Health

March 29, 2019

Local Laws Cut Cannabis Access for California Retirement Community

When the City of Laguna Woods banned cannabis businesses from operating in city limits, they left a lot of local retirees who depend on cannabis cut off. We visited the retirement community to learn about how that impact is being felt. The post Local Laws […]
April 16, 2019

Doctors Have a Cannabis Problem, and It’s Harming Patients

When doctors refuse to learn or talk about cannabis, they put their patients at risk. A new study proves it. And it’s got to stop. The post Doctors Have a Cannabis Problem, and It’s Harming Patients appeared first on Leafly.
May 3, 2019

Allergies Buggin’ Out? Cannabis Can Help, or Hurt

Amid contradictory research, Leafly asks cannabis doctors about marijuana for allergy relief. The post Allergies Buggin’ Out? Cannabis Can Help, or Hurt appeared first on Leafly.
May 10, 2019

Medical Cannabis Makes Every Day Special for This Mom

Two years after Florida legalized medical cannabis, her son has gone from 300 seizures a day to one per week. The post Medical Cannabis Makes Every Day Special for This Mom appeared first on Leafly.
May 17, 2019

How Cannabis Helps ‘Spoonies’ Soothe the Symptoms of Chronic Illness

Cannabis can aid people with less well-known—but not uncommon—conditions, ones that often come with a life-long sentence. We call ourselves “spoonies.” The post How Cannabis Helps ‘Spoonies’ Soothe the Symptoms of Chronic Illness appeared first on Leafly.
May 21, 2019

CBD Can Help Curb Heroin Cravings, New Study Finds

The findings suggest a role for CBD “in helping to break the cycle of addiction,” researchers at New York’s Mount Sinai Hospital said. The post CBD Can Help Curb Heroin Cravings, New Study Finds appeared first on Leafly.
June 3, 2019

JAMA: Most Doctors Know Nothing About Cannabis

His med school refused to acknowledge the legality of medical marijuana. So a young doctor must learn from his patients. The post JAMA: Most Doctors Know Nothing About Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.
June 14, 2019

What It’s Like to Be a Parent Who Medicates With Cannabis

Perception around cannabis is quickly evolving. Yet even in legalized areas, parents often aren’t included in the changing perceptions of cannabis. The post What It’s Like to Be a Parent Who Medicates With Cannabis appeared first on Leafly.
June 24, 2019

Is Neem Oil Causing Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome?

Cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome (CHS), a rare cyclical vomiting condition, is said to be triggered by too much cannabis. But many believe this isn’t true—and instead say the painful bouts of vomiting come from other factors, such as pesticide contamination. Recently, the idea that neem oil […]
July 2, 2019

Study Finds ‘Recreational’ Cannabis Consumers Using It Medically

A study published today in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs found that many customers at Colorado’s adult-use cannabis stores use the product not just for fun, but also to ease issues like pain and insomnia. ‘Recreational’ customers often end up using cannabis for pain and […]