• Healthy Living

    Science proves medical efficacy of cannabis—finally! By Lanny Swerdlow, RN “The Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research is currently conducting scientific studies to determine the efficacy of

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  • Healthy Living

    Celebrate Marijuana’s Recreational Use   By Lanny Swerdlow, R.N.   420 has become such a ubiquitous term for marijuana use that there is a special day, international in scope, just to celebrate

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  • Healthy Living

    Long-term Cannabis Use Prevents Cancer By Lanny Swerdlow, RN In the August issue of Cancer Prevention Research, seven medical researchers reported that “10 to 20 years of marijuana use was

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  • Healthy Living

    Although marijuana was not the sole cause of the upheavals and changes in social mores during the turbulent ’60s, it was an important part of the anti-war movement—as annunciated in the

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  • Healthy Living

    Time to stop mincing words about cannabis By Lanny Swerdlow, RN I constantly get calls at the THCF Medical Clinic by perspective medical-marijuana patients telling me they are tired of taking all

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  • November Healthy Living

    DYING TO SLEEP By Lanny Swerdlow, RN When anti-harm reduction drug warriors rant against laws allowing for medicinal use of cannabis, they always trot out insomnia as an example of a trivial ailment

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  • To Stop Drinking, Start Smoking

    By Lanny Swerdlow, RN When I worked as a nurse in the cardiac wing of a hospital, I found that about one-fourth of my patients were there with problems with their heart directly related to their use

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