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Wed
15
May

Does using CBD to treat your anxiety work?

A quick Google search yields thousands of stories where users have seen success in treating anxiety with cannabidiol (CBD), a therapeutic compound in cannabis. CBD has become increasingly popular as people tune in to its non-intoxicating, therapeutic effects. One online survey of 2,409 CBD users found that 62% were using it for a medical condition, and using it to treat anxiety was one of the top three responses. More comprehensive studies need to be done before we’ll know exactly how CBD helps anxiety, but promising research suggests it may.

Wed
15
May

Medicinal cannabis: Legalised yet impossible to access in the UK

On 1 November 2018, the UK changed the law on medicinal cannabis. Medicinal cannabis products were moved from schedule 1, meaning they have no medicinal value, to schedule 2, which allowed doctors to prescribe them under certain circumstances. This change to the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 2001 was partly a response to a rapid evidence review by the chief medical officer, which concluded that some medicinal cannabis products were effective for some medical conditions, and partly due to formal advice from the government’s Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs to change the schedule.

Wed
15
May

Thousands of patients apply for amnesty under Thailand's new medical marijuana Laws

Two months after the government of Thailand announced plans to legalize medical marijuana, writes Calvin Hughes, the country's top lawmakers have unveiled a new process to allow patients currently using cannabis to apply for protection from possession and consumption charges until the new law takes ef

Tue
14
May

What experts have to say about the Endocannabinoid System

“For decades, scientists and mental health physicians tried to figure out how THC worked on the brain and body,” explained Dr. Paul Song, Chief Medical Officer of Calyx Peak Companies via email. A significant breakthrough came with the discovery of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s.

Tue
14
May

Former UK Chief Drug Advisor wants medical cannabis for the masses

Cannabis and Hemp have been under prohibition across most of the world since the 1930s. But with legalization afoot in the US and some countries in Europe, some experts want it to be “embraced like Penicillin.”

As cannabis legalization sweeps across North America – with Canada being the latest country to permit cannabis for medical and recreational use – some countries in Europe apparently didn’t get the memo. The UK government, for example, has always been very conservative when it comes to the cannabis legalization issue, no matter who’s in power.

Tue
14
May

CBD for PTSD: How CBD oil can relieve symptoms of PTSD

CBD is not a miracle cure, but many people report using CBD for PTSD offers relief of some of its most troubling symptoms.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects millions of people worldwide. Some of its main symptoms include anxiety, insomnia and depression. Since it causes rapid fluctuations in mood, PTSD can lead to reckless behavior, issues with concentration and even hypervigilance.

Tue
14
May

Nations going to pot: Where cannabis is legal around the world, and where it isn’t

Check out the interactive map here.

Canada, the second nation to legalize recreational marijuana after Uruguay, appears to have had a global impact as more nations come on board.

New Zealand plans a referendum on legalization during next year’s election and Mexico also appears headed that way.

Luxembourg is poised to become the first European country to legalize recreational marijuana, and South Africa is moving in that direction. Israel’s Parliament approved a law allowing exports of medical marijuana. Thailand legalized medicinal use of marijuana, and other Southeastern Asian countries may follow South Korea’s lead in legalizing cannabidiol, or CBD

Tue
14
May

Doctors remain cautiously optimistic about medical marijuana, says new study

A new study shows that doctors believe medical marijuana can help people, but they aren't ready to recommend it to their patients yet, writes Calvin Hughes.

A group of Australian researcher recently conducted a review of 26 studies from Australia, the US, Canada and Ireland to discover how medical professionals feel about marijuana. They found that most physicians support medical marijuana in general, but they feel like they need to be more informed before giving it to patients.

Mon
13
May

Greece licenses six medical marijuana operations, more coming

It’s still unlawful in Greece – apart from medical use – but the marijuana industry is set to take off after the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA government authorized six licenses for companies to cultivate the product

Some 50 applications for licenses have been submitted, three of which are in the final stages of approval said the business newspaper Naftemporiki, adding that the 56 total potential operations could bring in 590 million euros ($663.10 million) in revenues.

The new industry could also create 3,500 jobs during a still-running more than nine-year-long economic and austerity crisis with the government, apart from hard-core elements who don’t want foreign businesses, seeking more outside investors.

Mon
13
May

Cannabis Infused Skin Care: What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil for Skin?

We are surrounded with a plethora of beautiful, non-aging faces watching us from the billboards and magazine covers. It seems to be paramount to be dashing at all ages and have flawless skin. Fortunately, it appears that CBD oil can help you with that. Chances are, once you’re finished reading this text, you’ll be looking for the nearest CBD store, online or in the real world. Indeed, it is that good.

So, what exactly is CBD? Let’s get this one out of the way before we go on with the rest.

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