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Wed
22
Jan

Study reveals mixed results for cannabis as a sleep aid

A new study that tackles the relationship between cannabis, sleep and chronic pain revealed that frequent marijuana use may lead to more difficulties falling and staying asleep.

Published in The BMJ journal, the study looked at the sleep patterns of 128 people with chronic pain aged 50 and older, 66 of whom use medical marijuana and 62 that don’t.

The researchers from the University of Haifa in Israel found that people with chronic pain that frequently turn to marijuana reported more problems with falling asleep and more often woke up during the night.

Wed
22
Jan

How CBD Gummies Can Help with Daily Stress

In the United States, stress is one of the most common mental health problems. In 2017, more than 77 percent of American citizens reported feeling stressed on a regular basis, and a third said they were living with extreme stress every day. Unfortunately, the future outlook isn’t much better, nearly half the nation said they believed their stress had increased significantly over the last five years.

Wed
22
Jan

Australian Medicinal Cannabis Approval Statistics

There’s a lot of activity on the Australian cannabusiness scene, but what is happening at the patient end of things? Statistics from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) indicate significant growth in approvals, but it wouldn’t even be touching the sides of potential demand.

Below are the numbers of approvals for unapproved products during 2019 via Category B of the Special Access Scheme (SAS).

Wed
22
Jan

The Feds Request Info on Cannabis & Migraines

The federal Department of Health and Human Services’ Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) is putting out a call for research on marijuana’s impact on migraines.

Wed
22
Jan

Patient experience: medical cannabis and multiple sclerosis

Medical Cannabis Network spoke to the first patient in Australia to receive a medical cannabis prescription, Jason Jordan, about his experience with cannabis and multiple sclerosis.

In the UK cannabis oil was approved last year by NICE for two conditions – epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. In Australia a multiple sclerosis patient, Jason Jordan, was the first to receive a medical cannabis prescription in the country for his condition.

Tue
21
Jan

Why You Should Incorporate Marijuana When Combating Obesity

There are various traditional treatment options that help combat obesity, however, cannabis and different cannabinoids like CBD and THCV have shown to be very useful in helping treat obesity and its symptoms.

Mon
20
Jan

How Recreational Is Oklahoma's Medical Marijuana Market?

Welcome to the wild west of weed.

Eighteen months after Oklahoma voters approved medical marijuana, the state is awash in cannabis retail shops. One in 13 adult Oklahomans has a patient card. With no qualifying medical conditions required, patients are finding it easy to get approval, with consultations sometimes just a video call away.

A price war has broken out on the retail side, with intense competition among more than 2,200 licensed dispensaries across the state. Some sit on the same block of a city street. Oklahoma leads the nation in per-capita dispensaries in medical marijuana states, with 56 per 100,000 residents. Retail sales topped $345 million in 2019, and state tax revenue was $55 million, according to the Oklahoma Tax Commission.

Mon
20
Jan

Medicinal cannabis prescriptions at an all-time high in Australia

The doctor-dope drought has broken.

Last year, news outlets reported that medicinal cannabis was “pretty much inaccessible”.

In May, The New Daily reported on a study that found few Australian doctors had the confidence and knowledge to prescribe the drug.

But new figures from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) show medical cannabis prescriptions are snowballing.

Mon
20
Jan

Illinois: ‘Suffering’ medical pot patients have seen supply dwindle for months: ‘There’s literally nothing'

A pot shortage that has marred the rollout of recreational weed sales in Illinois is also affecting the state’s medical marijuana program — despite promises from state lawmakers and protections built into the law — leading some to question why more wasn’t done to ensure patients could continue to get the marijuana they need to treat their conditions.

Less than two months after Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed the historic bill legalizing recreational pot use in June, he approved another piece of legislation that made the medical program permanent and allowed patients with a host of new conditions to qualify for licenses.

Fri
17
Jan

Using Cannabigerol (CBG) To Destroy Tumors

Thanks to the 2018 farm bill and increased awareness of the benefits of using cannabis and hemp, this plant is once again being grown on a national scale. One of the most important aspects of this is of course, the rapid rise of public interest in various cannabinoids.

Although CBD and THC lead the way when it comes to cannabis research, another compound is slowly making its way into the spotlight: CBG, or cannabigerol. Although studies on this cannabinoid are limited for the time being, it has enormous therapeutic potential. One of the most recent discoveries slates CBG as a powerful remedy for diminishing certain tumors.

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