Eight In 10 Migraine Sufferers Report Cannabis Helped Beat Back Pain Levels: Study

Thirty per cent of U.S. app users have turned to cannabis for relief. Almost a third of polled migraine sufferers in the U.S. have turned to medical marijuana for relief and the vast majority of those who did report that cannabis and cannabinoids have helped to reduce related pain levels. The findings reflect data gathered...

Cash Payments No Longer The Only Option For Utah Cannabis Patients

Utah’s medical cannabis patients are now allowed by the state to spend their money inside marijuana pharmacies, but that doesn’t mean the nation’s major financial institutions want their fingerprints on transactions involving the federally illegal substance. Credit card companies generally avoid cannabis transactions, for fear of federal repercussions. PayPal and Venmo are also leery...

Enhancing Athletic Performance With Cannabis

It can reduce anxiety, promote healing, and relax the body and mind. Here are some other ways athletes use cannabis to enhance performance. Anna Symonds, Education and Partnership Manager for East Fork Cultivars, has been a rugby player for 18 years and attributes a lot of her longevity as a professional athlete to cannabis. While...

Cannabis Could Help Fight ‘Superbugs,’ Study Suggests

Could cannabis provide the solution to antibiotic-resistant “superbugs?” According to a review of existing research published last month, the compounds found in cannabis could provide a new source of antibiotics, but further research is needed to find their full potential in fighting pathogens. The review, which was published in the journal Antibiotics, states that...

Jamaica Cannabis Dispensary Touts ‘World Class’ Experience

High-end cannabis has made its way to Jamaica’s west coast, although that’s not new news to anyone familiar with the destination. Hedonism II, the iconic adults-only playground — a clothing-optional, lifestyle-friendly, party-hardy resort in Negril — opened its newest guest amenity earlier this summer. HedoWeedo is its medicinal marijuana dispensary located within the resort although...

Patients Prefer Medicinal Cannabis In Chemotherapy Trial

Medicinal cannabis has been shown to make a difference for cancer patients to relieve the side-effects of chemotherapy. Early results of a landmark trial involving 80 patients at the Chris O’Brien Lifehouse hospital show that cannabis capsules were better than placebo at improving symptoms. “An extra one in 10 people had control of nausea and...

Parkinson’s Patients Report Using Cannabis Largely for Symptom Relief in U.S. Survey

Nearly a quarter of patients with Parkinson’s disease polled in a U.S. national survey reported using cannabis mainly to try and ease their symptoms, despite a lack of evidence on both its effectiveness and safety. Although still federally illegal, marijuana has been legalized for either recreational or medicinal use in 33 states in the...

I Swore I’d Never Touch Cannabis. Here’s Why I Finally Did

A sharp pain developed between my shoulder blade and spine, like I was being stabbed in the back with a pencil. I thought I pulled a muscle while weight lifting, although it might be a stretch to call it weight lifting. I’ve reached the age when it’s more like glorified stretching with some...

Medical Cannabis Trial Underway For Australian Football Players With Chronic Pain

Each of the patients, who were taking at least 60-milligrams of morphine a day for chronic pain, showed “significant improvement” in pain interference scores. For Australian football player Ryan Gale, his previous years of athletic glory have been replaced by a harsh new reality. Gales lives with chronic pain due to his injuries and required...

How The Honigs Keep Their Son’s Story Alive To Help Kids Just Like Him

Mike, Janet and Gianna Honig stood with newly inaugurated Gov. Phil Murphy in Trenton as he announced one of his first acts as governor in January 2018: a 60-day review of the New Jersey’s strained medical marijuana program. But missing, for the first time, was the Howell family’s fourth member: Jake. The 7-year-old boy...
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