Could AOC Amendment Clear the Way for Medical Cannabis Study?

Could AOC Amendment Clear the Way for Medical Cannabis Study?

As Tom Angell wrote in Forbes, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) filed legislation on Friday to remove a legal barrier that scientists say makes it unnecessarily difficult for them to study the medical benefits of psychedelic drugs like psilocybin (mushrooms) and MDMA (ecstasy).

Federal Health Agencies Acknowledge Therapeutic Potential Of Psychedelics

Federal Health Agencies Acknowledge Therapeutic Potential Of Psychedelics

An amendment that would block the Justice Department from using funds to intervene in state and territory marijuana laws was debated on the House floor on Wednesday, with consideration of additional cannabis-related measures scheduled for later this week.

A mysterious syndrome in which marijuana users get violently ill is worrying researchers

A mysterious syndrome in which marijuana users get violently ill is worrying researchers

But some recent evidence indicates cases could be on the rise, and a new study from emergency clinicians at New York University Langone suggests the syndrome may affect far more people than initially thought.

Can Marijuana Make You Go Crazy?

Can Marijuana Make You Go Crazy?

“Daily use of high-potency marijuana linked to higher incidence of psychosis, new study claims.” 19 March 2019.

Growing Hemp Legalized in This Country

Growing Hemp Legalized in This Country

1 The change in hemp’s legal status was a long time coming and paves the way for this beneficial plant to be treated like other crops, instead of an illegal substance.

CBD for Eye Problems: Is it a Viable Treatment?

CBD for Eye Problems: Is it a Viable Treatment?

There are very few studies looking at how CBD affects glaucoma, but at least one found that it does not lower intraocular pressure like THC does, unfortunately.

Can Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Help Reduce Alzheimer's?

Can Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Help Reduce Alzheimer's?

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound responsible for marijuana’s psychoactive effects, may offer hope for treating Alzheimer’s disease, at least according to a study on mice.1 Rodents with a disease similar to Alzheimer’s were given a synthetic form of THC, which resulted in fewer lost brain cells, 20 percent less sticky plaques in the brain (which are linked to Alzheimer’s) as well as a boost in memory.