Category: Health

Natural Green Herb Update: Spike in ER visits in Colorado following marijuana legalization, and edibles are doctors’ biggest concern

A new study documents a sharp rise in emergency-room visits linked with marijuana following legalization in Colorado. A key driver of the ER trips appears to be edibles like weed brownies and cookies. Despite their meager sales, edibles represented a far higher proportion of weed-related ER visits compared against those for smoked marijuana. Looking for a uniquely…
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“Natural Green Herb” Update: A mysterious syndrome that makes marijuana users violently ill is starting to worry doctors

A new study documented a sharp rise in emergency-room visits linked with marijuana following legalization in Colorado. One of the key drivers of the ER visits was a mysterious syndrome characterized by severe nausea and repeated vomiting. Little is known about the condition, called cannabinoid hyperemesis syndrome, or CHS. The only known way to cure CHS is to stop using…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Daily or high-potency cannabis increases risk of psychotic disorder, study finds

By Susan Scutti, CNN Updated 7:31 PM ET, Tue March 19, 2019 Play VideoDoes marijuana lead to increase in mental illness? 03:42 (CNN)Legalization of marijuana, both for medical and recreational use, continues to spread across the globe even as the possible health risks (or benefits) are not fully known. Case in point, according to new research, people who use…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Marijuana Debunked: A handbook for parents, pundits and politicians who want to know the case against legalization

Marijuana subtly damages the teenage brain, causing lifelong problems. Yet four million teens in Canada and the United States use the drug, a half million of them daily. For those who have heard only the pro-legalization side, this book presents the case against marijuana on an equal footing. In it, you will learn:  – The…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence

Alex Berenson is a graduate of Yale University with degrees in history and economics. He began his career in journalism in 1994 as a business reporter for the Denver Post, joined the financial news website TheStreet.com in 1996, and worked as an investigative reporter for The New York Timesfrom 1999 to 2010, during which time he also served…
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If Weed Is Medicine, So Is Budweiser (WSJ)

Legalize marijuana, but don’t pretend it’s therapeutic. By Peter B. BachJan. 17, 2019 7:23 p.m. ET PHOTO: PETER MORGAN/ASSOCIATED PRESS Ten states and the District of Columbia have legalized recreational marijuana use, and another eight look likely to do so in 2019. I favor the move but am troubled by the gateway to it: All these jurisdictions…
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Natural Green Herb update: Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

Research presented at a Berlin psychiatric conference shows teenage cannabis use hastens onset of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals Credit: Sean Gallup Getty Images Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace with the drive to legalize the plant for recreational use. Pot’s seemingly innocuous side effects have helped clear a path toward…
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Natural green Herb Update: Marijuana worse for teen brains than alcohol, study finds

By Shamard Charles, M.D. Teen brains are more vulnerable to the effects of marijuana than alcohol, a new study finds. Adolescents who begin using marijuana regularly may suffer lasting repercussions in their thinking ability, according to scientists at the University of Montreal. The study, published Wednesday in the American Journal of Psychiatry, followed over 3,800 adolescents from…
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Natural Green Herb Update: Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think?

Permitting pot is one thing; promoting its use is another A few years ago, the National Academy of Medicine convened a panel of sixteen leading medical experts to analyze the scientific literature on cannabis. The report they prepared, which came out in January of 2017, runs to four hundred and sixty-eight pages. It contains no bombshells or surprises,…
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