Cannabis Reduces Liver Disease And Cirrhosis Risk Among Hepatitis C Patients

Cannabis Reduces Liver Disease And Cirrhosis Risk Among Hepatitis C Patients Around 3.5 million people in the United States are living with chronic hepatitis C, and many of them still don’t know it. Without proper treatment, hepatitis C can cause serious damage to the liver. Around 5-20 people in every…

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Risk of stoned driver crashes grows as legal marijuana spreads across U.S., according to study

As the push to legalize marijuana gains momentum, so is evidence that more permissive policies on the drug are putting motorists at risk. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety found, in a study to be released on Thursday, that traffic accidents are rising in states that have legalized recreational marijuana.…

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Officials warn of health risk linked to synthetic cannabinoids

BALTIMORE (AP) — Health officials in Maryland are warning people about serious bleeding problems linked to the use of synthetic cannabinoids. A Thursday statement from the University of Maryland says a person was hospitalized earlier this week to treat bleeding issues. The patient was a user of synthetic marijuana, also…

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New Study Says Alcoholics Who Smoke Pot Daily Have Lower Risk Of Liver Disease

New Study Says Alcoholics Who Smoke Pot Daily Have Lower Risk Of Liver Disease Alcohol is one of the most fatal substances known to man. This isn’t a secret, as dozens of scientific studies back this up. For many, alcohol is legal yet accounts for 88,000 lives annually across all…

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Cannabis Users Have Reduced Risk For Metabolic Syndrome

Cannabis Users Have Reduced Risk For Metabolic Syndrome Metabolic syndrome, also known as syndrome X, refers to a group of metabolic risk factors that are present in a single person. Metabolic risk factors are hypertension/high blood pressure, insulin resistance, increased risk for blood clotting, and cholesterol abnormalities. Metabolic syndrome usually…

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Molson Coors calls legal marijuana a “risk factor” for its beer business

Published: Feb 14, 2018, 4:36 pm • Updated: Feb 14, 2018, 4:36 pm By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff Molson Coors Brewing Co. now considers legal cannabis a potential “risk factor” to its business. Molson Coors, which maintains headquarters in Denver and Montreal, on Wednesday joined the growing ranks of…

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Without Congressional action, medical marijuana at risk from Sessions

Published: Oct 11, 2017, 8:38 am • Updated: Oct 11, 2017, 8:42 am By Michael Dresser and Evan Halper, The Baltimore Sun Maryland’s medical marijuana program, finally about to launch, could remain grounded if Congress fails to extend limits on federal prosecutions for using and selling the drug. Under pressure…

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EPA won’t regulate pesticides on cannabis crops, leaving consumers at risk

Published: Aug 7, 2017, 8:06 am • Updated: Aug 7, 2017, 8:07 am By Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg Whenever Josh Wurzer buys legal California pot, he makes certain it was grown without pesticides. That’s because Wurzer, as president of cannabis-testing company SC Labs, knows how prevalent the use of health-threatening chemicals…

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