Massachusetts Medical Marijuana Blog

The 2016 presidential candidates and their view on cannabis

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The next US president will have a important influence on the federal government’s stance on cannabis in the coming years.  Thus cannabis is becoming a hot topic for presidential election.  Here is some excellent insight into […]

Five things about medical cannabis that mainstream media won’t tell you

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The federal government frequently funds and “pushes” studies through mainstream media that tout the dangers of cannabis.  Here are five scientific findings about medical cannabis that have not been mentioned in mainstream media.  Click […]

Studies show that cannabinoids may help fight certain breast cancers

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Justin Kander

2/28/2015

www.MedicalJane.com

For years, studies have suggested cannabinoids fight different forms of breast cancer. THC has been shown to induce apoptosis in ErbB2-positive breast cancer cells and inhibit tumor growth in animals. CBD is known to work […]

Can cannabis be as effective as opiates for pain treatment?

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www.DoctorOz.com

March 18,2015

For patients suffering from severe chronic pain their choices are few. Medical cannabis may be a good alternative to prescription opioid painkillers.  In fact states that allow medical cannabis have lower rates of opioid use. […]

U.S Surgeon General admits that cannabis “can be helpful” for medical conditions

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Matt Ferner

Huffington Post

The nation’s new surgeon general,Dr. Vivek Murthy, says that cannabis “can be helpful” for some medical conditions, and thinks science should dictate policy on the federally banned substance.

He believes U.S. marijuana policy […]

How cannabis helps you sleep

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Learn the six ways cannabis improves your sleep and the reasons behind it.  Click here for the article.

www.leafscience.com

Novemeber 25, 2013

Marijuana Myths and Cannabis Facts

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by Dustin Sulak D.O

Whatever our political stance or lifestyle choice, from marijuana prohibitionist to daily smoker, we all share one thing—we live in a time when marijuana’s place in our laws, economies and communities is changing […]

Proposed bill would give veterans access to medical cannabis

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This bill introduced in Congress would allow VA doctors to recommend medical cannabis to their patients.   Cannabis is an excellent treatment for PTSD and traumatic brain injury.  Nearly 30 percent of veterans who served in […]

NFL Players are using medical cannabis for pain relief

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Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it.

As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and […]

An overview of the medical history of cannabis

The use of cannabis as a medicine dates back thousands of years. Here is a brief overview:

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1. The earliest record of medical marijuana comes from ancient China and was used for constipation, gout, rheumatism and absent-mindedness.

2. […]