Can Cannabis Replace Synthetic Opioids in Treating Addiction?

Despite harsh laws enforced by the “War on Drugs,” drug abuse is still a major issue in the United States. Even more worrying is the number of accidental deaths caused by drug overdoses every year. In fact, in 2014, there were 47,055 accidental deaths from drug overdoses in the US, making it the highest cause of accidental death in the country.

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The Effects of Cannabis on Your Heart and Brain

Studying the effects of cannabis as both a health-protective element and treatment for many illnesses and conditions is a stepping stone for the future of medicine. While heavily contested by some, cannabis is severely put under scrutiny by researchers and specialists in all medical fields and the conclusions are staggering.

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How Cannabis Helps Treat Breast Cancer By Dr. Veronique Desaulniers

For thousands of years, cannabis has been used the world over for healing. In fact, marijuana is still included in the 50 fundamental (i.e. most important) herbs of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Even though the fate of cannabis on the federal level is still up in the air, the good news is that more and more, the healing power of cannabis for even the most serious health conditions is becoming common knowledge.

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What You May Have Missed in 2016: What are the Cannabis Pitfalls and the Peaks?

Say what you want about 2016, no one can doubt it has been an interesting year. From Donald Trump to Brexit, people around the world have certainly had a lot on their minds. One major issue that many citizens were thinking about this year was cannabis and whether or not to legalize it. Whether due to a growing legalization trend, or to the continued research on the benefits of cannabis, many people were swayed to say yes to the plant.

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Death, Taxes, Politics…and Cannabis Discussions!

This holiday season, just like any other, means the gathering of family and friends and sometimes the discussion – or avoidance – of certain topics. Politics and religion may or may not be off the table, but what about cannabis? This holiday season, will you be discussing marijuana use with your family?

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Holidays, Depression, and Suicide: Here are Some Surprising Facts

There is hope. Did you know that historically, the months of November, December and January are actually the months when the fewest people take their own lives? You probably didn’t, because it’s a persistent and age-old myth that gets recycled by journalists year after year without much fact-checking—sort of like myths surrounding the “dangers” of…

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Cannabis vs Alcohol: Binge Drinking at the Holidays, Is Cannabis a Safer Alternative?

The leaves are turning colors, the air is getting chilly, and pumpkin patches are thriving. These are all signs that Thanksgiving and the holiday season is just around the corner, meaning great food and even better company is in our near future. But the start of the holiday season also has another, less pleasant significance. The holidays often bring with them increased alcohol consumption and alcohol-related incidents.

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November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month!

This November, United Patients Group is celebrating National Epilepsy Awareness Month. This month has a special significance for us, as cannabis has shown to be very effective in treating various forms of epilepsy, reducing seizures, and improving the quality of life for many epilepsy patients. This month, we are especially dedicated to spreading awareness about cannabis and how it can be used to treat epilepsy.

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Election 2016: The Beginning of the End for Pot Prohibition?

“Speechless” is an understandable word to explain how many folks feel at the time of the writing of this article, only 72 hours after Donald Trump became the President-elect of the United States. Whether you supported Trump or Clinton, the Democrats or Republicans, no one can deny that the election night upset on November 8th…

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