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Wed
15
Dec

Cannabis Users May Risk Harmful Drug Interactions

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A recent survey found that nearly half of American adults (49%), have tried marijuana, a figure that has risen steadily in recent years as more states legalize medical and recreational cannabis. While the Gallup poll didn’t ask why people use marijuana, it’s fair to say many are experimenting with cannabis products – and cannabidiol (CBD) in particular – as alternatives to mainstream medical treatment.

Tue
14
Dec

Is Mixing Cannabis And Prescription Drugs A Good Idea?

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Taking CBD or marijuana might help your pain, but could be making the other drug(s) you’re taking more toxic.

It is widely known that cannabis has many medicinal benefits, with managing chronic pain, epilepsy, anxiety and treating the symptoms of PTSD among them.

However, in the case of cannabinoids, a group of substances found in the cannabis plant, there is a risk that combining it with other prescription drugs could pose harmful drug-drug interactions, suggests new research undertaken by scientists at Washington State University (WSU).

Mon
13
Dec

Why Marijuana Is Effective For Opioid Recovery

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The best way to determine whether or not marijuana can play a role in helping patients overcoming opioid addiction is by continuing to closely study the relationship between the two.

The devastation the opioid crisis has wrought upon communities throughout the country, especially throughout the pandemic, is immense. Deaths from opioid overdoses amassed the threshold of 93,000 in 2020, and relief is nowhere in sight.

That’s why now, more than ever, governing bodies and the medical community benefit from pulling out all the stops to get a handle on the situation.

Thu
09
Dec

ASUI talks medical marijuana and sexist comments

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ASUI passed resolutions on medical marijuana and Boise State Professor Scott Yenor

ASUI passed a slew of legislation Wednesday and held its first meeting for spring semester senators, including supporting Boise State University countering sexism and legalizing medical marijuana. 

ASUI introduced and passed a resolution supporting Boise State University students and their petition to investigate Professor Scott Yenor for sexist comments. 

The petition comes after a video from the National Conservatism Conference in Florida surfaced in which Yenor commented that women should not be recruited into the fields of engineering, medicine and law as well as trade occupations. 

Thu
09
Dec

Throughout The Pandemic, This Health Risk Has Been Rising In Americans

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The pandemic has resulted in a lot of health risks, whether they originated from the disease itself or by living through this stressful time.

COVID-19 has affected all of us, from the ones who caught the disease, to others who’ve managed to avoid it, but who have witnessed it nonetheless. In fact, according to scientists, the rate of one specific health issue in the U.S. has risen significantly since the start of the pandemic.

Published in the journal Circulation, a new study found that Americans’ blood pressure had risen during the pandemic when compared to data compiled during the three previous years.

Thu
09
Dec

How Does CBD Oil Help With Post Cancer Recovery

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Cannabinoids (CBD) can reduce tumor growth, reduce tumor invasion and can also increase the potency of certain drugs used to treat Cancer.

The popularity of Cannabinoids (CBD) is growing at a rapid speed that by now, you have probably heard of CBD or other CBD-infused products in treating chronic conditions like pain, anxiety, depression, joint pain. Some studies have noted that consumption of CBD may treat major diseases such as Schizophrenia and Cancer.  

Wed
08
Dec

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Company Donates to Cancer Fund

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Pecos Valley Production (PVP), a New Mexico medical cannabis company, has announced that their most recent fundraiser and partnership with the Anita Salas Memorial Fund generated an unexpected and philanthropic amount of money. During the month of October, PVP focused on raising money by educating their medical cannabis patients and ultimately asking them for a donation at checkout. Patients received entries into raffle baskets and mystery bags for their contribution efforts.

Additionally, PVP ran an internal contest throughout their stores to see which store could raise the most money. The reward for the winning store was $500 and was spread throughout the employees at the victorious location.

Wed
08
Dec

Americans’ Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The pandemic has been associated with an increase in public health spending, rising mental health issues and a record number of overdose deaths, according to a report from the philanthropic arm of UnitedHealth Group.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact in Americans’ health. But the picture is nuanced and complex, impacting racial and ethnic groups and certain geographic areas differently, according to UnitedHealth Foundation’s 2021 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report.

Tue
07
Dec

Large Study Links Cannabis Use to Sleep Disruption, Especially Among Heavy Users

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Getting roughly eight hours of sleep is crucial for most of us to avoid feeling like a zombie at work the next day. While some people use caffeine to keep alert during the day, others have turned to cannabis as a sleep aid.

Tue
07
Dec

Cramps & A Bad Time? 4 Cannabis Products To Help You Cope With Your Period

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Cannabis has become an unlikely source of relief for many suffering from PMS. Here are some products that could ease the discomfort.

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