Medical Cannabis News

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Wed
04
Sep

Only 3 U.S. States have no medical marijuana

For all cannabis legalization’s progress, and all the excitement drug-policy reform and a booming CBD and cannabis market make, much of the United States remains outwardly hostile to marijuana — in some cases, outwardly so.

Against this backdrop, a few states stand out for soldiering on with the drug war.

Tue
03
Sep

The truth about CBD for your pets

A growing number of professionals and pet owners are becoming curious about how CBD can benefit our furry friends, but how do we know if they’re right for our own pets?

This past year you’ve probably noticed an uptick in CBD products for pets being sold everywhere from high-end smoke shops to gas stations. Forecasts predict this trend to continue into 2019.  While there are still questions about the safety and efficacy of these products, a growing number of professionals and pet owners are becoming curious about how CBD can benefit our furry friends.  

Tue
03
Sep

Latest University of New Mexico study shows marijuana for pain relief support

Understanding the effects of cannabis is crucial to determining the legal status of the substance, which is still a schedule I drug in the Controlled Substances Act. In learning more about cannabis, researchers from The University of New Mexico (UNM) recently examined its use as a pain reliever. According to the results of their study, on a scale of 0 to 10, the pain level of the user decreased by approximately three points with the use of cannabis.

Tue
03
Sep

Colombia becomes an important player in the medical marijuana industry

Although Colombia is known for being a country involved in the illegal drugs market as a producer of cocaine and marijuana, the nation is now moving towards the new medical marijuana industry. According to a recent report released by BBC World News, Colombia is becoming a recognized producer of marijuana for the medical sector.

Mon
02
Sep

Expanded protections for Oklahoma cannabis patients take effect

Legislation takes effect Friday expanding protections for state-qualified medical cannabis patients.

Mon
02
Sep

Adderall and weed: Everything you need to know

Before we get into the effects of adderall and weed combined, we should first get acquainted with the colorful history of Adderall.

Fri
30
Aug

How Malta is attracting medical cannabis investment and growth

Malta Enterprise wasted no time in creating a regulatory framework for medical cannabis investment ensuring a brighter future for the strategically situated island.

Fri
30
Aug

Bob Marley's son to open a medical cannabis dispensary

Rohan Marley, son of late legendary reggae singer and cannabis enthusiast Bob Marley, has announced his intention to open a medical cannabis dispensary in Montclair, New Jersey.

In partnership with Colorado-based dispensary chain Lightshade, Rohan Marley has completed an application for one of the state’s 15 retail licences.

If the application gets state’s approval, Marley will aid marketing and publicity efforts and contribute to the hiring process.

Fri
30
Aug

Opioid crisis: Is cannabis legalization a good idea?

On August 26, an Oklahoma judge ruled against Johnson & Johnson (JNJ). The state’s attorney general filed the lawsuit. According to the lawsuit, the company caused an opioid crisis. The judge fined Johnson & Johnson for $572 million. Thousands of lawsuits will likely go to trial. There are claims that opioid manufacturers including Johnson & Johnson, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Purdue Pharma wrongly marketed opioid painkillers. According to Reuters, Purdue is ready to settle the opioid cases against it for $10 billion–$12 billion.

Fri
30
Aug

Let’s talk about medicinal cannabis in Switzerland

In June 2019, the Federal Council has submitted a proposal suggesting that medicinal cannabis in Switzerland should be made legal.

Over recent years, Switzerland has “been relatively progressive on cannabis, including the legalisation of cannabis with no more than 1% THC.” For example, this level of legal THC percentage, although it has to be less than 1%, this is still considerably in more than other countries – medicinal cannabis in Switzerland differs as in most other European countries legal THC limit is 0.2%.

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