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One rule for all: Medical marijuana should be consistent across Pennsylvania

A person on probation for a past offense who legally obtains a medical marijuana card shouldn’t be held to varying standards for using the card depending on what county he or she resides in. The Pennsylvania Supreme Court should not allow individual counties to establish their own rules regarding medical marijuana use by probationers.

An attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union asked the state Supreme Court to declare illegal a policy enacted in Lebanon County that prohibits those on probation from using marijuana, even though they hold a medical card. The ACLU filed a King’s Bench request to quickly take up the case, and arguments were made May 19 via videoconference.

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How To Use Cannabis To Combat PMS Symptoms

Cramps can range from mildly uncomfortable to downright debilitating, making it impossible for people to complete their daily responsibilities.

If you’re among the countless women who are forced to endure the wrath of PMS, with its cramps, bloating, headaches, and mood swings each month, then cannabis just might be the solution you’ve been looking for.

There’s no definitive proof yet — largely due to the federal government’s failure to declassify marijuana as a Schedule I drug and therefore limit the research available — but early studies, as well as firsthand accounts suggest that medical marijuana can significantly abate a number of PMS symptoms.

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The Potential Of CBD And Cannabis Within The Anxiety And Autism Community

With the stigma of cannabis fading by the day, more families are exploring treatments that are more accessible and less pharmaceutical.

The autism community is (literally) buzzing over several recent studies showing that cannabis and CBD-based products may help those on the spectrum, alleviating symptoms, and creating a much better quality of life.

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Montana Improves Access for Medical Marijuana Patients

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Why Medical Marijuana in the United States Should Be Legal

Medical marijuana is legal for many Americans, but not all. Read on for why we believe medical marijuana in the United States should be legal for everyone.

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Researchers Say Access To Medical Marijuana Might Help Cut Down On Opioid Use

States that have medical marijuanas programs have reportedly started to see a drop in the number of people requesting opioid prescriptions.

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Can cannabis inhalers be effective treatment for chronic pain?

Marijuana’s therapeutic effects for chronic pain patients have been shown. Cannabis has been shown to help reduce inflammation and muscle pain and ease neuropathic pain, as well as assist pain patients achieve a better night’s sleep. Dosing, on the other hand, is far from standardized.

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May

Czech government approves expansion of country’s medical marijuana program

The Czech government has approved an amendment to the country’s medical cannabis legislation that could expand the number of growers and increase access to marijuana-based treatments.

The amendment would come into effect starting July 2021 if it secures approval from both parliament and the country’s president.

The Czech Republic legalized medical cannabis in 2013. However, the country’s medical marijuana program has been stunted by supply shortages and the protracted bureaucratic process patients and doctors alike need to go through in order to gain a prescription, similar to the U.K. 

Only special electronic prescriptions are allowed, while the number of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana and the number of physicians who can prescribe it are scarce.

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May

Could Cannabis and DNA Help Curb the Obesity Epidemic?

Research suggests that over half of the United States will be obese within ten years. Worse still, one in four Americans will be “severely obese” within that timeframe. More obesity and poor dietary decisions are resulting in an explosion of type 2 diabetes. New research points to cannabis as a potential treatment option for the debilitating disease.

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May

Medical Cannabis Use In U.S. Breast Cancer Patients

A survey by a breast health and breast cancer information and support service indicates 42% of breast cancer patients had used medical cannabis to help manage their symptoms or side-effects from treatments.

A BreastCancer.org survey carried out between December 16 last year and January 19 this year revealed the majority of medical cannabis users reported cannabis was effective for managing their symptoms.

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