Cannabidiol Protects Liver

Reprinted without permission Free Radic Biol Med. 2014 Mar;68:260-7. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2013.12.026. Epub 2014 Jan 4. Cannabidiol protects liver from binge alcohol-induced steatosis by mechanisms including inhibition of oxidative stress and increase in autophagy. . Abstract Acute alcohol drinking induces steatosis, and effective prevention of steatosis can protect liver from progressive Read more…

Do Medical Marijuana Laws Reduce Addictions and Deaths Related to Pain Killers?

Reprinted without permission David Powell, Rosalie Liccardo Pacula, Mireille Jacobson NBER Working Paper No. 21345 Issued in July 2015 NBER Program(s):   HC   HE Many medical marijuana patients report using marijuana to alleviate chronic pain from musculoskeletal problems and other sources. If marijuana is used as a substitute for powerful and addictive pain Read more…

First Congressional Medical Marijuana Legislation of the Year Focuses on Access for U.S. Veterans

“Veterans Equal Access Act” would allow VA physicians to recommend medical marijuana without federal censure February 03, 2015 | Kris Hermes Washington, DC — U.S. House Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and eight bipartisan Congressional cosponsors introduced the “Veterans Equal Access Act” today, marking a concerted federal effort to allow our Read more…