Breast Cancer, Cannabis, and Tamoxifen: Understanding the Dangers of Drug-Drug Interactions

For many people living with life-limiting and life-threatening diseases like cancer, medical cannabis has long been hailed as a gift, both for symptom control and for its potential to limit the disease process itself. But especially in the case of breast cancer—or, more accurately, breast cancers—the therapeutic potential of cannabis also comes laden with the…

Cannabis Topicals: Creams, Salves and Lotions. Why Seniors are Thriving.

When we think of pain relief from cannabis, we often think of rolling up a joint, turning on our favorite show, and waiting for the pain to melt away in a haze of smoke. But with the fast-growing trend of cannabis topicals, we might need to start rethinking the role that cannabis plays when it…

Addiction Treatment: Can Cannabis Replace Synthetic Opioids in Treating Addiction?

Addiction Treatment: 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.

Controversial Drug for Muscular Dystrophy

FDA Fast Tracks Approval of Controversial Drug for Muscular Dystrophy – Why is Cannabis Not Being Given the Same Consideration?

An emotionally-charged panel hearing on September 19th ended with the FDA approving a controversial Muscular Dystrophy drug called eteplirsen, also known as exondys 51. In an effort to keep patients in the approval process, the event was marked by speeches from patients and family members of patients urging the FDA to approve the drug.

Medical Marijuana Gross Negligence: Could the Federal Government and FDA Be Sued for Murder?

Medical Marijuana Gross Negligence: Could the Federal Government and FDA Be Sued for Murder?

The federal government is allowing sick people to die when it knows that cannabis could save them. The DEA still classifies cannabis as a Schedule I controlled substance—meaning it supposedly has “no currently accepted medical use in the United States, a lack of accepted safety for use under medical supervision, and a high potential for…