opioids reduced their use of tho...

Feb 14, 2018

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 caused by opioids. In essence, it saves lives. But, there are even more changes that occur with the legalization of medical marijuana, which many might not realize at first glance. Researchers continue to reveal data that most people might not have considered.    ...

Feb 14, 2018

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 experiments, each studying how low doses of THC (Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol - the primary psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that produces the high or euphoric feeling) delivered to mice at three different stages in life: two months, 12 months (mature) and 18 months (elde...

Feb 13, 2018

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 alleviate pain frequently requiring ever increasing amounts for effective pain management, at the risk of overdosing.  According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic that is the greatest in scope and unlike any other ...

Feb 06, 2018