Study: Marijuana Use Associated With Lower Risk of Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease

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.

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Study: Marijuana Consumers Have Lower Mortality, Morbidity, and Hospitalization-Costs Among Pancreatitis Patients

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.

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Hemp Buds 101 – Like Cannabis Flower but Legal!

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.

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Switzerland May Soon Legalize Medical Marijuana

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.

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Marijuana is Safe and Effective in Treating Fibromyalgia, Says Study

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.

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Illinois Legalizes Marijuana

Illinois has officially become the 11th U.S. state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.

As reported by the Associated Press, Illinois’ new governor signed the legislation into law today making his state the 11th to approve marijuana for recreational use in a program offering legal remedies and economic benefits to minorities whose lives critics say were damaged by a wayward war on drugs.

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