Tag: Patients

Kentucky Public Hearing Spotlights Testimonies of Ibogaine Patients

The Kentucky Opioid Abatement Advisory Commission held a public hearing on Sept. 15, inviting a wide variety of people to speak about a plan that involves using ibogaine to treat addiction. Personal testimonies were presented by 23 individuals over a five-hour period, including military veterans, parents, professors, and many others who have witnessed the use […]

Survey: Nearly One-Third of Cancer Patients Use MJ, Most Say Symptoms Improved

A new survey, conducted by researchers affiliated with the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York City and published in the journal Supportive Care in Cancer, sought the perspectives of 1,258 cancer patients to find out more about their relationship with cannabis as it pertains to their cancer symptoms.  “To characterize cannabis use among […]

Medical Pot Patients Enjoy Improved Quality Of Life, Lower Pain, Anxiety And Depression, Research Shows

A recent Australian study involving over 2,300 individuals with chronic health conditions has revealed interesting improvements in their overall quality of life within the initial three months of using medical cannabis. The study, published this week in the journal PLoS ONE, also found a reduction in fatigue. The research also highlighted improvements in anxiety, depression, […]

Study: MMJ Offers Neuropathy Patients Significant Pain, Sleep Improvements

A study published in the journal Medical Cannabis and Cannabinoids conducted out of Hamburg, Germany found that cannabis inhalation is associated with sustained improvements in pain and sleep for patients with chronic neuropathy.  Neuropathy is a condition caused by damaged peripheral nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord, which can cause weakness, numbness […]

Fibromyalgia Patients Find Relief From Oral THC Treatment, Study Shows

Patients suffering from a condition characterized by pain and fatigue could find relief in the form of oral THC treatment, according to newly published research.  The study, published in the German medical journal Schmerz and conducted by German researchers, provided “indications that THC can be considered as a medical alternative in addition to the substances […]

Feeling High Correlates with Greater Symptom Relief for Medical Cannabis Patients, Study Finds

A study published by the University of New Mexico (UNM) in the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology found that patients who feel high after using cannabis often experience greater symptom relief. Entitled “Understanding Feeling ‘High’ and Its Role in Medical Cannabis Patient Outcomes,” researchers worked with ReLeaf App to study nearly 2,000 medical cannabis patients. Of […]

Rhode Island Ushers In New Era for Medical Weed Patients with Digital Applications

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDHO) recently announced its initiative to allow residents to apply for medical cannabis card registration online. The Rhode Island Cannabis Licensing Portal went live as of June 1, which covers a basic foundation for new and existing patients. “The new system, known as the Rhode Island Cannabis Licensing Portal, […]

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