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Wed
10
Nov

Medical Cannabis Patients in South Dakota Can Officially Apply for Cards

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After months of uncertainty, officials announced Monday that qualified medical cannabis patients in South Dakota are now able to apply for a patient card.

Eligible patients in South Dakota can officially file applications to receive a medical cannabis card under a new law that has had a clumsy rollout.

A notice¬†posted Monday¬†on a state government website dedicated to the new medical cannabis program said that physicians ‚Äúcan now access the medical cannabis patient portal and begin certifying medical cannabis patients.‚ÄĚ

‚ÄúOnce certified by a physician, patients will then be able to access the online application process and complete their applications,‚ÄĚ the notice said. ‚ÄúApproved applicants will have a medical cannabis patient card mailed to them.‚ÄĚ

Tue
09
Nov

Colorado mother warns about high potency THC

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Colorado ‚ÄĒ A Colorado mother is on a mission to educate the public about the detrimental impacts of THC on brain health in teenagers. Laura Stack's son Johnny took his own life after regularly using high-TCH cannabis products which he'd purchased legally with a med-card. He was 19.

A conversation Laura had with Johnny just prior to his death in November of 2019 still lingers painfully in her memory.

"We were standing in the kitchen getting ready to have dinner and he said, 'I just want you to know you were right.' He said you told me that marijuana would hurt my brain and it has ruined my mind and my life," she said.

Three days later, sheriff's deputies woke her and her husband in the middle of the night to say that Johnny was dead.

Tue
09
Nov

Health Ministry Permits Marijuana For Medical Treatment

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Khairy Jamaluddin says cannabis-containing products should be registered with the Drug Control Authority (DCA) as prescribed by the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulation 1984 under the Sale of Drugs Act.

KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 ‚ÄĒ The Ministry of Health (MOH) acknowledges the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes in Malaysia, Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said in formal recognition of medical marijuana.

The existing legislations that regulate cannabis and its by-products in Malaysia, including the Dangerous Drugs Act 1952, Poisons Act 1952 and the Sale of Drugs Act 1952, do not prohibit the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes.

Tue
09
Nov

Psychedelic Company Lists on NASDAQ as ‚ÄėDRUG‚Äô

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BMB-101 by Bright Minds represents a new generation of therapeutic psychedelics.

Effective today‚ÄĒBright Minds Biosciences¬†shares will commence trading on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol ‚ÄúDRUG.‚ÄĚ Bright Minds is already listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE:DRUG) under the same symbol. Nasdaq Stock Market LLC approved the listing of the company‚Äôs common stock on The Nasdaq Capital Market.

Bright Minds‚Äô team of drug designers developed psychedelics to make them safer and accessible for a larger patient population, often people who are out of options when dealing with treatment-resistant conditions. The company has several patented drugs in its pipeline‚ÄĒprimarily 5-HT2C and 5-HT2C+5HT2A agonists‚ÄĒthat are currently at the late-preclinical stage.

Tue
09
Nov

The DEA Wants You to Grow Way More Cannabis and Mushrooms in 2022 for Research

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The DEA needs way more marijuana and mushrooms in 2022 to do research!

The interest in marijuana globally isn't rescinding anytime soon. This has birthed confidence in the hearts of marijuana enthusiasts that it may lead to more research and possibly federal legalization. Well, such hopes for legalization steam from news like this: the DEA wanting more cannabis and psychedelics for research in the coming year 2022. 

Tue
09
Nov

Is Your Vaping Device Leaching Heavy Metals into Your Lungs?

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How safe is your vaping device if heavy metals are coming through with each puff?

Vaping is heralded as the answer to the negative effects of smoking. It has proven to be safer in many different instances, however ‚Äď in 2019 we did see a¬†short-lived crises where 68 people died and 2,807 were sickened with e-cigarettes¬†and some cannabis-related vaping devices.

Dubbed as the EVALI, there have been many attempts to make it safer, more regulated, and so forth. The major issue with the cases back in 2019 was that potentially Vitamin E acetate was added to dilute cannabis oils. These oils were primarily sold like this in the unregulated market.

Mon
08
Nov

Marijuana Allergies? Here’s What You Should Know

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Some people report an ultra-sensitivity to cannabis, along with symptoms that are similar to allergies. Is it possible to be allergic to marijuana?

Allergic reactions can include almost anything you can think of, from different types of foods, drinks, and even marijuana.

According to estimates from Medical News Today, around 10% of people have an allergic reaction to marijuana. These can vary, with some doctors believing that piercing red eyes, runny nose, itchy skin, hives, and sneezing could be some of the symptoms.

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Fri
05
Nov

Washington, DC Emergency Bill Aids Medical Cannabis Patients and Dispensaries

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Washington, D.C. has made changes to the expiration of medical cannabis cards, as well as increased possession limits for medical cannabis patients.

City leaders in Washington, D.C. on Tuesday extended a lifeline to the district’s beleaguered medical cannabis dispensaries. 

The D.C. Council gave unanimous approval to¬†an emergency bill¬†that will allow medical cannabis patients ‚Äúwhose cards expired since Mar. 2020 to continue using them to purchase medical marijuana through the end of Jan. 2022,‚Ä̬†the website DCist reported,¬†while additionally creating ‚Äúa new two-year medical marijuana card (instead of the current one-year card), and increases the amount of marijuana a patient can buy at a time to eight ounces, up from four.‚ÄĚ

Fri
05
Nov

Medical cannabis research shows great potential but still faces barriers

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'The mainstreaming of medical cannabis is going to depend a lot on state level industries’ ability to develop products that appeal to customer’s health needs,' UW professor says.

Recent studies on the use of medical cannabis provide differing evidence regarding the benefits or risks of the drug in medicinal treatments and applications.

The discussion surrounding cannabis is becoming more prevalent within the medical field as its use recreationally and medicinally increases nationwide. At the University of Wisconsin, experts are examining the history, potential advantages and potential downsides of using cannabis as a treatment in a variety of patients.

 

Fri
05
Nov

Woman's tumor shrank after taking CBD oil daily for more than two years

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A case study of a U.K. woman whose lung tumor shrunk without the aid of conventional treatments while she was taking a daily dose of cannabidiol (CBD) oil has scientists suggesting it may be worth studying the use of CBD oil further.

The report, published in BMJ Case Reports in October, describes how the woman’s tumour shrunk from 41 mm to 10 mm in roughly two and a half years.

Cannabinoids are similar to endocannabinoids, which are manufactured by the human body to help in various processes, such as nerve function, energy metabolism, pain and inflammation and immune function, among others.

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