New research shows that over the past 50 years street cannabis across the world has become substantially stronger carrying an increased risk of harm. The team behind the study from the Addiction and Mental Health Group at the University of Bath, synthesised data from over 80,000 cannabis samples tested in the past 50 years from street samples collected in the USA, UK, Netherlands, France, Denmark, Italy and New Zealand. … Continue reading Largest Study on how Cannabis has Changed Over Time Finds Increased Strength Putting Consumers at Greater Risk of Harm
A bill to legalize recreational marijuana use for Montanans 18 and older failed to advance Thursday from a state House committee. Rep. Tom Winter, D-Missoula, tried to assure the House Taxation committee that his House Bill 770 served as a reaction to, not a model of, mistakes made in other states that have legalized recreational marijuana. By his own estimate, Winter said, the bill would bring … Continue reading Lawmakers Just Said NO to Recreational Marijuana in Montana
In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University found that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood pressure. The researchers focused on the long-term effect of marijuana use on health. They examined people aged 20 years and above from the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey). The team found that among a total of 1213 participants, 34% … Continue reading How Marijuana Could Harm Your Heart and Blood Pressure Health
If marijuana is extra potent (high THC level), it could make you five times more likely to develop psychosis. t’s easy to get swept up in the weed revolution, what with recreational marijuana now legal in 10 states plus D.C., fancy medical marijuana dispensaries popping up on big city street corners, and an entire country up north giving it the official A-okay. That doesn’t make it any less vital to … Continue reading Smoking Weed Increases Your Chances of Developing Psychosis, a New Study Finds
Is it possible to overdose on weed? The answer is yes. Despite being considered legal for both recreational and medical use in many U.S. states and other countries, weed is a potentially addictive product that can still have devastating effects if not consumed in moderation. Marijuana overdose is largely a product of poor self-regulation and control. Thus, it is important for those who can access … Continue reading DUE TO THC IN MARIJUANA, LEARN ABOUT WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN OVERDOSE. YES, PEOPLE ARE OVERDOSING MORE & MORE FROM MARIJUANA
State regulations fail to stop sales of marijuana that could make buyers sick Some of the marijuana products sold by Southern California stores and delivery services are loaded with banned toxic chemicals that could make you sick, according to an NBC4 I-Team investigation. “Why would you want to put poison in your body,” said Hinaxi Patel, technical director of Brightside Scientific in Long Beach, an … Continue reading Poisonous Pot Found in Some Los Angeles-Area Stores! (Hmmm, could it also be in your ‘weed dealers’ store too?)
As a practicing internist, I am very aware of the distinction between medicinal and recreational use of any psychoactive substance. Unfortunately, when it comes to marijuana, this distinction is too often and too easily blurred. Currently, there are 10 states where recreational marijuana is legal and an additional 23 states where it may be used for medical purposes. Marijuana has been studied and found to be an effective treatment … Continue reading Dr. Marc Siegel: Chronic pot smoking has now been linked to THIS strange syndrome. Doctors are misdiagnosing and taking out gall bladders because they don’t know about this yet.
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
As Colorado auto deaths involving marijuana rise, CDOT is asking thousands how they feel about driving under pot’s influence. CDOT is using online surveys and open houses across the state to gauge Coloradans attitudes. Amid a rise in Colorado auto fatalities involving marijuana, state transportation officials are surveying thousands of residents this year to better understand public attitudes toward driving under the influence of pot, … Continue reading PLEASE STAY OFF THE ROAD If You Are Using Marijuana For Medicinal Reasons Or Recreational! You’re Killing & Disabling People! Stay Home & Do What You Do!!!
When Dr. Jen Gunter returned home from the grocery store she knew something was wrong with her normally boisterous 3-year-old Labrador retriever, Hazel. “She was on the couch. Her head was hanging over and she couldn’t lift herself up,” Gunter, a gynecologist in Marin County, California, told NBC News. “I got out the tennis ball, which she ignored. Normally, you get out the tennis ball … Continue reading Vets Reporting More & More Dogs Are Being POISONED by MARIJUANA
As more states continue to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana, questions concerning the health risks associated with the substance and its various consumption methods are on the rise. For example, what are the effects of vaporizing marijuana versus smoking it? Although limited research currently exists, there is some data and anecdotal evidence that can offer a look into the health risks, or lack thereof, associated with … Continue reading Why Vaping Marijuana is SO SO DANGEROUS to Your Health
Since NationalAddictionNews.com is fully owned and exclusively run by yours truly, I’m taking the time to complain about a rather disturbing issue I had on Facebook yesterday that was overwhelmingly shocking, but undesirably expected. Thanks for reading my rants about the topic below. (No, I’m not sharing this on my Facebook.) Here goes. I wanted to bring some rarely talked about awareness about marijuana to … Continue reading I Have to Complain Today – is Anyone There?
You don’t expect the New Yorker and Mother Jones to be places where you read anti-marijuana articles, but Tell Your Children, the new book by former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson is knocking some people flat. The book examines what we know scientifically about marijuana use, and it turns out to be pretty damn scary. I have never been a pot smoker, though back in my youth, I ate space cake … Continue reading Second Thoughts On Pot
This article is directed to those of you who use marijuana as a drug of escape, to get high. For those of you who are truly using it to heal disease, you just need to be aware and weigh the benefits against the risk if you have high blood pressure. ~NationalAddictionNews.com In a recent study, researchers found that marijuana use is linked to a three-fold … Continue reading Marijuana May Raise Death Risk From High Blood Pressure
If there is a single health issue that has been linked to medical marijuana over the past few decades, it’s the dreaded eye disease known as glaucoma. As early as the 1970s, studies have shown the cannabis plant is beneficial in easing the symptoms of this debilitating condition, perhaps to the level of preventing some people from going blind. Glaucoma patients have claimed for years … Continue reading New Study Finds Marijuana Component CBD Makes Glaucoma Worse
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
In a recent study, researchers from Georgia State University found that marijuana use is associated with a three-fold risk of death from high blood pressure. The researchers focused on the long-term effect of marijuana use on health. They examined people aged 20 years and above from the NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey). The team found that among a total of 1 213 participants, … Continue reading How marijuana could harm your heart and blood pressure health
Whether you’re a teen or an adult, Marijuana changes how the brain works. It attaches to parts of your brain, and for most people, it tells your brain and body to feel calm and relaxed. What can marijuana do initially and over time? Feel less coordinated and react more slowly Altered sense of time Anxiety, fear, distrust or panic (with high levels of THC) Increased … Continue reading Marijuana IS Addictive & Can Negatively Affect Teens’ Brains
Don’t kid yourself, Marijuana has both short-and long-term effects on the brain. THC acts on numerous areas in the brain (in yellow). Short-Term Effects When a person smokes marijuana, THC quickly passes from the lungs into the bloodstream. The blood carries the chemical to the brain and other organs throughout the body. The body absorbs THC more slowly when the person eats or drinks it. … Continue reading How does marijuana affect the brain? You really need to know this.
A firearms expert said Missourians who get a medical marijuana card will not be able to buy a gun. “If you are able to get it, get a doctor’s prescription, you will no longer be able to purchase firearms, not legally, not through a gun shop,” firearms instructor Don Pind said. The federal form required with each gun purchase specifically says that using or possessing … Continue reading Medical marijuana patients federally barred from buying firearms
Let me preface this article by saying that I’m not the most popular person because of my being vehemently against the use of marijuana for ‘fun’, or even medical marijuana for some conditions – except for well researched situations where its benefits appear to outweigh its risks – primarily for cancer, seizures, autism, and other diseases. I do believe in the possible benefits of CBD … Continue reading LATEST LEGIT STUDY: How marijuana harms your heart and blood pressure to bring you an early death
I hate to burst your bubble, but now that marijuana use is more widespread, there’s a serious problem affecting medical marijuana users that is bringing them to hospitals in droves and can cause severe dehydration. ~ NationalAddictionNew.com With more people using medical marijuana and recreational marijuana, there’s a condition that’s popping up in emergency rooms across the country. It’s called Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, or CHS, … Continue reading Emergency Rooms Seeing Rise In Syndrome Related To Marijuana Use. If You Have Cramping Or Vomiting Marijuana Could Be The Cause!
Before going further to this article, I would like to preface this with a note that this is pure CBD Oil with ABSOLUTELY NO THC OR THE ABILITY TO MAKE YOU HIGH! CBD Oil is the natural healing part of hemp. The THC, created by processing, adds the ‘high’ – not the healing. Please understand that this is my personal opinion after doing my own … Continue reading New Study Shows CBD Oil May Help Treat Seizures In Dogs, Too
The article below was written by Wes Boyd is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance/Harvard Medical School and on the faculty at the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. He teaches medical ethics and human rights at Harvard Medical School and also teaches a freshman seminar in Harvard College titled “Psychology of Religion.” He is the author of the book, Almost Addicted, which won … Continue reading Could Marijuana Be Another Addiction?
Freehold Township, NJ – In a major victory for medicinal cannabis rights, a New Jersey workers’ compensation judge has ordered a Freehold Township to pay for an injured worker’s medical marijuana, despite an insurance carrier’s objections stemming from the drug’s status Schedule 1 status as a controlled substance under federal law. People will no longer be forced to rely solely on opioids for the treatment … Continue reading Precedent Set as Court Orders Gov’t to Pay for Medical Marijuana Instead of Opioids for Worker’s Comp
Before reading this article, please understand that I am a strong supporter of legally obtained medical marijuana for the purpose of healing sicknesses and diseases and for the purpose of minimizing unrelenting chronic pain. I am NOT a supporter of medical marijuana for recreational use, as this represents the purposeful desire of it’s users to ‘run away’ as is the case with other drugs. For … Continue reading Marijuana Users Report High Rates Of Dependence In Global Drug Survey
President Trump has been under fire for the past week. He’s battled liberals over Stormy Daniels. He’s battled Libertarians and non-interventionists over the current situation in Syria, a decision which could ultimately begin a proxy war with Russia and Iran. And he’s battled liberals over (insert anything). But he may have just, once again, pulled the proverbial rabbit from the hat. And the big pharmaceutical … Continue reading Trump Paves Way For United States Marijuana Legalization
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
The article below is, in my humble opinion, a well balanced article about medical marijuana and how the true benefits are in the CBD oil – not the THC. The THC can cause mental health issues and paranoia; the higher the CBD – in balance with some THC – is what lowers those issues. I would venture a guess that if you need the THC … Continue reading Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) ~ Benefits for Pain, Mental Illness & Anxiety
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
I have to preface the following NaturalNews.com article with a few points. As my readers know, I am dead set against prescription drugs and other drug use and am very active in ministry and in teaching, taking people through recovery and bringing awareness to addiction and prevention. The note I need to make is that I am not against medical marijuana; however, I am very … Continue reading Medical Cannabis Use Found to Dramatically Decrease Reliance on Addictive Prescription Medications
Big Pharma & Big Med would have you think that Hemp products are bad. Quite the opposite. There is no other plant that grows from our earth that is more versatile than Hemp. The healing properties seem to be endless. The only reason the medical community speaks against it is because they can’t get money from it! Do your research! By Brandon Turbeville It appears … Continue reading Hemp Eats Radiation, Cleans Toxic Metals From Soil