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Though five alternative treatment centers are now open across the state, including two in South Jersey, patients still face hurdles accessing legal cannabis. Widely praised by doctors for its strict regulations, the state’s marijuana program faces bitter criticism from patients and their advocates. “The program is so artificially restrictive, the […]

Medical marijuana patients still face hurdles in New Jersey


PHOENIX — If some Arizona nurses get their way, medical marijuana will become available as early as next year to treat everything from arthritis and autism to Tourette’s syndrome and traumatic brain injury. Members of the Arizona Cannabis Nurses Association are petitioning the Department of Health Services to add those […]

Nurses Seek to Expand Medical Marijuana Uses


The Endocannabinoid System: Endocanabinoids and their receptors are found throughout the body in the brain, organs, connective tissue, glands and immune cells. In each tissue, the cannabinoid system performs different tasks, but the goal is always the same—homeostasis (maintain stable internal environment regardless of fluctuations in the external environment). Cannabinoid Receptors: Cannabinoid […]

Cannabinoids: The Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Medicine



While Florida is on its way to legalizing medical marijuana in the 2016 election, a Miami man is currently facing up to 35 years in prison for cultivating cannabis for his wife who suffering from breast cancer. Source:  Florida: Man Caught Growing Cannabis for Cancer-Stricken Wife Faces 35 Years in […]

Florida: Man Caught Growing Cannabis for Cancer-Stricken Wife Faces 35 ...


A recent systematic review published in The Journal of the American Medical Association looked at all randomized controlled trials of cannabis or cannabinoids to treat medical conditions. They found 79 trials involving more than 6,400 participants. A lot of the trials did show some improvements in symptoms, but most of those did […]

How “Medical” is Marijuana?


In 2013 Beau Kilmer, co-director of the RAND Drug Policy Research Center in Santa Monica, California, led a team to develop a web-based survey that would ask people how often they had used cannabis in the past month and year. To help them gauge the amounts, the surveys included scaled pictures […]

The Cannabis Experiment