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'This is not a debate. This is about people in Kentucky who are hurting," says lawmaker fighting for medical marijuana

The time for debating the merits of medical marijuana is over, according to Kentucky Rep. Jason Nemes (R), who wants to legalize medicinal cannabis to help droves of patients in the Bluegrass State. "This is not some kind of a debate. This is about people in Kentucky who are hurting," Rep. Nemes told WDRB News recently, writes Calvin Hughes.

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Doctor loses medical license for legally treating her menstrual cramps with cannabis

The state prohibits doctors from ever using cannabis, even if it’s for the medical purpose of managing the pain of menstrual cramps.

When Dr. Yolanda Ng was offered a job as a pediatric nephrologist at Providence Sacred Heart Children’s Hospital in Spokane, Washington, she was thrilled. She’d already been working in the position for five months as a locum, the medical industry equivalent of a temp, and liked the work. Plus, they were happy to allow her to split time between Spokane and San Jose, where her family lives. Little did she know, accepting the job would effectively end her medical career.

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10
Sep

Ohio’s medical marijuana program still facing delays

Ohio’s medical cannabis program went into effect on September 8, 2016 and two years later, patients still don’t have access to marijuana. Ohio residents were supposed to have access to medical marijuana last week.

The September 8th deadline that was written into law has been delayed while the state ensures a properly regulated medical cannabis industry.

One of the reasons that rolling out medical cannabis in Ohio has been such a lengthy process is because so few cultivators have been given the green light to start growing. There are 26 businesses in Ohio that have been chosen to cultivate but only four have passed the inspection and we allowed to grow this summer.

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Sep

The 5 biggest effects of cannabis legalization in America

States like Colorado and Washington have served as testing grounds for the rest of the country. We take those stats and predict the most significant effects of cannabis legalization nationwide.

Medical cannabis is currently legal in some form in 30 states while recreational cannabis is legal in nine and the District of Colombia.

For people who live in illegal states, they can order CBD or—if they’re willing to take the risk—sneak some herb across state lines. This is all to say that while the U.S. has a long way to go in regards to cannabis reform (especially compared to Canada), marijuana is more accessible in America than ever before.

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Scientists are on a quest to find and preserve Jamaica’s unique strains

Despite the island’s mythical status in cannabis culture, no one has a thorough understanding of Jamaica’s unique strains.

Despite Jamaica’s symbolic importance to the global cannabis movement, very little is known about the herb that exists on the island. There’s potentially dozens of strains with unique combinations of cannabinoids and terpenes being cultivated by Jamaica’s farmers as well as growing wild there.

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Sep

Studies show marijuana treats migraine better than other drugs

A migraine is the most common headache disorder among many people. It is a chronic condition for many patients. They experience severe pain which becomes more debilitating when occurs frequently. Usually, this headache disorder affects only one side of the head.

A migraine is difficult to treat. Even prescription or over-the-counter drugs do not effectively work on its associated symptoms like pain, nausea, and sensitivity to light etc. These drugs produce harmful side effects in our body.

To overcome these problems, we require to have some other option which can treat a migraine without harming our body. Is there any other option?

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10
Sep

Midterm elections could be a turning point for marijuana

There's a lot riding on the results of November's elections for the U.S. pot industry.

It's no secret that all eyes are on Canada. On June 19, after months of debate in the Senate and some quick back-and-forth between the Senate and House of Commons, Canada's parliament passed the Cannabis Act, paving the way for it to become the first industrialized country in the world to legalize recreational pot. With Canada legalizing and bringing in what could be billions of extra dollars in revenue annually, the attention has now turned to which country could be next.

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Ranking marijuana industry jobs by paycheck

The legal marijuana industry is booming, according to a new report from one of commercial pot's largest job recruiters. But which jobs are paying the most?

In a recent analysis of the marijuana industry's job and salary rates, Vangst, the self-proclaimed "Monster.com of the cannabis industry," says it expects pot industry employment to see an annual growth of 220 percent in 2019. Using previously compiled data and a survey of over 1,200 marijuana companies, Vangst reports that salaries at licensed pot businesses (those directly touching the plant) grew over 16 percent in 2018, with industry job listings increasing by nearly 700 percent during a seven-month period between January and August.

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What to do with marijuana trim

Weed trim is a common term used to describe the excess parts a cultivator must trim from their plants post-harvest in order to fully maximize a plant’s bloom and, in turn, get more desirable crystals. In short, a good trim will get the grower a bigger, higher quality plant yield.

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07
Sep

Cannabis drinks grow in popularity, give patients more options

Cannabis-infused beverages give a whole new meaning to the phrase, “What the hell was in that drink?”

In fact, infused drinks are not only a tasty way for patients to consume their medicine, but they come with benefits other edibles don’t have.

Infused drinks now make up about 1 percent of sales in the Arizona market, said Jessica Lukas, vice president of consumer insights at BDS Analytics. In the first two quarters of 2018, the sales of beverages increased by 9 percent.

While they’re not a huge part of the market, cannabis beverages do play an important role in bringing more consumers into the market.

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