In eight states and Washington D.C., adults can legally consume marijuana—and that could soon change to adults in all 50 states. Rep. Jared Polis (D-Colo.) recently introduced a bill that would make marijuana federally legal and allow the plant to be regulated as alcohol is in the U.S. Under the new bill, called the Regulate Marijuana Like
While it seems like there’s no end to the debate about the legalized use of cannabis, even health experts can no longer deny that marijuana lets individuals enjoy certain medical benefits. Several studies have proven that cannabis is a preventative medicine that can reduce the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, arthritis, cancer, and certain neurodegenerative diseases. There are
A Scottish woman given just months to live back in 2013 claims that she has cannabis oil to thank for the fact that she has been in remission for nearly four years. After being diagnosed with an incurable brain tumor, Lynn Cameron was subjected to the usual assault of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatments, but to
Sixteen million Americans are currently living with a diagnosis of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates up to another 11 million people have the disease but have not yet been formally diagnosed with it. A blanket diagnosis for a group of diseases of the lungs that slowly
A group of cancer patients clubbed together to set up a cannabis plantation to help them cope with the pain from their illnesses, a court heard. Former trawlerman Christopher Ostermeyer, from Torquay, rented a small industrial unit where the three cancer patients and one multiple sclerosis sufferer installed a high tech growing tent in a
FDA officials said they’ve becoming increasingly concerned about the “proliferation” of products that claim to treat or cure diseases such as cancer. The Colorado company known for the “Charlotte’s Web” cannabidiol-rich extract and three other businesses that make CBD products were put on notice by the FDA for illegally making unsubstantiated health claims. The U.S.
Since at least 2015, one Georgia lawmaker has bravely defied the law to bring medical cannabis into his state, to help children suffering from debilitating conditions such as chronic seizures. Rep. Allen Peake’s campaign of civil disobedience has evolved into an extensive distribution network, and along the way, he has attracted the support of many
Medicinal cannabis campaigner Rose Renton says her son would be smiling at the news, but there’s still work to do A mother who’s fought tirelessly to have restrictions removed around medicinal cannabis following the death of her son says today’s a day to celebrate, but there’s still work to do. The Government has removed restrictions on
If you’re on that “New Year, New You” train, kickstart your new workout regimen with a little Mary Jane. More and more people are finding that working out while high, makes the workout more tolerable and less miserable. You’ll be more active, get inspired and probably be more likely to take risks and push yourself.
Non-psychoactive cannabis extract cannabidiol (CBD) dramatically reduces the number of convulsive seizures affecting children with a rare and sometimes fatal form of epilepsy known as Dravet syndrome,a study shows. The extremely debilitating condition renders sufferers unconscious for the duration of seizures and stiffens the muscles which jerk uncontrollably. Those afflicted can have multiple episodes per