Last year, the National Cancer Institute, “the U.S. government’s principal agency for cancer research,” created a stir by publishing the truth: the molecules found in pot kill breast & lung cancers in lab tests.
Category: Cannabis Facts (170 posts)
Working at a medical marijuana dispensary in Denver has allowed me to see a wide variety of people, who all use cannabis for different reasons. One of the most common things patients tend to look for is a strain or two that will help them to sleep at night, either... Read More »
Research published online May 14 in Social Psychological and Personality Science has uncovered that marijuana buffers people from experiencing social pain.
“Marijuana use is associated with an acute increase in caloric intake,” goes the clinical jargon for popular lore. Still, despite eating more while high, marijuana users’ extra intake doesn’t seem to be reflected in increased BMI. Indeed, studies have identified a reduced prevalence of obesity in the pot smoking community.
Subjects who regularly consume cannabis possess favorable indices related to diabetic control as compared to occasional consumers or non-users, according to trial data published today online in the American Journal of Medicine. Here is a summary of the study from the website diabetes.co.uk: Cannabis may prevent development of type 2 Read More »
Hello Weedist Friends, Recently I read the Cassie Shortsleeve’s Men’s Health article, “The Truth About Marijuana.” In it, the author meets with Dr. Mahmoud Elsohly, the director of the University of Mississippi’s Marijuana project. This project has been, as the article states, “the country’s one legal source of marijuana for... Read More »
As a novice grower, I’ve been trying my best to be open to as much advice as I can find from experienced marijuana growers. Working at a dispensary, I’m surrounded every day by people who know so much about all the different ways to increase yield, potency, and overall quality... Read More »
As reported in the Denver Post yesterday, Colorado is now the first state in the United States to have a legal hemp operation. Farmer Ryan Loflin is currently overseeing the first hemp crop in the US in 60 years, which of course comes just a few months after Amendment 64... Read More »
Inhaling cannabis reduces symptoms of Crohn’s Disease and activity index) scores.” (The CDIA is a research tool used to quantify the symptoms of Crohn’s disease patients.) Five of the eleven patients in the study group also reported achieving disease remission (defined as a reduction in patient CDAI Read More »
A new study compared the risk of bladder cancer in more than 83,000 men who smoked cigarettes only, marijuana only, or both substances. More frequent marijuana use — smoking pot more than 500 times — was associated with greater risk reduction than infrequent marijuana use — smoking once or twice.