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Mar

NBA To Reportedly Halt Drug Testing of Players During COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Basketball Association, like pretty much all of the sporting world, is currently on hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic. And that apparently means the league’s drug testing policy is on break, too.

Fri
20
Mar

UK: Landmark move opens patient access to online cannabis consultations

Patients in the UK are one step closer to comprehensive medical cannabis access thanks to new online video consultations.

Sapphire Medical Clinics has become the first clinic of its kind to be approved by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to hold online medical cannabis video consultations with patients where clinically appropriate.

In a response to the demands of patients facing long and stressful travel times to clinics, the breakthrough opens up access to thousands of new patients who may not have medical cannabis clinics or specialists in their locality.

Thu
19
Mar

Educating older adults about CBD. What you need to know

As a 60-year-old senior who has used cannabis for 44 years, Karen Watts Nauman of Comfortably Numb CBD has always believed in the medicinal healing of this plant medicine. However, she admits her fellow senior consumers lack an understanding of the full medicinal benefits of cannabis and hemp.

“My generation just got whatever weed we could get and didn’t know anything about the science.”

Thu
19
Mar

San Francisco Pot Shops Deemed Essential Businesses, Reopen Amid Outbreak

Cannabis dispensaries in San Francisco were allowed to reopen on Tuesday after city officials determined that they are essential businesses that should not be subject to closure during the ongoing shelter-in-place order. The San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH) had ordered cannabis retailers to close on Monday along with other businesses deemed non essential as the city struggles to cope with the spreading coronavirus pandemic.

Thu
19
Mar

What Does Marijuana Do To Your Immune System?

Cannabinoids are immune-modulators, which means that they alter our immune system in different ways, but what does it really mean?

Cannabis is a plant that can have myriad effects on our bodies, depending on our mood or the strain that’s consumed. Cannabinoids are immune-modulators, meaning that they exert some kind of influence in our immune systems. This has been a topic of interest for a lot of physicians, but what does it mean?

Results from studies provide several explanations:

Thu
19
Mar

Doctors in Canada, U.S. turn to technology to prescribe weed from a distance

The coronavirus has doctors on both sides of the border phoning it in.

Ontario’s Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care announced Saturday that patients can now use video and phone services to consult with doctors, an isolation-friendly measure the agency has been reluctant to implement in the past.

“If this becomes a widespread community outbreak, we’re going to think twice about the patient who has a cough or other symptoms,” Dr. Keith Thompson, who practises in London, Ont., told CTV News. “Do we want them coming to the office? No. We want to limit that exposure,” Dr. Thompson said.

Thu
19
Mar

Does Marijuana Work Better Than Sleeping Pills For Insomnia?

If you’re not currently receiving any treatment for insomnia, or if your current treatment isn’t enhancing the duration and quality of your sleep, you may want to give cannabis a try.

Ask any CBD or THC supplier and one of the main referrals for their product is sleep disorders. Known to be a natural sleep aid, cannabis and CBD oil has been proven to assist with insomnia and better sleep.  

Here are five things to understand about the effect cannabis has on getting a better night’s sleep:

Thu
19
Mar

Medical Marijuana Sales Pass $50 Million Mark In Arkansas

A recent surge in sales brought Arkansas’ nearly-year-old medical marijuana industry over the $50 million threshold.

The milestone comes after what local television station KATV described Monday as a “significant increase in sales last week.” Since the state’s first medical cannabis dispensary opened its doors last year, patients have spent $50.7 million on 7,932 pounds worth of medical marijuana, according to the outlet.

Wed
18
Mar

1 Country Just Legalized Medical Marijuana and Another May Be on the Way

Marijuana legalization has made significant progress over the years, and Malawi is the latest country to permit its use. The African country of about 19 million people will now allow cannabis to be used in medicine and in the creation of hemp fibers. While it doesn't permit the recreational use of marijuana, it's another significant step forward for Africa, where Zambia, Zimbabwe, Lesotho, and South Africa have all loosened their laws relating to cannabis.

Wed
18
Mar

Illinois allowing curbside medical marijuana sales until March 30

Illinois is allowing cannabis dispensaries to sell to medical cannabis to patients and OAPP participants outside a limited access area until March 30, provided they follow certain guidelines.

The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation this week offered guidance for cannabis dispensaries to continue business during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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