The United States Health Secretary was quick to claim that there is “no such thing as medical marijuana,”but he also admitted that the U.S. plans to spend more than $750 million searching for a pharmaceutical alternative for opioids next year—a treatment cannabis provides naturally. U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar made the statement during
CBD oil is touted a treatment for a wide range of ailments. While it can be derived from marijuana, the products you buy over the counter are from hemp. Since hemp doesn’t contain much THC, the psychoactive property in marijuana, you don’t get high, just relief from what ails you, say proponents. “It flies off
(CNN)The US Food and Drug Administration approved a cannabis-based drug for the first time, the agency said Monday. Epidiolex was recommended for approval by an advisory committee in April, and the agency had until this week to make a decision. The twice-daily oral solution is approved for use in patients 2 and older to treat two types
Police smelt cannabis outside the property and saw no snow on the roof They found cannabis being grown in all 4 bedrooms and the cellar of the house PC James Butterfield posed for pictures with the huge drug haul yesterday So far no arrests have been made and police investigation are now underway
A license to treat chronic pain with medicinal cannabis has been granted here for the first time, it has emerged. A 3-month agreement was given the green light by the Department of Health to use Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) people in constant agony. THC is the principal psychoactive constituent of cannabis. It is currently illegal to use
Although Hepatitis C can be treated effectively, and may even clear up on its own, there is evidence that cannabis can help heal the liver. But it’s vague. A 2005 review of the medical literature concluded that cannabinoids “appear to be involved in several aspects of acute and chronic liver disease.” Another review from that year was both more upbeat
Cannabis has been making a lot of noise lately. In November 2016, Australia became the first entire continent to legalize cannabis (the first country to fully legalize cannabis is Uruguay). In January 2017, Germany legalized medical cannabis allowing patients with “exceptional cases” to get a cannabis prescription from their doctor as well as a refund
In the latest installment of TODAY’s “Undercovered” series, NBC News investigative correspondent Ronan Farrow looks at a surprising – and controversial – approach to combating America’s opioid epidemic: High Sobriety, which uses cannabis to help wean addicts off heroin and other substances.