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

Dr.Mercola | mercola.com

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 […]

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 […]

How Medical Marijuana Works

United Patients Group

The Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

There are over 400 natural compounds in medical marijuana and, of these, eighty are only found in cannabis plants. These eighty special compounds are known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids relieve symptoms of illness by attaching to receptors in the brain that look for similar compounds […]

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 […]