It is pretty common knowledge that eating a diet high in carbohydrates and sugar can lead to diabetes. But did you know that more and more evidence is connecting diabetes and pre-diabetic conditions like high insulin levels to cancer, including breast cancer?
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?
In the United States, approximately one in five women have been raped and 50% have experienced some other form of sexually-related assault.
Dissecting Adult Use Marijuana Act (AUMA) – How California’s November Vote Could Impact the Rest of the U.S.
There’s been some recent good news among the pro-cannabis crowd: California Secretary of State Alex Padilla announced that the Adult Use Marijuana Act (AUMA) initiative is eligible for the November 8, 2016 General Election ballot.
We live in a society that is deathly afraid of germs. What’s more, many of us think that getting rid of the germs will help us not get sick. This is actually a myth perpetuated by mass media, manufacturers and conventional medicine.
You know that saying “hope for the best, and plan for the worst”? That is the mindful way to head into summer camp season when it comes to the use of medical cannabis.
Medical Cannabis Users and Guns; Reflections on Independence Day: Gun Laws Still Unjust for Medical Cannabis Users
Paris, November, 2015: 130 dead, 368 wounded. San Bernadino, California, December, 2015, 14 people dead and 22 seriously injured. And now the latest: June, 2016, 49 people killed and 53 people wounded at Orlando nightclub Pulse in the deadliest mass shooting by a single gunman in U.S. history.
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.
The Cannabis Fields of the Himalayas: How US and UN Policies Affect Deeply Rooted Cultural Practices
Until the late 1970s, Nepal was a veritable haven for marijuana. Travelers the world round, especially those seeking to escape “Reefer Madness,” could find a ganja-tinted sanctuary on Freak Street in Kathmandu and throughout Nepal.
“Cancer patients don’t have a coordinated community. AIDS patients, on the other hand, tend to be young, aggressive and tend to have cohesive communities, especially the gay community. I think they will demand what works.” ~Robert Randall, “Father of the Medical Marijuana Movement”, circa 1990