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Mon
19
Oct

France Supports Medical Cannabis During a United Nations Meeting

For the first time in nearly a century, France vigorously defended the therapeutic potential of cannabis at the United Nations this week. The European nation is calling the historic World Health Organization (WHO) recommendation to declassify medical cannabis from Schedule IV “necessary.” 

Fri
16
Oct

Doctor's Advice On Using Marijuana To Treat Anxiety and Depression

If you’re struggling with depression, I would recommend being evaluated by a physician who specializes in depression before initiating medical marijuana or increasing the dosage.

We are in a very stressful time in our lives. For those who have a history of anxiety and depression, the current worldly troubles can lead them back into or worsen these ill feelings. For those who have never had anxiety or depression before, this can be the beginning of a difficult time.

It can be overwhelming to think of COVID-19, job insecurity, food and housing insecurity, managing schooling for the kids, racial issues and typical stressors of life for an extended period of time. But unfortunately, this is where we are without a specific timeline as to when it will sort itself out.

Fri
16
Oct

Study Suggests Cannabis May Alleviate Symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Inhaling cannabis may yield a temporary relief from symptoms of obsessive-compulsive disorder, according to a new study out this month.

Fri
16
Oct

NZ Cannabis referendum: More than 100 doctors back legalising recreational use

More than 100 doctors have come forward to put their names behind cannabis legalisation, in response to the New Zealand Medical Association's backtracking from opposing the bill to neutrality.

They say they fear the Medical Association's decision to oppose the cannabis referendum and legalisation, without having consulted its members, could lead to the referendum failing.

The NZMA only changed its stance to a neutral one after several doctors came forward to RNZ complaining about its stance, and NZMA chair Dr Kate Baddock admitted that it did not consider the proposed legislation before opposing the referendum.

Fri
16
Oct

Missouri Begins Testing Medical Marijuana, Expected To Hit Dispensary Shelves Soon

Missouri is getting closer to selling medical marijuana, as the state’s first testing facility begins inspecting the drug.

Fri
16
Oct

Canadian legal medical cannabis system forcing patients to self-medicate

A new survey has demonstrated barriers in the legal medical cannabis system that are forcing patients to self-medicate without the support of a healthcare professional.

Medical Cannabis Canada (MCC) has published the results of its first Medical Cannabis Patient Survey (MCPS), which found that systemic barriers in the legal medical cannabis system are pushing patients to unregulated and recreational markets without the support of a healthcare professional.

Thu
15
Oct

This 10-year-old boy says CBD helps ease his symptoms of Tourette Syndrome

A 10-year-old boy with Tourette Syndrome says CBD has helped him and he’s wondering if it could do the same for others.

Bryson Jones recently released a video, marking Mental Health Day, in which he details his experience with Tourette Syndrome and how CBD has worked for him.

Thu
15
Oct

More Women Are Using Marijuana to Ease Menopause

According to a new study, more than one in four women are turning to cannabis to relieve the symptoms of menopause. That percentage is higher than the number of women who use traditional types of menopause symptom management, such as hormone therapy.

Researchers presented the study at the 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting of the North American Menopause Society, which surveyed 232 female U.S. veterans living in Northern California.

Of the women surveyed, twenty-seven percent already used cannabis to address menopausal symptoms. Another 10 percent expressed interest in using cannabis in the future. To put that in context, only 19 percent of the surveyed women expressed an interest in using hormone therapy.

Thu
15
Oct

What production of medical cannabis means for the Rwandan economy

Some know it as cannabis, while others know it as marijuana or weed, especially because it has been trendy in pop-culture music and because it has been immortalized in western films.

Whatever you call it, cannabis is the world’s most popular drug and is the highest value therapeutic crop known at the moment, despite being illegal in many parts of the world.

It wasn’t until Monday, October 12, that a cabinet meeting approved guidelines that allow the growing of cannabis in Rwanda, which drew mixed opinions from people.

Cannabis is a multi-billion dollar industry and it’s believed to be the world’s most valuable cash crop from the absolute value perspective.

Thu
15
Oct

New Research Shows Cannabis-Users Require More Anesthesia During A Surgery

We’ve previously discussed the importance of talking with your pharmacist about cannabis, but research shows that if you’re heading into your surgery, your physician anesthesiologist should also be aware of your use. 

A new study being presented at the ANESTHESIOLOGY 2020 (sic) annual meeting shows that cannabis users require more anesthesia during surgery than non-users and use higher amounts of opioids during recovery at the hospital. 

“There is some evidence that cannabis may be beneficial for chronic and nerve pain. However, early research suggests that this is not the case for acute pain such as for surgery of a broken leg,” said Ian Holmen, M.D., lead author of the study and an anesthesiology resident at the University of Colorado Hospital, Aurora.

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