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Tue
02
Nov

Cannabis Use In Young Adults With Chronic Pain

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More than one in five young adults who experience chronic pain say they use cannabis and/or CBD oil to manage it according to a recent survey.

The Harris Poll survey, carried out on behalf of the Samueli Foundation, found 65% of young American adults aged 18-34 report experiencing chronic pain. That’s significantly higher than in older adults (52%).

The most common forms of pain reported by young adults were back-related (32%), neck and knees (20% each)

Younger adults are also more likely to use cannabis and/or CBD oil for managing that page – 22% vs 11%.

Tue
02
Nov

Medical Marijuana in Mississippi Still Not a Done Deal

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STATE WIDE–Gov. Tate Reeves said Monday that state lawmakers are not done negotiating a new medical marijuana bill to replace Initiative 65, which was voted on by the people and thrown out by the state Supreme Court. The main hang-up is how strong the medical cannabis could actually be.

"How much marijuana could any one individual get at any point in time, and what is the THC content of that medical marijuana,” he said at a Monday news conference.

Reeves has not called a special session and that might not happen because lawmakers are just two months away from their regular yearly stint in Jackson, and a special session costs for each day lawmakers are in session.

Reeves also said it is not clear how long negotiations on the bill might take.

Tue
02
Nov

Is Cannabis A Study Aid? Here’s What You Should Know

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Now that colleges and universities are back in session all over the country, it’s natural for the topic of marijuana and its effects on studying to enter the conversation.

Cannabis is the average co-ed’s drug of choice. While a lot of people encounter cannabis when they’re younger, it’s not until college that their stoner persona solidifies. New college students are entering a stage where they’re able to smoke to their heart’s content without worrying about their parents or the smell of their rooms. It’s natural for them to want to smoke all the time. But does it help them study?

Tue
02
Nov

Psychedelics and mental health: This may be the next big thing in pharma technology

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Virtual therapy got a big boost last year from meditation apps like Headspace and Calm, luring the user into a meditative state using words and music. In the midst of a global mental health crisis, it should be no surprise many of us are seeking such digital tonics: A report by GlobalData on mobile health apps estimates a combined total of 90 million users for meditation apps Headspace and Calm as of June 2020.

Tue
02
Nov

Families of epileptic children to protest outside parliament seeking greater access to medicinal cannabis

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‘Our families are at the end of their tether,’ parent says

Families of children with severe epilepsy are set to protest outside parliament in a call for greater access to medicinal cannabis.

Specialist doctors have been allowed to prescribe medicinal cannabis to patients since 2018, when the government changed its rules over the treatment.

Tue
02
Nov

Report: CBD Content on Labels Differs From Levels Found in Actual Products

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More than half of 29 hemp tea and coffee products that underwent recent analysis showed that in the U.S. CBD levels varied widely from what was stated on the label, a study has found. Israel-based Leafreport, a CBD reviewer, reportedly found products that were off by anywhere from 11.5% to 62% from the labeled CBD content. (article originally appeared on Benzinga.com)

Leafreport sent 29 CBD tea and coffee products to SC Labs, in Santa Cruz, California. Lab technicians there tested the products and recorded the results in documents called certificates of analysis (CoAs).

Mon
01
Nov

How Effective Is CBG For Pain Relief?

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Cannabigerol (CBG) shows great promise as a potential analgesic to manage pain in some medical conditions.

Pain is a common symptom in almost all diseases in the world. Since the dawn of civilization, medical workers have looked for ways to effectively manage pain, and have been successful in finding some. But, the quest is still on for better treatments to relieve pains.

The widespread acceptance of cannabis, as well as the new legislation supporting the plant’s use, has paved a way for scientists to discover what compounds make cannabis an effective therapeutic. Now, the world has learned that most cannabinoids are responsible for the medical abilities of cannabis.

Mon
01
Nov

‘It’s mind-boggling’: the complex, and growing, use of medicinal cannabis in Australia

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Tens of thousands of people are turning to the drug to treat a range of conditions – but the evidence is patchy and costs can be high

 

When Helen was diagnosed with fibromyalgia in her early 40s, her doctor prescribed her a range of opioids. She tried morphine, meperidine and a few others, but none helped ease the constant pain her chronic condition caused.

Fri
29
Oct

Smokable hemp, CBD foods, and cannabis use in California hospitals

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Marijuana activists in California managed to achieve a couple of legislative victories last week. Two bills were put before the governor, the first being the removal of the ban on smokable hemp flower. The second was a measure requiring hospitals to allow qualifying patients access to medical marijuana.

Medical marijuana in California hospitals?

Sen. Ben Hueso (D) has been lobbying for terminally ill patient’s right to use medical marijuana in hospitals and medical facilities. The senator recently sent a letter to the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services seeking clarification on whether the policy change could potentially affect funding for those facilities.

Fri
29
Oct

What The Latest Data Says About Cannabis, Drug, And Alcohol Use Among Young People

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The latest data on national drug use and health shows that an encouraging trend took place among America’s younger demographic in 2020: pre-teens and teens showed far less interest in using inebriating substances like cannabis, alcohol, and other drugs.

 

According to data provided by the Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) published earlier this week in the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the use of cannabis among young people fell significantly between 2019 and 2020.

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