The Best Strains of Marijuana For Pain Relief

Chronic pain is one of the most difficult ailments to manage. Overwhelmed in a storm of over-the-counter and prescription painkillers, many patients are deciding to go the natural route: smoking marijuana for pain management. When it comes to using marijuana for pain relief, not all strains are created equal. Some cannabis strains will keep you tossing and turning at night. Yet, others will ease away … Continue reading The Best Strains of Marijuana For Pain Relief

Medical marijuana does well in national study

From Mike Hinton Casper The National Cancer Institute recently released its report on medical marijuana. The overview of their conclusion is, THC (the active ingredient in marijuana) caused a 45 percent reduction in bladder cancer, remission in breast and liver cancer and more. They have determined that there is no lethal dose of marijuana. And addictive potential is considerably lower than any other medicine available. … Continue reading Medical marijuana does well in national study

Stoners Explain Why They Prefer Crappy Weed

It’s morning in America for potheads. More and more states are legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana, studies are finding more and more medicinal uses for it, and the quality of herb is getting stronger by the season. As VICE weed correspondent T. Kid once wrote, “In place of the leafy, stem-filled weed that prevailed decades ago, we now have access to meticulously crafted cannabis flowers tinted … Continue reading Stoners Explain Why They Prefer Crappy Weed

Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

Under a provision in the spending bill passed by Congress over the weekend, states where medical marijuana is legal would no longer need to worry about federal drug agents raiding retail operations. Agents would be prohibited from doing so. (Robert F. Bukaty / Associated Press) Evan HalperContact Reporter Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s … Continue reading Congress quietly ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

The Growing Mainstream Use of Cannabis Extracts to Treat Diseases

The interest in using cannabis extract medicine to treat cancer and other diseases has been growing tremendously over the past six years.  Growth has been particularly accelerated by the release of Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s CNN documentary Weed, which detailed the story of Charlotte Figi.  Charlotte suffers from Dravet syndrome, a type of epilepsy for which no pharmaceutical medications are effective.  Even after trying every possible … Continue reading The Growing Mainstream Use of Cannabis Extracts to Treat Diseases

The 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Hemp

If you’ve been keeping up with our Leafly series about hemp, you know that the industrial properties of the cannabis plant are widely misunderstood. In an effort to help set the record straight, here is a breakdown of the top 10 misconceptions we hear about hemp. 1. Hemp, Medical, and Recreational Cannabis are All the Same Although industrial hemp, medical marijuana, and recreational marijuana are … Continue reading The 10 Most Common Misconceptions About Hemp

Cannabinoids found in Cannabis Lowers Blood Pressure to Normal Levels

 HYPERTENSION-(High Blood Pressure) High blood pressure (HBP) or hypertension means high pressure (tension) in the arteries. Arteries are vessels that carry blood from the pumping heart to all the tissues and organs of the body.  High blood pressure does not mean excessive emotional tension, although emotional tension and stress can temporarily increase blood pressure. Normal blood pressure is below 120/80; blood pressure between 120/80 and … Continue reading Cannabinoids found in Cannabis Lowers Blood Pressure to Normal Levels