The annual meeting of the American Epilepsy Society took place in early December, and the largest study presented confirmed the astounding benefits of medical cannabis to treat seizures. Epilepsy affects one in 26 Americans, “with one-third having a form of the condition that resists treatment or effective management.” Children and […]

Landmark Study Confirms Marijuana Extract Is Amazing Aid to Prevent ...

Researchers who study marijuana made a number of findings in 2015, from learning about the health effects of using the drug frequently and recreationally, to figuring out which diseases and conditions are most likely to benefit from the substance’s use. The findings about marijuana that came out this year advanced […]

Pot Science: Top Marijuana Findings of 2015

Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes widespread musculoskeletal pain, fatigue and tenderness (sensitivity to touch), according to the American College of Rheumatology. In some cases, the symptoms of this disease may be debilitating. Unlike many conventional pain treatments, cannabinoids — the miracle molecules like THC and CBG that are responsible for the medical efficacy […]

Cannabis and fibromyalgia: Here’s why marijuana may work when traditional ...

Cannabinoids are the chemical compounds found in marijuana flowers that provide medical relief for a variety of symptoms including pain, muscle spasms and more. Cannabis contains at least 85 known cannabinoids and many are known to have medical value. These cannabinoids work their medicinal magic by imitating compounds our bodies […]

Let’s talk cannabinoids: The many medical uses of cannabis compounds

CHICAGO – A statewide coalition plans to launch a social media campaign to press Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner’s administration to expand the medical marijuana pilot program to more patients. The advocacy group’s campaign will use the hashtag slogan #ApproveThe8. The eight conditions are autism, irritable bowel syndrome, osteoarthritis, PTSD and four […]

Illinois patients push for medical marijuana expansion

Raymond Schwab is a 40-year-old Gulf War veteran. He served from 1994 to 1996 in the Navy and later qualified for a 50 percent disability rating. He lived in Colorado when the state legalized medical marijuana and obtained his own card. The turning point in his family life began with a […]

Kansas holds children of Colorado veteran who uses medical marijuana