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Mon
23
Aug

The UK MS Society Launches #ApprovedButDenied Cannabis Campaign

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The MS Society is taking a stand on the lack of access to medical cannabis in the UK.

A report released by the MS Society states that not nearly enough medical cannabis patients have been able to obtain medical cannabis through the National Health Service (NHS), despite research and firsthand accounts of its effectiveness as a medicine for MS patients.

Mon
23
Aug

CBD isn’t regulated by the FDA. Here’s why Colorado companies are pushing for that to (quickly) change.

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Colorado is at the center of the nation’s cannabidiol boom, producing much of the nation’s hemp and serving as home to many CBD sellers.

Inside a nondescript office building in Englewood, a deafening alarm stops a team of workers in lab coats and hair nets. It’s a sensor alerting staff to a potential problem with the product, tiny bottles of cannabidiol moving along a conveyor belt at a swift pace. 

The vials are headed to a fulfillment warehouse where they’ll be shipped on to online consumers across the U.S. and quality is critical as the already multibillion-dollar demand for CBD grows.

Mon
23
Aug

A look into St. Louis’ quickly growing cannabis cultivation and manufacturing industry

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In the span of 10 months, sales statewide have grown from about $350,000 to $91.36 million

ST. LOUIS — Medical marijuana was legalized in Missouri in 2018. Since then, the cannabis industry has quickly established itself to meet the needs of patients who have been approved to use medical marijuana. As of July 31, at least 33,000 patients in St. Louis were granted medical marijuana licenses.

Sales of the product officially started in October 2020. In the span of 10 months, sales statewide have grown from about $350,000 to $91.36 million, according to the Missouri Department of Health and Human Services, a 26,000% growth.

Mon
23
Aug

Medical marijuana sales sizzle in Pennsylvania, and the M&A market has been busy

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James Thomas’ hips began to bother him three or four years after he had joint replacement surgery. He turned to medical marijuana and is still testing out the right formulation.

“I haven’t found the right marijuana yet,” the 69-year-old retired heavy equipment operator from Wilkinsburg said. He has tried a spray and smoking flowers, a consumer preference.

“Let’s just say it was kind of mellow, and the spray was about the same,” he said. “It made me a lot friendlier, smiling, cracking jokes, maybe even talking more than I usually do. It always lifted me up.”

It also eased his hip pain, he said.

Fri
20
Aug

Cannabis Could Help Curb Opioid Dependency, New Research Shows

Despite strides in legalization and de-stigmatization, many Americans still perceive cannabis as a gateway drug to harder, more dangerous substances.

The coronavirus pandemic, despite our best efforts, has brought out the worst in some of us. Coping with the loss of jobs, family, friends and life’s day-to-day activities has led to an increase in unhealthy behaviors across demographics, including alcohol consumption, illicit drug use and mental health emergencies.

Fri
20
Aug

Study to Determine if Psychedelics Help to Quit Cigarette Smoking

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Psychedelics could provide just the right push to overcome addiction patterns like smoking.

Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death in the United States, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. But researchers think psychedelics have a unique ability to unlock patterns in the brain that lead to addiction—notably nicotine addiction.

Mydecine Innovations Group announced on August 18 it has signed a five-year research agreement with Johns Hopkins University (JHU) School of Medicine, to study the efficacy of psychedelic formulations for smoking cessation.

Thu
19
Aug

What The Experts Are Now Saying About Medical Marijuana For Lung Cancer

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What do the latest studies show for marijuana for lung cancer patients?

Lung cancer is the second most prevalent cancer affecting both men and women. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2021 alone there were around 235,760 new lung cancer cases and the year isn’t even over yet.

It is the leading cause of death among men and women, despite the fact that cases continue to reduce because more people quit smoking cigarettes each year – the number one preventable risk factor for lung cancer.

Wed
18
Aug

Can Marijuana Worsen A Mental Illness?

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Studies show a connection between mental illness and marijuana use, but it’s one that’s complex.

The use of marijuana has many scientifically proven health benefits. These can be as simple as helping users relax or as complex as managing chronic pain or stimulating appetite. There’s a lot we don’t know about marijuana, especially when discussing its negative side effects; aside from red eyes and the occasional bout of paranoia, can the use of the plant worsen conditions like mental illness?

There’s not a lot of evidence or scientific research out there, but some studies have found links between marijuana use and some mental health conditions, such as depression and even psychosis.

Wed
18
Aug

Best CBD oil for dogs with cancer

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Finding out your furry friend has cancer is no fun. However, these CBD oils for dogs with cancer can make them a little more comfortable.

Cancer is a disease that can cause plenty of pain, discomfort, and anguish in animals, and that’s just the disease itself. That doesn’t take into account the long hours of treatments and the various side effects cancer can produce in both dogs and humans.

Wed
18
Aug

Texas Medical Marijuana Compassionate Use Program Will Now Include Cancer Patients and People with PTSD

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Texas’ medical marijuana is best known for being one of the most restrictive in the county, limiting its medicinal relief to fewer than 6,000 and only to those with neurological disorders or terminal cancer.

However, a new law that passed during the Legislature -effective September 1st– will now allow people with PTSD and cancer patients to use low doses of THC cannabis, as part of the Texas Compassionate Use Program.

This new law will also increase the previous THC cap in medical marijuana to 1%, which experts say it’s still a pretty small quantity.

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