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Fri
07
Oct

Study: Hemp-Derived CBD Gel Caps Effective in Older Patients with Spinal Stenosis

PHILADELPHIA - Older patients with lower back and leg pain due to chronic spinal stenosis experience statistically significant improvements following the use of hemp-derived CBD gel caps, according to data published in the journal Cureus. 

Researchers affiliated with Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia assessed the efficacy of the twice-daily administration of hemp-derived CBD gel caps (15mgs) in a cohort of 48 patients (mean age: 75) with spinal stenosis.

Fri
07
Oct

Biden offers pardons for pot possession, signals deeper reform for U.S. Cannabis laws

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Biden offers pardons for pot possession, signals deeper reform for U.S. cannabis laws.

WASHINGTON - President Joe Biden is pardoning people convicted under federal law of possessing marijuana — and signalling that he’s willing to revisit whether cannabis should remain a controlled substance in the United States.

In a pre-recorded video released unexpectedly Thursday by the White House, Biden announced three key steps that he is taking “to end this failed approach” to cannabis laws in the U.S.

In addition to the pardons, which could affect more than 6,500 people with federal convictions, Biden said he wants governors to consider a similar move at the state level, where the numbers are vastly higher.

Thu
06
Oct

Ohio medical marijuana patients say they’re happier with state program, but still want lower prices

In Ohio, a new survey shows a majority of medical marijuana patients are satisfied with the program.

Blame Michigan: While a new study shows patients’ overall satisfaction with the Ohio medical marijuana program is higher than in previous years, they still think prices are too high. Laura Hancock looked at Michigan’s marijuana program, where prices are significantly lower than in Ohio, because the state never capped cannabis business licenses. Michigan prices are likely to increase, however, and Ohio’s prices will likely continue to decrease, with more dispensaries set to open soon.

Thu
06
Oct

Man claims tore sold him delta-8 instead of CBD causing him to crash into bus

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LEXINGTON - A man is now suing a CBD seller after crashing into a Lextran bus back in July.

Roy Howard is suing Hemp XR, alleging employees there sold him a delta-8 vape pen without telling him what it was, leading him to crash into a Lextran bus.

The lawsuit says Howard went to Hemp XR looking for CBD oil to help with his day-to-day anxiety. He says the employee at Hemp XR gave him a delta-8 vape pen and threw away all the packaging that contains warnings about using the product.

Howard told the employee that he didn’t want something that would get him high and that he was going to use it on his drive home. He says the employee assured him it would not.

Once behind the wheel, Howard crashed into a Lextran bus and was hurt.

Thu
06
Oct

Medical Marijuana could help end the opioid crisis, study says

AVALON - A new report out of Florida argues medical marijuana can contribute mightily to ending the U.S. opioid crisis.

Researchers believe medicinal cannabis can serve as a viable pain management alternative to opioids. After surveying thousands of people, study authors report patients using medical marijuana were in less pain and functioned better both physically and socially.

Additionally, and perhaps most importantly, the study also notes the majority of those who took oxycodone, codeine, or another opioid for pain were able to stop or reduce their opioid use by switching to medical cannabis.

Thu
06
Oct

Winning PTSD Combo? Low dose THC combined with therapy is effective, finds new study

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A new study published in the medical journal Neuropharmacology reveals that low-dose THC plus specific types of therapy can work to help people manage PTSD symptoms.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a serious mental condition that affects some people after they have experienced or witness an event that is shocking, traumatizing, or dangerous.

Wed
05
Oct

Japan should consider allowing Medical Cannabis, health panel says

Japan, which has strict laws against the use of marijuana, should consider approving the import, manufacture and use of medicines derived from cannabis, subject to the same approval process as pharmaceuticals, a health ministry panel said.

At the same time, the country should do more to discourage recreational use of the plant, the committee said in its findings following a meeting Thursday. Possession of cannabis is illegal but not its use; the panel recommended that unsanctioned use should also be made a criminal offense.

Wed
05
Oct

Delta-8, Delta-9, and Delta-10: How do they tie into the Cannabis debate?

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NASHVILLE - LabCanna sells several THC products in Nashville, like Delta-8, Delta-9 and Delta-10.

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is a substance derived from the cannabis plant that primarily attributes to the “high” feeling when consumed in a product.

Delta-9 THC is the cannabinoid most associated with cannabis while Delta-8 and Delta-10 are essentially the less-potent cousins of Delta-9.

“Delta-8, a little bit less, is about 70% as potent as Delta-9,” LabCanna CEO Derek Besenius said. “Then Delta-10 leans more toward the energy, creative, focus side of things.”

Wed
05
Oct

Retail Marijuana to appear on Palmer Lake ballot this November

PALMER LAKE - A question will appear on the ballot for the town of Palmer Lake in November addressing retail marijuana.

The Board of Trustees in Palmer Lake approved a ballot measure in September that would allow voters to decide if the town should permit retail marijuana facilities. It joins Colorado Springs and Cripple Creek in Teller County, which will have similar measures on their ballots in the upcoming elections.

Palmer Lake currently allows medical marijuana sales but not recreational. This ballot question would change that.

Wed
05
Oct

CBN: A Cannabinoid for sleep and more

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CBN has been shown to have some overlapping effects with CBD, such as anti-inflammatory activity. But using CBN particularly for sleep appears frequently in literature.

Scientists have confirmed the existence of over one hundred cannabinoids in Cannabis sativa, including cannabinol or CBN. What is CBN?

While tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the best studied cannabinoid, interest in the endocannabinoid system has spurred research into lesser-known cannabinoids like cannabidiol (CBD), cannabigerol (CBG), cannabichromene (CBC), cannabidivarin (CBDV), and tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV), and cannabinol (CBN).

In this article, we’ll dive into using CBN for sleep, explore if the cannabinoid CBN has other health benefits, and look at which cannabis products have CBN.

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