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Tue
14
May

CBD for PTSD: How CBD oil can relieve symptoms of PTSD

CBD is not a miracle cure, but many people report using CBD for PTSD offers relief of some of its most troubling symptoms.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) affects millions of people worldwide. Some of its main symptoms include anxiety, insomnia and depression. Since it causes rapid fluctuations in mood, PTSD can lead to reckless behavior, issues with concentration and even hypervigilance.

Tue
14
May

Nations going to pot: Where cannabis is legal around the world, and where it isn’t

Check out the interactive map here.

Canada, the second nation to legalize recreational marijuana after Uruguay, appears to have had a global impact as more nations come on board.

New Zealand plans a referendum on legalization during next year’s election and Mexico also appears headed that way.

Luxembourg is poised to become the first European country to legalize recreational marijuana, and South Africa is moving in that direction. Israel’s Parliament approved a law allowing exports of medical marijuana. Thailand legalized medicinal use of marijuana, and other Southeastern Asian countries may follow South Korea’s lead in legalizing cannabidiol, or CBD

Tue
14
May

Doctors remain cautiously optimistic about medical marijuana, says new study

A new study shows that doctors believe medical marijuana can help people, but they aren't ready to recommend it to their patients yet, writes Calvin Hughes.

A group of Australian researcher recently conducted a review of 26 studies from Australia, the US, Canada and Ireland to discover how medical professionals feel about marijuana. They found that most physicians support medical marijuana in general, but they feel like they need to be more informed before giving it to patients.

Mon
13
May

Greece licenses six medical marijuana operations, more coming

It’s still unlawful in Greece – apart from medical use – but the marijuana industry is set to take off after the ruling Radical Left SYRIZA government authorized six licenses for companies to cultivate the product

Some 50 applications for licenses have been submitted, three of which are in the final stages of approval said the business newspaper Naftemporiki, adding that the 56 total potential operations could bring in 590 million euros ($663.10 million) in revenues.

The new industry could also create 3,500 jobs during a still-running more than nine-year-long economic and austerity crisis with the government, apart from hard-core elements who don’t want foreign businesses, seeking more outside investors.

Mon
13
May

Cannabis Infused Skin Care: What Are the Benefits of CBD Oil for Skin?

We are surrounded with a plethora of beautiful, non-aging faces watching us from the billboards and magazine covers. It seems to be paramount to be dashing at all ages and have flawless skin. Fortunately, it appears that CBD oil can help you with that. Chances are, once you’re finished reading this text, you’ll be looking for the nearest CBD store, online or in the real world. Indeed, it is that good.

So, what exactly is CBD? Let’s get this one out of the way before we go on with the rest.

Fri
10
May

'Easier than placing an online order through Amazon:' Medical marijuana delivery service kicks off in Detroit

Utopia Gardens LLC started a new service Tuesday for its medical marijuana patients; front door delivery service.

"Some of our patients are sick and going through Chemotherapy etc. so it’s a more convenient way for them to be able to shop without having to leave their houses," said dispensary manager Donnell Cravens.

According to LARA, three licensed dispensaries or provisioning centers are now able to provide this service legally: Utopia Gardens LLC in Detroit, Lake Effect Group LLC in Portage, and BotaniQ in Detroit.

Patients are required to have their medical marijuana card verified and the product can only be delivered to the address on the card.

Fri
10
May

Medical marijuana Bill approved by full Alabama Senate

Alabama has taken one more step towards becoming the 34th state to legalize medical marijuana. Early on Thursday morning, the state’s Senate voted 17-6 to approve HB 243 a.k.a. the CARE Act, which would establish a list of qualifying conditions for individuals seeking cannabis treatment, as well as a governmental agency to regulate the program.

Fri
10
May

Medical cannabis users still face challenges accessing prescription medicine

Medical cannabis patients still face too many practical barriers to access in countries where the drug is legal, including Canada, an international panel of advocates and experts at the Business of Cannabis Medical Cannabis conference in Toronto said Wednesday.

Long considered an international leader on medical cannabis, Canada has had a legal framework since 2001.

But with recreational legalization, we started to see two systems, said Gerald Major, president of Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana, a medical cannabis patient and an arthritis survivor.

Thu
09
May

Partnership meant to fill gaps on cannabis consumption risks and benefits with hard evidence

The Ontario Lung Association and its industry partner, Tetra Bio-Pharma, have joined forces to fund and promote medical research that the two partners believe should help resolve some of the major controversies over the possible lung health risks and benefits of using cannabis.

Thu
09
May

Great-Grandmother arrested at Disney World over medical marijuana

A great-grandmother from North Carolina got a big surprise when she arrived at Disney World—a 12 hour stay in the Orange County jail, writes Calvin Hughes.

Hester Jordan Burkhalter, 69, had been planning and saving for her trip to the Happiest Place on Earth for two years, but the fun was over almost as soon as she arrived, after she was caught with CBD oil by police officers outside of the Magic Kingdom.

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