Cannabis

Dr. Adria Schmedthorst

Got migraine? Be wary of the cannabis ‘cure-all’

Cannabis has been approved for medical uses including epilepsy, and research is ongoing into how it can help cancer patients and people with Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain and more. But how does it stack up against other kinds of proven natural relief for difficult-to-treat migraine pain?

Carolyn Gretton

Medical marijuana and high blood pressure: Here’s what we know

Medical marijuana, or cannabis, has been used medicinally to provide relief for chronic pain, nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy and muscle spasticity in multiple sclerosis patients. But what about heart health? More studies are needed but there’s positive news about its effect on blood pressure.

Tracey G. Ingram, AuD

Is cannabis a safer, effective answer to OCD?

Right now, costly therapy and questionable drugs are the approved treatments for OCD. But cannabis may hold potential for providing a break from the chronic cycle of obsessive-compulsive thoughts and behaviors those struggling with obsessive-compulsive disorder deal with on a daily basis…

Jenny Smiechowski

Why cannabis is a better pain reliever than aspirin

Whatever you think about cannabis, there’s no denying it’s a promising pain reliever — especially in a world where our only options are OTC pain relievers that increase the odds of internal bleeding and insanely-addictive opioids. So why are more people popping aspirin or opioids than cannabis products for their pain?