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Study: Cannabis Effective At Treating Symptoms Of Fibromyalgia

By Paul Armentano Cannabis therapy mitigates symptoms of the chronic pain condition fibromyalgia and is associated with a reduction in the use of other prescription drugs, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the Journal of Clinical Rheumatology. An estimated 3 to 6 million Americans are afflicted …

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Five Ways to Treat Severe Pain With Cannabis

By Herbert Fuego Cannabis can treat a number of medical conditions, but by far the most common affliction listed on medical marijuana patient applications is pain. Of the 93,095 active patients on the Colorado Medical Marijuana Registry, 86,317 — nearly 93 percent — listed severe pain as a qualifying condition, …

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Colorado Rates a “B” for Medical Marijuana Access

By Thomas Mitchell Colorado used to to be one of the few states in the country with legal medical marijuana. But that has changed rapidly, with the majority of the states in the United States offering some kind of access to medical marijuana. According to a prominent advocacy group, however, …

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Study: Minnesota Patients Say Medical Marijuana Reduces Pain

By The Associated Press ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota health officials say many medical marijuana users report significant reductions in pain. More than 60 percent of the more than 2,200 patients surveyed by the state report benefits from using marijuana in inhaled or pill forms during the first five …

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How Cannabis Can Take Your Workout to the Next Level

By Lea Weatherby The idea for San Francisco’s Power Plant Fitness, the world’s first cannabis gym, came to founder Jim McAlpine as a teenager, after he ripped a bong before lifting weights in his parent’s garage. “In the ‘80s, a cannabis gym would have never been possible,” he explains. “But …

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Visiting Vet: Veterinary marijuana

By Michelle Gerhard Jasny V.M.D. Marijuana has been on my mind lately. I’m going to Jamaica soon with three teenage girls. (OK, one is technically in her 20s, but just barely.) Although marijuana is officially illegal there, we’ve heard that people openly sell ganja on the beach. I want to …

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A Physician’s Perspective on Optimal Cannabis Dosing

By Dr. Dustin Sulak Dosage is the key factor in achieving the most benefits and least adverse effects of cannabis. After following thousands of patients using medical cannabis for eight years, I’ve observed that dosing cannabis is unlike any therapeutic agent to which I was exposed in my medical training. …

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