Medical Cannabis News

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Fri
15
Jan

Cannabis Use Not Associated With Hardening Of The Arteries

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Atherosclerosis, often referred to as a hardening of the arteries, is a major issue across the globe.

According to at least one study, roughly half of individuals 40-54 years old have hardened arteries. 

That is obviously a significant number and includes people that do not smoke and/or are of normal weight.

Hardening of arteries happens when fat and cholesterol (and other substances) build upon the walls of people’s arteries. It’s most common in the heart, but can occur elsewhere.

The deposits, commonly referred to as plaques, narrow the artery’s blood flow over time and in some cases completely block the blood flowing through the arteries.

Fri
15
Jan

New Mexico: Medical cannabis producer asks court to enforce order to ensure adequate supply

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New Mexico’s largest medical cannabis producer is asking a state District Court to enforce a judge’s 2018 order for the Department of Health to ensure medical cannabis patients have an adequate supply.

New Mexico Top Organics-Ultra Health alleges in a motion filed Wednesday in First Judicial District Court the state agency has not only failed to ensure an increasing number of patients have enough legally grown cannabis but also has failed to develop a sound method to determine the state’s supply needs and has made decisions on producer limits in a “retaliatory” manner.

“Producers are attempting to meet the needs of 104,000 + patients with the same supply intended for 75,000 patients,” Ultra Health says in its complaint.

Fri
15
Jan

Many Of Us Are Using Weed To Cope With This Common Emotional State

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A survey conducted on stress and burnout says that a large percentage of Americans have turned to cannabis as a source of relief.

It’s barely 2021 and already we’re comparing its stress levels to 2020, which was filled with a record number of stressors. But if a recent survey is any sort of pulse check, many of us have found a source of relief: cannabis.

Fri
15
Jan

Study: Marijuana Use Not Associated with Increased Risk of Cardiovascular Disease

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A team of investigators affiliated with Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine assessed the relationship between marijuana use and the diagnosis of cardiovascular disease in a nationally representative cohort of nearly 57,000 adults. Authors identified no independent relationship between marijuana exposure and the prevalence of cardiovascular disease after adjusting for potential confounders, such as body mass index, tobacco smoking, and alcohol use.

Researchers determined: “After controlling for several confounding variables, we found that there was a decrease in the prevalence of cardiovascular events with marijuana use (Odds Ratio: 0.74).”

Fri
15
Jan

Cannabis as a Treatment for Anorexia: Here's What You Need to Know

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Aside from the euphoria, probably the most common effect of cannabis is — to avoid using a medical term — munchies. The substance has shown good results treating patients suffering from wasting diseases, such as AIDS, by reducing nausea and increasing appetite. It has promising potential treating Anorexia Nervosa, one of the most common and dangerous eating disorders, but it isn’t a cure and the science isn’t complete

Thu
14
Jan

Mississippi set to roll out medical marijuana program this summer

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The state of Mississippi is set to roll out its medical marijuana program this summer.

The Mississippi State Department of Health, which is in charge of regulating the program, is currently building rules and a framework for the program. Those are scheduled to be released sometime in July, WJTV reported.

On August 15, licenses will be distributed and then the program will officially start.

Ken Newburger with the Mississippi Medical Marijuana Association told the news agency it was a smart move getting the health department to regulate the program.

Thu
14
Jan

Why The US Medical Marijuana Market Probably Wouldn’t Allow Smoking

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A new study shows cannabis smokers have higher concentrations of dangerous toxins like naphthalene, acrylamide and acrylonitrile in their system than non-smokers.

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
13
Jan

Compared to Prescription Medication, Medical Cannabis Not Always Affordable Alternative

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These days, you’d be hard pressed to find someone who isn’t using some type of cannabis product – either recreationally, therapeutically, or both… but have you ever wondered how everyone seems able to afford it?

Although many industries are struggling amid the ongoing pandemic, 2020 has been a record year for cannabis with prices and demand both at an all-time high. Everything from smokables to edibles, THC and CBD, dispensary and mail-order – everywhere you look there is a trending cannabis-based product.

Wed
13
Jan

United Kingdom Grants Another Medical Cannabis Cultivation License

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Doctors in the United Kingdom have been able to legally recommend medical cannabis for some patients since 2018.

The UK is one of dozens of countries around the globe that allow medical cannabis to be legally recommended to suffering patients in one form or another.

Some countries have better medical cannabis laws than others, and some countries have better medical cannabis industries operating legally than others.

The spectrum ranges from limited CBD options all the way up to licensed cannabis dispensaries, delivery services, and home cultivation.

Wed
13
Jan

Record Year For Australia's Medical Cannabis Approvals

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Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration approved 57,781 SAS (Special Access Scheme) Category B applications for unapproved medicinal cannabis products in 2020.

It was a huge year given the TGA has only approved 85,000 SAS Category B applications since this medicinal cannabis pathway was established way back in 1992. Here’s how 2020 shaped up for approvals for each month according to the TGA.

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