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Fri
08
Nov

Here’s what you need to know about treating joint pain with cannabis

From joint pain to the often debilitating effects of arthritis, corticosteroid injections have been a staple in managing pain and inflammation for the almost 30 million Americans that suffer from osteoarthritis (OA). With new research showcasing the long-term effects of one of the most used treatments for OA, doctors and researchers are concerned about the risks of injections and the potential risks involved with cortisone.

Fri
08
Nov

Medical marijuana patients can buy vape products in Mass. again, starting Tuesday

Medical marijuana users are on track to regain access to vaping products starting next week after the Cannabis Control Commission did not uphold the Baker administration's ban, though that permission could be short-lived amid ongoing legal challenges and potential future regulations from the commission.

Thu
07
Nov

Can CBD clear-up your complexion? Here's what you need to know

The beauty industry loves a good It ingredient. Whether  the skin-plumping benefits of hyaluronic acid (which may not be that great, I’ll report back) or the brightening effects of vitamin C, by the time one fabulous ingredient starts making headlines, there are already five products waiting in the wings to be scooped up by consumers.

Aside from vitamin C, most of these “skin saviours” lack the clinical data to back up what’s being advertised. So, when cannabis derivatives started making their way into serums, lotions and makeup a few years ago it was exciting, to be sure, but it had some people wondering if they really were the all-natural wonder that would save our complexions.

Thu
07
Nov

New rules in New York to allow medical marijuana companies to use farmers’ CBD

Hemp farmers in New York are poised to get a boost from new rules allowing medical marijuana companies to use their crops to produce CBD products.

Further, the rules seek to reduce the costs for thousands of medical marijuana patients statewide who use CBD, or cannabidiol, state officials said.

The rules would allow the 10 licensed medical marijuana companies to buy the less expensive hemp and related extracts grown under the state’s Hemp Agricultural Research Pilot Program, which launched in 2015.

Previously, the medical marijuana companies had to rely solely on their own operations to produce CBD, which increased the costs for patients, state officials said.

Thu
07
Nov

Why I use cannabis to help treat my adult ADHD

Cannabis is decidedly not a cure-all for this condition, but for some people, such as myself, its effects can provide a stimulant free adjustment of both attitude and attention.

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a complicated bit of neurodiversity. Sometimes you’re an attention superhero who’s as focused as a spotlight, bingeing the grandest projects into the wee hours of the morning. Other times, you’re a mopey, distracted mess, unable to do the most basic of tasks for days or weeks on end.

Though it’s a complex life that isn’t easy, it’s got its perks — and fervent and seemingly limitless creativity can be among them.

Thu
07
Nov

Cannabis could ease symptoms of depression and suicidal thoughts in PTSD patients

Cannabis could ease the symptoms of depression and thoughts of suicide in people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to research.

The study involved 24,089 people aged 15 and above, who filled out the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey on Mental Health. 420 of the participants had been previously diagnosed with PTSD, a form of anxiety disorder triggered by traumatic experiences such as violent assaults, serious health problems and accidents.

Thu
07
Nov

Medical cannabis could boost Barbados economy

Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley today touted the proposed medicinal cannabis industry as a boost to he economy, as a new bill to set it up went before lawmakers.

As the House of Assembly debated the Medicinal Cannabis Industry Bill, the Minister of Finance said that if managed correctly, the trade could prove to be extremely lucrative.

Wed
06
Nov

Medical marijuana in Louisiana: Questions about cost arise

Three months after medical marijuana became available in Louisiana, doctors and clinics say some patients are finding the cost for therapeutic cannabis too high for treatment, pricing them out of a medication they waited years to obtain.

Nine pharmacies dispense medicinal-grade pot and set their individual prices. Dispensary owners say their charges reflect an industry with startup charges, small patient numbers and lengthy regulatory hurdles to meet.

Wed
06
Nov

400 patients making use of medical cannabis in Malta

Over 400 patients are using medical cannabis in Malta, Health Minister Chris Fearne has said.

The Deputy Prime Minister was speaking during the Medical Cannabis World event, where he stated that this was only made possible by recent legislation introduced by parliament in 2018.

Fearne also said that despite the success, the industry still faces a number of challenges.

According to the health minister, patients must be educated on the use of medical cannabis, while stating that the safety should always be first on the agenda.

Fearne also stated that research and clinical evidence on medical cannabis still pose a challenge.

Tue
05
Nov

Australian medical marijuana patients find it difficult to get

It is estimated that close to a million patients are now seeking access to medicinal cannabis in Australia alone. 

Government figures show around 20,000 patients now have approvals for access to legal medicinal cannabis products. 

Many patients are, the MCUA reports,  still having to turn to the “black” market or are self supplying because access to and cost of the majority of legal medicinal cannabis products is way beyond their financial reach.

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