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Wed
04
Dec

Minnesota Expands Medical Marijuana Program With More Qualifying Conditions

Minnesota is expanding the state’s medical marijuana program to include chronic pain and age-related macular degeneration as conditions that can qualify for treatment, state health officials said Monday.

The state Department of Health also said it would allow more sites where patients can access medical cannabis. The changes take effect in August, Minnesota Public Radio News reported.

Tue
03
Dec

Marijuana Effects on the Brain

Any fool can know. The point is to understand.  – Albert Einstein

There’s a vast difference between knowing and understanding

In today’s world, due to the accessibility of information and the ways they’re being shared, one could easily conclude that we know more now than we ever did before.

But how much of that information do we really understand?

It was crucial to start this article with a critical approach because the fact of the matter is, we know an awful lot about marijuana nowadays, but understand very little of it. To understand something demands time and effort, while receiving knowledge can be just a passive activity.

Tue
03
Dec

Wherever legalization goes, trouble follows for medical marijuana users

California’s pioneering medical marijuana system is feeling the pinch of legalization.

The number of Californians obtaining medical authorization cards to use weed for medical purposes continues to drop.

Only 1,269 patients have enrolled in the medical marijuana identification card program this year, according to the state’s public health department.

The voluntary program is designed to help cops identify those who smoke pot medicinally. Since 2016, it has also saved patients the tax on pot purchases.

Tue
03
Dec

Is CBD An Effective Way To Treat Hangovers?

Among the many claims that surround CBD, its ability to treat hangovers is one of the most inviting. Here’s what experts say.

Hangovers are awful and really hard to treat. While there are all sorts of pills and drinks that claim to fix your body, not to mention an endless stream of home remedies, most of the time, what works best is sleep, water and time.

Tue
03
Dec

Microdosing Cannabis for a More Blissful Menopause

Night sweats. Anxiety. Irritability. Sleeplessness. Brain fog. Sound familiar?

These are common symptoms of menopause, changes in women’s bodies that signal the end of our reproductive years. Menopause typically happens when we hit our early 50s, but is preceded by perimenopause. This natural transition can take five to seven years on average to complete and even longer for some women. Other women may experience early menopause for a variety of reasons including when they go undergo hysterectomies.

Tue
03
Dec

Wyoming Tribe Wants To Improve Reservation’s Economy With Hemp and Medical Marijuana

A Wyoming Native American tribe is considering hemp and medical marijuana as potential avenues of economic development and has authorized a committee to study the opportunities for the reservation. The group will also investigate the medical applications of cannabis and its potential to treat members of the Eastern Shoshone tribe’s Wind River Reservation.

Tue
03
Dec

Outrage After Australian Medical Cannabis Related Raids

Australia’s Medical Cannabis Users Association (MCUA) has condemned recent raids at the homes of fellow activists in the state of  Queensland.

According to MCUA, the home of 66 year old disability pensioner Maggie O’Rance was raided on Wednesday. After allegedly finding a gram of cannabis and a pipe, Ms O’Rance was charged by police with related offences.

MCUA says Ms. O’Rance had been trying to get a prescription for cannabis but has been unable to and subsequently turned to the black market.

Also on that day, the home of cannabis advocate and educator Dr. Deb Waldron was reportedly raided, but there were no further details on the action or if any charges were laid.

Mon
02
Dec

Health Minister Pushes for Farmers to Grow Cannabis in Thailand

Thailand’s Public Health Minister has proposed farmers be allowed to grow cannabis plants under a joint scheme with the state.

Anutin Charnvirakul, who is also deputy prime minister, said he has signed a draft regulation on allowing farmers to grow cannabis. The regulation will be examined by the Council of State and then submitted to the cabinet for consideration.

The proposed regulation seeks to allow individual farmers to gain permission to grow cannabis plants for medical purposes. The farming will also have to be a joint scheme with an authorised state agency, he said. Permission to grow cannabis will be reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration in Thailand

Mon
02
Dec

Missouri medical marijuana enrollment growing like a weed

More than 21,000 people in Missouri have been approved to use medical marijuana since enrollment began at the end of June, and the number is growing by about 1,000 people per week.

That means the number of approved patients is on pace to exceed an estimate by the MU Department of Economics, which predicted 22,534 people would be approved by the end of 2021. 

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