Medical News

Like many conditions treated with medical marijuana, the personal experience and anecdotal evidence currently runs far ahead of the peer-reviewed scientific research.

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As more states legalize medical marijuana, two key groups — researchers whose job is it to understand its benefits and drawbacks, and physicians charged with advising potential users — are struggling to catch up with policymakers.

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One of Texas' medical marijuana providers has created a funding program to help patients with epilepsy buy the medication they need.

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It's a condition that causes intense pain when a layer of tissue that normally covers the inside of the uterus grows elsewhere, on organs such as the bowel, cervix and bladder.

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Charlotte Caldwell says she and her epileptic son Billy are effectively in exile due to ‘horrendous’ drugs policy.

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A new study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology found that most oncologists are likely to recommend medical cannabis to cancer patients, even though half of them don’t feel they are knowledgeable in doing so.

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An experimental medication that could become the first drug derived from a marijuana plant approved in the U.S. received a boost from Food and Drug Administration staff.

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The NY state Assembly voted "yes" to a bill that would allow people who have been diagnosed with opioid addiction to use medical marijuana. Supporters say medical marijuana can help with withdrawal and make it easier for people to stop using opioids.

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The project is focused specifically on learning how cannabis affects military veterans suffering from PTSD. It first received approval from the U.S. Public Health Service in 2014.

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There are several articles and products online that claim you can treat back pain with cannabis topicals. We’re here to make the capabilities of cannabis topicals clear as distillate.

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People who have post-traumatic stress disorder but do not medicate with cannabis are far more likely to suffer from severe depression and have suicidal thoughts than those who use marijuana, new national research says.

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Medical marijuana might be able to help cerebral palsy patients manage their symptoms and enjoy a better quality of life.

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They are a key component in the "Entourage Effect."

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'Allow scientists to study more thoroughly the safety and clinical efficacy of medical cannabis,' group says.

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Crohn's Disease affects more than half a million Americans. But hope may be on the way.

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With anti-inflammatory properties, cannabis is a great treatment for a host of skin conditions, including psoriasis.

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A growing body of research over the last couple decades suggests that there’s another potential strategy to making the brain more resilient to the damaging effects of injury, the changes associated with stress, and the effects of age. It involves cannabis.

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Perhaps the biggest threat to contact sports, particularly football, is concussions.

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The medical marijuana movement hits another mainstream milestone on April 20 this year with the opening of Manhattan’s first mid-town dispensary.

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Iowans looking to buy medical marijuana products could have options across the state, starting in December.

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In September, Ohio will join 28 other states with comprehensive medical marijuana programs.

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Michelle Walker moved her family to Colorado from Texas in 2017 looking for relief for her son, who suffers from severe autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and epileptic seizures — and she found it.

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With the launch of mmj.org this summer, medical cannabis researchers, patients, and caregivers will have unprecedented access to evidence-based sources and best practices.

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A team of researchers from the University of Western Australia is set to embark on a world-first human clinical trial specifically examining the effects of medicinal cannabis on subjects suffering from chronic insomnia.

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Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may.

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Kauai’s first medical marijuana dispensary has received approval to begin sales on the island. Have a Heart will open for business Monday after receiving approval from the state Department of Health late last week.

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UC San Diego will try to alleviate severe autism in children by giving them a non-psychoactive chemical found in marijuana, a project funded by the biggest private donation ever made in the U.S. for such research.

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An increasing number of studies are demonstrating that cannabis is an effective pain treatment with fewer side effects than many alternatives.

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We talked to a doctor from the online medical marijuana evaluation service Heally about how to get more rest through cannabis products.

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Results from some of the first studies to examine hemp's ability to fight cancer show that it might one day be useful as plant-based treatment for ovarian cancer.

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After years of discussion about medical marijuana in Louisiana, production of the plant is approaching, pharmacies are angling for exclusive permits to sell the drug and doctors are slowly becoming licensed to prescribe it to patients.

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To understand why cannabis can help treat the symptoms of menopause, it’s helpful to understand exactly what menopause is and how it affects the body.

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As more states legalize marijuana, there's growing interest in a cannabis extract — cannabidiol, also known as CBD.

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