How to Customize Your Cannabis High with Temperature

April 28, 2016: Many cannabis consumers think that customizing their cannabis buzz is limited to the strains they have on their shelves, but temperature is an equally important factor. Think of temperature control as the key to unlocking whatever effects a strain can offer. A strain that’s … [Read more...]

Gov. Rick Snyder: It’s time to address Michigan’s pain pill problem

October 26, 2015: DETROIT, MI -- Michigan has a pill problem, says Gov. Rick Snyder. The number of prescribed Schedule II pills quadrupled from 180 million to 745 million in eight years, he said. "It's a tragic topic," said Snyder. "This has truly become a national crisis, and it's not … [Read more...]

Top U.S. doctor says medical marijuana may help some conditions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States' top doctor said that medical marijuana can help some patients in comments on Wednesday that may boost pressure on the Justice Department to redesignate the drug under federal law. In an interview on "CBS This Morning," U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy … [Read more...]

Lawmakers a no-show to medical marijuana tour

SIDNEY, Mich.– State lawmakers are considering changes to Michigan’s Medical Marijuana Act. The measures would not legalize marijuana, but would help caregivers take care of their patients. One man from West Michigan invited all 38 senators to his house to educate them on the positives that … [Read more...]

Politicians’ Prescriptions for Marijuana Defy Doctors and Data

New York moved last week to join 22 states in legalizing medical marijuana for patients with a diverse array of debilitating ailments, encompassing epilepsy and cancer, Crohn’s disease and Parkinson’s. Yet there is no rigorous scientific evidence that marijuana effectively treats the … [Read more...]

How Marijuana Fights Chronic Stress-Related Diseases

Stoners have known for many years that smoking marijuana is an immediate stress reliever, but a new study suggests that specific cannabinoids may offer benefits in treating a variety of diseases brought on by chronic stress. It is widely known that ongoing stress can create inflammation in the … [Read more...]

Epilepsy Foundation Demands Increased Marijuana Access

Recently, the National Epilepsy Foundation issued a statement demanding federal and state governments to stop interfering with life-saving medical marijuana research and start providing patients with more access. “The Epilepsy Foundation supports the rights of patients and families living with … [Read more...]

Epilepsy Foundation Calls for Immediate Action on Medical Marijuana

With multiple accounts of medical marijuana proving profoundly beneficial at reducing patients’ seizures, the Epilepsy Foundation is now calling for immediate action to make medical marijuana more available. From the foundation: The Epilepsy Foundation supports the rights of patients and … [Read more...]

Medical marijuana may be an alternative option for controlling pain

HOUGHTON - For patients with chronic conditions, ongoing disease management is an important part of maintaining health and controlling negative side effects of a disease. Disease management can include diet, exercise, medication and, for some patients, medical marijuana. "It has a lot of … [Read more...]

Marijuana Research Funding Cut as Support for Drug Grows

As more states embrace legalized marijuana, the drug’s growing medicinal use has highlighted a disturbing fact for doctors: scant research exists to support marijuana’s health benefits. Smoked, eaten or brewed as a tea, marijuana has been used as a medication for centuries, including in the … [Read more...]

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