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Thu
02
Sep

From a drug war to medicine

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The flourishing of the medical marijuana (cannabis) industry leaves behind years of a bloody fight against the illegal trafficking of the drug.

The war on drugs has been raging for four decades in countries such as Colombia and Mexico, where cocaine production is concentrated. There have been thousands of victims, among them civilians, political leaders, authorities and members of criminal cartels.

In Colombia, the figures are intertwined with the different forms of violence the country has experienced over the last 40 years. 

Thu
02
Sep

10 Recommendations For Future Cannabis Medical Studies From A Pot Insider

For the longest time, marijuana was seen as pathological in the eyes of the research community. This was not because researchers believed so, but rather that the vast majority of the grants were given to studies that supported this premise.

These days, we’re changing our tune and some scientists and medical researchers are asking for a new standard in cannabis research. In fact, in this Psychiatric Times article, Dr. John Miller points out some glaring issues with cannabinoid research that needs to be addressed.

Here, I’ll be walking you through the basics of the article, focusing on his 10 suggestions for cannabinoid research.

Wed
01
Sep

Swiss Doctors to Prescribe Cannabis Without “Exceptional Authorization”

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There is a not-so-quiet revolution going on in Switzerland at the moment. The country is getting ready for what is likely to be Europe’s most disruptive recreational trial.

In the meantime, all sorts of other consequential events are underway. Namely, the government is about to remove the requirement that prescribing cannabis doctors obtain special permission before prescribing cannabis.

Wed
01
Sep

Cannabis Chemist Looks Beyond Regulatory Compliance to Show How Testing Labs Advance Cannabis Science

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In a presentation to be given at the upcoming Cannabis Science Conference East, Scott Churchill, vice president of scientific development at MCR Labs, will reveal how testing labs can help propel our scientific understanding of cannabis by offering services beyond the standard regulatory compliance testing they perform for licensed producers.

 

Wed
01
Sep

Medical marijuana program in Texas set to expand Wednesday

More patients in Texas will soon be eligible for medical marijuana.

The changes to state law that take effect Wednesday will allow patients with any cancer to pursue a prescription for low-THC cannabis. Before, that was limited to people with terminal cancer.

The amended law also makes eligible patients battling post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.

“We’re just excited to be able to help Texans, particularly with the PTSD and our veterans,” said Dr. Francisco Daniel Medrano, co-owner and medical director of CannaMedRx.

CannaMedRx is a medical cannabis clinic in Houston. The clinic said its first patient scheduled for Wednesday is a veteran of the war in Iraq.

Wed
01
Sep

Rapid City working session proposes $5,000 for business related medical marijuana licenses

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Rapid City Officials have drafted an ordinance allowing the installation of a medical marijuana dispensary for every five thousand people. Considering the population of Rapid is near 75 thousand, that works out to 15 dispensaries.

Assistant City Attorney Carla Cushman says, “Some people will miss out. In the ordinance there’s a provision that if an additional dispensary becomes available, either because our population, or maybe some of the licenses have become inactive or not renewed, there’s a variety of things that might happen -- then, there’s a process where we can issue some new licenses once they become available.”

Wed
01
Sep

How Can CBD Be Used To Treat Depression?

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During the past few years, there has been growing popularity regarding CBD, or cannabidiol. It is one of the two main substances that is isolated from hemp.

Many people enjoy using CBD to treat a wide variety of health issues, including depression, anxiety, and stress relief. Because depression is an issue that impacts people worldwide, new treatment options have been developed, including CBD.

If you are struggling with depression, reach out to a mental health professional who can help you develop a comprehensive treatment plan that includes therapy, which might include CBD.

Wed
01
Sep

Pet food trends: Bug protein and cannabis

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It’s no secret that pet parents often scour the Internet in search of the next best thing for their pets—especially when it comes to nutrition. With the vast amount of emerging ingredients being used in pet food, it is necessary to understand the nuances of these components, and which can provide a robust balance of protein for pets.

Mon
30
Aug

The Treatment of Cannabis Toxicity

he increasing prevalence and potency of cannabis following the legalization of recreational marijuana sales in a number of states have also increased the rate of emergency room visits associated with the drug. The Nationwide Emergency Department Sample (NEDS) reported over 1.5 million estimated ER visits associated with cannabis in 2017, over 1% of all visits to the ER during that year. Rates of cannabis-related visits were growing at an average of 13% per year and are expected to be higher now. (As originall posted on Benzinga.com by Nate Guzowski)

Mon
30
Aug

Study Finds Marijuana Reduces Pain, but Worsens Self-Care

 

The 1998 comedy “The Big Lebowski” has a cult-like status as a stoner film, largely because of the way Jeff Bridges portrays a weed-smoking slacker who has no job, can’t pay the rent and spends half the movie in a bathroom robe. The Dude abides life at his own pace.

A new study may have inadvertently reinforced some of that stoner stigma, finding that marijuana use reduces pain but significantly worsens patient “self-care” – a broad category that includes behavior such as motivation, physical activity and appearance.

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