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Tue
11
Jan

Say Hello to Happier Periods with Holief™

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Holief™ is proud to introduce a new line of women's wellness products that reduce the symptoms of PMS and menstrual cramping. 80% of women suffer from painful periods and we believe it is time for that discomfort to end. Holief's plant-based products include naturally grown hemp extract products, which are effective in targeting the physical, mental, and emotional symptoms of the menstruation cycle.

The Women's Wellness collection offers a range of products, including pain relief creams, gummies, and oral drops. These products help ease cramps, establish hormone balance, reduce tension and swelling, promote relaxation, calm muscle and joint aches, and improve sleep.

Fri
07
Jan

Ohio medical marijuana: Autism, depression among newly proposed conditions in 2022

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Ohio will decide whether people with anxiety, depression and lupus can buy marijuana through the state's medical program. 

The State Medical Board received nine petitions for 10 potential new qualifying conditions in 2021 and is scheduled to meet next month to begin reviewing the requests. A final decision isn't expected until this summer.   

The board accepts submissions for new conditions every year. They must include letters of support from physicians and evidence that marijuana can be used to treat or alleviate the ailment.

Petitioners called on the board to add a variety of other conditions, including degenerative disc disease, bipolar disorder and insomnia. Officials may revisit whether to include autism spectrum disorder after rejecting it last year.

Thu
06
Jan

Marijuana users' risk of deadly complication doubles after rare type of bleeding stroke

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Among people with an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (aSAH) stroke, a type of bleeding stroke, recent marijuana users were more than twice as likely to develop a dangerous complication that can result in death or greater disability, according to new research published today in Stroke, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Stroke Association, a division of the American Heart Association. The study is the largest to examine the impact of THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, the psychoactive component (change of a person's mental state) of marijuana on complications after an aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage (a rare but severe form of stroke).

Thu
06
Jan

Is Big Pharma Weed Coming With Pfizer’s Recent Purchase?

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Pfizer wants in on the cannabis game. Will you be buying Pharma Weed? Most consumers say absolutely not.

You may not have heard the wonderful news. Our great overlords and global saviors at Pfizer announced their intentions to get into the medical cannabis market via their $6.7 billion acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals Inc. Of course, the giant pharmaceutical company has a lot of “expendable cash” available due to the pandemic.

Thu
23
Dec

Killed by a pill bought on Snapchat: the counterfeit drugs poisoning US teens

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Accidental deaths soar among young people amid a proliferation of fentanyl-filled pharmaceuticals

Fourteen-year-old Alondra Salinas had set out her new white sneakers and packed her backpack the night before the first day of in-person high school when police say she responded to an offer on Snapchat for blue pills, which turned out to be deadly fentanyl. Her mother couldn’t wake her the next morning.

Seventeen-year-old Zachary Didier was waiting to hear back on his college applications when a fake Percocet killed him. Sammy Berman Chapman, a 16-year-old straight-A student, died in his bedroom after taking what he thought was a single Xanax.

Mon
20
Dec

Why do people use cannabis during pregnancy and breastfeeding?

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People who use cannabis during pregnancy and lactation choose it to manage pregnancy-related symptoms and pre-existing conditions, such as nausea and vomiting, mental health problems, insomnia and more, according to new research published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Mon
20
Dec

Marijuana manipulates the immune system, but what does this mean?

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Before a person considers taking cannabis as a way of managing disease, it’s important to talk to a doctor.

Cannabis is a multipurpose plant. Depending on moods, method, strain and more, the plant can have different effects. The compounds in cannabis, called cannabinoids, are known as immune-modulators. This refers to them having some kind of influence on the immune system, thus producing a wide variety of effects.

Fri
17
Dec

Ohio Senate okays medical marijuana for conditions including arthritis, autism and migraines

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Senators overwhelmingly approved a bill to expand Ohio’s medical marijuana program to other conditions, some of which were rejected for medical pot by state regulators in the past.

“We’re here, and the last bill before our Christmas break and we can end on a high note," said Sen. Steve Huffman (R-Tipp City), as laughter broke out in the chamber.

Minority Leader Kenny Yuko (D-Richmond Heights), a longtime medical marijuana advocate, got in on the joke too, saying when he wanted to propose the idea when he first arrived in the legislature, "all I heard was, 'Hey, Yuko, how many joint sponsors have you got?'"

Thu
16
Dec

Chronic cannabis use by mothers heightens risk of their young adult offspring using marijuana and tobacco: study

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Women were interviewed 10 times over the course of study, while offspring were surveyed at age 22 to measure any drug dependence.

A new U.S. study suggests that women who regularly use cannabis during and after pregnancy may increase the likelihood that their adult offspring smoke cannabis and tobacco.

“Chronic maternal cannabis use is a risk factor for regular and dependent cannabis use and for dependent tobacco use among young adult offspring,” conclude authors of the study, published this week in Addictive Behaviors.

Wed
15
Dec

Cannabis Treatment For Aches & Pains

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Dr. Mikhail Kogan's cannabis recommendations for treating chronic pain.

Pain is the most common malady to afflict humankind and the major reason people seek medical care. The annual healthcare costs related to pain are over $300 billion, which is greater than the costs of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes combined. According to a landmark report by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, “There is conclusive or substantial evidence that cannabis or cannabinoids are effective for the treatment of chronic pain in adults.”

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