Policy and Legislation

by Paul Armentano, NORML Deputy Director Super-majorities of voters believe that medical cannabis should be legal, and most men additionally support legalizing marijuana for all adults, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University Swing State poll. Pollsters gauged support for marijuana law reform in Florida, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. Florida

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Health

There is accumulating scientific evidence that the endocannabinoid system plays an important role in how the body regulates energy (calorie) balance, as well as carbohydrate and fat metabolism. As such, the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is an often overlooked key in the regulation of body weight and body composition (note: “body

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Interviews

CHJ:  Welcome Daniel to Cannabis Health.   We appreciate thoughtful ventures in the medical cannabis industry, particularly those involved in research as we believe that the more we know about the potential of cannabinoid science, the more likely we can find targeted therapies to a variety of ailments.   Would you mind

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Business

Cross roads, right turns, speed bumps and highways. Sound like directions? Perhaps but this isn’t the yellow brick road. The bricks are green and navigating the road to marijuana ventures holds its fair share of roadblocks. If you have travel plans to enter the licensed and regulated cannabis industry, be prepared

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Research

Many people have started eating hemp foods, or consuming either cannabis-derived or hemp oil drops, in order to take advantage of one of nature’s healthiest foods. Although there are a number of important items you should consider before making changes to your diet or consumption habits, one vital fact outweighs

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Research

Complex life such as ours requires tight control of factors like energy supply, cell division, brain activity and immunity to maintain our bodies’ structural and functional integrity. Failure to do results in metabolic disorders such as obesity, anorexia or diabetes, cancer or degenerative disease such as Alzheimer’s, excitability disorders such as

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EducationHealth

The endocannabinoid system (ECS) is a complex signaling network within the human body that uses specialized compounds known as cannabinoids to control various bodily processes by interacting with various receptors and regulatory enzymes.   Cannabidiol (CBD) is often referred to as a “phytocannabinoid.” Phytocannabinoids are plant derivatives that contain a

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Health

  The biological mechanisms that control mood, anxiety, stress, fear, and other emotional behavior have been focused almost exclusively on the role of certain neurotransmitters called monoamines. While monoamines like dopamine, serotonin, and norepinephrine play an important role in controlling mood and anxiety, the vast majority of drug-based therapies that

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HealthResearch

India is a land steeped in faith and mysticism. Ayurveda, combining the Sanskrit words for life and knowledge7, is a system of medicine intertwined inextricably with these traits. That a core of belief combined with empirical experimentation could produce a viable medical regimen still widely practiced after well over 5000 years

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EducationHealth

At Oaksterdam University, we meet hundreds of physicians who want to learn more about medicinal cannabis and who ultimately want the option to recommend it for their patients. Many times these doctors have been approached by patients or they recognize that the opiate solutions available no longer work for particular

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