Is cannabis an effective treatment for joint pain?

Cannabis has been used to treat pain for thousands of years. However, since the early part of the 20th century, laws restricting cannabis use have limited its evaluation using modern scientific criteria. Over the last decade, the situation has started to change because of the increased availability of cannabis in the United States for either medical or recreational purposes, making it important to provide the public with accurate information as to the effectiveness of the drug for joint pain among other indications. Preclinical and human data that do exist indicate that the use of cannabis should be taken seriously as a potential treatment of joint pain.

Happy New Year blunts!’ 2018 brings marijuana legalization to California

Californians woke up on Monday to a stimulating New Year’s gift: legal recreational cannabis. The state is set to become the world’s largest regulated, commercial market of recreational marijuana. Over two decades after California legalized the medical use of marijuana, America’s most populous state joins Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and Nevada to grant stores licenses…

Apopka reconsiders ban on medical marijuana shops

Apopka City Council members, who banned medical marijuana dispensaries in September, have had a change of heart and now plan to allow them. City commissioners last week discussed the prohibition and then voted unanimously to revisit the city ban on state-approved shops that dispense physician-prescribed, medical cannabis to qualified patients. The second thoughts were driven…