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Tue
24
May

Medicinal cannabis reduces pain and need for opiate painkillers among cancer patients

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Medicinal cannabis reduces cancer-related pain and the need for opiate-based painkillers, reveals a new comprehensive study of its use by oncology patients.

Pain, along with depression, anxiety, and insomnia, are some of the most fundamental causes of oncology patients’ disability and suffering while undergoing treatment therapies, and may even lead to worsened prognosis.

“Traditionally, cancer-related pain is mainly treated by opioid analgesics, but most oncologists perceive opioid treatment as hazardous, so alternative therapies are required,” explained author David Meiri, assistant professor at the Technion Israel Institute of Technology.

Tue
24
May

Vets warn cannabis users to make sure pets don’t consume the products

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Some veterinarians say that the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey could lead to a dangerous situation for pets.

The vets are warning about potential “marijuana toxicosis,” which is when an animal inhales or ingests cannabis. This is not good for animals, which is why people are urging anyone consuming cannabis to be careful around their pets.
Dr. Ted Spinks runs the Animal Hospital of Sussex County. He says that he has seen an average of three to four cases of marijuana toxicosis per year.
 
Tue
24
May

Inside the mind of a medical cannabis pharmacist in Utah

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Utah is unique when it comes to cannabis, and the state’s program includes many unique exceptions not often seen across the rest of the country in states where medical cannabis is legal.

In Utah, dispensaries are referred to as pharmacies, and the method of which patients must apply for and obtain cannabis medicine differs. While the state of Utah is home to over three million people, only 15 pharmacies and eight cultivators are allowed to legally operate there.

Fri
20
May

Medical marijuana product sales up 1.1% in April

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Medical marijuana patients spent $24 million in April at the state’s 38 dispensaries to obtain 4,213 pounds, up from the 4,166 pounds sold in March. Hot Springs is home to two of the top five dispensaries for the amount of product sold.

Sales for the first four months of 2022 total $89.8 million, and 15,678 pounds, according to the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration (DFA).

“The amount of product sold increased slightly from March to April,” said DFA spokesman Scott Hardin.

“On average, patients in Arkansas are spending $22.45 million each month across the state’s 38 dispensaries to purchase approximately 3,919 pounds. State tax collection on medical marijuana also increased in April with $2.98 million in total ($2.46 million collected in March).”

Fri
20
May

High THC Weed: A new form of reefer madness or worth the panic?

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Many within the industry have claimed that proof backing the widespread risks of high THC levels are scant and more research needs to be done.

With the legislation on cannabis at the federal level set to be brought forward in the Senate, marijuana legalized states are now undergoing new research on the risks linked with high-potency cannabis products. Among the questions being asked is the possible link between these high-potency cannabis products and psychosis.

Thu
19
May

First-ever export of Israeli medical cannabis seeds heads to US

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Agriculture Ministry hails development as a major step toward country becoming a significant player in the global cannabis market

The first-ever export shipment of Israeli cannabis seeds has left for the US, the Agriculture Ministry said in a statement Wednesday, hailing the move as a major step toward becoming a global pioneer in the field.

Efforts to arrange the “experimental and initial” shipment, which departed on Tuesday night, have been ongoing for the past year.

The cargo contained seeds from the local BetterSeeds company, which has a research license from the Health Ministry.

They will be examined on arrival “to verify their suitability for the US market,” the ministry said.

Thu
19
May

Consumption of alcohol and cigarettes by young adults declines following cannabis legalization

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A study published in the Journal of Adolescent Health has found that the legalization of cannabis leads to lower use of alcohol, cigarettes, and pain medications by young adults.

The study, conducted by researchers with the University of Washington assessed trends in alcohol, nicotine, and non-prescribed pain drug use among a group of over 12,500 young adults aged 18 to 25 in Washington State following the legalisation of cannabis.

Wed
18
May

Combats acne and ageing! This new Niacinamide + hemp serum is causing shoppers to show off incredible before and after pics with visibly clearer skin

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Most skincare products focus on a single issue, which could be clearing up breakouts or fighting the signs of ageing. 

But every so often, a hero product comes along that can multi-task like the new Hey Bud Niacinamide + Hemp serum.  And photos from real women across the States show that it can have a transformative effect on how skin looks in terms of clarity and tone.

Niacinamide, also known as Vitamin B3, this micronutrient offers many benefits. 

It is effectively used to combat acne due to balancing oil production and minimizes pigmentation, leaving the skin free from blemishes. 

Tue
17
May

Feeling sleepy after smoking weed? Here’s what you can do

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Fatigue can be a side effect of cannabis, one that can be difficult to control if you haven’t had experience with the drug.

There’s a reason marijuana is great for those struggling to get a good rest. The plant causes the body to naturally loosen up and relax, which is great for anyone looking to get some Zzzzs. But if you’re just looking to get high or relax a bit, fatigue is a side effect you want to avoid. 

Here are some useful tricks to help you counteract the sleepy effect of marijuana.

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Tue
17
May

FDA warns about THC copycat edibles, children in serious danger

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Thousands of new traders just like you are reaping the benefits of following this systemized options trading formula that allows Nic Chahine to earn a full-time living. 

About a month after a study led by researchers at NYU School of Global Public Health, revealed that “copycat” edibles can have levels of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC “that far exceed the limits set by state cannabis regulations” and may be easily confused for popular snack foods, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning to all consumers about the accidental ingestion by children of food products containing THC. (Benzinga)

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