THE BLOG Restricting Veterans’ Medical Cannabis Will Cost Lives  Dec 12, 2016 | Updated Dec 12, 2016 Marc Davis Business writer, health and wellness blogger   KATARZYNABIALASIEWICZ VIA GETTY IMAGES Why are so many military veterans reeling with “a sense of anger, hurt, frustration and betrayal?” And why is a group of them marching on…

In addition to selecting a new President, Florida voters approved Amendment 2, which amends the Florida Constitution to legalize medical marijuana for use by individuals with specific debilitating medical conditions, as determined by a Florida licensed physician. With its passage, Amendment 2 requires the Florida Department of Health to regulate marijuana production and distribution centers…

Florida became the 26th state to legalize medical marijuana a week ago. Amendment 2 was on the ballot in 2014 but failed to pass, receiving 58% of the vote (Florida requires 60% or more for constitutional amendments). The second time was the charm, as the 2016 version of the initiative received 71% of the vote.…

It was a big day for pot in America. USA TODAY (Photo: tvirbickis, Getty Images/iStockphoto) Supporters of medical marijuana on Wednesday celebrated the landslide victory of Amendment 2 as long-needed relief for Florida’s sickest patients. But it will likely be many months before most of the estimated 450,000 people who qualify for the drug will…

By Scott Gacek on September 30, 2016 Voters in Florida will be presented once again with a proposal to legalize medical marijuana in the Sunshine State, and two polls released this week indicate that Amendment 2 will receive the 60% needed to pass. On Monday, the Florida Chamber of Commerce released a poll that found…

By Anabel Munoz and ABC7.com staff Monday, August 22, 2016 06:55PM SKID ROW, LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Paramedics rushed to Skid Row after 18 people appeared to have overdosed on a drug presumed to be spice, or synthetic marijuana, fire officials said. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the area of 5th and San Pedro streets…

By Jason Sander  – Aug 3, 2016 As cannabis slowly but surely becomes more accepted as legitimate medicine, medical professionals have become more interested in researching the endocannabinoid system and how it relates to pharmacology, neurology, and pain management. While most everyone knows that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is impacted by cannabis consumption, some might…

Is Cannabis Better for Chronic Pain Than Opioids? By Jeremy Kossen — 8/15/2016 Chronic pain can be an incredibly debilitating condition. For many who live with it on a daily or near daily basis, the condition can be so oppressive, it affects other parts of their lives, impacting their mood, health, and overall well-being. Unfortunately,…