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Minor Burns Are Effectively Treated with Cannabis Topicals, Studies Show

Burns are one of the most common injuries in the kitchen and there is a massive yet still growing body of research providing evidence that cannabis-based topical treatments can provide pain relief, reduce inflammation, fight infection, and promote healing to minor burns. According to Colorado-based medicinal cannabis advocate and entrepreneur Dahlia Mertens, every home and restaurant kitchen should include topical cannabis lotions, balms, or salves as part of their first-aid kit. These non-intoxicating lotions, derived from the marijuana plant, can be highly effective in treating painful scald burns and other thermal burns that don’t require hospital treatment, she says. According ... Read More

Medical marijuana rife with bacteria, fungi

Consuming medical marijuana in baked goods may be a safer bet than inhaling aerosolized versions of the weed, especially for cancer patients with compromised immune systems, according to a team of researchers from the University of California at Davis. Medical marijuana is just beginning to find favor as a medical treatment to ease nausea and pain. But a new study published in the journal Clinical Microbiology and Infection suggests the botanical may be rife with infectious bacteria and fungi that can pose life-threatening risks. The issue was identified after a patient using aerosolized marijuana to treat symptoms from chemotherapy and stem ... Read More

DEA to consider downgrading marijuana from Schedule I to Schedule II drug

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) said it would consider downgrading the classification of marijuana from the same level as drugs like heroin that have “no current medical use” to that of ADHD medications and opioids, opening the door for more research into other medical uses, a potential change one advocate said would be a “paradigm shift.” Marijuana is currently listed as a Schedule I drug, the most dangerous classification among all drug schedules, which includes substances or chemicals with no accepted medical use and a high potential for severe psychological or physical dependence. If downgraded, marijuana would be reclassified as ... Read More