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Alternative Vibes June Newsletter

BLOGGER'S BIO:   Akemi M. Almeida Akemi Almeida is a student at DePaul University majoring in Communication Studies and minoring in Hospitality. She is a highly active member of DePaul’s on-campus organization Students For Sensible Drug Policy as vice president...

West Virginia Becomes 29th Medical Marijuana State

West Virginia Becomes 29th Medical Marijuana State

WEST VIRGINIA BECOMES 29TH MEDICAL MARIJUANA STATE AS GOV. JIM JUSTICE SIGNS SB 386 INTO LAW   Congratulations West Virginia!!! Times are changing and so is the stigma on medical cannabis. Who will be the 30th state? What state are you in and has medical cannabis...

The Truth About CBD

The Truth About CBD

CBD or cannabidiol in the cannabis plant is a substance with pain relieving properties. It is not psychoactive, meaning it does not produce the high associated with marijuana. It has been proven to reduce pain in many medical conditions. It is not addictive. CBD is:...

The Experts Weigh in – 3 Surprising Health Benefits of CBD

The Experts Weigh in – 3 Surprising Health Benefits of CBD

Cannabidiol, also known as CBD, has been shown to have therapeutic potential. It’s health benefits have been generating a lot of buzz lately. Several celebrity physicians have weighed in on the health benefits of CBD oil. Dr. Oz, a celebrated cardiothoracic surgeon,...

Can Cannabis Ease the Opioid Epidemic?

Can Cannabis Ease the Opioid Epidemic?

According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, the number of fatal overdoses from opioids in 2002 was just over 10,000. By 2010, this number nearly doubled to 20,000. In 2015 this number increase again to 33,000. There is clearly a problem here. Since 1990, opioid...

Wisconsin State Senate Passes CBD Oil Bill

Wisconsin State Senate Passes CBD Oil Bill

A CBD oil bill has cleared the Wisconsin state senate, but for now, the legislation would only make it legal for people to possess the marijuana extract without fear of state or local prosecution. Officials were quick to note that the bill does not legalize marijuana...