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Thu
26
Mar

Drug Science partnership to improve patient access to medical cannabis in the UK

Drug Science Medical Cannabis Working Group has formed a partnership with a leading British producer of medical cannabis to help improve patients access to the medicine in the UK.

The first British producer of cannabis oils and isolates, Avida Global, is to join Drug Science Medical Cannabis Working Group (MCWG) to help accelerate access of medical cannabis to patients.

Thu
26
Mar

Bringing Medical Marijuana To Latin America: 'Our Mission Is To Solve The Regulatory Puzzle'

According to an article from Harvard Health Publishing, the most common use for medical marijuana in the United States is pain control - an ailment that affects millions of Americans. Medical marijuana is particularly desirable to help in these cases because it is safer to use than opiates (less addictive and impossible to overdose on). 

Cannabis as a medicinal drug was listed in the United States Pharmacopoeia for the first time in 1850, and was used widely in the U.S. as a patent medicine during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Thu
26
Mar

CBD May Help Reduce the Symptoms of Endometriosis

Unless you’ve been living at the bottom of a rock, you’ve likely heard about CBD, the cannabis extract that medical experts now recommend for a broad spectrum of conditions. CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the many compounds that are derived from the cannabis plant. 

There are several health conditions that cannabidiol is touted to treat, including;

  1. Pain and inflammation,
  2. Anxiety-related disorders, such as chronic anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder,
  3. Multiple sclerosis,
  4. Alzheimer’s disease, etc.

Among the many health benefits of CBD is its potential to treat endometriosis.

Thu
26
Mar

How To Use CBD For Pain (And Why You Should Start)

In order for cannabis and its hundreds of constituents to contribute to mainstream healthcare in a quantifiable way, it needs research-backed legitimacy. And that’s why, right now, we’re in the middle of a research boom. Scientists, doctors, and researchers are looking into why CBD (in particular, due to its non-psychoactive properties) makes an amazing, accessible treatment option. And especially in the area of pain.

Wed
25
Mar

How to Best Use CBD During the Coronavirus Outbreak

As the world slows down and many people go on lockdown, using CBD oil can be a beneficial tool to promote balance and wellness in you, your family members, and even your pet.

It’s clear that we as a human community have not experienced anything quite like what we are facing today. While there have been mass epidemics in the past, the newest coronavirus (COVID-19) has us all collectively taking a pause and learning new ways to take care of ourselves.

During this period of social distancing, self-care is more important than ever. While staying connected through phone calls, social media, and apps like Facetime can prove to be very helpful for mental well being, we want to share a few ways CBD oil can promote health and wellness during these particularly tough times.

Wed
25
Mar

The Revolutionary Research on Cannabinoid Treatment for Acute Pain

A new meta-analysis on cannabis shows that cannabinoids are helpful to relieve acute pain in patients in comparison with placebo cases. Although the use of cannabis has been associated with undesirable effects but no such adversity was reported while testing a safe usage of cannabinoids for treating patients in acute pain, says the new study.

The complete findings of this study are published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research as “Cannabinoids in the Management of Acute Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”.

Wed
25
Mar

Here’s What You Should Know About CBD And Heart Health

Some aspects of CBD make it worth investigating when it comes to heart disease prevention, like the compound’s anti-inflammatory and antioxidant features.

CBD studies have demonstrated positive evidence when it comes to treating and preventing a range of illnesses, including degenerative diseases, cancer and metabolic disorders. But what about preventing heart disease and promoting heart health?

Tue
24
Mar

Oklahoma: Medical marijuana business owners feel strain of COVID-19 crisis

Small businesses in Oklahoma are feeling the strain of the COVID-19 crisis, and that includes those in the medical marijuana industry.

"Senior citizens, military, people with PTSD - high anxiety; you know, how are we going to get the medicine to them,” asked John Koumbis, the owner of JKJ Processing.

Koumbis’ company is dedicated to making medicinal marijuana edibles. As this crisis develops, he feels like his business and his patients quality of life are hanging in the balance.

"I’ve made 11 calls to the OMMA and the legislature, and I’m not getting any response,” Koumbis said.

Darrell Carnes owns Mary Jane dispensary in Moore and says he’s also received very little guidance from the powers that be.

Tue
24
Mar

Can Your Genetics Determine If Cannabis Will Improve Your Gut Health?

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease are becoming commonplace in the population. Both of these conditions affect the gut, where it is estimated around 70 percent of the immune system resides. What’s worse is that the symptoms of IBS and celiac disease affect every aspect of a person’s life. Researchers are starting to link cannabis to relief from the symptoms associated with IBS and celiac disease.

What is IBS?

IBS is a chronic condition marked by abdominal issues, such as pain, nausea, gas, bloating, cramps, and abnormal bowel movements like chronic diarrhea and constipation. 

Tue
24
Mar

Surveying The Wellness Benefits Of CBD

CBD has been touted as a cure-all for pain and other disorders. But does the compound really work to alleviate all ailments? A new survey breaks it down.

Products containing CBD are fast becoming a staple of consumer health and wellness regimes with CBD having the distinction of now being the most researched trend on social media. 

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