Medical Cannabis News

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Thu
04
Nov

Trulieve Cannabis Corp Reopens Three Medical Cannabis Dispensaries In Miami and One In Arrowhead, Jacksonville

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Trulieve Cannabis Corp (OTCMKTS: TCNNF) has reopened three formerly Harvest House of Cannabis branded medical cannabis dispensaries in Miami.

The reopening means unrivaled product selection and in-store experience for medical cannabis customers through every step of the process. This supports the company’s ambition of expanding medical cannabis access to patients across the states. The company hopes to exceed the expectations of Miami’s discerning and diverse patient base through exceptional in-store experience, online orders, and state-wide delivery.

Thu
04
Nov

Medical Marijuana Use May Aid in Breast Cancer Symptom Management

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Patients with breast cancer are turning to medical marijuana to manage symptoms of their disease and treatment, although conversation with health care teams are not occurring as often.

Responses from a recent survey demonstrated that 42% of women with breast cancer reported using medical marijuana to address symptoms related to the disease including pain, insomnia, anxiety/stress, and nausea/vomiting.

In addition, most patients reported using medical cannabis during treatment despite the risk for side effects, according to the study published in Cancer.

Thu
04
Nov

What is PGR cannabis and how can you spot it?

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In the mad scramble to capitalize on the higher demand for weed due to increased legalization, some cultivators have resorted to questionable growing methods. Arguably, the most notorious of these “cultivation hacks” is the use of PGRs. Short for “plant growth regulators,” PGRs are artificial hormones that can alter a plant’s development. The good news is, they are frequently employed to help increase cannabis bud production. The bad news is, these PGRs may seriously alter the flavor of cannabis, and questions remain about the effectiveness and safety of PGR cannabis. 

Thu
04
Nov

Seniors Are Using Cannabis More Than Ever in the U.S.

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Just-released results for 2020 say 6 percent of adults aged 65 and over reported using CBD or marijuana in previous seven days.

They grew up being told that cannabis could be fatal, or at very least make it hard for them to think clearly. Today’s senior citizens were first-hand witnesses to a one-of-a-kind federal propaganda campaign that for decades demonized a plant now known as medicine.

It took a while, but the stigma seems to finally be wearing off. More people aged 65 and older than ever are now regularly using cannabis for a variety of reasons — relief, treatment or even just for fun.

Thu
04
Nov

Medical Cannabis Market Anticipated to Reach $33.2 Billion By 2027

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The medical cannabis market is expected to register a compound annual growth rate of 18.4% crossing the value of $33.2 Billion by 2027.

While cannabis has a long history of medical use as a pain reliever and antispasmodic agent, for much of the modern era there existed a general lack of awareness among scientists and physicians of its medical benefits.
Wed
03
Nov

4 Things Older Adults Should Know About Using Marijuana

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With each passing year, older adults have been getting more and more into marijuana. With that said, there are some potential issues to be aware of.

Thanks for marijuana legalization, the herb has been going through a phase of reevaluation. People of all ages are more open to trying it, whether for recreational or medicinal purposes, especially when faced with the side effects of prescription medications. One of the fastest growing demographics are Baby Boomers.

Wed
03
Nov

Survey Says Ohio Medical Marijuana Program Still Struggling

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There appears to remain a high level of dissatisfaction among Ohio medical cannabis patients with the state’s program.

While Ohio’s medical marijuana program commenced in September 2016, the first legal sales of medicines within the state didn’t kick off until 2019.

In its latest survey, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Drug Enforcement and Policy Center reveals there are still plenty of challenges occurring in the program, although the level of dissatisfaction has improved over previous years.

55% of respondents reported some level of dissatisfaction the program, with close to 55% reporting being “extremely dissatisfied”  or “somewhat dissatisfied” this year, compared to 62% in 2020 and 67% in 2019.

Wed
03
Nov

Medical marijuana emergency rules in effect as 'analogue' products go unregulated

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The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority continues to stay busy accommodating new licensed businesses, addressing a growing trend of THC "analogs" on dispensary shelves and adapting to new emergency rules now in effect, agency Director Adria Berry said Tuesday.  

The additional rules became active on Monday, with an intention to give the authority more power to act and enforce its own rules while also adding clarifications for operators from how long records must be kept to requirements for packaging of pre-rolled joints. 

Outside of the emergency rules, which are now in the public comment period and on track to become permanent in the next year, the authority has made 30 hires in the past month, filling 12 inspector positions. 

Wed
03
Nov

FDA Approves First Psilocin Clinical Trial

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Exclusively-natural psychedelic drug discovery company Filament Health Corp. (OTCQB: FLHLF) (NEO: FH)  received authorization from the FDA authorization to initiate the first clinical trial using naturally-sourced psychedelic substances. The news caused the stock to jump over 11% in early trading.

The company said that this approval is the first for the direct administration of psilocin rather than its prodrug psilocybin and will administer Filament’s three proprietary botanical drug candidates. The phase 1 trial is led by the Translational Psychedelic Research Program (TrPR) at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF).

Wed
03
Nov

Move Aside, Delta-8, Texas Smoke Shops Are Filling Up with Legal Delta-9 THC Products

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For Texas smoke shops and other distributors, everything was going just fine selling delta-8 THC and other products like it. Then, the Texas Department of State Health Services showed up and crashed the party.

Last month, DSHS effectively banned THC isomers — chemical variations of the substance in marijuana that gets users high — by announcing that these products, including delta-8, were all Schedule 1 controlled substances. Condemnations and lawsuits followed, but in the meantime, some shops are stocking up on delta-9 products they say are legal and still get consumers stoned.

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