Medical Cannabis News

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Mon
23
Dec

Veterans Can Use Medical Marijuana, They Just Have To Pay For It

Congress keeps killing marijuana-related legislation that would allow the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to provide veterans with marijuana as an alternative to prescription drugs.

Mon
23
Dec

As U.S. vaping injuries taper off, new evidence points to vitamin E

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a series of reports on Friday indicating that the outbreak of vaping-related lung injuries appears to be waning, as evidence mounts that vitamin E acetate, a cutting agent used in marijuana vape cartridges, is playing a role in the illnesses.

So far, 54 people have died and more than 2,500 have been hospitalized in the outbreak, which started in the summer and spread to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and two U.S. territories.

Mon
23
Dec

Cannabis-based medicine for epilepsy available on NHS from January

People with severe epilepsy will be able to access a cannabis-based medicine on the NHS from early next year after it was fast-tracked for use.

NHS England said doctors would be able to prescribe Epidyolex from 6 January.

It will be for children from age two, as well as adults, but some campaigners warn it is "too little too late".

Clinical trials have shown the oral solution, which contains cannabidiol (CBD), could reduce the number of seizures by up to 40% in some children.

The medicine will be used to treat two rare, but severe, forms of childhood epilepsy - Lennox Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome - which can cause multiple seizures a day

Fri
20
Dec

Getting the right dose: taking a good look at medicinal cannabis products

Leafcann Group Pty Ltd showcase the variety of delivery methods available and the importance of GMP certified products.

In today’s environment there is an abundance of medical cannabis products to treat a range of diseases and conditions. These products can be broken down into the delivery method of how they are administered to patients, which include but are not limited to:

Fri
20
Dec

Are Sports Leagues Warming Up to Cannabis?

Major League Baseball (MLB) made headlines this month when it announced it would no longer classify marijuana as a "drug of abuse." The significance of the decision goes far beyond no longer applying nominal fines on athletes for smoking pot; it's indicative of changing attitudes and the U.S. becoming more accepting of cannabis. The evolution of public sentiment about cannabis makes it an exciting time to invest in the industry. If you're not already, it's time to play ball in the pot sector.

Fri
20
Dec

Chicago mayor proposes allowance of public cannabis consumption in certain areas

Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot introduced a proposed ordinance on Wednesday that would establish licenses for safe and legal cannabis consumption sites in the city. The proposal is described by the mayor’s office as an effort to expand economic opportunities across the city and bring more entrepreneurs into the emerging cannabis industry. Under a measure passed by the Illinois legislature and signed by Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzker in June, marijuana will become legal for use by adults on January 1.

Thu
19
Dec

Measuring the Medical Marijuana Market in Missouri

Call it the battle of weed vs. tweed.

The contest pitted Missouri’s medical marijuana industry against academics (famous for woolen sports jackets with elbow patches) at the University of Missouri-Columbia. And, as it turned out, the pot people beat the pencil-necks in predicting the bumper crop of patients certified to participate in Missouri’s new medical marijuana program.

It all began in November 2018, when voters overwhelmingly made Missouri the 33rd state, plus the District of Columbia, to legalize medical marijuana. Sixty-six percent of those who turned out voted in favor of the constitutional amendment, often referred to as Amendment 2, which is how it appeared on the ballot.

Thu
19
Dec

3 Medical Marijuana Stocks to Buy

Often, when analysts or bloggers talk up the potential of marijuana stocks, the focus is on the consumer side of the industry. But some of the best stocks in the pot sector may be medical marijuana stocks.

Thu
19
Dec

West Virginia (Very Slowly) Getting Ready For Medical Cannabis

The application process for medical cannabis growers, processors, dispensaries and laboratories in West Virginia (finally) kicks off on Thursday local time.

Applications can be lodged online only and the application period will end on February 18, 2020 – no additional submissions will be accepted after that time.

“This is a key step in the process to make medical cannabis available to West Virginians with serious medical conditions,” said Jason Frame, Director of the West Virginia Office of Medical Cannabis last month.

Thu
19
Dec

Cannabis use appears to change the structure of the heart, researchers reveal

Regular cannabis use could affect the structure and function of the heart, according to new research.

Scientists at Queen Mary University in London, England, analysed MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) pictures from a cohort of around 3,400 people and identified an association between regular cannabis use and an enlarged left ventricle, the heart's main pumping chamber, together with early signs of impairment of heart function.

The analysis found that people who had used cannabis regularly but then gave it up had similar heart size and function to those who had rarely or never taken the drug.

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