Kratom, scientifically known as Mitragyna speciosa, is not a new herb. Native to Southeast Asia, Kratom is suggested to bring relaxation and motivation effects in the body. In the recent past, the popularity of Kratom has spread to the West. Majorly, the popularity is associated with the emergence of so many online vendors who are willing to supply the herb at pocket-friendly prices.
New Jersey’s Department of Health announced on Monday that it’s expanding the state’s medical-marijuana program.
According to a new study, those with a history of marijuana use are less likely to develop the non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) than those who haven’t used cannabis.
The study, titled “Cannabis consumption and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease: A three years longitudinal study in first-episode non-affective psychosis patients”, was published in the journal Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry.
The U.S. government is growing the largest crop of marijuana for research purposes in five years, reports the Associated Press.
The increase is in response to the rapidly growing interest in marijuana strains with high levels of THC and CBD.
According to a new study published in the journal JAMA [Journal of the American Medical Association] Pediatrics, marijuana legalization not only doesn’t increase teen usage rates, but it may also actually decrease them.
Those with acute pancreatitis who have a history of marijuana use have “lower age-adjusted, mortality, morbidity, and hospitalization-cost than non-cannabis-exposed patients”, according to a new study.
The chemical residue of marijuana has been found in incense burners that were used during funerary rites in western China in about 500 BC, reports Reuters. The finding proves what may be the oldest evidence of smoking marijuana for its mind-altering properties.
When the term hemp is mentioned, what comes to mind for many people is a plant that makes you high. This is because hemp is often used interchangeably with marijuana. However, although both plants belong to the Cannabis Sativa family, they are two different subspecies with different properties.
Marijuana is an illegal plant with psychoactive effects that mess your brain. People use this specific type for recreational purposes. However, hemp is a beneficial product. With less than 0.3 THC (the intoxicating compound), hemp is primarily grown for medicinal and industrial purposes. The difference in THC is what actually makes hemp legal across the United States.
The Swiss government on Wednesday put forth a proposal to legalize marijuana as prescription medicine.
The proposal would allow prescriptions for marijuana to treat cancer and other serious ailments report Reuters. Separate from a Swiss government push to allow some cities to experiment with recreational marijuana, the proposition would replace the current system in which those seeking medical cannabis must apply for an exception from the Federal Health Office to get what is otherwise an illegal drug.
According to new research, the use of marijuana is a safe and effective treatment for those with fibromyalgia.
The study, titled Safety and efficacy of medical cannabis in fibromyalgia, was published by the Journal of Clinical Medicine and was published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health.