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Fri
29
May

Could Cannabis and DNA Help Curb the Obesity Epidemic?

Research suggests that over half of the United States will be obese within ten years. Worse still, one in four Americans will be “severely obese” within that timeframe. More obesity and poor dietary decisions are resulting in an explosion of type 2 diabetes. New research points to cannabis as a potential treatment option for the debilitating disease.

Fri
29
May

Medical Cannabis Use In U.S. Breast Cancer Patients

A survey by a breast health and breast cancer information and support service indicates 42% of breast cancer patients had used medical cannabis to help manage their symptoms or side-effects from treatments.

A BreastCancer.org survey carried out between December 16 last year and January 19 this year revealed the majority of medical cannabis users reported cannabis was effective for managing their symptoms.

Fri
29
May

More Patients Turning to Medical Marijuana for Arthritis Pain

Lots of people are using medical marijuana to treat their arthritis and other muscle aches and pains, often without consulting their doctor, a new study reports.

 

 

Fri
29
May

Will New York Fix Medical Marijuana Before Rushing to Legalization? (Maybe Not!)

New York City, where I and 8.5 million others live, used to be the worst city in the United States to be caught with cannabis. This is no exaggeration.

Thu
28
May

Louisiana: Senate Passes Amended Bill Permitting Doctors to Recommend Medical Cannabis for “Any Condition”

Senators on Wednesday passed legislation to significantly expand the pool of patients eligible to qualify for medical cannabis access.

Thu
28
May

CBD Oil for Shingles: Relief from Pain

Though CBD can’t really cure shingles (herpes zoster), there is evidence suggesting that it can alleviate nerve pain associated with the disease.

A large percentage of shingles sufferers develop postherpetic neuralgia (PHN), a painful debilitating condition resulting from the damage of peripheral nerves caused by the viral rash.

Pain caused by postherpetic neuralgia can last anywhere from several months to several years for some people.

We’re going to go over the studies pointing to the beneficialness of CBD for various types of pain, primarily neuropathic (caused by damaged nerves) pain, which is extremely difficult to treat.

Thu
28
May

Can CBD help ease your dog’s epilepsy symptoms?

Seizure treatment was one of the first and most well-documented areas of cannabis medical research conducted on humans. The only use of CBD approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in fact, is Epidiolex, which is used for treating epileptic seizures.

So it’s only logical that epilepsy was one of the first conditions researched when veterinarians began exploring the effects that cannabis may have on man’s best friend.

A 2019 study published in the journal Pet Behavior Science showed that CBD treatment might be able to help dogs suffering from the symptoms of epilepsy, including seizures.

Thu
28
May

How Federal Marijuana Policy Is Pushing Veterans into the Black Market

lex is 34 and lives outside of Sacramento. Like many Californians, he vapes marijuana concentrate for a variety of health problems such as anxiety. But even though he lives within a half-hour drive of a legal dispensary, Alex purchases his cannabis on what he likes to call the “duty-free” market. About once a month, he drives an hour to an acquaintance’s house to purchase about an ounce of concentrate, for about half of what he would pay at a state-certified recreational dispensary.

There’s a reason Alex buys on the black market. He’s a disabled military veteran.

Thu
28
May

Medical Cannabis Trial in the UK Becomes First to Recruit Baby

A baby boy, born in a Norwich hospital in March, has become the first baby to take part in a medical cannabis trial. The trial will assess whether cannabis-derived medications could reduce the risk of brain injury following seizures. 

Researchers involved in the trial have stated that, if positive outcomes are recorded, this could be the first step to medical cannabis medications being used routinely in neonatal care for babies at risk of seizures and brain injury. The study will assess the safety and effectiveness of medical cannabis in treating neonatal Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE).

Wed
27
May

West Virginia Physicians Can Soon Register to Prescribe Cannabis

As of this week, on Thursday, May 28, physicians in West Virginia will be able to register with the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources so that they can prescribe medical cannabis to hopeful, future patients in the state.  

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