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Wed
27
Jan

Medical marijuana dispensaries are opening in Lebanon and Carthage

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Two Ozarks communities, both with roughly 15,000 people living in them, are getting medical marijuana dispensaries.

Lebanon's first licensed dispensary opened Friday morning, and one in Carthage is expected to open Saturday.

Blue Sage Cannabis Company, located at 1210 Deadra Drive on the east side of Lebanon, attracted "several hundred" people for its grand opening, the owner of both stores told the News-Leader on Monday.

LeAnne Dickerson is an independent pharmacist based in Garden City and licensed in Missouri since 1997, according to state records.

Wed
27
Jan

Would a National Medical Marijuana Market Allow Smoking? Don't Hold Your Breath

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One exciting development that the United States could see this year in terms of marijuana is a less restrictive attitude toward medicinal use. As part of the party’s campaign platform in the 2020 election, the Democrats, which are set to control the majority in Congress, revealed that “we will support legalization of medical marijuana.”

Although the statement is vague and could mean many things, the federal government is expected to make moves this year to further medical cannabis. Only we wouldn’t hold our breath on Americans being able to consume it by smoking.

Wed
27
Jan

OCD and cannabis therapy: Recent studies show progress

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Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder that is distinguished by obsession, habits and rituals, such as, for example, things that are always done when opening a door. These behaviours are often carried out to accomplish a “just-right feeling”.

The disorder is commonly comorbid with other conditions, including Tourette syndrome. OCD varies widely from person to person, and research continues to develop.

Wed
27
Jan

Does Marijuana Lower The Effects Of Anti-Depressants?

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While so much is still unknown about marijuana’s effects on antidepressants, your personal answer may reside in two important pieces of information.

For the over 16 million Americans with depression, many are seeking alternative remedies to alleviate their symptoms and turning to marijuana. Marijuana has been studied for its affects on the mood and depression dozens of times.

Tue
26
Jan

Florida Democrats File Medical Marijuana Employee Protection Bill

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While medical marijuana is legal in Florida, it can still cause a public employee to lose their job. South Florida Democrats Senator Tina Polsky and Representative Nicholas Duran, are trying to change that.

Boca Raton Democratic Senator Tina Polsky says when the state-approved medical marijuana, lawmakers left what she says is a loophole.

“So you’re allowed to use medical marijuana if you have a proper license but if you get drug tested at work having nothing to do with your performance you can be fired for using a legal substance,” said Polsky.

Tue
26
Jan

Cash For Ireland’s Medical Cannabis Scheme

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Ireland’s Minister for Health, Stephen Donnelly TD, has announced provision for the delivery and funding of the country’s Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme.

Ireland’s then-Minister for Health Simon Harris signed legislation to kick off a formal medical cannabis program in Ireland in July last year and it was expected the program would be up and running (funded) by the end of 2020. But better late than never.

Ireland’s Budget in October 2020 saw an extra €4 billion added to the Health Budget, and thanks to this extra funding the Medicinal Cannabis Access Programme has been added to the HSE (Health Service Executive) Service Plan for 2021.

Tue
26
Jan

Cannabidiol’s Bacteria Killing Credentials Again Confirmed

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University of Queensland researchers have revealed cannabidiol can kill a wide range of harmful bacteria – including those responsible for gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease.

A collaborative research project between UQ and Botanix Pharmaceuticals Limited (ASX:BOT) could result in the development of antibiotics for tackling bacteria resistant to conventional medicines – an increasingly pressing issue. In the case of gram-negative infections, there have essentially been no novel molecular classes discovered and approved for clinical use for more than 50 years.

Mon
25
Jan

CBD could be the bacterial-killing answer to gonorrhoea

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Australian researchers report they have shown synthetic CBD can kill a range of bacteria responsible for conditions like gonorrhoea, meningitis and legionnaires disease, a find they suggest could lead to the first new class of antibiotics for resistant bacteria in six decades.

To test the antimicrobial activity of cannabidiol (CBD), the research team from the University of Queensland used lab models to mimic a two-week patient treatment and see how quickly “the bacteria mutated to try to outwit CBD’s killing power,” notes a university release.

Mon
25
Jan

Netherlands to supply medical cannabis until July despite Brexit ban

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The mother of a nine-year-old boy with a severe and rare form of epilepsy who was told Brexit would end the supply of a life-changing cannabis medicine that saved her son’s life has been given a six-month reprieve.

Hannah Deacon said she was hugely grateful after being given the lifeline by the Dutch government, which has sanctioned continued supply of the medicines despite a Brexit ban on fulfilling prescriptions from the UK.

 

Mon
25
Jan

Medical Cannabis Is Fully Legal In Mexico: Now What?

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There is now a much clearer roadmap towards conducting legal cannabis-related activities in Mexico.

In our last post, we alerted you on the publication of the new Regulations on Sanitary Control for the Production, Research and Medical Use of Cannabis and Its Pharmacological Derivatives (the “Medical Regulations”). In this post, we provide an overview of what the Medical Regulations will address and what it potentially means to your business.

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