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Tue
15
Sep

Research Shows Medical Cannabis Improved Seniors Quality Of Life

The aging process for humans can really be a sad thing.

As time goes by the human body starts to break down and condition(s) develop.

Unfortunately, it’s a reality that cannot be overcome.

Getting older can be a tough thing to navigate for many people.

The aches and pains are a constant reminder that Father Time is undefeated.

Tue
15
Sep

N.J.'s biggest medical marijuana company announces new dispensary to open in 2021

Curaleaf, the state’s largest medical marijuana company, has announced it will open its second New Jersey dispensary in Bordentown Township early next year.

The Massachusetts-based company announced it will open its first satellite dispensary on Route 130 North. It currently operates a dispensary and cultivation site as Curaleaf NJ in Bellmawr.

Mon
14
Sep

This Video Store is Fighting the Opioid Crisis With CBD Oil

Roughly a mile from the Little Bay de Noc in Michigan’s upper peninsula, tucked in a strip mall off Interstate 2, you’ll find Family Video, the last video rental store in the city of Escanaba. 

Family Video has been a dependable source of entertainment in this post-industrial town for 20 years. Today, the store’s neon green-and-orange marquee reveals the only discernible change to the place in the past two decades: instead of the week’s new movie releases, the letters announce WE SELL CBD NOW! The pivot to cannabis might seem like a major branding miss for a “family” video store in a straight-laced rural area, but Escanaba residents who frequent the store aren’t bothered by the change. They know Michelle Graham manages Family Video, and Michelle can be trusted.

Mon
14
Sep

Patients 'improving' on weed treatment in Thailand

Initial studies have found that patients, including those with cancer, have benefited from cannabis extract treatment and it may inhibit cancer cell growth, according to the Government Pharmaceuticals Organisation.

GPO specialist Nanthakan Suwanpidokkul said on Monday studies were being conducted after GPO started distributing medical cannabis products to public and private hospitals in August last year.

She said the Prasat Neurological Institute and Queen Sirikit National Institute of Child Health found that symptoms had improved in 10, or 62%, of 16 children suffering from difficult-to-treat and intractable epilepsy.

Mon
14
Sep

New Study Looks at Cannabis Users’ Pain Tolerance

A study by University of British Columbia Okanagan campus shows that regular cannabis use, unlike opiate use, does not make pain sensitivity worse, the way opiates do. 

Mon
14
Sep

High prices holding back Ohio medical marijuana sales

A new study shows about half of Ohioans surveyed are dissatisfied with the medical marijuana program because of high prices.

About 62% of people surveyed are “somewhat dissatisfied” or “extremely dissatisfied” with the program. The study, conducted by the Ohio State University’s Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, surveyed about 400 Ohioans who were either current registered patients or could be considered potential patients for the Ohio medical marijuana program.

Mon
14
Sep

Australian Research To Study CBD For Spinal Injury Chronic Pain

Researchers at the University of Sydney’s Lambert Initiative for Cannabinoid Therapeutics and Brain and Mind Centre will investigate whether cannabidiol is an effective alternative for treating chronic pain caused by spinal injury.

The research team has been awarded $1.7 million to support the project, made up of  $1.45 million from NSW Health and $350,000 from the University.

The study’s lead investigator, Professor Luke Henderson – an expert in human brain imaging and pain, says half of spinal cord injury patients will develop chronic pain and current treatment options have been proven ineffective. Not only that, these treatments can introduce side effects making the condition worse.

Fri
11
Sep

New Studies Show Promise In Treating COVID-19 With Cannabis

Recent studies have shown that some forms of cannabis, particularly cannabidiol (CBD) and terpenes, can treat COVID-19 in some patients. Research has mainly focused on the treatment of “cytokine storms” — a severe immune reaction that can damage the lungs and lead to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).

Fri
11
Sep

Australian government considers over-the-counter access to medicinal cannabis in 2021

Medicinal cannabis could be purchased over the counter in Australian pharmacies from next year.

The Australian Department of Health's Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced they intend to make cannabidiol (CBD) medicines available without a prescription.

The interim decision was released in a report on Wednesday with a suggested implementation date of June 2021.

Cannabidiol is one of the main ingredients in cannabis and is used for medicinal purposes. 

In Australia, it is currently listed as a "prescription only medicine".

The proposed changes would save Australians a trip to the doctor and they would now be able to access cannabidiol after consulting a pharmacist.

Fri
11
Sep

Michigan Is Working to Offer Cheaper Weed to Ohio's Medical Marijuana Patients

Vicious sports rivalries aside, Michigan and Ohio may soon be working toward a common goal: providing affordable weed for Ohio's medical marijuana patients.

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