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Thu
21
May

Majority Of Moms Believe In Hemp-CBD As Medicine For Kids

Moms have become new leaders of normalizing cannabis within family households, according to a new poll.

Sorry wine moms, but there’s new game in town. That would be “weed moms,” who have emerged as a strong driving force in the normalization of cannabis nationwide. As a new poll finds, moms are more likely than dads to educate their children about using hemp or CBD.

Wed
20
May

Here’s What Pregnant And Breastfeeding Women Need To Know About CBD

The general consensus is that using cannabis during pregnancy could be dangerous and that, without more research, it isn’t worth the risk.

Wed
20
May

Epilepsy, cannabis and the newest research

With the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) citing that epilepsy affects over 3.4 million Americans, identifying a key function in the disease’s ability to target certain parts of the body may give researchers key insight into understanding how and why epilepsy occurs.

In a new study published in the Annals of Neurology, researchers found that an autoantibody, which works against the body, seems to be responsible for causing epilepsy in some patients. While examining encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) and its effect on the brain, researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany found that a few distinct patterns of epilepsy included inflammation inside the brain, leading them to find evidence of epilepsy’s effect on brain activity and functionality.

Tue
19
May

Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries set to start opening, with new rules now in place

Medical marijuana dispensaries may open soon in Missouri, even despite setbacks posed to state government due to COVID-19.

Medical marijuana has technically been legal for Missouri cardholders since January 1, but administrative drawbacks make it less feasible for retailers to sell cannabis at present.

The state is requiring that cannabis plants in Missouri be grown from seeds, beginning on or after the January 1, 2020 cutoff.

Dr Randall Williams reported late last month that, although the issue was toward the bottom of his department’s list of concerns, the state is aiming to allow medical pot shops to open in “late July or early August.”

Tue
19
May

Cannabis as a Potential Treatment for Neurodegenerative Diseases

Neurodegenerative diseases effect more than five million people in the United States. Moreover, at least 1 billion people across the globe are battling with one or more neurodegenerative disorders. It is worse than it sounds because many of these diseases can leave patients disabled, unable to think clearly or walk independently. In some instances, these diseases can be fatal.

Over the years, scientists have been studying and researching neurodegenerative diseases. Research areas include potential causes, prevention, and possible treatments.

Tue
19
May

Not Just for Getting High – The Underreported Medical Uses of THC

THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis, has a pretty bad reputation and it’s the reason why cannabis continues to be illegal in most of the world to this day.

Contrary to popular belief, however, THC does a lot more for the body and mind than just getting us stoned (although that’s certainly another plus side). It actually has numerous therapeutic uses – including benefits for the brain, digestive system, and more. Benefits that are often hard to come by with other natural remedies.

Tue
19
May

Special Ops Veterans Launch Pot Company To Provide Medical Cannabis For Other Vets

Three veterans in California are so determined to promote the benefits of medical cannabis among service-members, they went out and launched a company to accomplish the mission.

It’s called the Helmand Valley Growers Company, and it was founded last year by Andy Miears, Bryan Buckley and Matt Curran—all of whom are so-called “Marine Raiders,” veterans of the United States Special Operations. Their mission is straight-forward: provide medical cannabis to fellow veterans of the U.S. Military. To do that, they have launched a recreational cannabis brand to ultimately serve as a profit center for the company and subsidize their altruistic goals.

Mon
18
May

Some scientists believe cannabis terpenes can help with treating COVID-19

When you smell marijuana, what you’re actually smelling are the terpenes. These organic compounds create aroma in all plants, and each cannabis strain contains its own set of terpenes. This is why your stashes of weed smell different, even if they share the same general perfume.

Similar to cannabinoids like THC and CBD, terpenes bond with a person’s endocannabinoids and deliver therapeutic effects to his or her system.

Mon
18
May

Federal mental health grants canceled because Maine has legal marijuana

Because Maine allows the medical use of marijuana by students, the federal government is cutting off $3.3 million in already approved funding to support mental health programs for youngsters.

It isn’t clear whether the new federal policy may impact other grants received by the state.

The state won a five-year federal grant in 2018 that provided $1.1 million annually for a program called Maine-AWARE to assist in bolstering the social service infrastructure to support student mental health in three districts across the state.

Maine received the money for the first two years, but recently learned it won’t get any more due to a policy change in Washington that cuts off states that allow students access to medical marijuana.

Mon
18
May

Louisiana House votes to expand medical marijuana program

Friday was a busy day at the Louisiana House of Representatives, though most of the bills lawmakers sent to the state Senate were approved without controversy.

Perhaps surprisingly, given the vigorous debate on the subject during past sessions, a measure to expand the state’s medical marijuana program was swiftly approved by a 76-15 vote. House Bill 819 by Rep. Larry Bagley, a Stonewall Republican, adds nine conditions for which doctors can recommend medical marijuana products; Louisiana’s program does not include raw marijuana that can be smoked.

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