The Science behind the DEA’s Long War on Marijuana

David Downs | Scientific American | April 2016

Experts say listing cannabis among the world’s deadliest drugs ignores decades of scientific and medical data. But attempts to delist it have met with decades of bureaucratic inertia and political distortion.

Speculation is growing about the possibility that the U.S. […]

What Happens to Your Body When You Use Medical Marijuana?

Dr.Mercola |

Marijuana, or cannabis, has been used for at least 5,000 years and has an extensive history of traditional uses as an industrial material and a botanical medicine all throughout Asia, Africa, Europe, and America.

Read on to learn more about medical marijuana’s healing benefits, how it has gotten […]

Will the FDA Succumb to Its Biggest Anti-Science Blunder?

Dr.Mercola |

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is planning to reconsider its classification of marijuana as a Schedule I controlled substance — a classification, many would argue, it should not have been given in the first place.

Marijuana is legal for medical use in 23 states and Washington […]

Marijuana Drastically Shrinks Aggressive Form Of Brain Cancer, New Study Finds

Carly Schwartz | Huffington Post | November 2014

Over the past few years, research has revealed that marijuana can both destroy certain cancer cells and reduce the growth of others. Now, a new study in mice has found that when combined with radiation […]

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 […]

States With Medical Marijuana Laws Have 25% Fewer Opioid Overdose Deaths

Alexandra Sifferlin | Time

States with medical marijuana laws have fewer deaths from opioid overdoses compared to states that do not allow medical marijuana, according to new research.

Opioids for chronic pain, like OxyContin, Percocet and Vicodin, are meant to suppress pain. Recent data shows […]