Cannabis for IBD: Can it back?

For those living with inflammatory bowel disease or IBD, digestion can be a minefield. Inadvertent snacking on a trigger food can provoke excruciating pain or even numbness. A stressful day at work may lead to a flare in inflammation and hospitalization. The chorus often sounded by those living with IBD is the way the disease…

Who is Rick Simpson and what’s Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)?

Rick Simpson Oil, or RSO, is a cannabis concentrate used for many different medical benefits, including relieving cancer symptoms. It has a thick, syrupy consistency and can be applied as a topical or ingested in food or drinks. In this article we’ll go over who Rick Simpson is and why he created this oil, how it’s…

Arizona, Florida dispensaries remain originate throughout summer COVID-19 spikes

Bruce BarcottJune 30, 2020 Dispensaries in Arizona, Florida, and Texas remain open as essential businesses. (AdobeStock) As coronavirus cases continue spike alarmingly in Arizona, Florida, Texas, and other southern states, some once-reluctant governors are taking action to shut down gathering places. On Monday, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey ordered all bars, movie theaters, gyms, and water…

Unique lawsuit objectives to force DEA to reschedule marijuana

Bruce KennedyJune 8, 2020 A new lawsuit would force the DEA to reconsider the criteria set in 1992 to determine the ‘accepted medical use’ of cannabis. (AdobeStock) In recent years, lawsuits directed against the federal government’s prohibition of cannabis have tried—and repeatedly failed—to knock down marijuana’s Schedule I status. A recently filed lawsuit, however, suggests…

Grandma will get excessive: Why seniors are drinking cannabis

Emma StoneApril 27, 2020 Barbara Krause makes a purchase at Vela Cannabis in Seattle, Washington. Krause was part of a group from Sound Vista Village, an assisted living facility in Gig Harbor, that visited Vela Cannabis. (Photo by David Ryder/Leafly) If you’re used to finding home-baked cookies in grandma’s pantry, don’t be surprised if these…

Lumber, the Tiger King truly did bustle for governor on a ‘legalize weed’ platform

David BienenstockApril 14, 2020 ‘Tiger King’ Joe Exotic’s 2018 run for Oklahoma governor included a call for full cannabis legalization. (Photo: Netflix) Right now Americans are obsessed with exactly two things, and one of them is Tiger King, Netflix’s hit seven-part documentary series. Even if you haven’t watched an episode, you’ve probably seen this dramatic,…

Are cannabis users extra at risk for COVID-19? A doctor solutions

Dr. Junella ChinApril 13, 2020 Dr. Junella Chin offers advice on smoking, vaping and lung health during the coronavirus pandemic. (AdobeStock) Editor’s note: Dr. Junella Chin is physician based in New York, where she treats adults and children in her integrative and holistic medical practice. Dr. Chin co-authored the book Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness with…