Marijuana May Help HIV Patients Keep Mental Stamina Longer
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - EAST LANSING, Mich. â€” A chemical found in marijuana, known as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, has been found to potentially slow the process in which mental decline can occur in up to 50 percent of HIV patients
Dec 12, 2017 - 12:09:56 PM
Pediatric Cancer Providers Give Medical Marijuana a Cautious Thumbs-Up
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - New Haven, Conn. â€” New research by Yale Cancer Center (YCC) researchers shows a majority of pediatric cancer providers endorse the potential use of medical marijuana for children with advanced cancer....
Dec 12, 2017 - 10:15:43 AM
Cannabis Linked to Bipolar Symptoms in Young Adults
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Â Cannabis use in youth is linked to bipolar symptoms in young adults, finds new research by the University of Warwick.
Dec 1, 2017 - 10:22:27 AM
A Quarter of Problematic Pot Users Have Anxiety Disorders, Many Since Childhood
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DURHAM, N.C. -- About a quarter of adults whose marijuana use is problematic in early adulthood have anxiety disorders in childhood and late adolescence
Oct 25, 2017 - 12:23:09 PM
Marijuana Prohibition Turns 80
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, DC: Eighty years ago, on October 2, 1937, House Bill 6385: The Marihuana Tax Act was enacted as law. The Act for the first time imposed federal criminal penalties on activities specific to the possession, production, and sale of cannabis â€“ thus ushering in the modern era of federal prohibition.
Oct 2, 2017 - 9:19:52 AM
Marijuana Arrest Data Absent From Latest FBI Uniform Crime Report
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, DC: Tabulations calculating the percentage of annual marijuana arrests nationwide are absent from the 2017edition of the FBI Uniform Crime Report, which the agency released today.
Sep 25, 2017 - 5:30:35 PM
Medical Students Not Trained to Prescribe Medical Marijuana
(HealthNewsDigst.com) - Â Although 29 states and the District of Columbia allow marijuana use for medical purposes, few medical students are being trained how to prescribe the drug.
Sep 18, 2017 - 10:27:00 AM
Can Marijuana Treat Severe Drug Addictions?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - In 2015 alone, there were over 52 thousand drug overdose deaths reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). As the drug epidemic and its related death toll continue to rise....
Sep 6, 2017 - 5:27:36 PM
Study Examines Whether Marijuana Affects Kidney Function
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, DC Â â€” A new study found little evidence that marijuana use affects kidney function in healthy young adults.
Aug 25, 2017 - 10:11:00 AM
The Marijuana Justice Act Introduced In Senate
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, DC: On Tuesday, Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) introduced The Marijuana Justice Act of 2017, to remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and incentivize states to end the racially disparate criminalization of marijuana consumers.
Aug 1, 2017 - 11:41:04 AM
Marijuana and Vulnerability to Psychosis
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - MONTREAL, Â â€“ Going from an occasional user of marijuana to a weekly or daily user increases an adolescentâ€™s risk of having recurrent psychotic-like experiences by 159%....
Jul 6, 2017 - 10:34:53 AM
Cannabis-Infused Tea Effective For Treating Chronic Pain
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Parma, Italy: Oral cannabis administration is safe and effective for the treatment of chronic pain conditions, according to clinical data published in the Journal of Pain Research.
Jun 16, 2017 - 7:43:58 AM
Why the Marijuana and Tobacco Policy Camps are on Very Different Paths
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - BUFFALO, N.Y. â€“ The regulatory approaches to marijuana and tobacco in the United States are on decidedly different paths and, according to researchers from the U.S. and Australia, neither side appears interested in learning from the other.
Jun 8, 2017 - 10:46:23 AM
Why Pot-Smoking Declines â€” but Doesnâ€™t End â€” with Parenthood
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Adults who smoke marijuana often cut back after becoming parents â€” but they donâ€™t necessarily quit.
Jun 2, 2017 - 10:29:52 AM
Cannabis Frequently Substituted For Prescription Medications
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Kenmore, WA: Adults often substitute cannabis for the use of prescription medications, according to data published in the Journal of Pain Research.
May 18, 2017 - 4:21:08 PM
Nevada: Retail Marijuana Sales to Begin This July
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Carson City, NV: Nevada regulators have approved rules to allow for the expedited sales of cannabis to adults.
May 11, 2017 - 1:03:21 PM
Vermont: Lawmakers Approve Measure Eliminating Penalties For The Adult Use Of Marijuana
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Montpelier, VT: House and Senate lawmakers have approved legislation, Senate Bill 22, to eliminate criminal and civil penalties specific to the adult use and possession of marijuana.
May 11, 2017 - 12:52:06 PM
Prenatal Exposure to Marijuana May Have Lasting Effects on Vision
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Baltimore, Maryland â€“ Scientists have shown for the first time that gestational exposure to marijuana smoke in animals affects the development of the eye and these alterations seem to progress with age.
May 8, 2017 - 9:46:18 AM
Congressional Protections For Legal State Medical Marijuana Programs Expected To Be Extended
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, DC: Today, NORML, (The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws), welcomed the extension and expansion of critical marijuana policy provisions through September 30 in the fiscal year 2017
May 1, 2017 - 2:30:00 PM
Medical Marijuana, Inc. Applauds Mexican Congress' Passage of Legislation to Legalize Usage of Medical Marijuana in Mexico
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SAN DIEGO, May 1, 2017 -- Medical Marijuana, Inc. (MJNA), today announced that it applauds the Mexican Congress for passing legislation on April 28 to legalize the use of marijuana and cannabis for medical and scientific needs in Mexico.
May 1, 2017 - 9:30:14 AM
Medical Marijuana Is Effective, Underused Treatment for Opioid Addiction
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SCRANTON, Pa., April 24, 2017 -- Scranton law firm The Slocum Firm, PC, today released a white paper entitled "The Utilization of Cannabis for Pain Relief and Opioid Addiction,"
Apr 24, 2017 - 8:58:31 AM
West Virginia Becomes 29th Medical Marijuana State as Gov. Jim Justice Signs SB 386 Into Law
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHARLESTON, W. Va. â€” Gov. Jim Justice signed SB 386 into law on Wednesday, making West Virginia the 29th state in the nation to enact legislation allowing seriously ill patients to access medical marijuana
Apr 20, 2017 - 9:46:08 AM
Medical Marijuana Advocate To Rally on Capital Hill!
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, D.C. â€” On Tuesday, April 11th, conference attendees, joined by members of Americans for Safe Access will hold a rally on Capitol Hill urging them to pass legislation that would protect users of medical cannabis...
Apr 10, 2017 - 2:54:36 PM
Canadian Companies Add Cannabis Coverage to Health Insurance
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - After injuring his back while working as an elevator mechanic, Wayne Skinner suffered from chronic back pain for more than six years.
Apr 8, 2017 - 12:31:04 PM
West Virginia Legislature Approves Medical Marijuana Bill
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - CHARLESTON, W. Va. â€” A medical marijuana bill received final approval in the West Virginia Legislature on Thursday and is headed to the desk of Gov. Jim Justice.
Apr 7, 2017 - 8:56:00 AM
Columbia Care Launches Medical Marijuana Home Delivery Service Program In New York State
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - NEW YORK, April 5, 2017 --Â Columbia Care NY, LLC, ("Columbia Care" or the "Company") an affiliate of Columbia Care, LLC, one of the nation's leading medical marijuana companies, announced the successful launch....
Apr 5, 2017 - 1:36:38 PM
Medical Marijuana Is Legal in Most States, but Physicians Have Little Evidence to Guide Them
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Five patients have confided to Key West internist John Norris III, MD, that they use marijuana to relieve painful, persistent muscle spasms resulting from strokes or multiple sclerosis.
Apr 5, 2017 - 1:11:18 PM
Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated With Fewer Opioid-Related Hospitalizations
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - San Diego, CA: The enactment of statewide legislation permitting medical cannabis access by qualified patients is associated with a reduction in opioid-related hospitalization
Mar 9, 2017 - 2:40:43 PM
White House Threatens To Crack Down On Legal Marijuana
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, DC: White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer suggested that the Trump administration will step up enforcement of federal laws against recreational marijuana
Feb 24, 2017 - 9:18:42 AM
Voters Support Marijuana Law Reform By Record Numbers
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Washington, DC: Record numbers of voters support regulating the marijuana market and oppose federal efforts to interfere or undermine state laws permitting....
Feb 23, 2017 - 4:14:22 PM
Lollipop or Edible?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Research Triangle Park, NCâ€”Pot brownies may be a thing of the past as there are new edible marijuana products, or edibles, on the market, including chocolates, candies, and cookies.
Feb 23, 2017 - 11:34:31 AM
Voter - Initiated Changes in Law Eliminate Marijuana Possession of Penalties
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Augusta, ME: Maine became the eighth state to eliminate criminal penalties specific to the adult possession and personal use of cannabis
Feb 2, 2017 - 5:24:13 PM
PA Department of Health Releases Medical Marijuana Program Permit Applications for Growers/Processors and Dispensaries
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 17, 2017 --Â Pennsylvania Secretary of Health Dr.Karen Murphy today announced applications for medical marijuana growers/processors and dispensaries are now available...
Jan 17, 2017 - 3:29:01 PM
Shift in Some Teens' Use and Perceptions of Marijuana
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - SACRAMENTO, Calif. â€” Marijuana use significantly increased and its perceived harm decreased among eighth- and 10th-graders in Washington state
Dec 27, 2016 - 2:38:47 PM
The Risks of Marijuana Use During Pregnancy
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Currently, 29 states and Washington, DC, have passed laws to legalize medical marijuana.
Dec 19, 2016 - 12:24:54 PM
Recreational Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Among Adults Over 50
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - The recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect the sweeping changes in the attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana use in the United States.
Dec 5, 2016 - 10:02:35 AM
Researchers Report Highest-resolution Model to Date of Brain Receptor Behind Marijuanaâ€™s High
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - DALLAS, Nov. 16, 2016 â€“ Researchers at UTÂ Southwestern Medical Center report the most detailed 3-D structure to date of the brain receptor that binds and responds to the chemical at the root of marijuanaâ€™s high.
Nov 16, 2016 - 1:32:27 PM
CBD Oil is Earning a Lot of New Users All Around the World
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - As the world warms up to cannabis, the bouquet of more than 200 chemicals found in the plantâ€™s buds are finally getting the research they deserve.
Nov 3, 2016 - 9:30:55 PM
What Do We Know About Marijuanaâ€™s Medical Benefits?
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - Currently 25 states and the District of Columbia have medical cannabis programs. On Nov. 8, Arkansas, Florida and North Dakota will vote on medical cannabis ballot initiatives, while Montana will vote on repealing limitations in its existing law
Oct 27, 2016 - 2:13:10 PM
Study of Fatal Car Accidents Suggests Medical Marijuana May Be Helping Curb Opioid Use
(HealthNewsDigest.com) - A study conducted at Columbia Universityâ€™s Mailman School of Public Health found that there were fewer drivers killed in car crashes who tested positive for opioids in states with medical marijuana laws than before the laws went into effect.
Sep 16, 2016 - 10:46:56 AM