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Tue
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Mar

Is Medical Cannabis a Possible Treatment for Symptoms of OCD?

One of the most common mental health conditions that we come across with is OCD- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. While, one may claim to have OCD tendencies, or suspect any in others, this mental health condition affects as many as one in forty adults.

Mon
23
Mar

NORML Gives Marijuana Consumption Safety Guidelines During Coronavirus Outbreak

Marijuana users should participate in online happy hour sessions and routinely clean their smoking devices, recommends NORML.

As Americans slowly adopt social distancing parameters into their daily life, some have developed creative ways to see friends and family without furthering the spread of the coronavirus. A common coping mechanism is virtual “happy hours,” where people gather in online video chatrooms to “grab a drink” together and catch up, just like they were visiting a local bar.

Mon
23
Mar

Cannabis And Hand-Washing: Can Weed Eliminate Bacteria?

Given the pandemic America now faces, could CBD or cannabis offer help in alleviating future bacterial outbreaks?

Scientists have long thought that cannabis had remarkable powers. Recently, it’s come to light that cannabis is a far more capable cleaner of bacteria than was first realized.

A January 2020 study published in the Cureus Journal of Medical Science found that cannabis cleaned plaque better than over-the-counter hygiene products. (We covered the story here.) The study found:

Mon
23
Mar

Pa. Department of Health issues temporary changes to medical marijuana program

The Pennsylvania Department of Health will be making some changes to the medical marijuana program as a response to the coronavirus pandemic in the state.

A number of provisions for medical marijuana have been temporarily suspended, including ones that limit the number of patients a caregiver might have in order to provide someone with medical marijuana and another that eliminates background checks for caregiver applications, according to a press release from the Department of Health.

Mon
23
Mar

Marijuana for arthritis: Latest research, patients’ experiences and best strains

Although arthritis is thought to be a disease of 65-year-olds and older, you’ll be surprised to learn that it can affect people of any age, and sometimes even children. There are many medications and ointments that can help with the pain, but they don’t work for everyone, which is why an increasing number of patients want to try medical marijuana.

I wanted to find out more about the weed-arthritis connection, so I figured that the best way to start is to learn all I possibly can about arthritis before hitting Google Scholar and the like. Once I dug through the studies, I visited Reddit for user feedback and, finally, I read strain review websites to find out what people suffering from arthritis actually need in a strain.

Here’s what I’ve found.

Fri
20
Mar

Expert answers: can cannabis and CBD affect coronavirus?

In this article, integrative medicine expert, Dr Dani Gordon, answers peoples’ question of whether cannabis and CBD can affect contracting or recovering from COVID-19, or coronavirus.

The biggest question I’m getting asked is around how CBD and medical cannabis may affect contracting or recovering from coronavirus, and about what else we can do to stay well.

Fri
20
Mar

Study Finds that Cannabinoids Are Effective at Reducing Dental Plaque Bacteria

According to a new study published in the journal Cureus, cannabinoids possess more potent anti-bacterial activity than commercially marketed oral care products in the treatment of dental plaque. The study is titled Comparison of efficacy of cannabinoids versus commercial oral care products in reducing bacterial content from dental plaque: A preliminary observation.

For the study researchers compared the efficacy of oral care products and cannabinoids (cannabidiol, cannabichromene, cannabinol, and cannabigerol) in reducing the bacterial content of dental plaques. Plaque samples were collected from human subjects and incubated in a petri dish.

Fri
20
Mar

How Social Distancing Is Driving Cannabis Demand

Cannabis demand is on the rise amid the COVID-19 outbreak. That's according to a new report, released Thursday by the investment division of Bank of America.

The demand acceleration promoted by social distancing of the coronavirus pandemic has not yet reflected on stock prices, according to BofA Securities.

Cannabis stocks have been dropping steadily since the outbreak of coronavirus. Since Feb. 20, the cannabis index followed by BofA has dropped 57%. As a reference, S&P 500 has dropped 29% since the same date.

Quarantine Accounts For Rise In Sales

As consumers get ready for extended stay-at-home periods, they stock up on consumer goods, which includes cannabis products. This has been confirmed by cannabis companies contacted by BofA.

Fri
20
Mar

'It's about being well': Cannabis shops thrive as 'essential businesses' in coronavirus pandemic

As the global death toll continues to rise from the coronavirus pandemic and anxiety for Americans escalates along with the unemployment rate, operators of cannabis dispensaries across the country have reported that business is booming.

Designated by many cities as "essential businesses," legal weed purveyors from Oakland, California, to Denver have been reporting long lines of customers outside their shops similar to those recently seen at entrances to grocery stores and pharmacies.

Fri
20
Mar

Single THC dose may lead to short-term psychiatric symptoms, research shows

A single dose of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) may temporarily induce a range of psychiatric symptoms, according to a new review of 15 studies.

The study published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal this week suggests that otherwise healthy people can experience these symptoms, including some associated with schizophrenia, after smoking a single joint.

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