NCI reveals how cannabis "may inhibit tumor growth by causing cell death." [...]
(NaturalNews) A marijuana chemical known as cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) helps fractures heal faster and even make the bones stronger than they were before, according to a study conducted by researchers from Tel Aviv University and Hebrew University and published in the Journal of... [...]
(NaturalNews) Following their recent legalization of recreational marijuana use, a handful of U.S. states are turning their attention to the business of regulating marijuana agriculture. And those regulators have made some shocking discoveries: Dangerous pesticides are being used... [...]
People in major cities are dying from overdoses and violent crime is on the rise, thanks, in part, to the use of synthetic marijuana.
Overwhelmed police chiefs in Washington this week called for development of field tests to help law enforcement officers more quickly determine who might be on these dangerous drugs. 
Synthetic marijuana, which is sold under names like K2, Scooby Snax and Spice, contain various chemicals, but no actual marijuana. Users typically have no idea what they’re smok [...]
When Coloradans voted in November of 2012 to fully legalize marijuana, they did so with the intent of using the tax money made from it to make our schools better for kids. K-12 education receives the money from an excise tax applied to all recreational marijuana sales.
According to KOAA, the local news outlet for Colorado Springs, tax collections have reached nearly $14 million in the first 5 months of 2015. The 2015 total of $13.7 million beats out last year, which came in at $13.3 million by m [...]
(NaturalNews) Kristoffer Lewandowski, a US Marine Corps veteran, is one of the thousands of soldiers who have returned home suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. More than 13 percent of Gulf War veterans have PTSD.Lewandowski served three tours of duty; Afghanistan and... [...]
(NaturalNews) As California continues to bake in the throes of a historic, multi-year drought, concerns over the state's remaining water supplies have risen dramatically.State and local officials have been working in tandem to create conservative programs that, thus far, are having... [...]
Just over a year after Colorado started selling marijuana in licensed dispensaries, they are seeing more customers than ever, but according to Nicholas Colas and his team at Convergex, a global brokerage company based in New York, Colorado citizens aren’t paying as much for their marijuana nowadays.
After interviewing several stores in Colorado, Colas found that prices are declining faster than some anticipated. Is there too much supply and not enough demand, or are there other factors at pl [...]
If you don’t believe that there is any value in medical marijuana, as many government officials do, then you’re simply not looking at the mountains of evidence to the contrary.
Last weekend, Coltyn Turner, a fifteen-year-old medical marijuana patient spoke at a symposium on medical marijuana research in Denver. He explained:
“I’d rather be illegally alive than legally dead.”
Turner suffers from Crohns disease, a disease of the digestive system that results in extre [...]
To deny that medical marijuana heals people and saves lives is to deny widely agreed upon facts, and yet states like Kansas still prohibit medical marijuana. Shona Banda, a Kansas mother, is now facing some harsh consequences for using medical marijuana.
Earlier this month, Banda was charged with “five felony counts of possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, manufacturing Tetrahydrocannabinol, an oil extracted from marijuana, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia an [...]
Is marijuana legalization throughout the US about to actually happen? It seems with the action on Capitol Hill lately, that the war on the vilified plant is about to finally cease.
Not only has voting been positive to shut down the DEA’s bulk data collection program, but the House just approved three additional amendments which would prohibit the interference of the Justice Department in state-supported cannabis markets. The voting also supported hemp programs run through states and even loo [...]
If all goes well, the same laws that were on the books in 1619 could be revived to inspire the growth of medical marijuana as well as hemp plants which have thousands of uses. We haven’t always demonized this miracle plant, so what happened along the way?
In 1619, King James the First decreed that every colonist in the New World was to grow 10 hemp plants for export to England. George Washington grew hemp at Mount Vernon. It was used for ship sails and paper, among other valuable commodities. [...]
If you listened to the mainstream media, you’d probably think marijuana is the worst drug around:
Well, that might not be the case. According to a new study by a team of international researchers:
“The results confirm that the risk of cannabis may have been overestimated in the past,” the report reads. “At least for the endpoint of mortality, the [margin of exposure] for THC/cannabis in both individual and population-based assessments would be above safety thresholds (e.g. 100 fo [...]
By Heather CallaghanSomewhere in an unknown South Carolina location, Janel Ralph is preparing a new company called Palmetto Synergistic Research, specializing in CBD (cannabidiol) oil from cannabis. She optimistically anticipates full scale production and sales in 6 months. Her CBD oil contains 2,000 milligrams of CBD (20mg per ml). She calls her 100% organic supplement that uses the premium part of the Cannabis Sativa L plant an essential oil. This entrepreneur mom is truly forging the way in S [...]
By WPXIPennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida on Tuesday that he thinks marijuana should be decriminalized. “There are a lot of reasons to look at decriminalization. I think that’s something that I support," he said. [...]
(NaturalNews) Groundbreaking research published in the respected journal JAMA Internal Medicine has revealed new benefits to the denouement of marijuana prohibition throughout the U.S. It turns out that states where medical cannabis use is no longer a criminal offense are reporting... [...]
By John VibesPoliticians in Puerto Rico have decided that although they will allow medical marijuana to become legal, they will still be imposing legal penalties on people who are caught smoking the plant, even if they have a prescription. While it is true that ingesting cannabis orally is far more healthy than smoking it, people should have the free choice to decide what they want to do with their own body, whether they have a prescription or not. “Smoking marijuana is not being contemplated [...]
(NaturalNews) The phrase "If you're not doing anything wrong, you have nothing to worry about" is now meaningless to most Americans as they see the true nature and purpose of our police thanks to the widespread use of camera phones and social media.Shona Banda, a woman living... [...]
(NaturalNews) National re-legalization of marijuana is closer than it's ever been. The majority of Americans are starting to realize that cannabis is NOT an addictive, immoral and destructive drug. Americans are starting to see cannabis for what it truly is -- a harmless, useful plant... [...]
Several Illinois youths considered ‘at risk’ could be looking at a new career in the medical marijuana industry due to a generous donation to the city of Bloomington by Curative Health, Inc. – a medical marijuana corporation based in New York.
In case you’re wondering here is what ‘at-risk’ youth means:
“At risk students, sometimes referred to as at-risk youth, are also adolescents who are less likely to transition successfully into adulthood and achieve econo [...]
Since 2014, there has been much pressure from activists in Australia to legalize cannabis, at least for medicinal use. Fortunately, all their hard work is beginning to bear fruit, with New South Wales introducing a trial last year in order to treat drug-resistant epilepsy, relieve chronic pain, and treat some of the many chemo-induced side effects suffered by thousands of cancer patients.
More recently, the states of Victoria and Queensland have joined this trial, also with an emphasis on treati [...]
Denver, Colorado city officials have banned more than 60,000 marijuana plants meant for sale due to possible unapproved pesticide contamination.
Denver officials ordered one warehouse full of these plants (worth $60 million in product) to go under quarantine due to the suspected use of pesticides that could harm consumers were the plants to be inhaled.
Especially considering the fact that many Colorado residents purchase marijuana for medicinal purposes, the use of pesticides for growing the pl [...]
According to recent reports, poison control centers are seeing a huge spike in cases involving use of synthetic marijuana, which has sent nearly thousands to seek medical care.
“The American Association of Poison Control Centers says more than 1,900 calls related to synthetic pot have been made since the start of the year. That is four times more than there were at this point last year.” – Reported by CBS News.
There have been many cautionary tales regarding synthetic recreatio [...]
(NaturalNews) Things are heating up on Capitol Hill in the realm of sensible cannabis policy, with a new bipartisan bill that seeks to further relegate federal prohibition of marijuana to the dustbin of embarrassing and unjust history.The Compassionate Access, Research Expansion... [...]
(NaturalNews) Following a tragic incident in which a young man killed himself after consuming five times the safe level of edible marijuana, media outlets raised the question of whether recent legalization measures should be rolled back. Unfortunately, such a slant reflects neither... [...]
The federal government admits in newly funded research that compounds found in marijuana have an unprecedented ability to go in and kill brain tumors without any negative side effects. But you’re still going to jail if you try and use it as a medication.
And let’s be clear here: we’re not talking about prosecution for those who just ‘want to get high.’ In fact, as I’ve explained before, the true health effects of marijuana really don’t have to come with [...]
Adding to the list of numerous diseases that medical marijuana has already helped to heal – cancer, rare muscular diseases, arthritis, seizures, and more - compounds in the plant have also been shown to positively impact Alzheimer’s disease. This is important because the degenerative disease affects more than 5 million Americans.
One study, published in the journal Molecular Pharmacology in 2006, hits home for me personally because I lost my own mother to Alzheimer’s disease. All whi [...]
It looks like Obama might be addressing the question of federal pot reform – FINALLY – after skirting the issue practically since his inauguration.
In a recent interview with VICE News, Obama answered the question about pot reform in the US with a surprising nod toward rescheduling. He predicted that Congress would soon be forced to let up on America’s ridiculous cannabis prohibition policies, likely due to the overwhelming evidence that medical marijuana is saving lives.
He told reporter, [...]