“…marijuana is a year-round substance that can be just as enjoyable in the dead or winter as the middle of summer but, like beer or barbecues, cannabis and summer are a perfect combo.”
The American Journal of Epidemiology in 2011 demonstrated that even if cannabis consumption increases appetite, “people using cannabis are less likely to be obese than people who do not use cannabis.”
Relaxation is the most widely cited reason why people consume cannabis. (According to 55 percent of respondents polled in a 2009 study)
In a 2012 study, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine discovered that patients that consumed cannabis experienced a one-third decrease in spasticity, compared with participants given a placebo.
Cannabis retail stores are now carrying a wider variety of topical options. In fact, the soaring popularity of these products is one of the most surprising success stories of marijuana legalization
New research reveals that compounds found in the cannabis plant may have promising therapeutic effects for people suffering from a wide array of gastrointestinal diseases.
The Epilepsy Foundation agrees, saying CBD “could potentially be helpful in controlling seizures,” especially for the 30 percent of patients who are unable to control their condition with existing, approved medications.
Many patients with arthritis live with chronic pain and may turn to cannabis or other alternative remedies to supplement or replace the many conventional painkillers and other medications prescribed by physicians.
In recent months, a series of studies has contributed to a growing body of evidence that medical marijuana can help turn the tide of opioid addiction.
The Sixties counterculture mantra “Turn on, tune in, drop out” needs a fresh, 21st century update. How about “Turn on, tune up, drop weight”?
The number of older Americans who use cannabis is increasing as more states legalize it, becoming the fastest-growing consumer group. A latest report reveals that seniors are far outpacing teen use.