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Wed
09
Oct

What is the functionality of CBD in skincare products?

The demand for topical cannabis products has risen in the U.S., especially products that contain only cannabidiol (CBD). But what, exactly, does it do for skincare?

Wed
09
Oct

Wisconsin Bipartisan Bill seeks legalization of medical marijuana

A bipartisan medical cannabis bill was introduced to the Wisconsin legislature on Sept. 20 by Sen. Jon Erpenbach, D-Middleton, Rep. Chris Taylor, D-Madison and Sen. Patrick Testin, R-Stevens Point.

According to Testin, the bill would introduce a regulated process on both the patients’ end and production end. The bill requires a recommendation from the doctor as well as a registry system for said patients. On the production end, a licensing system would be put into place for growers, producers and sellers.

Wed
09
Oct

Low-income cannabis patients await CA Governor’s signature on Compassion Bill

California’s hopes of reinvigorating the state’s longtime “compassion programs,” which for decades provided medical cannabis to the sick for free, now rest in the hands of Gov. Gavin Newsom.

Tue
08
Oct

Marijuana can be effective in treating pain and insomnia: Study

Cannabis can treat both pain and insomnia in people who want to avoid prescription and sleep medications, a study has found.

The study, published in the Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, looked at 1,000 people taking legalised marijuana in an American state.Researchers in the US found that among the 65 per cent of people taking cannabis for pain, 80 per cent found it was very or extremely helpful.

Eighty-two per cent of these people were able to reduce, or stop taking over the counter pain medications and 88 per cent were able to stop taking opioid painkillers.

The study suggested that cannabis could lower opioid use. However, the researchers noted that more needs to be done to understand the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis.

Tue
08
Oct

Where is it legal to grow marijuana at home in the US?

Growing marijuana at home (so-called “home grows”) is illegal under US federal law.  However, according to the U.S. Sentencing Commission and the FBI 99% of marijuana arrests are made under state law, rather than federal law.  Furthermore, states aren’t required to enforce federal law. As a result, in most (though not all) situations, state laws effectively determine whether marijuana growers face criminal risk for their home grows.  And, state laws vary dramatically.

You can group states into essentially three groups, based on their cultivation laws:

Mon
07
Oct

Brazil's medical marijuana market projected to reach US$ 1.1 billion per year

Entrepreneurs continue to invest in Brazil's medical marijuana market, despite a lack of support from Brazil's government. There is no legislation in favor of legalizing medical marijuana in Brazil, and the government disapproved of the National National Health Surveillance Agency's proposal to regulate the issue.

The medical marijuana market is projected to reach R$ 1.1 billion (US$ 269 million) to R$ 4.7 billion (US$ 1.1 billion) per year, according to studies.

The most enthusiastic projection predicts that the country will have at least 3.9 million patients who could be treated with cannabis.

Mon
07
Oct

8 things to know before using cannabis topicals

CBD topicals are all the rage, and for good reason. They reduce inflammation, heal dry skin and soothe pain, among other things. But why do they work so well? We have answers.

While cannabis-infused salves, rubs, lotions and oils are still powerhouses when it comes to reducing inflammation, healing dry, patchy skin and going deep into tissue to soothe pain or irritations, a new batch of beauty products have also cropped up, most of them infused with CBD.

Why do they work so well on the skin?

Aside from most companies using high quality carrier oils to deliver the cannabinoids, the skin itself is riddled with our body’s endocannabinoid system, meaning that there are CB2 receptors all over our epidermis just waiting to be filled.

Mon
07
Oct

Australia to fund research on medicinal cannabis as demand grows

Australia will provide A$3 million ($2.03 million) for research on the use of cannabis to help cancer patients, its health minister said on Sunday, as the demand for medicinal cannabis products grows rapidly.

While legal in most of Australia, such products are allowed only to patients on the prescription of a doctor, and a license is required to grow and make medicinal cannabis.

On Sunday, Health Minister Greg Hunt said access had been permitted to more than 11,000 patients, with most approvals this year.

“There have only been a limited number of well-designed clinical studies on medicinal cannabis, and we need to increase the evidence base to support medical professionals,” a ministry statement cited him as saying.

Fri
04
Oct

Mayo Clinic says vaping injuries resemble chemical burns from Mustard Gas

Patients receiving treatment for lung illnesses sustained from vaping had injuries that resemble chemical burns from mustard gas, according to a physician at the Mayo Clinic. Dr. Brandon T. Larsen, a surgical pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, Arizona, told the New York Times that lung tissue samples from 17 patients had been analyzed for a study.

The samples were taken from four women and 13 men who ranged from 19 to 67 years old, 70 percent of whom had a history of vaping nicotine or cannabis.

Fri
04
Oct

How CBD blocks the paranoia and anxiety from marijuana’s THC

A new Canadian study demonstrates how CBD blocks the negative side effects caused by marijuana’s THC.

A common refrain from those who abstain from marijuana consumption is that smoking weed gets them paranoid. The green stuffs turns their brain red, blasting their synapses with anxiety and panic. Neil Young has some pretty good advice if this happens to you. “Try black pepper balls if you get paranoid. Just chew two or three pieces,” Young told Howard Stern back in 2014. “I just found this out myself.”

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