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Hemp and CBD oil taking the world by storm for athletes and chronic pain sufferers

In this post, we’re going to go into depth in how hemp and CBD oil is starting to take the world by storm with almost the entire planet, even extreme sports enthusiasts, athletes, and chronic pain sufferers, and explain a little bit about why. Gone are the days of typical healing methods, and it’s been proven for years that marijuana has been popular when it comes to the cannibinoids helping to ease people’s pain, but not everybody wants all of the “highs” associated with it. That’s why CBD came into play, because science has discovered that all of the other ingredients in hemp can do the same thing.

There are No Documented Deaths on CBD oil or products

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Cannabis oil can reduce seizures in kids, University of Sask. study suggests

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan say preliminary results suggest medicinal cannabis oil can reduce or completely stop seizures in children experiencing severe and drug-resistant epilepsy.

The study, funded by Jim Pattison's Children's Hospital Foundation, monitored seven children with severe pediatric epilepsy, a debilitating condition that can cause children to suffer as many as 1,200 seizures a month.

Dr. Richard Huntsman, a pediatric neurologist at the university's college of medicine and one of the study's authors, said the results are nascent but encouraging. The overall reduction in seizures was close to 75 per cent on average.

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Metered dosing of herbal cannabis effective in hospitalized patients per clinical trial

Hospitalized patients administered cannabis via a metered dose inhaler report symptom relief and no severe adverse effects, according to clinical data published in the journal Palliative & Supportive Care.

Israeli investigators assessed the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of metered dose cannabis inhalation in a group of hospitalized patients. The device allowed for patients to self-administer precise quantities of cannabis in a vaporized (non-combustion) form.

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New version of medical marijuana initiative clears first hurdle

Backers of a medical marijuana initiative have submitted the required 20 valid signatures to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office. The initiative has been referred to the Idaho Attorney General’s office for review, the Secretary of State’s office confirmed recently. An initial filing was three valid signatures short.

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New Jersey medical marijuana patients can now possess a 1 year supply of cannabis

Under the new bill signed earlier this week by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D), medical marijuana will now be more accessible to patients in the state, writes Calvin Hughes.

A number of changes are coming to New Jersey's medical marijuana program including increasing possession limits, boosting the number of medical marijuana producers and lowering the threshold to receive medical marijuana.

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Top things you need to know about CBD oil for cats and dogs

As it becomes easier for Canadians to test the benefits of cannabis-related products such as increasingly popular CBD oil, it’s little wonder that some pet owners are looking to give their furry loved ones the same treatment.

But hold on, doggone it. Health Canada has yet to approve any CBD oils for pets, leaving owners a bit in the dark about what they can or can’t, should or shouldn’t do when it comes to CBD and their cats, dogs and even horses. Experts, however, offer some clarity.

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Israel: Health Ministry announces new rules for medical cannabis

New steps outlined by the Health Ministry will make it easier for consumers of medical cannabis to access their medications, according to a ministry statement on Thursday.

“We are attentive to criticism and to improving in order to ease the suffering of patients,” Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman said. “We will continue to promote further activities on the matter.”

Part of the ministry’s plan is to supervise the pricing of cannabis to keep it under control. The supervision will take place under the authority and approval of a price committee, which will consist of representatives from the ministries of finance and economy.

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Does smoking cannabis indoors affect children's health?

Over the past few years, an increasing number of both federal and state governments around the world have decriminalized and/or legalized the medicinal and/or recreational use of cannabis. Since cannabis is most commonly smoked indoors, it is crucial to investigate the potential effects that secondhand cannabis smoke can have to others, particularly children.

Overview of indoor cannabis use

As of 2016, it has been estimated that 24.0 million people in the United States are cannabis users. This number has undoubtedly experienced a significant interest since court rulings in Washington D.C. and 8 other states have legalized cannabis use for both recreational and medicinal purposes.

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Canada: Legalization making access harder for medical cannabis users

Since the legalization of cannabis in Canada, medical users have found it more difficult to find access, according to a new survey.

Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana, the Arthritis Society and the Canadian Pharmacists Association commissioned the survey, which says that one-in-four medical cannabis users are finding it harder to find.

Medical cannabis users have also found increasing cost an problem. As a result of these issues, 64 per cent of medical cannabis users find themselves under-dosing or stretching out their supplies.

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Brazil takes next step in creating medical marijuana access for patients in need

Brazil is one of the top medical marijuana importers in the world. British, Canadian, American, and Chinese investors see the country as a place where medical marijuana cultivation and processing will flourish, but only when the government legalizes planting and processing within the country.

That wait may finally be over when this month Anvisa, Brazil’s health agency, publishes two proposals which outline deregulation protocols for cannabis cultivation, research, and medical applications of the drug.

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