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Mon
15
Nov

Michigan Doctor Issues 22,000 Medical Marijuana Cards and Promptly Has His Medical Licenses Suspended by the State

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Medical marijuana and physicians is still a tricky situation. 

Medical marijuana is already a mainstream facet of healthcare delivery in many states in the US. Physicians in states where legal marijuana programs are fully established are saddled with the responsibility of giving certificates for approval to patients they deem fit for the program. Patients use medicinal marijuana to deal with different types of health conditions which include pain relief, inflammation, seizures, insomnia, and a host of other ailments.

Fri
12
Nov

California Celebrates 25 Years Of Medical Cannabis

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Time flies – it was 25 years ago on Friday voters in the US state of California gave the green light for medical cannabis.

California’s Compassionate Use Act of 1996, Prop. 215, was the  first law to legalize the personal use and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes since prohibition took effect in the United States. The state’s voters approved Prop. 215 with 5,382,915 (55.6%) votes in favor and 4,301,960 (44.4%) against.

The Act protected patients and defined caregivers possessing or cultivating marijuana recommended by a physician from laws that would otherwise see them prosecuted. It also forbid the punishing of physicians recommending the use of medical marijuana.

Fri
12
Nov

Hemp oil is packed with healthy fatty acids - here's why that's great news for your skin and heart

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Hemp oil comes from the same species of Cannabis sativa plants that yield marijuana and CBD oil, but it's a decidedly different product.

Hemp oil, aka hemp seed oil, is produced by cold-pressing the seeds from hemp plants, similar to how olive oil is made by pressing olives.

However, hemp seeds have little to no THC or CBD, says Jeffrey Chen, MD, co-founder and CEO of Radicle Science, a health-tech company that offers research and validation services for CBD products.

Fri
12
Nov

The Cannabis-COVID Connection: What We Know And What We Don’t Know

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Though little to no medical research links cannabis use with COVID-19 relief, that is definitely not the case in business where the pandemic proved to be a boon for the industry.

As the world continues to contend with COVID-19, much about the virus remains uncertain, including its interactions with cannabis. (original article appeared on Benzinga)

In the early months of the pandemic, various studies linked pot to both adverse and beneficial results. The trend continues today, with little conclusively known about the cannabis-COVID medical connection if indeed there is one.

Fri
12
Nov

Australia's number 1 hemp skincare brand's CBD cleanser and serum has a waitlist of over 27,000

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The cult hero products sold out within five days

CBD skincare is making waves in the beauty industry and has been endorsed by celebrity fans Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristen Bell, who have raved about the benefits of cannabidiol. Growing in popularity, hemp skincare can drastically improve various skin conditions, thanks to its ability to reduce sebum production and act as an anti-inflammatory.

Recently, Hey Bud Skincare – Australia’s number one-selling hemp skincare range – launched two new CBD skincare products which sold out within just five days. But now, they’re back in stock – and we have a 15% discount code…

The two CBD products on offer? Hey Bud’s Daily Hemp Gel Cleanser, and Hyaluronic Acid + Hemp Serum, which garnered a waiting list of 27,000 people.

Fri
12
Nov

Medicinal marijuana, cannabis growing industry for veterans

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SHERWOOD, Ark. – From chronic pain to PTSD, veteran health has been a national topic of debate for generations.

But a growing movement has veterans finding relief in plants, switching from pill bottles to buds and easing their pain through cannabis.

According to the National Institutes of Health, veterans are twice as likely as the general population to die from an opioid overdose, a statistic sending many away from pharmacies and into dispensaries in states where medicinal marijuana is legal. 

For Navy veteran Jimmy Carmichael, cannabis came as an option after his second shoulder surgery. The veteran of 8 years had torn both while active duty and was prescribed opioids as a way to cope with the pain. 

Thu
11
Nov

From Bath Bombs to Perfume: 7 Hemp Beauty Products

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Hemp is not a new word in the world of cosmetics: the oil of this plant has been used since ancient times as a natural and effective means of moisturizing the skin. But cannabis became a really fashionable ingredient in the beauty industry a couple of years ago due to the widespread decriminalization. In a number of US states, the use of marijuana is completely legalized, in some European countries, the use and storage of small amounts of “weed” are turned a blind eye. 

Thu
11
Nov

House Approves Bill Authorizing Cannabis Research for Veterans

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A key congressional committee has approved legislation that would direct the VA to conduct studies into the use of cannabis as a therapeutic treatment for PTSD and chronic pain.

A key congressional committee last week approved a bill that would authorize federal research into the therapeutic applications of cannabis for military veterans. Under the VA Medicinal Cannabis Research Act, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) would be required to conduct clinical trials into the potential of cannabis as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder and chronic pain among the nation’s veterans.

Thu
11
Nov

One Cannabis Company's Mission to Help Our Nation's Heroes

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In a busy week with countless events and so many esteemed guest speakers, it's nearly impossible to pick a favorite moment from MJBizCon 2021, but on this Veterans Day, there is one story that stands out.

At the Hawthorne House during the Vegas show, Bryan Buckley, CEO of Helmand Valley Growers Company (HVGC), was the featured speaker at a veterans mixer sponsored by Hawthorne Gardening Company.
 
HVGC - founded by Bryan and fellow veteran Marine Raiders Andy Miears and Matt Curran - are doing their best to help veterans deal with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), physical injuries and sleep disorders that many face upon returning home from war.
 
Wed
10
Nov

House Green Lights Scientists Accessing Research Marijuana From Dispensaries

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The House of Representatives approved a massive infrastructure bill late Friday, which includes allowing researchers to study marijuana purchased from state-licensed dispensaries. The legislation is now heading to President Joe Biden’s desk. (article originally appeared on Benzinga)

The bill will allow scientists to study research cannabis that is not exclusively government-grown, in addition to encouraging states with legal cannabis to educate people about impaired driving.

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