Tag Archives: Pot and the Body

More on the two new studies showing how marijuana can help fight the opioid epidemic

Two studies published Monday in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine find that the availability of medical and recreational marijuana is linked to lower rates of opiate prescribing. In the first study, Hefei Wen of the University of Kentucky and Jason

New studies link legal marijuana to fewer opioid prescriptions under Medicaid and Medicare

NEW YORK — Can legalizing marijuana fight the problem of opioid addiction and fatal overdoses? Two new studies in the debate suggest it may. Pot can relieve chronic pain in adults, so advocates for liberalizing marijuana laws have proposed it

A cannabis health and wellness fair is coming to Denver

Published: Mar 7, 2018, 12:24 pm • Updated: Mar 7, 2018, 12:24 pm By Lindsey Bartlett, The Cannabist Staff The Colorado cannabis industry’s effort to corner the wellness market is expanding with the April debut of a cannabis health fair

What the cannabis genome map means for future of the marijuana industry

Published: Jan 18, 2018, 10:49 am • Updated: Jan 18, 2018, 10:49 am By Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg News The fledgling cannabis industry is full of wide-eyed claims about what pot can do. Outperform your favorite energy drink? Maybe. Cure cancer?

Synthetic cannabinoids are not “synthetic marijuana”: What you need to know about Spice and K2

Published: Dec 13, 2017, 1:52 pm • Updated: Dec 13, 2017, 2:14 pm By Susan Squibb, The Cannabist Staff Hey, Cannabist!What’s the deal with Spice? Is it synthetic marijuana? I’m confused because people have died from using Spice. If it is

“A significant event”: CBD-based pharma drug Epidiolex presented to FDA for approval

Published: Nov 3, 2017, 4:49 pm • Updated: Nov 3, 2017, 4:56 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff A CBD-based pharmaceutical drug in development is one more step closer to potential FDA approval. Earlier this week, London-based GW Pharmaceuticals

Cannabis consumers have more sex, study finds

Published: Oct 27, 2017, 1:00 pm • Updated: Oct 27, 2017, 1:25 pm By Christopher Ingraham, The Washington Post (The Washington Post) Regular marijuana users have about 20 percent more sex than abstainers, according to a new study from researchers

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