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From the Neck Up - How Cannabis Affects Your Brain

Comparative research is showing that cannabis provides several advantages that support brain functioning. During the treatment of many diseases, you can see the potential benefits of cannabis, given that almost all organs and systems are areas sensitive to their active substances. This article is going to show specific evidence that marijuana has a positive effect on the brain and allows it to stay in better condition.

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Study: Cannabis Helps Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Cannabis “benefits patients with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD),

According to a new study published in the United European Gastroenterology Journal, and epublished by the National Institute of Health.

According to researchers, the objective of the study was to “analyze the effects of CB2 agonist on parameters implicated in gut inflammation and MH [mucosal healing].”

A “CB2 agonist” is something that activates the cannabinoid system – it’s meant to mimic the effects of natural cannabinoids for study purposes.

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5 Types Of Marijuana To Reduce Your Stress

We can all use some stress and anxiety relief right now. The following cannabis strains are hybrids bred with those two emotional and physical strains in mind.

Sometimes the best remedy for super stress is to take in a big breath and exhale a cloud of a good, balanced strain of bud smoke or vapor to bring things back into perspective. It’s a known cure for a case of the mean reds, which are even more stressful than the blues, according to Audrey Hepburn’s beloved character Holly Golightly.

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Insurance Reimbursements for Medical Pot in Germany Rise 67% in 2019

Medical marijuana in Germany, one of the world's top markets for that form of the drug, experienced a boom in 2019. Quoting statistics from the country's National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds, Marijuana Business Daily said that insurance companies reimbursed German patients 123 million euros ($136 million) that year for cannabis as medicine. That was 67% higher than the 2018 figure.

Much of this was due to a leap in the number of prescriptions for the drug. These rose by 44% year over year to reach over 267,000 in total. The disparity between the gains in the sales figure and the number of prescriptions suggests that patients were being prescribed larger amounts.

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Utah Lawmakers Amend Medical Cannabis Laws To Grant Access To More Patients

More patients in Utah will have access to the state’s new medical marijuana program thanks to new changes to the law finalized on Wednesday.

The state’s Department of Health announced that under legislation by the Utah legislature and signed into law by Republican Gov. Gary Herbert, “qualifying patients who do not have a medical cannabis card but have a ‘recommendation letter’ from their medical provider may purchase medical cannabis until December 31, 2020.”

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Australian Medical Cannabis Senate Inquiry Recommendations

A report relating to a wide-ranging Senate inquiry into medicinal cannabis access issues in Australia has been published, with a number of recommendations made.

The inquiry was launched in November last year to determine barriers to patients accessing medicinal cannabis in the country. Submissions closed in January – a total of 146 submissions were made with everyone from patients and support groups to doctors and medical cannabis companies weighing in on the issues.

What the Committee found, while not surprising, was nonetheless disturbing.

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The future of marijuana testing in college sports

The world of sports is changing its tune on marijuana.

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Medical Cannabis Dementia Trial Study Protocol Published

The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Institute for Health Research (IHR) and MGC Pharma have announced publication of the study protocol for a clinical trial evaluating medical cannabis use with patients with dementia.

The trial was registered in the Australian and New Zealand Clinical Trial Register (ANZCTR) earlier this week. The research project, which we again recently mentioned here on Hemp Gazette,  will delve into the effects of medicinal cannabis oil among those living in a residential aged care facility medically diagnosed with dementia.

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New study shows that CBD improves efficacy of antibiotics

A new study has shown that the cannabis cannabinoid CBD helps to fight resistant bacteria by improving the efficacy of antibiotics.

Scientists at the University of Southern Denmark have published a new study in the journal Scientific Reports that shows how CBD can act as a ‘helper compound’ to improve the efficacy of antibiotics.

Since the discovery of penicillin in 1928 by Sir Alexander Fleming, antibiotics have saved millions of lives from fatal infections worldwide. However, with time, bacteria have developed mechanisms to escape the effects of antibiotics and have become resistant to them.

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Cannabis and anorexia: Here’s what you need to know

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 in 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

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