: ' Marijuana'

Most Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana

By Pat Anson, Editor For the first time, a majority of Americans now favor legalizing the use of marijuana. A national survey by the Pew Research Foundation found that 52% believe the use of marijuana should [...]

Vaporized Cannabis Reduces Neuropathic Pain

By Pat Anson, Editor Smoking vaporized cannabis can significantly reduce chronic pain caused by neuropathy, according to researchers at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. Read more at National Pain Report   [...]

Congressional Bills Would Legalize Marijuana

By Matthew Grant Anson In another sign of the country’s shifting attitude toward marijuana, two U.S. congressmen have introduced bills that would decriminalize marijuana and tax it like tobacco or alcohol. Read more at National Pain [...]

Patients with Chronic Disease Benefit from Marijuana

By Matthew Grant Anson Ask any college student – or 7-Eleven cashier – about the effect of marijuana on the appetite and you’re bound to get a long answer about late-night snack binges. Less often spoken [...]

Marijuana’s Link to Schizophrenia Debated

By Richard Lenti With the growing use of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain and other health problems, the debate over the medical effects of the drug on the human mind continue to make their way [...]

How Medical Marijuana Eases Pain

By Pat Anson, Editor Medical marijuana helps make pain more tolerable, but it does not reduce the intensity of pain, according to a small study at the University of Oxford. Researchers studied the brain scans of [...]

Alcohol and Marijuana Use by Teens Damages Brain

Chronic use of alcohol and marijuana by teens can lead to impaired brain function later in life. That’s the conclusion of a new study that found diminished neural structure, brain size and cognitive abilities in young [...]

Synthetic Marijuana Sending More Youths to Hospital

The increasing use of synthetic marijuana by teens and young adults in the U.S. is driving a spike in drug-related emergency rooms visits, according to a new report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services [...]

Facts to Consider about Marijuana

Marijuana (cannabis) is the most commonly used illicit drug worldwide.  Some believe it is harmless, while others think it is a dangerous drug.  The truth remains somewhere in the middle. The recent legalization of marijuana for [...]

Marijuana Use May Lead to Schizophrenia

Just as the legalization of marijuana — for both medicinal and recreational use — was making huge inroads as a result of this week’s elections, a new study out of Norway is raising questions about marijuana’s [...]