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Tue
15
Feb

Creso Pharma developing hemp based CBDA lozenge

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Australia’s Creso Pharma Limited (ASX:CPH) says it has reached final stage of development for a new hemp-based lozenge product containing cannabidiolic acid (CBDA).

The cannabinoids CBD (cannabidiol) and THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) tend to steal the limelight, but there are many other cannabinoids in cannabis; among them CBDA.

CBDA hit the headlines recently when University of Oregon researchers suggested it could prevent the coronavirus ( SARS-CoV-2) causing COVID-19 from invading human cells. The important thing to note is further CBDA research is needed and a conclusion as to its efficacy may be some way off, although CBDA clinical trials may start soon. Creso Pharma notes it has not carried out any of its own research in relation to CBDA and SARS-CoV-2.

Mon
14
Feb

Should Hospitals Allow Cannabis for the Terminally Ill?

Should terminal patients be able to get cannabis while at the hospital or hospice?

Even in states where cannabis has been legalized for medical use, patients struggle to find the information that they need when it comes to using cannabis as medicine.

There’s tons of questions that overwhelm patients: how much cannabis to use, what method of administration is best, how often to take it, and so much more. Given these circumstances, most patients are left to their own devices when it comes to deciding how to use cannabis. And even then, doctors still don’t feel that they are equipped with the right knowledge to prescribe cannabis as a medication or part of their therapy.

Mon
14
Feb

Medical Marijuana In Hawaii Still Conflicts With Federal Law

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The Legislature can and should end this harmful discrimination against qualified patients and dispensaries.

It is curious to see the recent dispensary complaints about restrictive regulation and unsustainable tax burdens.

What is missing from this discussion is the fact that Hawaii’s eight dispensaries — as well as our 34,000 lawfully registered medical cannabis patients, for that matter — are all technically federal criminals because the mere possession of cannabis without formal authorization from the Drug Enforcement Administration is a violation of federal law and the federal regulation of marijuana.

Fri
11
Feb

Clinical trial shows Charlotte's Web hemp extract's positive effects on stress, sleep and well being

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Charlotte's Web Holdings, Inc. ("Charlotte's Web" or the "Company"), the market leader in cannabidiol (CBD) hemp extract wellness products, shares the positive results from a randomized, controlled, clinical trial study which evaluated the effectiveness of hemp-derived CBD extracts. Charlotte's Web participated in the Radicle ACES (Advancing CBD Education and Science) study, conducted by Radicle Science, an independent health tech company validating health and wellness products. As part of a larger study, hundreds of participants from across the US used Charlotte's Web Original Formula for four weeks and were assessed for key health outcomes across five domains including general well-being, quality of life, sleep quality, feelings of daily stress or discomfort.

Fri
11
Feb

Women and marijuana: Women have better sex when smoking

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Women and weed are a match made in heaven! And according to the latest research, this relationship extends to the bedroom, with female weed smokers achieving stronger and more frequent orgasms. 

 

What Does the on Data Women and Cannabis Data Say?

Researchers at Stanford conducted a survey of 452 women to establish the relationship between marijuana and female sexual function. The key areas of sexual functions analyzed included desire, arousal, lubrication, orgasm, satisfaction, and pain. The results revealed that increasing the use of weed led to more frequent and stronger orgasms and higher levels of arousal and desire.

Thu
10
Feb

Oregon State hemp vs. COVID researcher thinks preclinical trials will happen in ‘next few months’

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The Oregon State University scientist who led the groundbreaking discovery that a pair of hemp compounds can block the coronavirus from entering human cells thinks preclinical trials will happen within a few months.

Preclinical research involves using cell cultures and/or animal models to test the safety and efficacy of a new drug candidate, Richard van Breemen explained.

Those types of studies are required by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration before any clinical testing in humans can begin, said van Breemen, a researcher with OSU’s Global Hemp Innovation Center, Linus Pauling Institute and College of Pharmacy.

Thu
10
Feb

Effects of marijuana on dogs – Ultimate facts

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Marijuana is an ingredient found in smoke that contains Tetrahydrocannabinol, better known as THC, which has psychotropic effects on humans and animals. AnimalFacet is a platform, a personal blog by Ibrahim who writes unique facts about animals has written on this topic which subsequently improved my knowledge a lot.   As rules alter, it’s becoming more acceptable to discuss marijuana use. Some people are evaluating its medical potential, while others are looking for ways to flush it out of their systems due to drug tests or a desire to eliminate contaminants.

Thu
10
Feb

Therapeutic cannabis concentrates save lives like mine

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A recent op-ed concerning high-potency cannabis products opened with: “As more of us reveal our stories, more families are empowered to share theirs, as well.” That inspired me to share my family’s story. Access to therapeutically concentrated cannabis saved my life.

Concentrates have given me my life back, including the ability to work, engage in my community and be present for my family. They gave me hope. I have a laundry list of health issues including rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, Sjogren’s, hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, mast cell issues, dysautonomia, and so much more. In a nutshell, my body is dissolving from the inside out. These conditions cause me severe physical pain and make it nearly impossible for me to live a typical life.

Wed
09
Feb

Is CBN the fountain of youth?

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Can the cannabinoid CBN help slow aging in brain cells, and protect the brain from age-related conditions? Here’s what a new study recently found.

It turns out that one of the ways your brain cells can remain sharp over time is with a steady dose of CBD. Some days back, the brilliant scientists at Salk revealed this fantastic discovery. They said that CBN, a minor and relatively unknown cannabinoid, has the potential to protect brain cells from the adverse impact of aging.

Wed
09
Feb

New York boosts medical marijuana access as legal pot market looms

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The changes represent a big shift for a program that was once one of the nation's most restrictive.

While New York’s much-anticipated legal pot shops could be a year away from opening, the state is making medical marijuana much more available now.

Cinicians can greenlight medicinal pot for any condition they think it would help, not just for a limited list of ailments. In the last few months, the state Office of Cannabis Management also has expanded the ranks of providers, started letting dispensaries sell whole marijuana buds for smoking and proposed rules for patients who want to grow their own.

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