MEDICAL MARIJUANA

kratom
kratom

People Are Worried That the FDA Is Trying to Ban Kratom

The DEA proposed banning kratom in 2016 but backed off following massive public pressure. Instead, it asked the FDA to conduct a formal scientific evaluation.
Jesse Hicks
3.13.18
healthcare
healthcare

Why Doesn’t Health Insurance Cover Medical Marijuana?

Twenty-nine states have legalized medical weed, after all.
Troy Farah
3.7.18
Weed
Weed

Doctors at the VA Can Officially Talk to Patients About Using Weed

New guidance directs VA staff to discuss with veterans how their use of medical marijuana could interact with other prescriptions or aspects of their care.
Michelle Andrews, Kaiser Health News
1.10.18
MARIJUANA
MARIJUANA

Pot Churches Are Getting Around State Marijuana Laws

Churches that offer weed as a sacrament are proliferating, competing with medical marijuana dispensaries and even pot shops.
Barbara Feder Ostrov, California Healthline
1.2.18
MARIJUANA
MARIJUANA

Inside the Fight to Study Marijuana for Vets with PTSD

The VA won't help recruit veterans for an FDA-approved trial.
Shelby Hartman
11.10.17
Weed
Weed

A Surprising Number of Medical Residents Think Weed Is an FDA-Approved Drug

A small new survey is more evidence that med schools need to do a better job addressing marijuana.
Ashley Lyles
11.2.17
united states of addiction
united states of addiction

Opioid Overdose Deaths Fell After Colorado Legalized Weed

It could be just a coincidence, but more research is definitely needed.
Jesse Hicks
10.17.17
Cancer
Cancer

A Quarter of Cancer Patients Have Used Medical Marijuana

Where it's legal, at least.
Knvul Sheikh
9.25.17
Weed
Weed

Med Students Aren’t Taught How to Prescribe Marijuana

More than half of states have legalized medical weed but med schools haven't caught up yet.
Jesse Hicks
9.18.17
mental health
mental health

The First Study on Marijuana for Vets With PTSD Is in Danger of Being Shut Down

The researchers haven’t been able to recruit enough subjects.
Ed Cara
9.1.17
The High Life
The High Life

The Government Is Funding a Study on Weed as a Pain Treatment

Namely, whether medical marijuana can help people use fewer opioid painkillers.
Jesse Hicks
8.11.17
Fighting Words
Fighting Words

Recreational Weed Shouldn’t Be Legalized

A medical marijuana patient defends her unpopular opinion.
Chaya Rusk
8.8.17