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Study: Medical Marijuana Could Effectively Treat Digestive Disorders

Paul Armentano | The Daily Chronic

Cannabis holds promise as a comparatively safe and effective treatment for digestive disorders, according to a literature review published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology.

Investigators at the University of Colorado, Aurora and at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical University in New Hampshire […]

Marijuana Was More Popular Than Many Victorious Politicians On The Same Ballot

Matt Ferner | Huffington Post | November 2104

In the three states and the District of Columbia that had marijuana legalization measures on the 2014 ballot, ending some prohibition on a plant was more popular than many politicians who ran for statewide office and won. That was true even in Florida, […]

Medical Marijuana Could Reduce Painkiller Abuse, Study Suggests

Melissa Healy | L.A. Times

Could medical marijuana be an antidote for the nation’s scourge of fatal overdoses caused by prescription pain medication? A new study suggests the answer is yes, and it’s set off a flurry of medical debate over the risks and benefits of making cannabis more […]

Medical Marijuana Treatment for PTSD Symptoms

Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D. | Veterans for Medical Cannabis Access

Dr. Mechoulam is the Israeli scientist who identified THC as the psychoactive compound in marijuana, and decades later he discovered the brain’s endocannabinoid system and the endogenous neurotransmitter anandamide. He is one of the most respected Israeli neuroscientists and has […]

20 Medical Studies That Show Cannabis Is A Potential Cancer Cure

| Collective-Evolution.com

Cannabis has been making a lot of noise lately. Multiple states across the United States and countries around the world have successfully legalized medical Marijuana, and the Uruguay parliament recently voted to create the world’s first […]

Evidence That Cannabis Reduces Tumor Growth in New Study

David McNamee | Medical News Today

The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis – tetrahydrocannabinol — could be used to reduce tumor growth in cancer patients, according to an international research team.

Previous studies have suggested that cannabinoids, of which tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is one, have anti-cancer properties. In 2009, researchers at Complutense University […]

Why I Changed My Mind on Medical Marijuana

Dr. Sanjay Gupta  |  CNN

It’s been eight months since I last wrote about medical marijuana in August 2013, apologizing for having not dug deeply into the beneficial effects of this plant and for writing articles dismissing its potential. I apologized for my own role in previously misleading people, and I […]

The Endocannabinoid System

Dustin Sulak, DO

As you read this review of the scientific literature regarding the therapeutic effects of cannabis and cannabinoids, one thing will become quickly evident: cannabis has a profound influence on the human body. This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect every aspect of our bodies and […]

After California Decriminalized Marijuana, Teen Arrest, Overdose and Dropout Rates Fell

Christopher Ingraham | The Washington Post

A new report from the Center on Juvenile and Criminal Justice adds to the growing body of evidence that legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana does not lead to any number of doomsday scenarios envisioned by legalization opponents. Looking specifically at California, where […]

Study Shows Medical Marijuana May Prevent Colon Cancer

 
A new study published by the Oxford journal Carcinogenesis, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that the cannabis compound cannabigerol can prevent the progression of cancer cells formed in the colon.

“Cannabigerol (CBG) is a safe non-psychotropic Cannabis-derived cannabinoid which interacts with specific targets involved in carcinogenesis [the […]