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15 Best Ways to Practice Self-Care in Los Angeles

By | June 18th, 2018|featured, health, mental health, Wellness|

Between gridlock traffic, work deadlines, and the garbage fire that is our current political system, Los Angelenos are more likely than ever to neglect self-care. But with all the city’s hidden gardens, CBD spa treatments, and feel-good social gatherings, it’s time to recharge, refuel, and reconnect. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to practice self-care [...]

The Sacred Plant: The Medicine and Politics Behind Marijuana

By | June 14th, 2018|cancer, health, patients|

Most Americans support medical marijuana, but few know how to use it and/or how to explain its benefits to a skeptical loved one. That’s where The Sacred Plant comes in. This docuseries hears from doctors, scientists and survivors who attest to the life-saving effects of cannabis, and the tragic realities of marijuana prohibition. Season 2, The Sacred Plant: [...]

Answered: Can You Smoke Weed While Taking Antibiotics?

By | May 23rd, 2018|doctors, featured, health, safety|

It is always important to be aware and cautious of what you’re mixing with any sort of medication, since certain medicines will have a negative or more enhanced reaction when taken with another substance. When you’re fighting off a bacterial infection, doctors generally prescribe antibiotics, which come along with some strict rules. But almost never [...]

Philadelphia Hospital To Study Medical Marijuana Patients with MS

By | May 23rd, 2018|featured, health, Multiple Sclerosis, News, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Research|

Philadelphia is quickly becoming a focal point in the nation’s fight for marijuana reform, with most of the attention on the city directed at Philadelphia’s new district attorney, Larry Krasner, who is championing a radical reform agenda aimed at transforming criminal justice. But Philly is also home to the Lambert Center for the Study of [...]

Ask Dr. Mitch: Coping With Cannabis

By | May 18th, 2018|Culture, doctors, featured, health, March 2018 Issue, women|

This feature was published in the March 2018 issue of High Times magazine. Subscribe right here. Dr. Mitch Earleywine, the author of Understanding Marijuana and The Parents’ Guide to Marijuana, dishes on whether marijuana can help your sex drive, weed in the workplace, and prejudice against pot smokers. I know there was research years ago, but I wonder if there [...]

Global Study Finds Tobacco, Alcohol More Harmful Than Illicit Drugs

By | May 15th, 2018|alcohol, health, News, Public Health, safety, tobacco|

A new report from the Society for the Study of Addiction found that alcohol and tobacco are far and away the most harmful substances used around the world. The report culls together data from the World Health Organization, United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, and Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. Even though there [...]

Rat Poison-Laced Synthetic Weed Has Spread to Florida

By | May 4th, 2018|Florida, health, News, safety, synthetic marijuana|

Rat poison-laced synthetic weed has spread to Florida, and at least one man has died from exposure to the toxin. Florida is now the eighth state reporting cases of medical emergencies caused by tainted synthetic cannabis. According to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner, Carlos Pimentel-Bonano, 37, died on March 26. When the medical examiner performed an autopsy, [...]

New Research Shows That Cannabinoids May Treat Sleep Apnea

By | May 4th, 2018|Exclusive, featured, health, News, Research, sleep|

Though still in its infancy, new research shows some promising results when it comes to cannabinoids’ effect on sleep apnea. A study published in the medical journal Sleep this year confirms that a synthetic cannabinoid can lessen the sometimes dangerous symptoms of sleep apnea. To better understand this study, and what it could potentially mean for sleep [...]

Virginia Will Get Its First Needle Exchange Program This Year

By | April 26th, 2018|Harm Reduction, health, HIV/AIDS, News, opioid crisis, Virginia|

Virginia will get its first needle exchange program this year in an effort to prevent disease in the state. The public health initiative will most likely begin in or near Wise County, in southwestern Virginia. Officials hope to stem the tide of infectious diseases fueled by the epidemic of opioid abuse and addiction. A new [...]

How To Treat Multiple Sclerosis With Cannabis

By | April 24th, 2018|Chronic Illness, featured, health, Immune System, Multiple Sclerosis, pain relief, synthetic marijuana|

In the US alone, over 400,000 Americans struggle with to manage the daily symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis (MS). MS is an autoimmune disorder that presents with neurologic manifestations. Patients may receive a diagnosis of relapsing-remitting or progressive types of the disease. For those suffering from this often-debilitating disorder, the list of possible symptoms varies. In [...]