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Wed
27
May

Views Of 40 Year Old Kiwis On Legalising Recreational Cannabis

While support for medical cannabis still remains very strong in New Zealand, the issue of legalising recreational cannabis is a different story – particularly among 40 year-olds.

Researchers at the University of Otago carried out a survey of 899 40-year-old participants in the Christchurch Health and Development Study*. Their findings  indicated 82.8% of the cohort expressed support for medicinal cannabis; while 47.8% supported decriminalisation and only 26.8% expressed support for legalisation for recreational use.

In terms of medical cannabis, just 6.2% disagreed or strongly disagreed doctors should be able to prescribe cannabis based products for medicinal purposes such as to relieve chronic pain without restriction. 10.1% were neutral on the issue.

Tue
26
May

Can cannabinoids help with your anxiety?

Anxiety, like marijuana, comes with a stigma, but with the increasing impact of anxiety disorders on family life and the economy, it’s no wonder everyone seems to be looking for a salve.

The relationship between cannabis and anxiety disorders exists, but seems to continue to be wholly misunderstood. Anxiety presents differently in every patient, and there is no definitive cure with conventional drugs, so just imagine something as variant as the cannabis plant.

Tue
26
May

Legislation To Reform Medical Marijuana Program In Oklahoma Fails To Pass

An effort to reform Oklahoma’s medical marijuana program—including adding a provision allowing cannabis deliveries to patients—has apparently gone up in smoke.

Tue
26
May

U.S. Company Recalls *Injectable* CBD Products

Injectable CBD? It seems like it’s a thing – and that’s rather concerning when these products don’t have the appropriate approvals.

A U.S. company is voluntarily recalling injectable products containing cannabidiol as they were marketed without FDA approval and the product claims on its website meant these products were unapproved new drugs.

In an announcement from the company published on the U.S. FDA web site, it notes:

Tue
26
May

Colombia Makes History with First High-THC Medical Cannabis Sales

Canadian/Colombian-based Khiron Life Sciences is a global cannabis company that has developed a reputation as a Latin American industry leader. In March 2020, Khiron made history by becoming the first company to develop and commercialize a medical cannabis product in Colombia. Since then, the company has achieved many other milestones to empower their place in the global cannabis industry.

Fri
22
May

Honoring Charlotte Figi, “the Little Girl Who Was Bigger Than Any Movement”

“She changed my mind and opened my eyes to the possibility that this was a legitimate medicine. And in the process, she changed the world, and everyone, like me, who was caught in her glorious orbit. Please rest in peace, Charlie.”

Fri
22
May

New Zealanders reluctant to talk to their doctor about medicinal cannabis, study finds

Half of New Zealanders using medicinal cannabis have never discussed it with their doctor out of fear of being judged, and very few use prescribed products.

That was just one of the findings from new research published in the New Zealand Medical Journal (NZMJ) today.

It comes before New Zealanders will have their final say on September 19 on whether cannabis should be legalised to use or grow for recreational purposes.

Data was collected via an anonymous online survey promoted on Facebook between May to August 2019, which questioned 3,634 last-year Kiwi medicinal users of cannabis.

Fri
22
May

Study: Hemp Oil Effective In Treating Chronic Neuropathic Pain (In Mice)

Researchers at the University of New Mexico say full spectrum hemp oil reduced mechanical pain sensitivity significantly for several hours in mice with chronic post-operative neuropathic pain.

Fri
22
May

Argentina Legalized Medical Cannabis in 2017 – and Gives It Away for Free

When talking about cannabis legalization, countries like Canada, the US, and Spain are thought to be the most progressive. However, many of the firsts of marijuana legalization happened not in these places, but in South America. One of the interesting stories out of this region, is Argentina.

Thu
21
May

CBD For Migraines: Benefits, Risks, And Usage

If you suffer from migraines, CBD may be the solution to your pain.

While clinical trials in the United States are still hampered by archaic and unenlightened federal legislation, research from elsewhere around the world shows promising results for the use of CBD in the treatment and prevention of debilitating migraines.

In this article, the all-things-cannabis experts at Honest Marijuana discuss CBD, migraines, and the benefits, risks, and usage of high-CBD pot strains.

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