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Tue
10
Jul

Canada: 'The results were almost immediate': Quebec shelter uses cannabis oil for sick animals

For about 3 months now, a Canadian animal shelter has been treating sick animals with cannabis oil to great effect. The Sainte-Béatrix, Quebec based animal shelter Nymous is currently nursing 36 animals back to health—most of them sustaining injuries after being hit by cars, writes Calvin Hughes.

Mon
09
Jul

'Our veterans deserve better,' congressperson calls on VA to allow medical marijuana research

As cannabis remains illegal federally, agencies like Veterans Affairs have little ability to provide medical marijuana to vets, but California Democrat Lou Correa is hoping to change. Congressman Correa has introduced legislation that would make it clear that VA can legally perform cannabis research and decide for itself what would be help veterans in need, writes Calvin Hughes.

Mon
09
Jul

Gov. LePage vetoes bill that would ease access to medical marijuana, listing 11 objections

About 42,000 Maine patients could benefit from legislation that revamps the caregiver system and removes some conditions for obtaining medical cards.

Gov. Paul LePage vetoed a medical cannabis bill Friday that would allow doctors to certify patient use for any medical reason.

In a veto letter fired off late Friday afternoon, LePage, a staunch marijuana opponent, ticked off 11 reasons why he was vetoing the sweeping reform bill, ranging from complaints about the establishment of a medical marijuana research fund to licensing of dangerous extraction laboratories, noting his list of complaints was by no means exhaustive.

Mon
09
Jul

Smoking cannabis is not covered under religious freedoms law, says Indiana judge

Three years ago, the First Church of Cannabis filed a lawsuit against the state of Indiana for preventing the congregation from using cannabis as holy sacrament. Now, Superior Court Judge Sheryl Lynch has ruled that Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act doesn't allow church members to smoke-up, writes Calvin Hughes.

Mon
09
Jul

Cannabis and cancer: Here's what the research says

The US National Cancer Institute reports that cannabis could significantly help patients manage symptoms during cancer treatment and the report indicates that cannabis may prove to be an effective tool for battling cancer.

It is well-known that there are several compounds in the cannabis plant that can be very helpful to humans. Two of the main cannabinoids that have been tested for medical effects are 9-delta-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). According to the report, these two cannabinoids could also prove to have the following effects:

Mon
09
Jul

The NCAA is quietly softening its ban on cannabis

Cannabis consumption continues to be heavily regulated in the world of professional sports. But, at the college level, things are changing, writes Calvin Hughes.

Mon
09
Jul

This Country's Chief Medical Advisor just recommended rescheduling marijuana

Hint: It's a global powerhouse, but it's not the United States.

This has truly been a year of marijuana firsts. A growing number of marijuana stocks previously traded over the counter made the move to reputable exchanges, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved its first-ever cannabis-derived drug from GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:GWPH). Now Canada stands less than three months away from waving the green flag on recreational cannabis.

Mon
09
Jul

8 Science-based benefits of cannabis-based CBD oil

CBD oil is a natural remedy derived from the cannabis plant.

As the source of both marijuana and hemp, any substance made from cannabis immediately raises concerns around its legality and safety.

However, certain components of the cannabis plant can be beneficial for health and healing, without getting you “high”.

CBD oil contains one of those powerful components. It’s become a hot topic among natural health circles who claim it can help with everything from chronic pain relief to cancer.

Here we breakdown what CBD oil is, its best uses, and what the early science can tell us about its reported benefits.

Fri
06
Jul

New York governor announces further action to support medical marijuana and industrial hemp

New York’s Governor issued the following press release earlier this week:

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced further action to support the development of medical marijuana and industrial hemp businesses in New York, directing the Department of Financial Services to provide guidance to support the safe and sound provision of banking services for these businesses.

Fri
06
Jul

Jefferson University launches nation's first medical marijuana certificate programs

The programs come as more states are legalizing medicinal cannabis.

Thomas Jefferson University is launching the first university-based, graduate-level certificate programs in medical marijuana education, school officials announced on Thursday.

Studies will begin in the fall for certificates in Cannabis Medicine and Cannabinoid Pharmacology at the Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp. The programs are the first of its kind.

A third certificate program – for Cannabinoid Chemistry and Toxicology – will kick off in 2019.

The programs come as more and more states legalize medicinal and – in some cases – recreational marijuana. Medical marijuana is now available in 30 states, including Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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