Health

A University of Arizona study, which still requires DEA approval, would examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress. The green light may clear the way for broader studies. For years, scientists who have wanted to study how marijuana might be used to treat illness say they have

Just after her 7th birthday, Mykayla Comstock was diagnosed with intermediate risk T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia; a rare and aggressive blood and bone cancer. “I thought it was just a typical child illness, such as pneumonia,” says Erin Purchase, Mykayla’s mother. “It was an extended cough with fevers. I never

A research team led by Vanderbilt University scientists has found cannabinoid receptors–receptors through which marijuana exerts its effects–in a part of the brain involved in regulating anxiety and the flight-or-fight response. The mouse study, published in the journal Neuron, says this is the first time cannabinoid receptors have been identified

A South Texas family is moving to Colorado on Friday to get their epileptic daughter access to medical marijuana in hopes of saving her life. Three-year-old Hannah Loew of Crosby suffers from a severe progressive form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome and has between 50 to 100 seizures a