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06
Jul

Cannabis and exercise: How can you combine them to improve your health and wellness

Whether you’re a super athlete or just looking to add more balance to your life, cannabis has a place in your health and wellness routine.

The worn out image of the lazy stoner is slowly but surely being replaced by a more accurate depiction of the modern cannabis enthusiast.

Fri
06
Jul

Who sets the high standards for medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana sits in limbo while politicians in the U.S continue to debate its value.

In the meantime, patients use medical marijuana to treat a wide array of symptoms in the thirty states (and Canada) where it is legal.

Fri
06
Jul

Researchers say cannabis can benefit people with multiple sclerosis

After a review of scientific studies, researchers say extracts from marijuana plants can help treat pain and spasticity symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis. A systematic review recently presented at the Consortium of MS Centers in Tennessee has concluded that cannabinoids may have “modest effects in multiple sclerosis for pain or spasticity.”

Researchers looked at the safety and effectiveness of cannabis as well as studying its impact on disability and disability progression, pain, spasticity, bladder function, tremor/ataxia, quality of life, and adverse effects. Five reviews concluded that there was sufficient evidence that cannabinoids may be beneficial for symptoms of pain and spasticity in multiple sclerosis (MS).

Fri
06
Jul

'We should be lowering regulatory and other barriers to conducting cannabis research,' says Senate committee

A group of US Senators is calling on the federal government to loosen the red tape that's put a chokehold on cannabis research. In a recent report attached to the Departments of Labor and Health and Human Services for Fiscal Year 2019, the Senate Appropriations Committee used strong language to push for cannabis reform, writes Calvin Hughes.

Fri
06
Jul

Canopy Growth unveils new Latin America plan, buys Colombian medical marijuana company

Leading Canadian pot producer Canopy Growth Corp. made several splashy announcements about its operations at home and abroad on Thursday, including a potentially US$150-million-plus plan to target Latin America’s emerging medical marijuana market.

“This isn’t a strategy about more growing that we’ll try to send back to Canada or something like that,” said Mark Zekulin, president and co-CEO of Canopy, during a conference call. “This is about building a Latin American market.”

As part of that plan, Smiths Falls, Ont.-based Canopy unveiled a new subsidiary, Canopy LATAM Corp., that “will advance medical cannabis throughout Latin America,” according to a release.

Thu
05
Jul

Australian scientists are developing medical cannabis for your pets

Australians spend over $12 billion a year on looking after our pets, with vet fees being of the biggest expenses. Sadly, medication for our fluffy friends can also have awful side effects, such as nausea, loss of appetite, depression and internal bleeding.

That's where animal-focused pharmaceutical CannPal is hoping to change things. Working with the CSIRO under its Kick-start program, the company is researching ways to avoid these negative effects with medicinal cannabis.

The CannPal website talks about the science behind the research, stating that all mammals have biological and neurological systems that can receive and process nutritional cannabinoids.

Thu
05
Jul

Florida appeals court refuses to allow smokable medical marijuana while legal fight continues

Chiding a judge who sided with sick patients and saying plaintiffs likely won’t win on the merits of the case, an appellate court on Tuesday refused to allow smokable medical marijuana while a legal fight continues to play out.

The ruling by a three-judge panel of the 1st District Court of Appeal came in a lawsuit initiated by Orlando trial attorney John Morgan and others who maintain that a Florida law barring patients from smoking their treatment runs afoul of a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.

Thu
05
Jul

Mexico's president-elect says he's open to drug legalization

On Sunday, political leftist Andrés Manuel López Obrador won a landslide victory to become Mexico's next president, effective December 1st. Having proclaimed a desire to transition away from pursuing criminal charges for people who consume drugs and toward treatment-based programs, his government could be the one to finally repeal cannabis prohibition in Mexico.

Thu
05
Jul

The use of high-cannabidiol cannabis extracts to treat epilepsy and other diseases

Although not every person who suffers from epilepsy considers using medical cannabis, there have been reports of reduction in seizures among those who have tried it. The effect is better when they used the CBD oil extracted from cannabis strains, writes Joseph Lama.

Thu
05
Jul

Why CBD oil is making a healthy difference in the world

The social reception to cannabis is vastly improving.

People (mainly older generations) are finally dropping the negative outlook they have held onto for generations.

Supported by scientific research as well as hard evidence, the therapeutic and health-enhancing benefits of CBD or ‘cannabidiol’ oil, for instance, are for real.

And the medical world is rejoicing.

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