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Tue
09
Jul

Study: People who purchase recreational marijuana desire pain relief and sleep

Many believe that the legalization of marijuana means that more people will now get to enjoy the drug for fun purposes, but a new study says that costumers are more interested in the health benefits of the plant.

Recent data published on the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs suggests that people are taking advantage of legal recreational marijuana in order to self-medicate.

Tue
09
Jul

Can cannabis treat anxiety? It's complicated

Many cannabis users and businesses are invested in the idea of cannabis as an anxiety treatment. The position invites skepticism: marijuana companies have a financial interest in promoting a maximalist view of the drug’s benefits, and in patients it can look like a rationalization for excessive use.

As with other health conditions, the available research is inconclusive and limited due to decades-old restrictions on medical marijuana research. To sort through some of the ambiguities surrounding cannabis and anxiety, I spoke to Jordan Tishler, a Boston-area doctor who has a cannabis-focused practice.

Tue
09
Jul

Israel’s Health Ministry announces new rules for medical cannabis

New steps outlined by the Health Ministry will make it easier for consumers of medical cannabis to access their medications, according to a ministry statement on Thursday.

“We are attentive to criticism and to improving in order to ease the suffering of patients,” Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman said. “We will continue to promote further activities on the matter.”

 

Part of the ministry’s plan is to supervise the pricing of cannabis to keep it under control. The supervision will take place under the authority and approval of a price committee, which will consist of representatives from the ministries of finance and economy.

Mon
08
Jul

Hemp and CBD oil taking the world by storm for athletes and chronic pain sufferers

In this post, we’re going to go into depth in how hemp and CBD oil is starting to take the world by storm with almost the entire planet, even extreme sports enthusiasts, athletes, and chronic pain sufferers, and explain a little bit about why. Gone are the days of typical healing methods, and it’s been proven for years that marijuana has been popular when it comes to the cannibinoids helping to ease people’s pain, but not everybody wants all of the “highs” associated with it. That’s why CBD came into play, because science has discovered that all of the other ingredients in hemp can do the same thing.

There are No Documented Deaths on CBD oil or products

Mon
08
Jul

Cannabis oil can reduce seizures in kids, University of Sask. study suggests

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan say preliminary results suggest medicinal cannabis oil can reduce or completely stop seizures in children experiencing severe and drug-resistant epilepsy.

The study, funded by Jim Pattison's Children's Hospital Foundation, monitored seven children with severe pediatric epilepsy, a debilitating condition that can cause children to suffer as many as 1,200 seizures a month.

Dr. Richard Huntsman, a pediatric neurologist at the university's college of medicine and one of the study's authors, said the results are nascent but encouraging. The overall reduction in seizures was close to 75 per cent on average.

Mon
08
Jul

Metered dosing of herbal cannabis effective in hospitalized patients per clinical trial

Hospitalized patients administered cannabis via a metered dose inhaler report symptom relief and no severe adverse effects, according to clinical data published in the journal Palliative & Supportive Care.

Israeli investigators assessed the safety, feasibility, and efficacy of metered dose cannabis inhalation in a group of hospitalized patients. The device allowed for patients to self-administer precise quantities of cannabis in a vaporized (non-combustion) form.

Fri
05
Jul

New version of medical marijuana initiative clears first hurdle

Backers of a medical marijuana initiative have submitted the required 20 valid signatures to the Idaho Secretary of State’s office. The initiative has been referred to the Idaho Attorney General’s office for review, the Secretary of State’s office confirmed recently. An initial filing was three valid signatures short.

Fri
05
Jul

New Jersey medical marijuana patients can now possess a 1 year supply of cannabis

Under the new bill signed earlier this week by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D), medical marijuana will now be more accessible to patients in the state, writes Calvin Hughes.

A number of changes are coming to New Jersey's medical marijuana program including increasing possession limits, boosting the number of medical marijuana producers and lowering the threshold to receive medical marijuana.

Fri
05
Jul

Top things you need to know about CBD oil for cats and dogs

As it becomes easier for Canadians to test the benefits of cannabis-related products such as increasingly popular CBD oil, it’s little wonder that some pet owners are looking to give their furry loved ones the same treatment.

But hold on, doggone it. Health Canada has yet to approve any CBD oils for pets, leaving owners a bit in the dark about what they can or can’t, should or shouldn’t do when it comes to CBD and their cats, dogs and even horses. Experts, however, offer some clarity.

Fri
05
Jul

Israel: Health Ministry announces new rules for medical cannabis

New steps outlined by the Health Ministry will make it easier for consumers of medical cannabis to access their medications, according to a ministry statement on Thursday.

“We are attentive to criticism and to improving in order to ease the suffering of patients,” Deputy Health Minister Ya’acov Litzman said. “We will continue to promote further activities on the matter.”

Part of the ministry’s plan is to supervise the pricing of cannabis to keep it under control. The supervision will take place under the authority and approval of a price committee, which will consist of representatives from the ministries of finance and economy.

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