Marijuana legalization support at all-time high

By Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus, Kabir Khanna and Anthony Salvanto A recent CBS News poll shows support for legalizing marijuana is higher than ever. Sixty-one percent of Americans think marijuana use should be legal, a five-point increase from last year and the highest percentage ever recorded in this poll. Eighty-eight percent favor medical marijuana …

Marijuana is miracle treatment for children with autism

MODI’IN, ISRAEL — When Noa Shulman came home from school, her mother, Yael, sat her down to eat, then spoon-fed her mashed sweet potatoes — mixed with cannabis oil. Noa, who has a severe form of autism, started to bite her own arm. “No sweetie,” Yael gently told her 17-year-old daughter. “Here, have another bite …

16 Foods to Eat on a Ketogenic Diet achieve weight loss, blood sugar control and other health-related goals

The ketogenic diet has become quite popular recently. Studies have found that this very low-carb, high-fat diet is effective for weight loss, diabetes and epilepsy (1, 2, 3). There’s also early evidence to show that it may be beneficial for certain cancers, Alzheimer’s disease and other diseases, too. A ketogenic diet typically limits carbs to …

Sheriffs Say Marijuana Legalization Should Be Overturned Because It Makes Them Uncomfortable Colorado

Today six Colorado sheriffs filed a federal lawsuit that seeks to reverse marijuanalegalization in their state, which they say should be overturned because it makes them uncomfortable. Larimer County Sheriff Justin Smith and his counterparts in five other counties say Amendment 64, the marijuana legalization measure that is now part of Colorado’s constitution, has made …

Norwegian Researchers Analyze MS Life Expectancy, Survival and Mortality in 60-year Longitudinal Study

A 60-year longitudinal multiple sclerosis (MS) study in a Norwegian cohort analyzing life expectancy, survival and mortality concluded that MS patients live shorter lives and have higher mortality than the general population. The report, “Survival and cause of death in multiple sclerosis: a 60-year longitudinal population study,” appeared in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & …

The Recovering Heroin Addict Shaking Social Media

“My story is powerful, but our stories are powerful beyond measure.” Miles Szanto Recovering heroin addict and activist, Ryan Hampton, turned to social media platforms and started a digital movement in the process. Meet Ryan Hampton, 36, recovery advocate, political activist and recovering heroin addict igniting America’s social media feeds with stories of hope, recovery …

How a Cannabis Expert Sneaks Weed Past the TSA

So you’re about to hop on a plane, but you want to bring your legally acquired medical marijuana product with you on the flight. It’s a very sticky icky situation, but here’s what one expert recommends. If you’re thinking “Won’t you get in trouble?!” the answer is maybe. Marijuana is legal in a lot of …