Tag Archive | "Cannabis"


Cannabis-Related Emergency Room Visits Rising Among Older Adults

As a growing number of older adults are experimenting with cannabis to help alleviate chronic symptoms, a new study has identified a sharp increase in emergency department visits related to the drug.

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Cannabis Use has Increased 75 Percent Since 2015

With the legalization of cannabis for medical and recreational purposes in many states, medical professions are studying its use in treating a number of chronic health conditions.

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LivWell Enlightened Health’s warehouse in Denver. (Markian Hawryluk/Kaiser Health News)

American Pot Is Gold Standard, But Canada Leads Cannabis Export Game 

After 20 years of experience, legal marijuana growers in the U.S. have the reputation of creating the best product in the world, scientifically grown and tightly regulated for quality and safety.

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Aging Americans Are Using Pot To Soothe What Ails

The group of white-haired folks arrive right on time at the gates of Laguna Woods Village, an upscale retirement community in the picturesque hills that frame this Southern California suburb a few miles from Disneyland.

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Megan Baker (left) of Papa & Barkley Co., a cannabis company based in Eureka, Calif., shows Shirley Avedon different products intended to help with pain relief. (Stephanie O’Neill for KHN)

Day-Tripping: People In Pain Hop Aboard The Canna-Bus

Shirley Avedon, 90,­­ had never been a cannabis user. But carpal tunnel syndrome and an aversion to conventional steroid and surgical treatments is prompting her to consider some new options.

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Got pot? Baby boomers, bongs and bones

Hey, fellow boomers: raise your hand if you smoked pot in high school. Flash me the peace sign if you still do.

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