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02
Jun

Review finds cannabis treatment for sleep disorders warrants further investigation

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Encouraging outcomes in recent studies have the authors of a recent review calling for more research on the effect of cannabinoids on sleep disorders.

A review published in Nature and Science of Sleep found promising results of cannabinoid medicine on sleep disorders in several studies, which was a sign to the authors that further research to explore this relationship would be helpful in this field.

The review used studies that were taken from PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, and Scopus that were searched between January and February 2022. The review was limited to clinical research, except in cases of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), narcolepsy, and idiopathic hypersomnia, where preclinical data is used at times.

Thu
02
Jun

Mississippi medical marijuana application requests start now, huge deal for Magnolia State

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It may not seem like a big deal to the millions of Americans living in legal cannabis states, but Wednesday is huge for medical marijuana supporters in Mississippi. June 1 is the first day for medical marijuana patients to submit their applications for a card in the Magnolia State. Businesses will also be able to apply for licenses. (Benzinga)

Wed
01
Jun

Can you ask your doctor for a cannabis prescription instead of painkillers?

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Keep in mind that doctors are a wealth of knowledge, but medical marijuana and its benefits are a very new science and not all medical professionals are up to date with the latest developments. 

It is completely understandable to have skepticism towards prescription pain medication. America’s opioid crisis continues to take record numbers of lives, while many others live quietly addicted to pain medication. 

If you injure yourself or require surgery, you are likely going to experience pain. You also might want nothing to do with potentially-addictive pain medication when it is offered. Marijuana, as we have previously reported, can be a great alternative to opioids. But will your doctor prescribe you weed instead of painkillers?

Wed
01
Jun

Clinical studies support Charlotte's Web CBD Clinic™ topicals as safe for massage and frequent use

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Leading Massage Franchise Appoints New Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Studies indicate CBD Clinic™ hemp topicals for massage do not irritate, or penetrate into the bloodstream, after high-frequency, repeated use such as in massage therapy

Charlotte’s Web Holdings, Inc. (“Charlotte’s Web,” “CW” or the “Company”), the market leader in full-spectrum hemp extract CBD products, today announced results from a series of clinical research studies on frequent use of Charlotte’s Web CBD Clinic™ branded topicals in regular and hot stone massage.

Tue
31
May

Study finds THC detected in blood or breath does not indicate impairment

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A recently published study has revealed that THC levels in blood or breath do not correlate to impairment or the time of last cannabis use.

A new study published this month adds further evidence that levels of THC detected in the blood or breath of cannabis users is not a reliable indicator of impairment. Researchers also found that levels of THC in blood and breath did not provide reliable evidence of how recently a test subject had used cannabis.

Tue
31
May

Why weed is the drug of choice for today’s young adults

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For now, it seems that cannabis will be growing in market share over the coming years and the next generations will consume it far more openly than previous generations.

It turns out that the youths of today are far more interested in consuming cannabis as they are smoking tobacco and drinking alcohol. While some might think this is bad news, it is in fact much better news than you could anticipate.

A recent study, published int the Journal of Adolescent Health, revealed the following (via NORML): Researchers with the University of Washington assessed trends in alcohol, nicotine, and non-prescribed pain reliever use among a cohort of over 12,500 young adults (ages 18 to 25) in Washington State following adult-use cannabis legalization.

Tue
31
May

Surprising side effects of marijuana after age 50

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Although marijuana has been typically associated with younger adults, that is a stereotype according to the National Library of Medicine. People over 50 are using the drug more often now.

Mon
30
May

Cannabis and autism: What to know

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Some small studies and anecdotal sources suggest that autistic people may benefit from the therapeutic effects of cannabis. However, there is currently not enough evidence to support this claim.

The brains of autistic people and people who do not have autism spectrum disorder (ASD) develop differently. As a result, autistic people may behave, interact, and learn differently from people without ASD.

Having ASD may lead to repetitive patterns of behavior and some difficulties in social interactions. ASD also sometimesTrusted Source causes delayed language development, hyperactivity, seizures, and gastrointestinal problems.

Mon
30
May

Medical cannabis provides little improvement to sleep in chronic pain patients

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Sleep disorders affect a sizeable portion of the general population, with cannabis increasingly being studied as a component of therapy for improved sleep. Previous studies have showed a large percentage of cannabis users purchase cannabis for sleep disorders. This study addressed the lack of meta-analyses on the effect of medical cannabis and cannabinoids on impaired sleep.

This systematic review and meta-analyses of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) evaluated the effect of medical cannabis or cannabinoids on sleep. Inclusion criteria includes:

1) Patients aged 18 or older with impaired sleep

2) RCTs that compared medical cannabis to a non-cannabis control

Mon
30
May

How much cannabis is necessary to help reduce anxiety? One Florida researcher intends to find out

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Using cannabis to curb certain disorders such as social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, panic disorder and depression is not a novelty.

With the increasing impact of anxiety disorders on family life and the economy, the number of those turning to cannabis as a solution is on the rise. (Benzinga)

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