A history of cannabis use is associated with lower fasting insulin levels in obese subjects, according to data published in The Journal of Diabetes. Canadian researchers assessed the relationship between cannabis consumption and fasting insulin levels and insulin resistance in a nationally representative sample of over 129,000 adults. They reported that both current and past cannabis use was associated with […]
Crohn’s disease patients seeking hospitalization who use marijuana possess fewer disease-related complications as compared to matched controls, according to data published in the journal Digestive Diseases and Sciences. A team of investigators from the John H. Stroger Hospital in Chicago, the SUNY Downstate Medical Centre in New York City, and the Digestive Disease Institute in Cleveland assessed the […]
A survey on cannabidiol (CBD) usage found that women are more likely than men to use CBD; and once they start using it they quit traditional forms of big pharma painkillers like Tylenol, ibuprofen, and Vicodin, Forbes reported. Brightfield Group, a cannabis market research organization, and HelloMD, an online community that brings together doctors and cannabis patients, studied 2,400 of […]
Fifty-six percent of Americans say that “marijuana use should be legal,” according to the results of a nationwide poll commissioned by CBS News. The percentage is the highest ever reported by the news media agency.
Modern medicine can be a life-saver. Unfortunately, conventional medical treatment can also end people’s lives when it is applied improperly or injudiciously, and deadly mistakes are more common than many are willing to believe. In fact, medical error is now the third-leading cause of death in the United States, according to a new report published in BMJ.