Teen use of marijuana may raise the risk of major depression and suicidal thoughts later in life, a new study suggests. Researchers found that cannabis use during the teenage years was associated with a nearly 40 percent bump in the risk of depression and a 50 percent increase in the risk of suicidal thoughts in adulthood, according to the study, published Wednesday in JAMA Psychiatry. Although the … Continue reading Teen pot smoking raises risk of depression in adulthood, study finds
Alex Berenson is probably best known as the author of the John Wells espionage thrillers, 11 of them so far, but until 2010 he was a reporter, including for 11 years at The New York Times, where his assignments ranged from the pharmaceutical industry to Hurricane Katrina. He did two reporting tours in Iraq. That battleground may seem relatively tame compared to the response when … Continue reading The Case Against Cannabis ~ A Journalist’s Pursuit of the Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence
CANNABIS IS quite the drug. It can treat inflammation, pain, nausea, and anxiety, just to name a few ailments. But like any drug, cannabis comes with risks, chief among them something called cannabis use disorder, or CUD. Studies show that an estimated 9 percent of cannabis users will develop a dependence on the drug. Think of CUD as a matter of the Three C’s, “which … Continue reading SCIENTISTS JOURNEY INTO THE DARK SIDE OF CANNABIS
Getting high for the sake of escape could cost you. With the legalization of marijuana comes clinical studies that are beginning to reveal the dangers of THC. Recreational marijuana is just another drug that offers people a way of escape. Just remember that no one can run and hide from life. Life must unfold and be properly unpacked without the need for an artificial high. … Continue reading Exposure To Cannabis’ THC Alters The Genetic Profile (DNA) Of Sperm.
Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed a law allowing medical marijuana to be used as a painkiller instead of highly addictive opioids. The law the Republican signed Tuesday is effective immediately. It allows physicians to temporarily prescribe cannabis for pain relief as a means to combat a growing opioid-addiction epidemic. The Illinois Department of Public Health reports that 11,000 people have died from opioid overdoses since … Continue reading Marijuana Now a Possible Pain Alternative to Addictive Opioids
Cannabis has gained fame recently for its ability to treat seizure disorders in children with otherwise “untreatable” conditions. But despite the pharmaceutical industry’s attempts at keeping the benefits of this plant medicine hidden from the general public, a growing number of people are turning to cannabis for cancer treatment, too. In Case Reports In Oncology, the case study of a young teenage girl with an aggressive … Continue reading DOCUMENTED: Cannabis extract successfully treats 14-year old girl with an “incurable” form of cancer
Scientists have shown that CBD actually blocks the opioid receptor in the brain, leaving no more doubt that cannabis should be a primary treatment for addiction. As the opioid epidemic rages on, those professing to seek “solutions” are willfully ignoring one of the most promising treatments – medical cannabis. When the Comprehensive Addiction & Recovery Act (CARA) was being debated in 2016, amendments to study … Continue reading First Of Its Kind Study Shows Undeniable Evidence Cannabis Can Cure Opioid Addiction
When Dee Mani, now 44, was diagnosed with breast cancer last March, her doctors suggested chemotherapy. She originally agreed to undergo one year of the treatment for her triple negative breast cancer – the deadliest type – but later had second thoughts. After seeing her sister suffer and die after undergoing chemotherapy for cancer, the mother of two set out to find an alternative. She decided … Continue reading Cannabis Over Chemo: Woman Says the Oil Cured Her Aggressive Breast Cancer in 5 Months