Category: Physician Stories


Smoking marijuana helps patients give up opiates such as heroin, a new study has found. Researchers at Columbia University assessed the use of cannabinoids versus a placebo in opioid-dependent subjects undergoing in-patient detoxification and outpatient treatment with naltrexone, an opiate receptor antagonist. The opioid-dependent subjects undergoing outpatient treatment who used cannabis were ... Read More
December 2, 2015Chris Nazarenus


A new study in the journal Obesity found that marijuana users are less likely to become obese or develop diabetes.   Obesity and diabetes cost this country over 150 billion dollars a year in medical costs.     00:00 A new study in the Journal Obesity found that people who smoked marijuana regularly despite the cliche ... Read More
December 1, 2015AudioBurst


The green-typeface slogan "WE'ED like to be your doctor!" —unmistakably weed-friendly — has attracted hundreds of medical marijuana patients in less than a year to Dr. Bodo Schneider's clinics in southern Illinois and suburban Chicago. In New Jersey, Dr. Anthony Anzalone has a similar following at his three clinics, marketed online ... Read More
November 30, 2015Chris Nazarenus


Throughout the United States, prescription drug overdoses have been a major problem. But now, with the rise of medical marijuana in many states the number of painkiller deaths from pharmaceuticals have been plummeting. In states where medical marijuana is legal, deaths have been dropping 25%. This rate is consistent with the growing ... Read More
November 23, 2015Chris Nazarenus


Dr. Sanjay Gupta shares his thoughts on research, medical marijuana at Toronto event But also that some of our great scientific innovations sometimes are sitting right in front of us, we just have to go out and get ’em, CNN Chief Medical Correspondent and neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta expressed his support for ... Read More
November 18, 2015Chris Nazarenus


Study supports safety of medical cannabis for chronic pain Cannabis is widely used by patients with chronic pain to self-medicate but its long-term safety profile is not well established. Researchers from Canada found the rate of serious adverse events among 215 chronic pain patients prescribed cannabis for a year was similar to ... Read More
October 10, 2015Daily Dose


Medical marijuana seems to safely help chronic pain patients: study TORONTO -- Medical cannabis appears to be reasonably safe as well as effective in helping to relieve chronic pain -- at least in patients who have previously used the drug, a study has found.The benchmark study, conducted at seven pain-management clinics ... Read More
September 30, 2015Chris Nazarenus



Cannabis For Fibromyalgia

The survey, conducted online, asked more than 1,300 patients with the chronic pain disorder to rate the effectiveness of treatments that they’ve tried. Medical marijuana was compared with the only three drugs approved by the FDA for fibromyalgia: Savella, Lyrica and Cymbalta. Just 8% of patients that tried Cymbalta and 10% that ... Read More
September 28, 2015Daily Dose


For those suffering from neuropathic pain, it appears that treatments from the farm may be more effective than the pharmacy. A 2013 study published in The Journal of Pain analyzed the the capacity of vaporized cannabis to treat neuropathic pain. In Low-dose vaporized cannabis significantly improves neuropathic pain, researchers conducted a ... Read More
September 24, 2015Meghan Ridley