Now that colleges and universities are back in session all over the country, it’s natural for the topic of marijuana and its effects on studying to enter the conversation. Cannabis is the average co-ed’s drug of choice. While a lot of people encounter cannabis when they’re younger, it’s not until college that their stoner persona solidifies. New co
Virtual therapy got a big boost last year from meditation apps like Headspace and Calm, luring the user into a meditative state using words and music. In the midst of a global mental health crisis, it should be no surprise many of us are seeking such digital tonics: A report by GlobalData on mobile health apps estimates a combined total of 90 milli
‘Our families are at the end of their tether,’ parent says Families of children with severe epilepsy are set to protest outside parliament in a call for greater access to medicinal cannabis. Specialist doctors have been allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis to patients since 2018, when the government changed its rules over the treatment. But the
More than half of 29 hemp tea and coffee products that underwent recent analysis showed that in the U.S. CBD levels varied widely from what was stated on the label, a study has found. Israel-based Leafreport, a CBD reviewer, reportedly found products that were off by anywhere from 11.5% to 62% from the labeled CBD content. (article originally appea
Cannabigerol (CBG) shows great promise as a potential analgesic to manage pain in some medical conditions. Pain is a common symptom in almost all diseases in the world. Since the dawn of civilization, medical workers have looked for ways to effectively manage pain, and have been successful in finding some. But, the quest is still on for better trea
Tens of thousands of people are turning to the drug to treat a range of conditions – but the evidence is patchy and costs can be high   When Helen was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in her early 40s, her doctor prescribed her a range of opioids. She tried morphine, meperidine and a few others, but none helped ease the constant pain her chronic conditi
Marijuana activists in California managed to achieve a couple of legislative victories last week. Two bills were put before the governor, the first being the removal of the ban on smokable hemp flower. The second was a measure requiring hospitals to allow qualifying patients access to medical marijuana. Medical marijuana in California hospitals? Se
The latest data on national drug use and health shows that an encouraging trend took place among America’s younger demographic in 2020: pre-teens and teens showed far less interest in using inebriating substances like cannabis, alcohol, and other drugs.   According to data provided by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHS
New Zealand’s government is tipping in close to NZD $760,000 towards a program seeking to establish evidence-based medical cannabis cultivation practices. Agriculture Minister Damien O’Connor said as medical cannabis has only been legal in the country since last year, there’s little science-backed information on the best way to cultivate it locally
In an effort to ease the discomfort associated with breast cancer treatment, many patients are using marijuana — and most aren’t telling their doctors. That’s according to a study published earlier this month in the peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. The report saw individuals who were members of online health communities on brea
A new set of studies aims to explore how weed affects people from diverse communities, including queer and trans folks Between the legalization of cannabis in late 2018 and the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, the amount of cannabis Canadians are using is increasing. At the same time, a greater emphasis has been put on mental health as
Sunnyside, a new medical marijuana dispensary, is opening in Tallahassee Tuesday morning.  The dispensary, at 302 N. Monroe St., is hosting a grand opening at 10 a.m. that will feature a ribbon-cutting.  The 1,500-square-foot store will offer products from the Chicago-based medical marijuana company Cresco Labs' One Plant brand, which includes vape
Experts are zeroing in on what factors might make someone more likely to get a breakthrough COVID case. New research shows smoking weed may be one of them. Researchers at the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) find that having a substance use disorder (SUD), especially if using marijuana, can increase one's chances of getting a breakthrough CO
Researchers found that adolescents who say they vaped cannabis within the last 30 days increased 7-fold from 2013 to 2020. Teen vaping of marijuana doubled between 2013 and 2020, indicating that young people may be swapping out joints, pipes or bongs for vape pens, according to a new study. Researchers also found that adolescents who say they vaped
New studies are showing that using cannabis can help slow aging in the brain. The stereotypical weed smoker is depicted as a slow dimwit with the inability to harbor productive thoughts for more than a few seconds. They are motivated by their hedonistic tendencies and want to get “high” as much as possible. In 2021, we know this is not true conside
Rhode Island’s Department of Business Regulation is rolling out some new medical dispensary licenses to better serve patients in the area. After a series of delays and legal obstacles, the state of Rhode Island finally appears ready to dole out new licenses for medical marijuana dispensaries. The state’s Department of Business Regulation announced