Category Archives: HEALTH

The DEA Just Admitted Weed Has Never Killed Anyone and Causes ‘Happiness’

(ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) The Drug Enforcement Agency just admitted that cannabis has never killed anyone. Ever. They also acknowledged that the little green plant, which has been used across civilizations for thousands of years, causes “merriment” and “happiness.” But they still want to keep it illegal. The new 94-page report released this week is entitled “Drugs of Abuse” and is intended to foster a better understanding of the dangers of drug consumption. “Education plays a critical role in preventing substance abuse,” the document opens. “Drugs of Abuse,…

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Watch: Cannabis Used Effectively to Fight Statewide Opioid Crisis

The treatment center Blue Door Therapeutics is combating the opioid epidemic with cannabis pills and patches in response to painkillers’ often agonizing withdrawal symptoms. According to doctors at the Scottsdale, Arizona facility, a chemical in marijuana with “anti-inflammatory and anti-anxiety properties” can “help stabilize the patient’s underlying condition,” reported ABC15. Opioid addiction following common surgery is…

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Study finds increase in illicit pot use, abuse in states that allow medical marijuana

Researchers have concluded that medical marijuana laws are a contributing factor to increased illegal use and abuse of the drug. In a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Psychiatry, researchers noted a significant increase in illegal cannabis use and so-called cannabis-use disorders in states with medical marijuana laws. “Given the…

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People At High Risk For Schizophrenia Should Avoid Marijuana

We have long known that schizophrenia, a brain condition that affects about one percent of the U.S. population, has genetic roots, but new research suggests that the condition may be triggered by environmental factors, particularly marijuana use. According to the research, smoking pot during adolescence may serve as a catalyst for schizophrenia, but only in individuals…

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Should Your Insurance Company Pay For Medical Marijuana? Judges Are Starting To Rule That Way

Recent court rulings in Canada and the U.S. could set a new precedent for insurance companies to pay for doctor-prescribed medical marijuana. In the last few months, in consideration of the addictive potential of opiates and relatively few safety concerns over marijuana, judges in both the U.S. and Canada have ruled in favor of insurance companies…

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