Medical Uses of Cannabis and THC

There are marked differences in the knowledge on the medical uses of cannabis and cannabinoids in different diseases. For nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, anorexia and cachexia in HIV/AIDS, chronic, especially neuropathic pain, spasticity in multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury there is strong evidence for medical benefits.…

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The Senate Should Expand Veterans’ Access to Medical Cannabis Immediately

This Wednesday, July 12th, members of the Senate Appropriations Committee will convene to discuss the Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies Appropriations bill. This legislative debate provides lawmakers with the opportunity to expand much needed medical marijuana access to our nation’s veterans. Presently, V.A. doctors in states where cannabis…

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Marijuana vs Opioids?

By Nicole Hayden Weed, pot, reefer, grass, Mary Jane, hash, herb – whatever you call it, marijuana historically has had a bad reputation as an illegal street drug. Marijuana elicits images of high school kids hiding in bathrooms, college parties filled with smoky air and the gateway drug to harder…

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Can marijuana treat other drug addictions?

As part of the “harm reduction” strategy of addiction treatment, experts are exploring cannabinoids to ease addiction to cocaine, opioids and other drugs. (CNN)Harm reduction is a strategy for treating addiction that begins with acceptance.  A friendlier, less disciplined sister of abstinence, this philosophy aims to reduce the overall level…

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