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Tue
13
Aug

New study suggests no connection between cannabis and strokes

Strokes account for roughly 1 in every 20 deaths in the US annually. Some reports have suggested that there’s a link between cannabis and strokes but is the evidence there?

The new study, published May 7th, entitled “Association Between Recent Cannabis Use and Acute Ischemic Stroke” was headed up by Carmela San Luis and published on Neurology.org. It looked at the alleged connection between cannabis use and ischemic stroke, basically concluding there is none.

Tue
13
Aug

Greece approves licences for 26 medical marijuana grow-ops

The approval of 26 new medical marijuana grow operations has brought with it hope for economic recovery in Greece.

Greece approved 26 licences to grow marijuana for medical purposes, The National Herald, a New York-based newspaper for the Greek community, reported on Aug. 12.

A newly sworn-in government in Greece hopes the grow operations will revitalize the country’s economy, which is slowly recovering from the debt crisis a decade ago that led to three international bailouts totalling US$364.22 billion, the Herald reported.

Mon
12
Aug

Is CBD a good solution for PTSD?

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, 3.6% of American adults experience some form of PTSD each year. According to the statistics, women are three times more affected by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder than men.

PTSD is something that affects the lives of many people negatively. Most common among veterans in the battlefield and victims of sexual assault, PTSD can come from abuse, intimidation, natural disasters or simply by the passing of a relative or friend. Whether caused by emotional, psychological, or physical trauma, PTSD can persist for months, years, and even for life.

Mon
12
Aug

New Mexico prepares to overhaul medical marijuana market

A hearing officer has endorsed key provisions of a plan designed to shore up cannabis supplies to New Mexico’s medical marijuana program without flooding the expanding market, according to recommendations released on Friday.

State Health Department Secretary Kathyleen Kunkel now has the final say on whether to limit medical cannabis cultivation to 1,750 mature plants per producer. In recommendations released Friday, that production cap was endorsed by an official assigned to monitor public hearings in July.

Dozens of medical cannabis producers in the state are divided on whether the proposed plant limits will ensure adequate supplies to patients.

Mon
12
Aug

Washington, DC now accepting medical marijuana cards from any State

On Thursday, Washington, DC may have become the medical marijuana mecca of the United States. Mayor Muriel Bowser announced that dispensaries in the nation’s capital will now accept valid medical marjiuana cards from any of the 27 states that have such systems.

Fri
09
Aug

CBD dosage – How much CBD oil should I take?

When getting into CBD for the first time, a common question newbies often have is: “How much CBD oil should I take?” The short answer is that it depends on a number of factors. There’s no single dosage that’s going to be useful for every person. 

Just like normal medicine that depends on age, weight, gender, and so on, CBD also has several factors that might need to be considered before settling on a dosage.

Important things to consider

The most important factors to consider when deciding the amount of CBD are as follows:

Fri
09
Aug

New Mexico may start allowing Texas residents access to medical marijuana

A New Mexico judge has ruled that recent changes to the regulations affecting the state’s medical marijuana program mean that out of state residents will now qualify to buy cannabis at government-run dispensaries.

“The [word] replacement is a clear sign of legislative intent to widen the reach of eligibility for the New Mexico medical cannabis program,” wrote Santa Fe Judge Bryan Biedscheid, who presided over the proceeding.

The state senator who sponsored the legislation that changed the language of the bill, Democrat Jerry Ortíz y Pino, said that the revision was originally due to a desire to cover individuals who had their medical marijuana cards in other states, or “reciprocal patients.”

Fri
09
Aug

Israel: Medical cannabis

‘I live in constant fear,” says Maya Segev, a mother of three from Ramat Hasharon whose eldest daughter Nika, 14, suffers from Rett Syndrome.

“It takes a while for Nika to get used to new meds. It’s a bit of trial-and-error process trying to figure out which one will work best, and this isn’t great for her health or the mental stability of the rest of the family. She’s been using cannabis oil for two years now, which has been extremely helpful. I would love if we could continue purchasing it where we used to get it. With the new reforms, my daughter will have to go back to living the dangerous life she used to. I’m so worried.”

Fri
09
Aug

Everything you need to know about medical marijuana in Missouri

Since medical marijuana was passed in Amendment 2 last year, there’s been a lot of change in Missouri already. Marijuana will be legal for those with a qualifying medical condition and the legalization is bringing business, new rules and more changes to Springfield and Missouri.

Here’s everything you should know:

What does a medical marijuana card do?

A qualifying patient card will allow a patient to enter licensed dispensaries and possess and consume medical cannabis in keeping with Missouri law.

By law, patients and caregivers are required to have their medical marijuana ID card available when purchasing or in possession of medical marijuana. 

Fri
09
Aug

Cannabis and the United Kingdom: Where are we now?

The Path to Medicinal Use

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