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About Ben Adams

Benjamin Adams has been a journalist since 2006. Benjamin was diagnosed with HIV in 2011. Since then, he's focused his work on cannabis and the fight against HIV. He's contributed stories and photos to Treating Yourself Magazine, SKUNK Magazine, Green Acres Magazine, The Salt Lake Tribune, and other periodicals. Benjamin has sometimes used the alias BenBot to obscure his identity. Benjamin studied Art and Argumentative Writing at the University of Utah. He's been involved with as much as he can do to spread awareness about the legalization of medical marijuana. In 2011, Benjamin relocated to Southern California to gain access to legal medical marijuana.

Study Suggests Cannabis Combats Chronic Migraines

By | January 21st, 2016|Categories: Featured, Migraines|

Afflicted with chronic migraines? You might be suffering from a cannabinoid deficiency. Cannabis shows promise as a viable treatment for migraines. A new study indicates that medical marijuana significantly drops the frequency of migraines. Interestingly enough, cannabis was the standard treatment for migraines from 1874 to 1942. This “new” treatment is now being studied for [...]

Study Indicates Cannabis Safer than Painkillers

By | October 8th, 2015|Categories: Pain|

Study Indicates Cannabis Safer than Painkillers Nearly two million Americans are addicted to painkillers, and 16,000 fatally overdosed in 2013. According to a press release Tuesday, researchers at McGill University Health Centre in Montreal found cannabis to be a safer approach to chronic pain. It's the first time cannabis has been studied for chronic pain [...]

Many Doctors Now Treating Opioid Addiction with Cannabis

By | October 7th, 2015|Categories: Opioids|

Treating Opioid Addiction with Cannabis As the state of Massachusetts faces its opioid problem, local doctors are using cannabis as a gateway out of addiction. Opioid dependence over time depletes dopamine, serotonin, and endorphin levels, and more importantly, destroys families. The Journal of American Medical Association published findings that the state of Colorado saw a [...]

Meet the ‘Criminal’ Doctor Providing Patients with Cannabis Oil

By | September 30th, 2015|Categories: Australia, Cannabis Oil|

Meet the 'Criminal' Doctor Providing Patients with Cannabis Oil Dr. Andrew Katelaris of Australia is great example of a physician upholding the Hippocatic Oath, the universal ethical standard, regardless of outdated cannabis laws. The doctor has been brewing cannabis oil illegally for ten years. Katelaris was booted from the medical marijuana registry in 2005. The [...]

Study Indicates Cannabis Helps Schizophrenia

By | September 16th, 2015|Categories: Schizophrenia|

Study Indicates Cannabis Helps Schizophrenia GW Pharmaceuticals(GWPH) of the UK released a study that demonstrates the efficacy of cannabis for the treatment of schizophrenia. GW Pharmaceuticals holds a US patent protecting the use of CBD for the treatment of psychosis and other disorders. So far, GW's pipeline of proprietary cannabinoid products includes Epidiolex® and Sativex®, [...]

Young Boy Given 48 Hours to Live Now Cancer Free After Taking Cannabis Oil

By | September 14th, 2015|Categories: Cancer|

Young Boy Given 48 Hours to Live Now Cancer Free After Taking Cannabis Oil Three years ago Landon Riddle of Utah was diagnosed with Leukemia. His chest was full of tumors and his armpits and groin had swollen. The prognosis was grim: an 8-10% chance of living past the next 24 to 48 hours. Landon's [...]

Girl Suffering with 400 Seizures a Day Becomes First Medical Marijuana Patient in Mexico

By | September 10th, 2015|Categories: Mexico, Seizures|

First Medical Marijuana Patient in Mexico Graciela Elizalde, age 8, suffers 400 seizures per day, and for this reason, she is the first authorized consumer to medicate with medical marijuana in Mexico. August 8, the Health Ministry of Mexico announced that it would process the paperwork in order to get the medication to alleviate Graciela's [...]

Pilot with AIDS Sues Delta Airlines after Losing Job for taking Marinol

By | September 7th, 2015|Categories: AIDS|

Pilot with AIDS Sues Delta Airlines after Losing Job for taking Marinol More HIV-positive patients are fighting for their right to medical cannabis. Jeffrey Walls of San Francisco is suing Delta Airlines following his termination from a drug test in 2012. Walls was terminated for taking Marinol which he's taken since 1994 for AIDS wasting [...]

No Cannabis for Children with Severe Autism in Michigan

By | September 1st, 2015|Categories: Autism|

Recently, Michigan officials rejected desperate attempts by parents to fight for access to cannabis for the treatment of autism. Medical marijuana passed with 63% in 2008, but not for children with severe autism. No US state lists autism as an illness qualifying for medical marijuana, however, it is tolerated in California and Washington, D.C. Michigan [...]

Studies Suggest Cannabis Lowers Chances of Obesity

By | August 27th, 2015|Categories: Obesity|

Studies Suggest Cannabis Lowers Chances of Obesity Some people avoid cannabis because of the highly-promoted myth that the 'munchies' causes weight gain. However, a recent study suggests that regular cannabis smokers have a waistline 1.5 inches smaller on average than non-smokers. In addition, the study indicates that cannabis smokers have a lower incidence of insulin [...]