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Fri
06
Dec

Science still confused over whether marijuana can tame opioid epidemic

There is a growing body of evidence showing that medical marijuana could be all that is needed to tame the gnarly beast known as the opioid epidemic. On the other hand, there is also some research showing that this is all kooky talk.

It seems that ever since the first study emerged showing that the cannabis plant might be able to prevent tens of thousands of Americans from dropping dead every year from fatal overdoses, we have seen a steady stream of new studies showing conflicting results. To say the science over this concept is all over the map is an understatement.

Fri
06
Dec

Major League Baseball Calls For Rehab, Not Suspension For Players On Opioids

Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball’s drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players’ association, according to union head Tony Clark.

Talks to add testing for opioids began following the death this year of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Players have been tested for performance-enhancing substances since 2004 and for banned stimulants since 2006.

Fri
06
Dec

Is the Polish medical cannabis market becoming more open?

Will the Polish medical cannabis market set itself ahead of the game in Europe as the medical cannabis industry evolves?

The Polish medical cannabis market is becoming more and more open. Does this mean that Poland, step by step will move towards further changes in legal regulations and in the future will become a leader in the medical cannabis market?

In order to answer the aforementioned question, one should consider such issues as how current Polish legal regulations affect the possibilities of placing medical cannabis on the market.

Fri
06
Dec

Missouri Has More Medical Marijuana Patients Than Expected

Interest in medical marijuana use has far outpaced expectations only five months into Missouri’s new program.

Thu
05
Dec

Why It’s Still So Hard to Sell Medical Marijuana in Asia

Marijuana legalization seems to be making strides across the globe, but there are still plenty of pockets where the idea faces fierce resistance, namely in Asia.

Thu
05
Dec

As medical marijuana products come to Maryland, so do regulations

New medical marijuana products will soon be available in Maryland. Cannabis edibles, like cookies, brownies and various forms of candy, will be made and sold at authorized dispensaries.

Patients say it's a welcome option, but the state is scrambling to come up with rules and regulations to keep people, especially children, safe.

Ariana Foote is a medical cannabis patient. She puts it in a variety of foods, like pasta, butter, brownies and olive oil. She uses it to treat symptoms of depression and anxiety and to help her sleep.

Thu
05
Dec

What You Should Know About CBD & Intermittent Fasting

Intermittent fasting is a very popular way of staying in shape. Here’s how CBD can help that process. 

Intermittent fasting is one of the most popular ways to stay in shape right now, most of it due to the fact that it’s an easy method to follow. When fasting, all you have to do is spend 16 hours or more without eating; you set your schedule according to your demands and have free rein to eat whatever you want. Of course, the healthier you eat, the better your results. Still, sixteen hours is sixteen hours, and the fatigue and cravings for meals can make even the strongest-willed people break their fast. Here’s where CBD comes in. 

Thu
05
Dec

Brazil finally has medical marijuana regulations in place

After several delays, Brazil finally has regulations for launching medical marijuana sales this week.

Brazil’s national health surveillance agency, the Anvisa (Agência Nacional de Vigilância Sanitária), approved regulations for launching medical marijuana sales in the country, with the new rules set to take effect within the next 90 days.

The new regulation allows sales of products with THC levels above 0.2% to terminally-ill patients or those who lack alternative treatment options. Other patients will have access to medical marijuana products with THC levels below 0.2%.

The decision is a small step forward in the country whose right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro is compared to US President Donald Trump.

Thu
05
Dec

Ireland gets ready to go green, medical only

Canadian cannabis giant Aurora Cannabis has scored one of the first approvals for a medical cannabis product in the Republic of Ireland, the company announced this week.

Wed
04
Dec

Lighting Up For Better Skin: Can Marijuana Help Acne?

In some studies, THC appears to ease inflammation inside and outside the body, therefore decreasing the threat of acne.  

While it is true that the cannabinoids in cannabis can have some effect on the skin and can treat itching and even skin diseases like psoriasis, marijuana’s impact on the skin adds a level of complexity to the debate. 

We know that marijuana increases testosterone, which may cause acne, at least in some individuals. 

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