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Tue
10
Mar

Are Synthetic Cannabinoid Medications As Effective As Marijuana?

It’s critically important to make a distinction between FDA-approved synthetic cannabinoid medications and street synthetic cannabinoids that are used recreationally.

Cannabis produces a wide range of physical and cognitive changes by interacting with receptors designed for our own internal cannabinoids, which are called “endocannabinoids.” These effects are the product of many chemical compounds in cannabis, such as terpenes, flavonoids, and, as this article will focus on, cannabinoids like THC (tetrahydrocannabinol).

Mon
09
Mar

Cannabis As A Treatment For Anorexia: Here’s What You Need To Know

Anxiety and depression are commonly associated with the disease. It may be marijuana’s anti-anxiety effect that helps more than its appetite stimulating properties.

Aside from the euphoria, probably the most common effect of cannabis is — to avoid using a medical term — munchies. The substance has shown good results treating patients suffering from wasting diseases, such as AIDS, by reducing nausea and increasing appetite. It has promising potential treating Anorexia Nervosa, one of the most common and dangerous eating disorders, but it isn’t a cure and the science isn’t complete

Mon
09
Mar

Fears of drug abuse aside, Indonesia should give medical marijuana more thought

The cannabis plant is not new to Indonesia.

According to Inang Winarso, executive director of the Sativa Nusantara Foundation, an organisation actively researching the use of medical marijuana, it was first brought by merchants and sailors from Gujarat in India to Aceh in the 14th century to be used not only for smoking, but also as a steeped drink, a cooking spice, and as a type of pest control.

And since the 15th century in Ambon, cannabis has been used as a medicine for various diseases such as gonorrhoea, asthma and pneumonia, and has also been a mainstay of prayer rituals.

Mon
09
Mar

Cannabis is increasingly used as medicine in Germany

Shortly before the third anniversary of the cannabis law as medicine, the Free Democratic Party (FDP) has asked the federal government about the turnover of medical cannabis in the past year in a small inquiry. Among other things, the FDP wanted to know whether the annual cultivation quantity of 2.6 t would be sufficient for the continuously increasing number of patients and which medical cannabis products were actually sold to patients.

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Mon
09
Mar

Medical Marijuana Investors: The Floodgates Are Opening

What’s behind the booming profit potential of legal marijuana? Let me start by paraphrasing something I heard a physician say in a televised interview during the early days of some US states allowing medicinal use.

When asked if marijuana could have medicinal value, he responded, “For patients who have terminal conditions like cancer or AIDS, if marijuana eases their suffering, it would basically be barbaric to deny it to them.”

“Do I believe that some of the compounds present in marijuana plants could someday be the basis of clinically tested, FDA-approved pharmaceutical products in the future? Absolutely. Most drug compounds are derivations of plant compounds and there’s no reason to believe that the marijuana plant might not also be valuable in that respect.”

Mon
09
Mar

What Is Cannabis Telemedicine And Is It Beneficial?

Telemedicine is a practice growing in popularity thanks to advancements in technology. 

The practice of remote medical practice began decades ago in the 50s and 60s. Recent technological advancements, like the influx of communications apps, advanced the field to new heights. Today, a slew of services link patients and physicians via video and text-based chat apps. This can be found in every area, from general practice to psychology. 

The cannabis industry has caught on to telemedicine as well. In select states, patients now can talk with a doctor and possibly receive their medical cannabis recommendation without ever leaving home, benefitting scores of people searching for relief. 

Mon
09
Mar

Virginia: Legislature Approves Decriminalization and Medical Cannabis Bills

Broad changes to marijuana laws swept through the 2020 Virginia General Assembly. Today, the legislature approved SB2 and HB 972  to decriminalize marijuana possession. Those in possession of up to one ounce of cannabis for personal use will no longer be subject to criminal prosecution and will instead face a maximum $25 civil penalty.

Fri
06
Mar

Ohio medical marijuana: Purchase limit changes considered after patient complaints

Patients in Ohio’s medical marijuana program have long complained about the complicated way the state calculates how much marijuana they can buy in a 90-day period.

That could soon change.

The Ohio Board of Pharmacy is reviewing the “90-day supply” after receiving more than 50 public comments about how the existing limits are burdensome.

Fri
06
Mar

How is the medical cannabis market disrupting the US healthcare industry?

In this article Global Market Insights discusses the impact of the medical cannabis market on the US healthcare industry.

Since the introduction of medical cannabis in America, the cannabis market has had an unprecedented impact on the US healthcare industry. Medical cannabis refers to the use of the cannabis sativa or cannabis indica plant, or its extracts, to relieve the symptoms of or treat various diseases and health conditions.

Wed
04
Mar

Utah opens first medical marijuana dispensary

The first medical marijuana dispensary in Utah opened on Monday as part of a recently implemented law allowing those with select health conditions to use the drug. 

The process involves first receiving a doctor’s recommendation from one of 60 approved health care providers and applying online in a patient portal to get a medical marijuana card, Rich Oborn, the director of Utah’s Center for Medical Cannabis, told the Associated Press

The first legal dispensary, Dragonfly Wellness, opened in Salt Lake City. A second dispensary is expected to open in March, with an additional seven opening by June and the last five in July, which will be called pharmacies. 

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