Cannabis oil classified as Schedule I drug amidst outcry by natural health advocates

The Drug Enforcement Agency has struck again. Even though tens of thousands of consumers across the country can testify to the safe and effective benefits of cannabis oil, the DEA has moved to classify it as a Schedule I narcotic. Considering that cannabis oil is a non-hallucinogenic substance with hundreds of years of proven safety, […]

Fentanyl deaths surging across U.S.

Deadly fentanyl, the prescription opioid blamed for the accidental death of Prince, appears to be fueling a nationwide surge in overdose-related fatalities, ScienceNews.com reports. Fentanyl is described by drugabuse.gov thus: “a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic similar to morphine but 50 to 100 times more potent.” According to the government website, fentanyl is a “Schedule II […]

Bullet point health briefs

Joseph Pulitzer once advised in part, “put it to them briefly so they will read it…” Bullet point health news¬†highlights information important to our health, awareness and welfare. Briefly. Here are a few examples: Copper essential for burning fat—Is copper deficiency contributing to the obesity epidemic? How does it work? University of California, Berkeley, researchers […]

Researchers study marijuana smoking and the brain

New research links marijuana smoking with physical alterations of neural structures in the brain, according to a report in The Boston Globe. The study focused on young adults, “raising concerns that young pot-smokers could be permanently damaging their still-developing minds.” “We’ve known that people who use marijuana when they’re younger tend to have cognitive¬†abnormalities, but […]