Not Sure About the HPV Vaccine for Your Child?

2006 saw the first human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine licensed for use in the United States. Since that time, many parents have been subjected to fear and confusion as to the risks versus benefits of this vaccine, and its ability to prevent a deadly form of cancer. Because of this, there are parents who refuse or delay HPV vaccinations for their children.

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Cannabinoids ─ A Primer (Part Two): CBD, the Heart of Cannabinoid Healing

Last week we talked about the well-known chemical substance found in cannabis called Tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, an amazing chemical compound that is about a lot more than just “getting high.” As with all cannabinoids, THC reaches its full potential, however, when it is combined with other substances found in the cannabis plant. In this article, we will take a look at CBD…

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Dealing with Loss and Grief — Can Cannabis Help?

As concerns mount in the United States about the over-prescription and diversion of opioid medications and the dangers of these medications, medical cannabis is finally making inroads in integrative treatment plans for chronically or terminally ill patients.

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Cannabinoids – A Primer (Part One): What Exactly is THC?

Many of us may be under the impression that the term “THC” automatically signifies the substance in cannabis that will “get you high.” It is true that of the hundreds of compounds in the cannabis plant, certain forms of Tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, produce that well-known psychoactive effect. However, as we shall see, there is a lot more to THC than meets the eye.

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The Olympics: How Cannabis May Help Elite Athletes (and the rest of us!) Up Our Game – Naturally

With the Olympics coming to a close in Rio de Janeiro, people all over the world have tuned in to watch countries compete against one another in incredible feats of athleticism. But that’s not the only thing the world is tuning in on. As the recent scandal with Russian Olympians circulated in the media, the subject of doping became just as intriguing to the general population as did the discussion of the Zika virus at the Olympics.

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The Hypocrisy Continues – Who’s Really Behind (Blocking) Cannabis Decriminalization and Why?

With the recent decision by the DEA to expand the number of marijuana growers in the US, while keeping it classified as a Schedule I drug, it seems as if the legalization movement is constantly taking one step forward, only to take one step back again. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Medical Correspondent for CNN and creator of the documentary “Weed,” has called the gesture “symbolic” meaning that while the number of growers and opportunities for research have technically expanded

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Reeking of Hypocrisy: What the DEA’s Decision to Keep Marijuana on Schedule 1 Really Means

Last week, the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) decided to maintain marijuana’s status as a Schedule 1 Drug under the Controlled Substance Act. By definition, substances on Schedule 1 have been determined by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as having “no medical use whatsoever” and are also deemed to have a “high potential for abuse.” At the same time, the DEA’s decision came with a relaxation of some of the rules regarding medical cannabis research

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Fewer Colorado teens using marijuana

Teen marijuana use is increasing nationwide. Yet according to federal government data collected by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Colorado is seeing a decrease in marijuana use among teens. Considering that Colorado is now home to state-licensed medical cannabis businesses, this news may be surprising to opponents who previously claimed with certainty that…

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Under the Sun: Protecting Your Skin – Cannabis Can Help

Summertime means long hours at the beach, family barbecues, and getting that toasty shade of golden brown. But with 2016 on track to be the hottest year on record, it also means protecting your skin from harmful UV rays. Data from NASA reports that each consecutive month in 2016 has been the hottest month, respectively, since the commencement of temperature recording in 1880.

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