Researchers at Chelsea and Westminster Hospital are looking for volunteers to test cannabis.
Scientists have unveiled an unlikely weapon in the battle against the bulge: cannabis. More specifically, one of its key ingredients, which has been found to suppress appetite.
A new study shows a decrease in marijuana use among teenagers in states that have enacted medical marijuana laws, refuting the frequent claim that such laws “send the wrong message” to adolescents.
Cannabis research has led to a British breakthrough that could lead to new ways of fighting obesity, controlling pain and combating cancer, it has been revealed.
Teens in the handful of states allowing medical marijuana are no more likely to use the drug than those in other states, according to a study released Tuesday.
Three in 10 would-be parents admit taking recreational drugs during the time they are trying to conceive, according to a report claiming the majority of British couples are not fit for pregnancy.
The Virginia Nurses Association, representing some 80,000 nurses, have recently reconfirmed their support for Medical Cannabis and are continuing their support for immediate legislation legalizing its medical use.
Rebecca is 24. She started drinking alcohol at 12 by sneaking drinks from her mum and dad’s drinks cabinet.
Researchers from Imperial College London are looking for volunteers to test whether cannabinoids, the active ingredient of cannabis, can be used to alleviate the sensation of breathlessness caused by illnesses such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
When the Supreme Court ruled in June that states could not legalize marijuana for medical uses, Justice Stephen Breyer voted with the majority. But during oral arguments, he suggested an alternative way for patients to get it: let the federal Food and Drug Administration decide if marijuana should be a prescription drug.
The Bush administration is using hardball and ridicule this week as it fights efforts to expand medical marijuana research. Former California legislator John Vasconcellos caught the ridicule, with derisive inquiries into his past work on self-esteem.
CANNABIS has no role in the treatment of acute pain, contrary to popular belief, according to Australian guidelines designed to improve doctors’ and patients’ “abysmal” knowledge of pain relief options.
Hearings opened today in the American Civil Liberties Union’s challenge to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration’s policy of obstructing privately funded, FDA-approved scientific research that could lead to marijuana being approved as a prescription medicine.
Roughly one year after the county established possession limits for medical marijuana users, the policy is getting mixed reviews. Medical pot advocates say the policy is working and they feel more at ease when their medicine is on them.
Angel McClary Raich, a California woman at the center of the recent Supreme Court case on medical marijuana, hasn’t changed her treatment regimen since the Court ruled in June that patients who take the drug in states where its medicinal use is legal are not shielded from federal prosecution.
In June, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the federal government may prosecute sick people who use doctor-approved marijuana to treat their pain, even in states that have their own medical marijuana laws.
Oral synthetic delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), legally available in the US by prescription as the medication Marinol, often provides only limited relief to a select group of patients
The use of drugs is not in itself an irresponsible act. Medical and scientific uses serve important individual and social needs and are often essential to our physical and mental well-being. Further, the use of drugs for pleasure or other non-medical purposes is not inherently irresponsible.
Cannabis is proven to be a fairly harmless drug—so why is the American right still waging a massive war on weed?
The subject of marijuana for medical use is as old as the substance itself. Only recently has it been a political issue, debated at the ballot box and in recent editorials in this very newspaper.
Since she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis 13 years ago, Alison Myrden has suffered from pain so intense it feels like “lightning going off in my face.”
This morally dubious ban on medicinal cannabis is sentencing patients to a life in agony