The Pennsylvania Department of Health on Thursday added anxiety disorders and Tourette’s syndrome to the list of health conditions that qualify for treatment using medical marijuana. The conditions were approved following a recommendation by the state Medical Marijuana Advisory Board and a review of research by Health Secretary Rachel Levine. Anxiety and Tourette’s will join…
Regulating cannabis is often discussed in the same terms as regulating alcohol. But their impact on the human brain really is much different. Alcohol is a depressant, meaning it slows down vital functions like the ability to speak clearly and motor skills. Marijuana, meanwhile, can be a depressant, stimulant or a hallucinogen, depending on the…
Researchers say the decrease may be from dispensaries making it more difficult to obtain marijuana. Marijuana use among teens has not increased in states that have passed medical or recreational marijuana laws in the past 25 years, a new study finds – in fact, legalization may be making it more difficult for teens to obtain…
U.S. lawmakers weighed reforming pot laws in what advocates called a “historic” hearing Wednesday, with numerous members of Congress saying they wanted to loosen federal laws, even legalize marijuana. “Marijuana decriminalization may be one of the very few issues upon which bipartisan agreement can still be reached in this session,” said Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif.,…
While “18 till I die” is a wonderful mantra to recite whenever you have one of those “age ain’t nothing but a number” moments, the truth is that the higher that number goes, the less you believe that mantra. As you get older, you started feeling pain in places you didn’t even know you had.…
In the United States, marijuana is becoming increasingly legalized and normalized, with 86 percent of Americans citing its perceived medical benefits as the best reason for its decriminalization. A peer-reviewed survey published Tuesday in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found that there’s popular belief that marijuana use results in better sleep and pain reduction. The…
Each state has its own rules for how much cannabis people can possess, gift and grow. Nearly 25 percent of the U.S. population lives in a state or jurisdiction that permits the recreational use of marijuana after Michigan’s new law went into effect in December 2018. Michigan is one of 10 states to allow citizens…
CBD is making waves in the wellness industry thanks to its versatility and endless health benefits. Now, CBD is also popping up on the beauty scene after being named the latest ‘anti-aging’ skincare ingredient. The cannabis plant holds some of the greatest potential found in nature. It can be used to create almost anything. From…
Pennsylvania’s Department of Health last week announced a medical marijuana research program involving clinical registrants and approved universities is to kick off in the state. The program will start with three clinical registrants, who each have a grower/processor and a dispensary permit. The initiative will see the collaborations conducting clinical research on any of the…
“You live nine months with this little person inside of you. You go everywhere together. You’re never alone. The little person starts to move and hiccup and kick you. You know this little person. He is a part of you,” explains one mother who asked not to use her name. “But then, he’s just gone.…