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The Shake: Hillary the ‘Drug Warrior,’ a Utah Senator’s Escape Plan, and a Football Coach Fired for Growing the Wrong Crop

In today's Shake: Further evidence MMJ is no joke, a new study on cannabis and pregnancy, and a deity — and his many followers — with a taste for cannabis.

Cannabis and Depression

As cannabis sheds the stigma that has long been associated with its use, more people are speaking out to report how cannabis has helped them deal with depression.

Surgeon General Report Could Sway Federal Policy

Cannabis advocates are cautiously optimistic that the report could support an eventual move to relax the nation's cannabis laws.

University of Alabama Now Drug Tests Fraternities, Pushing Some Toward Riskier Substances

The school's decision to drug test Greek organizations has led to reports of increased use of prescription drugs like Xanax, which leave the body quickly but are more dangerous.

Why Does Cannabis Make You Laugh?

Cannabis has a way of making everything funnier, but do you know the biological basis of why it makes us laugh?

Study Explores Health Effects of High-THC Cannabis

In the first report of its kind, researchers have found a link between frequent use of high-THC cannabis and signs of damage to a central part of the brain.

How Does Your Endocannabinoid System Impact Your Brain’s Response to Social Interaction?

Does your endocannabinoid system impact social behavior? A recent study examines how the ECS may interact with oxytocin to positively impact social interaction rewards.

DEA Chief Calls Medical Marijuana “a Joke,” But These 5 Studies Say Otherwise

The DEA chief says that medical marijuana is a joke, at least if you're smoking it, so we dug up some studies that demonstrate the fallacy of such a statement.

How to Find a Doctor or Clinic That Specializes in Medical Marijuana Recommendations

This quick step-by-step guide will help you locate a doctor or clinic that can legally recommend medical marijuana to help treat your illness or symptoms.

Houston, We Have a Labeling Problem

Patients who acquire cannabis-infused edibles from medical marijuana dispensaries might be getting much less (or much more) than they're being told.

The Medical Minute: Is Cannabis an Effective Substitute for Opiate Pain Relievers?

Researchers wanted to find out what effect cannabis use combined with prescribed opiate pain relievers had on patients' chronic pain symptoms, and whether they led to harder drug use.

The Actual Benefit of Medical Marijuana: What Does the Research Indicate?

Past research on the efficacy of medicinal cannabis is suggesting that medical marijuana can help with some conditions but may not be effective with others.

Can Cannabinoids Positively Impact Your Body’s Orthopedic and Musculoskeletal Health?

There is emerging science paving the way for the application of cannabinoids such as CBD (cannabidiol) in the world of orthopedic joint, tendon, bone, and connective tissue health.

Do Cannabinoid-Mimicking Compounds Affect the Endocannabinoid System As Well As Cannabis?

Today we’re going to dive into the compounds that mimic cannabinoids to see if and how they comparatively affect the endocannabinoid system, or ECS.

The Medical Minute: Women are Using Cannabis a Little More, but Drinking a Lot More

Between 2005 and 2012, binge drinking rates among women climbed 17.5%. That’s the estimate researchers arrived at after reviewing a decade’s worth of data.

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