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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Itchiness: Does Cannabis Cause It or Cure It?

While the use of medical cannabis as a treatment for a variety of medical conditions gains awareness and support, it also remains a very controversial, much contested one. People on both sides argue the pros and cons of the plant. Does cannabis cause anxiety, or does it cure it?

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National Cancer Moonshot Initiative: An Open Letter and Video From United Patients Group and the Medical Cannabis Community to VP Biden

As Vice President Joe Biden prepares to host the “National Cancer Moonshot Summit” this week, and the deadline to invite researchers and the general public to submit their best ideas for accelerating cancer research draws near (July 1), we at United Patients Group want to ensure that medical cannabis is given a seat at the table via supported research and inclusion within formal clinical trials to more fully explore its potential as a viable and multi-faceted cancer treatment.

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Happy Father’s Day – Ode to the Heroes Among Us ..Thank You!

To celebrate Father’s Day this year, we are giving a shout out to the many heroes among us – the dads who have fought for the lives of their children – or those who have fought for the right to treat themselves or their loved ones, with controversial, but successful medical cannabis treatments. After all, it was…

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