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Marijuana – The Truth – Part 5

In the book that I co-wrote with my good friend, Donal O’Mathuna, Ph.D., Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, we wrote an evidence-based article on marijuana. Here’s our fourth excerpt of that information: In … Continue reading

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Marijuana – The Truth – Part 4

In the book that I co-wrote with my good friend, Donal O’Mathuna, Ph.D., Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, we wrote an evidence-based article on marijuana. Here’s our fourth excerpt of that information. In earlier … Continue reading

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Marijuana – The Truth – Part 3

In the book that I co-wrote with my good friend, Donal O’Mathuna, Ph.D., Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, we wrote an evidence-based article on marijuana. Here’s our fourth excerpt of that information: In … Continue reading

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Marijuana – The Truth – Part 2

In the book that I co-wrote with my good friend, Donal O’Mathuna, Ph.D., Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, we wrote an evidence-based article on marijuana. Here’s our second excerpt of that information: In … Continue reading

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Marijuana – The Truth – Part 1

Marijuana – The Truth – Part 1 In the book that I co-wrote with my good friend, Donal O’Mathuna, Ph.D., Alternative Medicine: The options, the claims, the evidence, how to choose wisely, we wrote an evidence-based article on marijuana. Here’s … Continue reading

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Medical Marijuana Update #2

The use, abuse, and prescription of medical marijuana is, no doubt, an evolving landscape. I have a chapter on medical marijuana in my book, Alternative Medicine: The Christian Handbook (endorsed by the Christian Medical Association). Now, here’s an excellent update … Continue reading

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Marijuana causes brain changes similar to those in schizophrenia

HealthDay reports, “Marijuana causes disruptions in concentration and memory similar to those that occur in people with schizophrenia, according to a new study” published in the Journal of Neuroscience.

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US government declares marijuana of no use medically

The Los Angeles Times reports, “Marijuana has been approved by California, many other states and the nation’s capital to treat a range of illnesses, but a decision announced the federal government ruled that it has NO accepted medical use and … Continue reading

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Smoking pot hastens onset of mental illness

This headline is not a new one, but another study reminds us that smoking marijuana has been linked with an increased risk of mental illness. Now researchers are saying that when pot smokers do become mentally ill, the disease starts … Continue reading

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Study says smoking marijuana may have long-lasting effects on brain development

USA Today reported, “Teenagers respond differently to drugs than adults, and early use may lead to long-lasting effects on brain development, according to new research.” Staci Gruber, of Harvard Medical School, presented the study “at the Society for Neuroscience meeting, … Continue reading

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World’s first fully approved cannabis drug on sale in UK

A medication called Sativex has become the first drug fully approved for multiple sclerosis that is made from natural cannabis according to a report in WebMD. Here are the details: The United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency approved … Continue reading

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Teen pot use linked to psychosis

Australian researchers have identified a possible link between long-term marijuana use And psychoses in teens in a study of nearly 4,000 young people. The use of marijuana was associated with an increased risk of hallucinations, delusions and other psychoses. In the … Continue reading

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Long-term marijuana use can double risk of psychosis in young people

Young people who smoke cannabis or marijuana for six years or more are twice as likely to have psychotic episodes, hallucinations or delusions than people who have never used the drug according to recent research. The findings adds weight to previous research … Continue reading

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Why Obama cannot support Abortion and Marijuana

Our local newspaper, the Gazette, opines, “It seems too good to be true, this new quote from the White House. Unless President Barack Obama denounces it, and humiliates White House Spokesman Nick Shapiro, he must back off his support of … Continue reading

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Medical Pot Ineffective as Acute Pain Treatment

HealthDay News is reporting that oral cannabis (a form of medical marijuana) was ineffective in treating certain types of acute pain and actually increased sensitivity to some other kinds of discomfort. My Take? This small study, from researchers at the … Continue reading

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Dr. Walt’s Take on the Health Headlines – June 4, 2008

Here are my takes on some of today’s health headlines. If Dad is not involved in child care, can we blame the mom? Here’s one the major news outlets haven’t touched.

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Marijuana – Concerns

Four recent medical news stories bring home the truth about the many dangers of smoking marijuana. The first is a White House report that links smoking marijuana to addiction, mental illness, and depression. The report says that depression, teens, and … Continue reading

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