US Vs Diabetes

US Vs Diabetes

US adults with diabetes are no more likely to meet disease control targets than they were in Y 2005, a new study finds. Typically, diabetes treatment focuses on controlling blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol levels, as well as no smoking. For the study, Massachusetts General Hospital researchers analyzed data on diabetes care in the […]

Tampa Children’s Hospital Holds Their Very Own Prom

Tampa Children’s Hospital Holds Their Very Own Prom

On Friday, May 31, 2019, St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital hosted prom night for patients who were unable to attend their own dance due to hospitalization or who, due to chronic or life-threatening conditions, may never get the opportunity. Dozens of patients exchanged their hospital gowns for formal attire to attend the Under the Sea-themed dance held in the […]

Marijuana, the Medicine

Marijuana, the Medicine

$GWPH FLASH: Experts are saying the CBD is the most effective medicine of all time. After securing a landmark approval for the use of its marijuana medicine Epidiolex in two rare forms of epilepsy last year, GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH) reported impressive clinical trial results Tuesday that could double its addressable market next year. In phase 3 […]

Massage Therapy for Pain Relief

Massage Therapy for Pain Relief

FLASH: Pain is a common problem, so much so, deaths from opioid addiction are at an all-time high, killing an estimated 47,600 Americans in Y 2017. As of June 2017, opioids became the leading cause of death among Americans under the age of 50. Notably, massage is just one of many alternative pain treatments that can […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FLASH: Florida battle brews over limiting THC in smokable marijuana, Michigan’s unlicensed dispensaries get at least a temporary reprieve, Oregon growers get a heads up from regulators, and more. Arizona Arizona Prosecutor Still Prosecuting Medical Marijuana Patients, ACLU Charges. The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office under ardent marijuana foe Bill Montgomery is continuing to prosecute medical […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

It is busy in state legislatures, the Michigan Court of Appeals rules against workers’ rights, and more. Arizona Arizona House Committee Approves Bill to Protect Edibles, Extracts. The House Committee on Public Safety voted 5-2 Wednesday to approve HB 2149. The measure would specify that the 2010 voter-approved medical marijuana law also includes any products made […]

Never Ignore Heart Attack Signals Especially When Traveling

Never Ignore Heart Attack Signals Especially When Traveling

FLASH: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of natural death among people who are traveling Do not ignore heart attack symptoms while travelling, keep emergency numbers at hand. That is the main message of a study presented today at Acute Cardiovascular Care 20191 a European Society of Cardiology (ESC) congress. Cardiovascular disease is the leading […]

The Secrets to a Healthy Long Life

The Secrets to a Healthy Long Life

FLASH: The Importance of Fasting for Longevity In his book “Circadian Code: Lose Weight, Supercharge Your Energy and Sleep Well Every Night,” Satchidananda Panda, PhD., cites research showing that 90% of people eat across 12 hours a day or more, and compressing this eating window may in fact be 1 of the most important things […]

Chronic Pain is the #1 Reason People Use Medical Marijuana

Chronic Pain is the #1 Reason People Use Medical Marijuana

FLASH: “If Marijuana is a pain reliever so is Jack Daniels and Budweiser” Chronic pain is the #1 reason people give when they enroll in state-approved medical marijuana programs. That is followed by stiffness from multiple sclerosis and chemotherapy-related nausea, according to an analysis of 15 states published this week in the journal Health Affairs. […]

Low Testosterone Impacts Healthy Brain Function

Low Testosterone Impacts Healthy Brain Function

Men and Women all know that testosterone is related to strength and musculature. And that as we age, and testosterone levels drop, we become weaker, frailer, and our ability to build muscle tone wains. The Big Q: Is the same true when it comes to mental ability and fortitude, and could “senior moments” and other […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

FDA begins to move on allowing hemp-based CBD products, Florida’s legal battle over medical marijuana takes another twist, and more. National FDA Begins Process of Allowing Hemp-Based CBD Products. After President Trump signed the 2018 farm bill into law late last year, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a press release pledging to pursue […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

The battle over medical marijuana in Utah continues, and the battle over medical marijuana in Florida may be ending, and more. Florida Florida Governor-Elect to End Former Governor’s Court Battles Over Medical Marijuana. Incoming Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) is parting ways with his predecessor, Rick Scott (R), when it comes to medical marijuana. A spokesman […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Michigan’s unlicensed dispensaries get a break, New Jersey is set to expand its medical marijuana program, and more. Michigan Michigan Unlicensed Dispensaries Can Stay Open Until Year’s End. Medical marijuana dispensaries will be able to continue operating until at least December 31 as they await state licenses, the Bureau of Medical Marijuana […]

America’s Pregnant Women are Smoking More Marijuana

America’s Pregnant Women are Smoking More Marijuana

America’s Pregnant Women are Smoking More Marijuana As alcohol and tobacco use continue to decline among pregnant women in the US, a new study offers fresh evidence that more American mothers are using cannabis during pregnancy. Other recent studies have also documented a rise in cannabis use among pregnant women of all ages, with some […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update It’s been a whipsaw week for Michigan’s unlicensed dispensaries, Oklahoma sees its 1st legal medical marijuana sales, and more. Michigan Michigan Regulators Say More Than 200 Unlicensed Michigan Dispensaries Must Close Down By Wednesday. The state’s Medical Marijuana Licensing Board has approved 14 more dispensary licenses, but some 215 pot businesses that […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arizona’s attorney general backs away from arguing that hash is not medical marijuana The Indiana legislature balks on medical marijuana Missouri medical marijuana initiatives have raised big bucks Arizona Arizona Attorney General Withdraws Arguments Saying Hash Isn’t Medical Marijuana. Citing fears of unintended consequences for patients, Attorney General Mark Brnovich (R) on […]

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts

US Researchers Turn to Canada for Quality Cannabis Extracts $TLRY, $GWPH The US government has approved the importation of marijuana extracts from Canada for a clinical trial, highlighting a new path for American researchers who have trouble obtaining the drug for medical studies. The University of California San Diego’s Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research announced […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A group of federal lawmakers asks the VA to study medical marijuana as an alternative to opioids, Michigan could loosen up a bit, Ohio sees delays, and more. National Lawmakers Ask VA Secretary to Research Marijuana as Alternative to Opioids. A bi-partisan group of legislators sent a letter last Thursday to Veterans […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Oregon drastically reduces the daily purchase limit for patients, Oklahoma continues to try to get its nascent system up and running, and more. Illinois Illinois Governor Signs Bill to Allow Medical Marijuana as Alternative to Opioids. Gov. Bruce Rauner (R) on Tuesday signed into law a bill to allow patients to use […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Oklahoma continues to struggle with its new medical marijuana program, Utah foes try a novel strategy to block a medical marijuana initiative, and more. Louisiana Louisiana Regulators Weight Raising Limit on Number of Patients Doctors Can Treat. The state Board of Medical Examiners is set to boost the number of medical marijuana […]

People Focus, Pay Attention to Your Eyes

People Focus, Pay Attention to Your Eyes

People Focus, Pay Attention to Your Eyes Today, we turn our gazes to a common medical condition that, if left untreated can lead to blindness. Although more common in older people, anyone can develop dense, cloudy areas that form slowly in the lens of the eye called cataracts. According to the National Eye Institute, “By age […]

Selfies May Be Bad for Peoples’ Health

Selfies May Be Bad for Peoples’ Health

Selfies May Be Bad for Peoples’ Health Some medical experts are now warning that photo-editing tools that make people look more perfect online than in real life may be a health threat. The wave of altered photos on social media is changing perceptions of beauty, and that can trigger a pre-occupation with appearance that leads […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas finally issued some cultivation licenses, Maine legislators override a gubernatorial veto to expand medical marijuana, Michigan adds more qualifying conditions, and more. Arkansas Arkansas Issues Cultivator Licenses. The state Medical Marijuana Commission has awarded cultivation licenses to five medical marijuana businesses. The move comes after an injunction blocking the move was […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The congressional shield for medical marijuana states remains alive, New York announces it will add opioid use as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana, and more. National Senate Panel Approves Medical Marijuana Protections. The Senate Appropriations Committee last Thursday approved an amendment that shields legal medical marijuana operations from federal interference. The […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Philly, the City of Brotherly Love gets its 1st dispensary A Florida judge has blocked a state ban on patients smoking medical marijuana Colorado’s governor signs a medical marijuana in school bill, but vetoes a medical marijuana for autism. Colorado Colorado Governor Signs Medical Marijuana at School Bill. Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update There is no joy in Idaho, a California bill to protect patients’ employment rights advances, Utah Democrats endorse medical marijuana, and more. Arkansas Last Friday a week, justices agreed to expedite the medical marijuana licensing case. The state Supreme Court has agreed to speed up its review of a ruling that has […]

Dark Chocolate is Good and It May Improve Vision

Dark Chocolate is Good and It May Improve Vision

Dark Chocolate is Good and It May Improve Vision I learned Monday, that few bites of dark chocolate may offer us better quality of vision. Heart-healthy compounds in chocolate called flavanols appeared to sharpen eyesight for a group of 30 healthy young adults in the new study. The observed change in vision was small, but […]

Treating Pain Without Drugs

Treating Pain Without Drugs

Treating Pain Without Drugs Americans consume 99% of the hydrocodone sold worldwide and 81% of all oxycodone — approximately 30X more than medically necessary for the population size of the US Between Y 2002 and 2015, opioids killed an estimated 202,600 Americans Overdose cases increased by more than 30% across the US between July 2016 […]

British Study: Stem Cell Transplants Restore 2 Patients’ Vision

British Study: Stem Cell Transplants Restore 2 Patients’ Vision

British Study: British Study: Stem Cell Transplants Restore 2 Patients’ Vision An experimental stem cell therapy restored partial vision to two patients with a common cause of blindness, British doctors reported this week. Embyronic stem cells were converted into patches of eye cells and grown in the lab. The patches were then inserted into the back of […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update State legislatures are in session and things are getting busy on the medical marijuana front, from CBD bills in Iowa to employment protection bills in California. California Last Wednesday, a bill that would provide employment protections for medical marijuana patients was filed. Assemblymen Rob Bonta (D-Oakland) and Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) have filed Assembly Bill […]

Workout 2-3X’s Weekly for Good Brain Health

Workout 2-3X’s Weekly for Good Brain Health

 Workout 2-3X’s Weekly for Good Brain Health According to a new review of the research, there is little evidence that medications improve mild cognitive decline associated with aging, but doctors can recommend exercise with confidence. Researchers reviewed 11,530 studies of so-called MCI (mild cognitive impairment), to see how many older people are affected and which […]

USAG Sessions Green Lights Federal Marijuana Prosecutions

USAG Sessions Green Lights Federal Marijuana Prosecutions

USAG Sessions Green Lights Federal Marijuana Prosecutions Thursday, USAG Jeff Sessions Green Lighted federal prosecutions of marijuana lawbreakers. In doing so the US states that allow some form of medical marijuana were placed at risk of a crackdown and are closely watching developments. 46 US states have legalized some form of medical marijuana in recent years, […]

CBD Shows Promise as New Treatment for Psychosis

CBD Shows Promise as New Treatment for Psychosis

CBD Shows Promise as New Treatment for Psychosis An ingredient in cannabis called cannabidiol (CBD) has shown promise in a clinical trial as a potential new treatment for psychosis, scientists said in a report last Friday. Scientists conducted a small trial of people with psychosis and found patients treated with CBD had lower levels of […]

Arthritis Sufferers Much Higher Than Current Estimates

Arthritis Sufferers Much Higher Than Current Estimates

Arthritis Sufferers Much Higher Than Current Estimates Arthritis affects a much higher percentage of the adult population and at a younger age than previously thought. A study  recently published in Arthritis & Rheumatology indicates that the number of people suffering from arthritis in the United States has been significantly underestimated, especially among those who are older than […]

Big Pharma Vs Hemp Based CBDs and Medical Marijuana

Big Pharma Vs Hemp Based CBDs and Medical Marijuana

Big Pharma Vs Hemp Based CBDs and Medical Marijuana $LLY, $GWPH The legal status of CBD oil, as a nutritional supplement is being threatened by Big Pharma seeking FDA approval for CBD-containing drugs The cannabinoids in cannabis, cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), interact with the human body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in […]

US Patients’ Opioid Overdoses Leading to More ICU Admissions & Deaths

US Patients’ Opioid Overdoses Leading to More ICU Admissions & Deaths

US Patients’ Opioid Overdoses Leading to More ICU Admissions & Deaths $POTN Now more and more patients are Opting for CBD instead of Rx pain medications. A growing number of Americans are needing IC (intensive care) for opioid overdoses and dying after receiving treatment for serious complications, a US study revealed Wednesday. Opioid-related overdose deaths […]

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication

Medical Marijuana Update: Patients are Opting for CBD Instead of Rx Medication $POTN A recent study reveals at 40% of patients who consume high-CBD forms of cannabis stopped using traditional pharmaceutical medications and now use marijuana to treat their symptoms. The survey was conducted by Brightfield Group, a market research firm focused on the legal […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update $DIA, $SPY, $QQQ, $POTN Commentary: Last Friday, a Justice Department Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions released its report policy reformers and industry insiders worry that the report will link marijuana to violent crime, laying the basis for a crackdown on marijuana users and purveyors. […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update An initiative campaign is getting underway in Utah, Florida’s governor signs medical marijuana implementation into law, and more. Arkansas Monday, the state announced it will begin accepting medical marijuana applications this week. The state Medical Marijuana Commission will begin accepting applications from potential medical marijuana growers and distributors as of this Friday, […]

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction?

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction?

Medical Grade Marijuana, The Solution to America’s Opioid Addiction? $ENDP Last Thursday, the FDA took an unprecedented step in an attempt to curb America’s opioid abuse crisis, but that does not yet mean that medical grade marijuana will be more seriously considered as an alternative to the highly addictive and deadly heroin like Rx drugs. […]

Stem Cell Therapy: Repair and Regenerate Our Bodies

Stem Cell Therapy: Repair and Regenerate Our Bodies

Stem Cell Therapy: Repair and Regenerate Our Bodies $USRM Stem Cells 101: The primary purpose of stem cells is to maintain, heal and regenerate tissues wherever they reside in the body. This is a continuous process that occurs inside the body throughout life. If we did not have stem cells, our lifespan would be about […]

The Keys to Cancer Prevention: Diet & Detoxification

The Keys to Cancer Prevention: Diet & Detoxification

The Keys to Cancer Prevention: Diet & Detoxification Optimizing our body’s ability to burn fat as its primary fuel by eating a ketogenic diet and/or fasting is a foundational aspect of cancer prevention and treatment. Detoxification is a Key component as outlined in Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy’s book, “The Cancer Revolution: A Groundbreaking Program to […]

Stem Cells 101, the Value Proposition

Stem Cells 101, the Value Proposition

Stem Cells 101, the Value Proposition The Key purpose of stem cells is to maintain, heal and regenerate tissues wherever they reside in our body. This is a continuous process that occurs inside the human body throughout its life. If we did not have stem cells, our lifespan would be about 1 hour, because there […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Open enrollment is now underway for Maryland patients, regulatory bills are advancing in Florida and Montana, and more. Florida Last Monday, a medical marijuana regulation bill won a House committee vote. The House Health and Human Services Committee approved House Bill 1397, which aims to regulate the state’s voter-approved medical marijuana system. […]

US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst

US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst

US Marijuana Advocates are Preparing for the Worst The threat of stricter marijuana enforcement by The Trump Administration has legal cannabis advocates on edge, and preparing for a “worst-case scenario”. “It’s definitely an interesting time. We are nervous,” Beth Collins, senior director of government relations with Americans for Safe Access (ASA) said in a TV […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A new study suggests that medical marijuana can reduce opioid abuse, Arkansas and Florida continue to grapple with addressing voter-approved medical marijuana laws, and more.  National Last Monday a new study found that legalized medical marijuana could help curb opiod abuse. A new study reported in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence […]

Opioid Painkillers, with Xanax or Valium is a Killer

Opioid Painkillers, with Xanax or Valium is a Killer

Opioid Painkillers, with Xanax or Valium is a Killer Mixing opioid painkillers with Rx anxiety and sleep medications is “music” for a “dance with death” aka overdose, a new US study shows. Of all fatal overdoses from narcotic meds, nearly 30% also involved benzodiazepines, such as Xanax, Klonopin and Valium, the researchers said. “It’s not […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A package of implementation bills is moving in Arkansas, Florida Republicans use an implementation bill to try to impose restrictions on the voter-approved medical marijuana law, and more. Arkansas Last Thursday, A package of “fix” bills were moving. The Senate sent two medical marijuana bills to the governor’s desk, while the House […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The North Dakota legislature continues to muck about with the state’s new voter-approved medical marijuana law, North Carolina sees a full-fledged medical marijuana bill introduced, and more.  Iowa Last Thursday, a CBD expansion bill stalled. A bill that could have expanded the use of CBD cannabis oil ran into a brick wall […]

President Trump Vows to Win Drug War, Does Not Mention Marijuana

President Trump Vows to Win Drug War, Does Not Mention Marijuana

President Trump Vows to Win Drug War, Does Not Mention Marijuana $SLTK, $GWPH, Southern California company, Solis Tech, Inc (OTCMKT:SLTK), focused on the efficient indoor growing of Medical Marijuana  The next big brain cancer drug may come from Medical Marijuana In his address to Congress Tuesday night, President Trump echoed Ronald Reagan, as he vowed […]

Revolutionary Plan: Teach Nutrition in School to Foster Good Health

Revolutionary Plan: Teach Nutrition in School to Foster Good Health

Revolutionary Plan: Teach Nutrition in School to Foster Good Health “Let food be thy Medicine.”–Hippocrates, the founder of modern Medicine, meaning Eat Real Food Most medical schools in the United States do not teach nutrition. Several programs are now addressing this shortcoming by including cooking classes in their curriculum. The hope is that by teaching […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas legislators are trying to ban medical marijuana smoking and edibles, a new Florida bill seeks to revamp that state’s medical marijuana system, and more.  Arkansas On January 25,a lawmaker filed a bill to ignore the voters’ will until federal law changes State Sen. Jason Rapert (R-District 18) filed a bill that […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Illinois Treasurer asks President Donald Trump for clarity on banking for the medical cannabis industry, North Dakota legislators work to ensure workers’ compensation will not pay for medical marijuana for injured employees, and more. Arkansas On Monday, Athe legislature approved changes to the state’s new medical marijuana law. With the state […]

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Backs Patient Rx’s

Medical Marijuana: Germany’s Lawmakers Said to Backs Patient Rx’s German lawmakers have approved legislation that will allow some patients to get Cannabis as a Rx-only medication. Parliament’s lower house passed the bill unanimously last Thursday. The vote clears the way for the law to take effect in March. Germany’s Health Minister Hermann Groehe stressed the […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical marijuana bills are popping up all over the place, a federal bill to protect medical marijuana businesses from asset forfeiture has been filed, and more.  National Last Thursday, a federal bill to protect medical marijuana businesses from asset forfeiture was filed. Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) filed House Resolution 331, which would […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Arkansas and Florida start moving toward voter-approved medical marijuana systems, Massachusetts activists push for greater patient access, and more.  Arkansas Last Friday, a lawmaker filed medical marijuana implementation bills. State Rep. Douglas House (R-North Little Rock) has filed a pair of bills aimed at the state’s new medical marijuana law. House Bill […]

Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue

Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue

Legal Medical Marijuana Promises Florida Billions in Revenue Tuesday, laws legalizing Medical Marijuana went into effect in Florida, promising enormous sales in the State and a possible alternative to addictive Rx opioids for patients. Patients seeking Marijuana to treat a variety of conditions can officially get Medical Marijuana legally through participating doctors and dispensaries in […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A study finds medical marijuana associated with a decline in traffic fatalities, the Arizona courts stick up for medical marijuana, changes in state law will have impacts in Colorado and Oregon, and more. National Last Monday, a study found that states with medical marijuana laws see a decline in traffic deaths. A […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Montana’s dispensaries are coming back to life, Michigan’s medical marijuana fees have been funding aggressive anti-marijuana law enforcement, and more.  Arkansas On Monday, members of the state’s new medical marijuana commission were sworn in. In the first meeting of a commission established to create a state medical marijuana system after voters approved […]

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident

America’s Opioid Addiction Epidemic Was No Accident Today, more Americans use RX opioids than smoke cigarettes. Opiates such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl and morphine also kill more Americans than automobile accidents annually. Purdue Pharma, the manufacturer of OxyContin, lied to doctors and patients, convincing them that OxyContin, a narcotic pain killer was safe and non-addictive […]

Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients

Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients

Caffeine Not Tied to Irregular Heartbeats in Heart Failure Patients Contrary to conventional thinking, drinking high doses of caffeine might not cause the heart to beat irregularly in heart failure patients, a study showed Monday. The relationship between caffeine consumption and the triggering of arrhythmias, or irregular heartbeats, has been explored for decades but remains […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update With all eyes on the November elections, it is quiet on the medical marijuana front. Minors get admitted to the program in Connecticut, and, speaking of the elections, we have news from Florida.  Connecticut Last Thursday, minors became eligible to qualify for medical marijuana. Under changes in the state’s medical marijuana system […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Chelsea Clinton retracts an errant statement, a California bill creating a “Micro Farm” license for Ma-and-Pa growers is signed into law, Massachusetts moves toward being more patient-friendly, and more. National Last Thursday, a spokesman conceded that Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” about the risk of marijuana fatalities. Chelsea Clinton “misspoke” when she suggested that […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A federal appeals court upholds the ban on Gun sales to Medical Marijuana patients, Arkansans will have 2 Medical Marijuana initiatives on the ballot, Oklahoman’s will likely have none, and more.  Arkansas Last Thursday, a second medical marijuana initiative was okayed for the ballot. The state already has one medical marijuana initiative […]

News Study: Sudden Cardiac Death is Predictable

News Study: Sudden Cardiac Death is Predictable

News Study: Sudden Cardiac Death is Predictable Because it occurs without warning, sudden cardiac death is a leading cause of death in the US. But now researchers say they have developed a model they can use to predict these nearly always fatal events. Each year, more than 300,000 non-hospitalized Americans succumb to sudden cardiac death, […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The federal courts reminded the US Justice Department (DOJ) that Congress passed a law barring it from using federal funds to go after state-legal medical cannabis operations, Maryland takes a step toward getting its industry up and running, California balks at a MM grower tax, and more. National Tuesday, a federal appeals […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The DEA again rejects marijuana rescheduling, a North Dakota initiative makes the ballot, a South Dakota one doesn’t, a Missouri one hangs on by a thread, and more. National Thursday, DEA again refused to reschedule marijuana. The DEA today again refused to reschedule marijuana, arguing that its therapeutic value has not been […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update A 2nd Arkansas medical marijuana initiative is still alive (one has already qualified for the ballot), Boston gets its 1st dispensary, Minnesota chronic pain patients now qualify for medical cannabis, and more.  ArkansasLast Friday, a medical marijuana got more time to gather signatures. Arkansans United for Medical Marijuana, the group behind the […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Some US senators take the 1st step on medical marijuana, a California cannabis-growing county approves a massive cannabis growing farm, Montanans will have the chance to reinstate their medical cannabis system in November, and more.  National Last Friday, a CBD research bill was filed in the Senate. Four members of the Senate […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update The Republican platform committee rejects medical marijuana, medical marijuana research issues get a hearing in the Senate, Arkansas will vote on at least one medical marijuana initiative this Fall — maybe 2 — and more. NationalOn Monday, the GOP rejected a medical marijuana platform plank. Republican delegates meeting Monday in Cleveland ahead […]

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st”

Digital Driven Healthcare Businesses Put “The People 1st” A digital shift in healthcare has paved the way for advances in automation, AI (artificial intelligence) and even surgical robots. Whether using a virtual human to capture patient intake data or sensors to monitor symptoms, digital technology is driving the industry forward. But concern exists that this technology […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update This was a quiet week on the medical marijuana front, but a couple of important changes happened on 1 July. Hawaii  On Tuesday, a new report said dispensaries will generate millions for the state. The Aloha State finally got around to allowing dispensaries to operate this year, and now a report from […]

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why?

Americans Spend $30-B Annually on Alternative Medicine, Why? Consumers in the US spend about $30-B annually on alternative medicine, according to a newly published federal report from the 2012 National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), in which 44,743 individuals in the US aged 4 and above participated. The Big Q: Why do people in America spend […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Ohio becomes the newest MM (medical marijuana) state, but you cannot smoke it; a pair of contending Arkansas initiatives are coming up on a signature turn-in deadline; DPA identifies problems with New York’s medical marijuana program, and more. Arkansas As of Wednesday, a pair of medical marijuana initiative campaigns are facing a […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update US Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) becomes the 1st member of Congress to admit using medical marijuana, an Ohio medical marijuana bill is moving, and more. National On Tuesday,a GOP congressman came out of the closet on his medical marijuana use. Longtime medical marijuana supporter Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-CA) has told marijuana reformers […]

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Many Cancer Cases

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Many Cancer Cases

A Healthy Lifestyle Can Prevent Many Cancer Cases A new large-scale US study has found that many cancer cases and deaths in individuals could be prevented by following a healthy lifestyle. The team of researchers, from Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, looked at data from […]

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction

The Cycle Opioid of Addiction Sadly, legendary musician Prince appears to be yet another victim of the opioid epidemic. OxyContin became a blockbuster drug mainly through misleading claims, claims Purdue Pharma knew were false from the very beginning. The basic promise was that it provided pain relief for a full 12 hours, 2X as long […]

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes

Tailored Exercise Routine Can Beat Diabetes Exercise helps beat diabetes and other chronic diseases as effectively as medications and surgery, according to major new research. “Similar to surgery, exercise is not a single entity and must be tailored to the condition,” says Dr. Tammy Hoffmann, professor of clinical epidemiology at Australia’s Bond University, who led […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update National State Department Says NIDA Monopoly on Research Marijuana Unnecessary. The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement at the State Department has gone on record stating that the United States could issue multiple licenses for the cultivation of cannabis for medical and scientific purposes without violating the United Nations Single Convention […]

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) May Dull Happiness

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) May Dull Happiness

Acetaminophen (Tylenol) May Dull Happiness $JNJ Acetaminophen’s apparent dulling effect on peoples emotional responses might work for better or for worse, watering down not only negative emotions but also positive ones. Tylenol is a product of Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) Researchers showed emotional photos to college students who had either taken a 1,000-mg dose of […]

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update

Medical Marijuana Update Medical Marijuana for veterans advances in the Senate, Pennsylvania is set to become the 24th Medical Marijuana state, things are busy in Ohio, and more.  National On Thursday, a Senate committee approved veterans’ access to medical marijuana. The Senate Appropriations Committee passed a bipartisan amendment Thursday, 20 to 10, allowing Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to […]