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Mon
02
Nov

New Zealand: Concerns that cannabis referendum result will affect medicinal options

The outcome of the cannabis referendum has raised concerns about the availability of medicinal options.

Just over 53 percent of people voted no to legalisation, while 46 percent voted yes.

Medicinal cannabis company Cannasouth's chief executive Mark Lucas told Francesca Rudkin a yes vote would have helped more people gain better and cheaper access to medical cannabis.

"There's no denying that some patients will access medicinal cannabis currently from the black market,  and if there was a white market, if you like, they would have been accessing very basic formulations of cannabis from that market."

The official result of the referendum, including special votes, will be announced on Friday. 

Mon
02
Nov

NHS 'refuses' medical cannabis for children with epilepsy

The NHS has repeatedly refused to fund medical cannabis for children with severe epilepsy, families have said.

Three prescriptions are thought to have been written for "whole plant cannabis" oil since it was legalised two years ago, campaign group End Our Pain say.

But at least 20 families are paying for costly private prescriptions after being turned down by the NHS, it said.

The Department of Health and Social Care says more research is needed before it can be routinely prescribed.

Emma Appleby, from Aylesham in Kent, pays £2,000 a month for the medicine for her daughter Teagan, 11.

Fri
30
Oct

Breast Implants And Marijuana: What Women Should Know

While marijuana is typically advised against before surgery, many doctors and surgeons are speaking out about its effects for after-care. 

Breast implants are still a booming business. As one of the most popular surgeries in the U.S., over 300,000 women go under the knife annually. According to the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Americans spent more than $16.5 billion on cosmetic surgery in 2018. 

Fri
30
Oct

CBD Shampoo Reduces Severity And Symptoms Of Scalp Inflammation

For some people, applying shampoo to one’s hair while taking a shower or a bath may seem like a straightforward thing.

Sure, there are different brands of shampoo products to choose from, with some making bolder claims about the effectiveness of their product(s) than others.

But for the most part, applying shampoo to one’s hair is not something that a lot of people tend to put much thought into.

Unfortunately, for those who suffer from scalp inflammation, applying shampoo can be far from a routine thing.

Various shampoo-medications exist to help treat scalp inflammation, however, they are not always effective and can create additional issues for the person suffering from the condition.

Fri
30
Oct

Can the body’s endocannabinoids fight intestinal infections? This research suggests they can

A new U.S. mice study offers promise for advancing understanding of how cannabis can help lessen the symptoms of various bowel conditions, insight that could lead to new ways of fighting gastrointestinal (GI) infections.

Thu
29
Oct

Discovering the science of cannabis, as a medical marijuana trial makes progress in NSW

Thu
29
Oct

Study: CBD may help block pain-signalling pathways

There’s no shortage of anecdotal evidence about the efficacy of cannabidiol (CBD) for treating pain, but a new study offers further scientific insight into how the compound interacts with nerve cells.

Published in the Journal of Pain Research, the study suggests that CBD may help block pain-signalling pathways.

Wed
28
Oct

Medical Cannabis And Its Impact On Alcohol Use

Canadian researchers have found medical cannabis seems to be having an impact on alcohol use among patients.

A large cross-sectional survey of patients in Canada indicates significant reductions in alcohol use following commencement of medical cannabis. The study drew on data from a survey of 2,102 patients enrolled in the country’s medical cannabis program and included 973 who reported using alcohol on at least 10 occasions over a 12 month period prior to starting use of cannabis.

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Wed
28
Oct

Study Finds 15% Of Seniors Use Cannabis To Treat Symptoms Of Aging

Seniors are turning to cannabis to treat common symptoms of aging, with nearly 80% of those who reported using cannabis saying they did so for medicinal reasons, according to a study from researchers at the University of California San Diego. Results of the study, “Cannabis: An emerging treatment for common symptoms in older adults,” were published this month in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.

Wed
28
Oct

Long Lines In Missouri For The Launch Of Its Medical Marijuana Program

No, these are not early voters for the 2020 election. The lines we're talking about in Missouri are outside dispensaries, where residents welcome the sale of legal medical marijuana, which has already proven wildly popular in the Show-Me State.

The sales began about two years after Missouri voters approved a constitutional amendment in the November 2018 election that allowed the sale of medical marijuana.

In October, Missouri became the latest “non-coast state” to see the popularity of cannabis explode, joining Illinois and Michigan. Both of those states started adult-use marijuana sales within the past year and have seen record sales.

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