ABSTRACT: Multiple cannabinoids derived from the marijuana plant have potential therapeutic benefits but most have not been well investigated, despite the widespread legalization of medical marijuana in the USA and other countries. Therapeutic indications will depend on determinations as to which of the multiple cannabinoids, and other biologically active chemicals that are ... Continue Reading
Can CBD Keep Cravings Away for Heroin Users?
CBD shows some potential for treating opioid addiction. This post from Yahoo! News highlights the need for further research on CBD’s effect on addiction related cravings. A component of marijuana may help heroin users resist the urge to use the drug and alleviate withdrawal symptoms, but more research should be done in this area, according to a new review of previous ... Continue Reading
Why CSA Treats Marijuana Same as Heroin & Meth
Congress believes marijuana is the same as heroin and meth, and this ridiculous idea is the fault of the CSA (Controlled Substances Act.) But this post from The Fresh Toast wonders why the congress is trying to dupe the public. Earlier this week, Congressman Tom Garrett, a Republican freshman from Virginia, introduced legislation aimed at federally decriminalizing ... Continue Reading
Can Marijuana Help Wean People Off Opioids?
Cannabis helps deal with chronic pain. But can it wean addicts away from opioids? This post from Leafly reviews the possibility of cannabis being used to treat painkiller and heroin addiction. The growing number of patients who claim marijuana helped them drop their painkiller habit has intrigued lawmakers and emboldened advocates, who are pushing for cannabis as a treatment ... Continue Reading
Obama Will Reschedule Marijuana, Predicts Gary Johnson
Currently, marijuana shares Schedule 1 status with heroin, and is strictly regulated. This post from Washington Times reports 2016 Libertarian White House hopeful Gary Johnson saying that he thinks President Obama will reschedule marijuana on his way out of office. Former New Mexico Gov. and 2016 Libertarian White House hopeful Gary Johnson says he thinks President Obama is ... Continue Reading