As medical marijuana dispensaries began ringing up sales for the first time in Ohio on January 16, the Cleveland Clinic — one of the largest hospitals in the country — issued an official statement rejecting cannabis use for patients. “As a group of more than 3,500 doctors at the Cleveland Clinic, we decided that we… Continue reading Why the Cleveland Clinic Will Not Recommend Medical Marijuana
What Are Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol (CBD)?
The cannabis plant, from which marijuana is derived, is often smoked for recreational purposes. But people are increasingly using marijuana to treat medical conditions — and this medical marijuana is not always smoked. It comes in many forms: Marijuana cigarettes containing the cannabinoids (chemical compounds) tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) or cannabidiol (CBD), or both THC and CBD… Continue reading What Are Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol (CBD)?
8 Medical Conditions That CBD Can Help Treat
It seems like everywhere you look, cannabidiol, better known as CBD, is being touted as a cure for, well, anything that might ail you. At last check, you can find CBD in hundreds of products meant to relieve all manner of pain and anxiety, and in lifestyle-enhancing products like sports-recovery balms, personal lubricants, sleeping aids,… Continue reading 8 Medical Conditions That CBD Can Help Treat
Marijuana Users Need More ER, Hospital Care
Just because marijuana is legal for recreational or medical use where you live doesn’t necessarily mean it’s safe. In fact, a study suggests that people who use cannabis may be more likely to experience serious health problems than individuals who abstain. Some individuals may perceive that cannabis has some health benefits and is otherwise benign,” lead… Continue reading Marijuana Users Need More ER, Hospital Care
Marijuana Use May Cause Harmful Drug Interactions
Using marijuana with common medications, including blood thinners and drugs used to treat cancer and HIV, may cause significant drug interactions and lead to a potentially harmful buildup in the system, according to two new research studies. When cannabinoids (a group of substances found in the cannabis plant) are processed in the body, the resulting… Continue reading Marijuana Use May Cause Harmful Drug Interactions
Where Are Medical Marijuana and CBD Legal in the U.S.?
The use of marijuana is illegal in the United States under federal law, but individual states are passing laws decriminalizing the adult use or medicinal use of the drug if the state has a regulatory system in place. Using marijuana to treat health problems is currently the subject of fierce debate, but despite the medical… Continue reading Where Are Medical Marijuana and CBD Legal in the U.S.?
Yoga and the Endocannabinoid System
Although there’s a wide range of choices when it comes to wellness practices, yoga continues to rise to the top, both in terms of its growing popularity and its embodiment of the mind-body-spirit connection. Across yoga techniques and approaches, common elements include controlled breathing (mind), physical postures (body), and meditation (spirit), which often combine to… Continue reading Yoga and the Endocannabinoid System
Two in Five Drivers Who Use Cannabis and Alcohol Have Driven While Impaired
More than 40 percent of U.S. drivers who use cannabis and alcohol have also driven while under the influence of one or both of these substances, a new study suggests. “Alcohol and cannabis are two of the most common substances involved in impaired driving and motor vehicle crashes in the United States,” says lead study… Continue reading Two in Five Drivers Who Use Cannabis and Alcohol Have Driven While Impaired
What Is the Endocannabinoid System? Cannabinoids, Receptors, Research and More
The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an ancient system that is believed to have evolved over 500 million years ago. It is wired throughout the bodies of humans and all vertebrates and invertebrates, and designed to help maintain homeostasis — balance of processes — in the body. Though the ECS appears to be an ancient system,… Continue reading What Is the Endocannabinoid System? Cannabinoids, Receptors, Research and More
Does Medical Marijuana Lead to Substance Abuse?
Several conditions that can legally be treated with medical marijuana in many U.S. states may not actually be improved by cannabis, a new study suggests. The study, published March 18 in JAMA Network Open, focused on the potential benefits and harms of giving people medical marijuana cards to legally obtain cannabis products to treat pain,… Continue reading Does Medical Marijuana Lead to Substance Abuse?