Massachussetts Medical Marijuana Blog

Is Cannabis Safer than Tobacco?

Is Cannabis Safer than Tobacco?

Comparisons between cannabis and tobacco are inevitable. After all, both are plants, both can be smoked, both produce intoxicating effects, both are tightly regulated, and both are used by millions of people. How different could they really be? In fact, the difference...

Who Funds Marijuana Research in the United States?

Who Funds Marijuana Research in the United States?

Funding can be difficult for medical researchers to come by, particularly those who study niche or controversial medications. Because of its legal status at the federal level, getting funding to research medical marijuana (Cannabis) can be especially difficult,...

Does Marijuana Help with Menstrual Cramps?

Does Marijuana Help with Menstrual Cramps?

Most women experience some degree of menstrual pain, with symptoms that commonly include abdominal pain or cramping, lower back pain, leg pain, and headaches. For some women, the effects are made more severe by conditions like endometriosis, or uterine fibroids. If...

What is Kief, and How Can Marijuana Patients Use It?

What is Kief, and How Can Marijuana Patients Use It?

Cannabis (marijuana) naturally produces a fine, powdery substance known as “kief.” You might occasionally see this term spelled “kif” or “keef.” Kief is extremely potent, because it consists of a part of the Cannabis flower that has a very high concentration of...

What Is Marijuana “Reclaim” and Is It Bad for You?

What Is Marijuana “Reclaim” and Is It Bad for You?

If you already have experience using medical marijuana or personal-use Cannabis, you may have come into contact with matter known as “reclaim” or “resin” (not to be confused with “rosin,” which is another way of making Cannabis concentrates). Reclaim is a sticky brown...