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Sun
17
Nov

In pursuit of big profits, hemp growers blaze a perilous new path in Northwest agriculture

On a foggy November day, farm workers take clippers to a field of bushy green plants, snipping tops full of flower buds dotted with flecks of sticky resin.

By the end of the day, the cuttings dry inside a southeast Portland warehouse, hanging  from tall plastic trellises like aromatic curtains.

Sun
17
Nov

Ohio’s medical marijuana program issues first mandatory recall

The Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program is recalling a product, the first in the program’s short history, according to Cleveland.com.

The mandatory recalled was issued Friday for Pineapple Express Rosin, processed by One Orijin.

According to the Medical Marijuana Control Program, the company did not follow the proper procedure during production.

All purchase dates are included in the recall, and the product IDs are as following:

Fri
15
Nov

Another study indicating CBD can reduce opioid intake

A study on the potential role of hemp-derived cannabidiol as an alternative to opioids for pain patients has indicated positive results.

Dr Alex Capano, Chief Science Officer of Ecofibre’s Ananda Health business in the United States, led a study involving the use of cannabidiol (CBD) to reduce the use of opioids in the treatment of chronic pain.

97 patients who had been using opioids for managing chronic pain (some for decades) completed the 8-week study. Of the 94 patients who added Ananda full spectrum hemp extract to their treatment, 53% reduced or eliminated their use of opioids and 94% reported improvements in quality of life (improvements in sleep, pain and/or mood).

Fri
15
Nov

Canine arthritis is a real problem and cannabis could help

More than 70 million dogs in America are currently diagnosed with osteoarthritis. It’s a painful condition, especially for dogs in their senior years. 

Cannabis isn’t just for humans. The active compounds in the plant are also showing promise in the lab when it comes to treating the pain associated with certain types of canine arthritis.

Although typically referred to as a single condition, arthritis is actually a category of more than 100 diseases and conditions that affect joints and their surrounding tissue. Pain and swelling, stiffness, and aching joints are common symptoms. There is no known cure, and it is not just something that affects humans.

Fri
15
Nov

One in five professional golfers used marijuana this year

Among professional sports, who would’ve selected golf as the catalyst to shift marijuana policy for athletes?

Not us, but golf finds itself in a unique position compared to other sports. While it’s an open secret that football and basketball players use cannabis, we usually only hear about their support for policy change or the launch of their new marijuana brand after these same athletes retire.

Fri
15
Nov

Spotlight to be placed on barriers to medicinal cannabis in Australia

Barriers confronting patients trying to access medicinal cannabis in Australia will be scrutinised in a Parliamentary inquiry into how the drug is regulated.

The Greens said the medicinal cannabis system is “broken” and in urgent need of reform as their push for an inquiry into access to the drug won support in the Senate on Thursday.

But the Federal government has rejected the need for review saying it continues to enable access to medicinal cannabis for those in need while maintaining safeguards of its use.

Thu
14
Nov

Florida medical marijuana use doubles in just one year

Since this time last year, the number of medical marijuana patients in Florida has more than doubled.

In fact, the state of Florida is the second-fastest-growing medical marijuana market in the country, according to a recent study done by Marijuana Business Daily.

In November 2016, medical marijuana became legal for Florida residents, but, despite the obvious upward trend, many in the industry say there is still a lot of misinformation about it.

CBS4’s Karli Barnett breaks down the facts and learned the process of accessing medical marijuana.

Thu
14
Nov

Yale pioneers medical marijuana trials

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a medical marijuana clinical trial led by the Yale University School of Medicine. Researchers say it’s the first of its type to be run on human subjects.

Cori Alicea has been using medical marijuana since she was diagnosed with stage 4 brain cancer in 2014.

“It helps me with every physical ability that I have, with talking and doing everything. My right side was completely numb after having my seizures and my surgeries from the craniotomies. This medicine has made it so that I am able to live my daily life.”

Thu
14
Nov

Marijuana’s effect on sore, aching muscles

Whether it’s after a long workout or a moving injury, soreness and stiffness can complicate anyone’s life, but they don’t have to. With the rise of opioid addiction, is it possible that marijuana and CBD can alleviate some of the symptoms of sports and back injuries?

A study published in 2017 in Health Affairs found that this is precisely what’s happening in states with medical cannabis laws: Prescriptions for opioid painkillers in these states dropped by 1,826 per doctor as patients found their alternatives.

Thu
14
Nov

Frequent marijuana use could lead to higher risk of stroke, study says

A large study released this week suggests that young people who frequently use marijuana could have a higher risk of suffering a stroke. 

The study published in the journal Stroke looked at 43,000 people aged 18-44 who consumed cannabis in the 30 days prior to the research.

The study’s authors concluded that there may be “significantly higher odds” of stroke in young marijuana users compared to those who don’t consume the drug.

The risk of stroke increased even more among chronic marijuana users, the data indicated.

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