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Jun

Federal judge says those he places on probation can’t use medical marijuana

A federal judge has made it clear those he places on probation may not use medical marijuana.

The benefit of medical marijuana is still a work in progress scientifically, U.S. Middle District Judge Matthew W. Brann said Wednesday.

It might take years of study before medical professionals say it is beneficial, he said. If that occurs, he said he could change his mind on whether to approve its use.

He made his comments during the sentencing of Alyssa Howe, 31, of Bloomsburg, on a charge of misappropriation of postal funds.

Howe has a medical marijuana card issued by the state and wanted to know if she could use it while on probation.

Her attorney Peter T. Campana noted marijuana use is a federal crime.

Fri
05
Jun

Why Not All CBD Health Claims Are Treated Equal

Independent consumer assessments, including online reviews and social media posts, fall outside the jurisdiction of the FTC, even if they contain health claims otherwise punishable if made by CBD companies.

If you read this blog and keep a close eye on the cannabidiol (“CBD”) industry, you know that the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”)  takes issue with advertising tools containing egregious, unfounded claims about the health benefits of CBD products. Yet, you might be surprised to read that the federal agency does not go after every actor that promotes the therapeutic value of these products. This post explains why.

Thu
04
Jun

Can Medical Cannabis Relieve Arachnoiditis?

One of the main reasons people look for marijuana is to deal with chronic pain. It does not matter what the cause of the pain is. In fact, sometimes it is hard to pinpoint the cause, but when you find something that brings relief, you tend to stick to it. When you suffer from something like arachnoiditis, you would know what I am talking about. It is a super painful condition where a constant burning sensation is ever-present.

 What is Arachnoiditis?

Thu
04
Jun

Florida’s Medical Marijuana Market Flourishes Amid the Pandemic

Florida has long been one of the most important cannabis markets in the U.S., and even amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the medical cannabis market continues to flourish there. According to Marijuana Business Daily, demand seems to be higher now in the Sunshine State than it was before the outbreak started. Case in point: In the first 10 weeks of 2020, medical patients in Florida bought an average of 2 grams of cannabis per week. In May, that average had climbed to 2.9 grams. 

Thu
04
Jun

Which Celebrities Endorse the Benefits of CBD and Cannabis

As CBD becomes a more mainstream product, both nutrition, beauty and health companies lining up to launch new CBD-infused ranges. The number of celebrities speaking out and endorsing the potential benefits of CBD and cannabis is also going through the roof – and some of them might surprise you.

Thu
04
Jun

Study Finds Marijuana Use Not Linked to Increased Stroke Risk

Contradicting the results of many previous studies, a recent analysis from a team of neurologists at the University of Mississippi Medical Center found no link between marijuana use and increased stroke risk

Wed
03
Jun

Can CBD Help Seniors With Insomnia?

Insomnia in seniors doesn’t differ from the insomnia in younger people, but they are at higher risk for developing the disorder. Here’s how CBD might help.

Insomnia can affect people of all ages and fitness levels. It’s a condition that arises due to myriad reasons. The cause can be internal (disease) or external (stress). One of the main problems with insomnia is that it directly impacts your performance and health; when people don’t sleep, they have problems staying productive and keeping a balanced mood. It can also affect your cardiovascular health and immune system.

Could CBD provide a healthy option for seniors with sleep issues? The answer depends on the problem that’s causing their lack of sleep in the first place.

Wed
03
Jun

Can Hemp Oil Reduce Chronic Neuropathic Pain?

Many studies have suggested that cannabis is an effective treatment for neuropathic pain. Advocates have been saying it for years. But a new study from the University of New Mexico is one of the most conclusive yet. It found that “full-spectrum” whole-plant hemp oil greatly reduced pain in mice.

In the study, published in the journal Life, the researchers wrote that in some cases, “full-spectrum” extracted hemp oil had the effect of “reducing mechanical pain sensitivity over tenfold.” 

Wed
03
Jun

Connecticut: Legislative committee gives final approval for medical marijuana to treat chronic pain

A legislative committee has given final approval to a provision allowing patients with chronic pain and an inherited disorder that weakens the body’s connective tissue to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program.

The Regulations Review Committee, which met in a video conference Tuesday morning, unanimously approved the provision with no discussion. The vote follows the recommendation of the state Medical Marijuana Program’s Board of Physicians.

Wed
03
Jun

Investigating CHS, the Mysterious Illness Plaguing the Cannabis Community

CHS: What is it and Should You Be Concerned?

Joe Dolce

“I just vomited. It went on for about 30 minutes. It was humiliating, embarrassing, and completely

mystifying… It literally felt like somebody ripped into my stomach and was pulling it inside out.”

This incident was Joe Dolce’s first indication that something was wrong. Dolce is the former editor of Details magazine, author of Brave New Weed, and host of the Brave New Weed podcast.

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