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Thu
09
Dec

How Does CBD Oil Help With Post Cancer Recovery

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Cannabinoids (CBD) can reduce tumor growth, reduce tumor invasion and can also increase the potency of certain drugs used to treat Cancer.

The popularity of Cannabinoids (CBD) is growing at a rapid speed that by now, you have probably heard of CBD or other CBD-infused products in treating chronic conditions like pain, anxiety, depression, joint pain. Some studies have noted that consumption of CBD may treat major diseases such as Schizophrenia and Cancer.  

Wed
08
Dec

New Mexico Medical Cannabis Company Donates to Cancer Fund

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Pecos Valley Production (PVP), a New Mexico medical cannabis company, has announced that their most recent fundraiser and partnership with the Anita Salas Memorial Fund generated an unexpected and philanthropic amount of money. During the month of October, PVP focused on raising money by educating their medical cannabis patients and ultimately asking them for a donation at checkout. Patients received entries into raffle baskets and mystery bags for their contribution efforts.

Additionally, PVP ran an internal contest throughout their stores to see which store could raise the most money. The reward for the winning store was $500 and was spread throughout the employees at the victorious location.

Wed
08
Dec

Americans’ Health During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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The pandemic has been associated with an increase in public health spending, rising mental health issues and a record number of overdose deaths, according to a report from the philanthropic arm of UnitedHealth Group.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact in Americans’ health. But the picture is nuanced and complex, impacting racial and ethnic groups and certain geographic areas differently, according to UnitedHealth Foundation’s 2021 America’s Health Rankings Annual Report.

Tue
07
Dec

Large Study Links Cannabis Use to Sleep Disruption, Especially Among Heavy Users

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Getting roughly eight hours of sleep is crucial for most of us to avoid feeling like a zombie at work the next day. While some people use caffeine to keep alert during the day, others have turned to cannabis as a sleep aid.

Tue
07
Dec

Cramps & A Bad Time? 4 Cannabis Products To Help You Cope With Your Period

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Cannabis has become an unlikely source of relief for many suffering from PMS. Here are some products that could ease the discomfort.

Mon
06
Dec

Office of Medical Cannabis hosting patient sign up Dec. 7 in Princeton

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West Virginia residents with qualifying medical conditions will have an opportunity Dec. 7 in Mercer County to sign up for access to medical cannabis products that will be sold by a company planning to open dispensaries in southern West Virginia.

The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis (OMC) will host a public sign up event for medical cannabis patients from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 7 at Country Inn & Suites along 111 Halls Ridge Road near Princeton, according to an announcement from the state Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR).

Jason Frame, director of the state OMC, said that he knew of plans for a cannabis dispensary in the Princeton area.

Mon
06
Dec

Connecticut raises mold levels for medical marijuana at one lab, emails show

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Connecticut approved an increased limit of mold and yeast allowed in medical marijuana at one of the state’s two cannabis testing labs through private emails last year, documents show.

At the request of AltaSci Labs, the state Department of Consumer Protection agreed to raise the total passing level of yeast and mold from 10,000 colony forming units per gram to 1 million per gram for the lab, according to August 2020 emails obtained via a Hearst Connecticut Media Group public records request.

Wed
01
Dec

Patients and Doctors Finally Talking About Medical Cannabis

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Communication is important in every relationship, especially between doctors and patients. And a new survey suggests that the stigma that has long kept cannabis a dirty secret in the exam room may finally be disappearing.   

The survey of 445 healthcare providers who treat chronic pain found that 72% of them have patients who requested or asked about medical cannabis in the last 30 days. Patients asked about cannabis far more often than other alternative pain treatments, such as acupuncture (37%), physical therapy (13%) and massage (10%).

Tue
30
Nov

Medical cannabis registration events coming up in WVa

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The West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis is holding registration events in several cities in the coming days.

The public events for medical cannabis patients will be held Wednesday in Morgantown at Fairfield Inn and Suites, Thursday in Weston at Hampton Inn and Dec. 7 in Princeton at Country Inn & Suites. Each registration will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 

In addition to the registration events, eligible residents can register for a medical cannabis patient card.

Tue
30
Nov

How America’s Outlook On Medical Marijuana Has Changed Since The Passage Of Prop 215 — 25 Years Ago

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Now that more than half of the U.S. has permitted legalized medical marijuana, it’s clear to see the ripple effects that the law has had.

It’s hard to put into words how far along the fight to end marijuana prohibition has come. It’s fair to assume that much of that progress wouldn’t have been possible without the passage of California’s Prop 215 back in November 1996.

The passage of Prop 215 made it possible for Californians to purchase, possess and use marijuana for a select handful of conditions like cancer, glaucoma, arthritis, HIV and AIDS. Ever since the law passed, medical marijuana has steadily changed the way many Americans view cannabis.

Here are a few key ways the nation’s outlook on cannabis has changed over the course of the last quarter-century.

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