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Fri
15
Oct

We Don’t Talk Enough About Cannabis And Its Effect On Senior Sex

Cannabis and its effect on sex is a topic that is often discussed. But cannabis and its effect on the sex lives of seniors doesn’t get nearly as much coverage, but it should.

The range of which cannabis can affect someone’s sex life is wide, from simply helping people feel more turned on, to opening the mind to deeper intimacy and promoting mindfulness. When applied to seniors, cannabis can provide an even larger influence, offering relaxation and increased libido, while also treating symptoms that naturally appear as people grow older and their bodies start to change.

Thu
14
Oct

Recent ruling opens door for multi-state medicinal cannabis operators in Missouri

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A Thursday ruling from a federal judge changed the landscape for the medicinal cannabis market by ordering a permanent injunction against Missouri’s residency requirement.

Since 2018, Missouri-based marijuana companies, such as dispensaries and manufacturing plants, have been required to be at least 51% owned by Missourians with at least one year of residency.

During last week’s hearing, Judge Nanette Laughrey of the Missouri Western District made the preliminary injunction against this requirement, which she had ordered in June, into a permanent injunction.

Thu
14
Oct

Long Beach expands cannabis social equity program

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The Long Beach City Council this week voted to allow more cannabis dispensaries and delivery-only marijuana businesses, but asked staff to figure out how to pay for the expanded program without raising taxes.

“It could potentially cripple the businesses we’re trying to lift up,” Councilman Al Austin said about the rejected tax increase. “That’s my real concern.”

The city’s social equity program was created in 2018 to allow those who were targeted for cannabis-related crimes to benefit from legalization.

The ordinance will allow eight more dispensaries to operate in Long Beach, exclusive to those who qualify for the equity program.

Tue
12
Oct

Many adults with breast cancer use cannabis but don’t tell their doctors

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Almost half of US adults with breast cancer use cannabis (marijuana and hemp), most commonly in combination with cancer treatment to control symptoms and side effects, according to a new study. However, most patients do not discuss cannabis use with their doctor. The findings will be published online early. cancer..

Individual cancer People often experience pain, malaise, nausea, and other difficulties that result from cancer and its treatment. While some rely on cannabis to relieve symptoms, many doctors feel that they lack the knowledge they need to discuss cannabis with their patients. Such knowledge is especially important now that cancer is designated as a qualifying condition in almost every state. Medical cannabis program.

Tue
12
Oct

Medical marijuana grower widens operation to north Louisiana

 Louisiana’s largest medical marijuana producer is adding a new growing operation in a Ruston warehouse to ready for the expansion of cannabis products in January.

Good Day Farm is the medical marijuana grower licensed by Louisiana State University.

Company President John Davis told The News-Star he expects to begin moving plants from Baton Rouge into the warehouse this month after the facility gets the green light from regulators.

The company is positioning itself to meet what is expected to be a growing demand for medical marijuana in January, when a new law allows the program to sell raw, smokable cannabis to patients.

Tue
12
Oct

Effects of marijuana use on female reproductive health and pregnancy

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Marijuana is the most used illicit drug among females of childbearing age and during pregnancy in the United States.1,2 This prevalence is largely secondary to the recent state level legalization of marijuana, resulting in both its availability and perceived safety.

Jamie O. Lo, MD, practices in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, and in the Division of Reproductive & Developmental Sciences, Oregon National Primate Research Center, Oregon Health & Science University, Beaverton.

Mon
11
Oct

Kansans create special chamber of commerce to advance business of medical cannabis

Oklahoma, Colorado and Missouri allow sale of pot for health purposes.

Advocates of legalizing marijuana sales formed the Kansas Cannabis Chamber of Commerce to move the political, business and health debate forward in a state bordered by dispensaries in Colorado, Oklahoma and Missouri and a renewed push to open markets in Nebraska.

The Kansas House overwhelmingly approved a bill during the 2021 session that would have created a highly regulated medical cannabis structure, but it wasn’t taken up by the Kansas Senate. Gov. Laura Kelly said she would sign medical marijuana legislation, if the Legislature sent a package to her desk. Polling last year indicated two-thirds of Kansas adults supported legalization of marijuana sales.

Mon
11
Oct

Cannabis Oil Effective for UK Chronic Pain Patients

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Medical cannabis has been legal in the United Kingdom since 2018, but we’re only now getting the first evidence on the effectiveness of cannabis oil for UK chronic pain patients.

One hundred ten patients enrolled in the UK Medical Cannabis Registry reported significant improvements in their pain, discomfort and sleep quality after one, three and six months of treatment with cannabis oil. There was also statistically significant improvement in their health-related quality of life.

Due to strict rules, it is difficult to get a prescription for medical cannabis from the UK’s National Health Service. Patients can only be prescribed cannabis when conventional therapy has not provided adequate relief for conditions such as pain, anxiety and multiple sclerosis.

Fri
08
Oct

Cannabis Use Disorder Diagnosis Associated with Greater Risk of COVID Breakthrough Infections

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 Fully vaccinated persons with a clinical diagnosis of cannabis use disorder (CUD) possess a greater risk of COVID breakthrough infections as compared to similar controls, according to 

Thu
07
Oct

Florida Officials Go Undercover to Investigate Cannabis Doc

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A Florida physician is fighting the state after its Department of Health sent undercover agents to visit his medical cannabis clinic and documented questionable practices, according to reports and public records. Joseph Dorn, MD, who runs the Tallahassee-based Medical Marijuana Treatment Clinics of Florida, is the subject of a health department complaint alleging he falsified or exaggerated assessments, and failed to conduct substantial patient evaluations when the agents visited. His license may be at stake.

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