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Wed
31
Jul

Pennsylvania green lights medical marijuana for anxiety

Pennsylvania medical officials have given the thumb's up to doctors to prescribing medical marijuana for patients with anxiety disorders. This decision happens just one month after Ohio officials refused to do the same.

The new regulation from the Pennsylvania Department of Health went into effect this month. While the measure allows for prescribing marijuana, it also mandates that cannabis not be the first choice, but rather used in tandem with traditional treatments. 

Tue
30
Jul

Two cannabis flavonoids believed to be stronger than aspirin

Cannabis products are quickly becoming people’s go-to remedy for treating numerous different ailments.

Although many people still hold on to this image of cannabis as a recreational drug, others – including many in the scientific community – are beginning to recognize the medical potential of this versatile plant. While most of today’s medical research is centered around CBD and THC, respectively, but a recent study focused on a couple of lesser known compounds.

Tue
30
Jul

Louisiana could have medical cannabis on shelves by next week

Patients in Louisiana could see medical cannabis products on dispensary store shelves as soon as next week, according to an announcement from state regulators on Monday. Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF) Commissioner Mike Strain said in a press release that the initial batch of cannabis oil formulations had been received from GB Sciences of Louisiana for laboratory analyses by the agency.

“Once testing is completed and the product passes for homogeneity, potency and is deemed free of contaminants, it will be ready for distribution,” said Strain.

Mon
29
Jul

Louisiana’s Southern University plants first medical cannabis seeds

The first seeds of Southern University’s future medical cannabis crop have been planted, while Louisiana State University’s product is approaching prime time.

Louisiana State University and Southern University are the only institutions in the state permitted to grow medical cannabis. Both have teamed up with commercial partners in their cannabis ventures; GB Sciences in the case of LSU and Ilera Holistic Healthcare with Southern University.

Mon
29
Jul

Israeli researchers bet on cannabis for pets

There’s no question that cannabidiol, CBD, a non-psychoactive chemical produced by the cannabis plant, has shown an ability to help alleviate health issues — everything from inflammation, anxiety, skin conditions, arthritis and joint pain.

So, how about its effect on animals?

Itay Ben-Mordechai, head of innovation at Weedley, a leader in the development and distribution of cannabidiol-based natural products (CBD) for pets, and his Tel Aviv-based team are gambling on a big “yes.”

“We’ve seen how well animals respond to CBD oil drops and treats,” Ben-Mordechai told NoCamels.com, noting that so far only research subjects and investors have tried Weedley’s CBD-infused transdermal creams and oils.

Mon
29
Jul

Make veterans a part of the discussions and research around cannabis

A movement is afoot to expand cannabis research in the United States, and it’s being led by a formidable demographic — American veterans.

The call is being taken up by grassroots organizations across the country, as well as by some of the most powerful voices in veteran advocacy. It’s time for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans and Congress to listen to them.

Mon
29
Jul

US Government approves increased production of marijuana for clinical research

Federal officials have approved plans for the University of Mississippi to grow 2,000 kilograms (4,409 pounds) of cannabis to provide to investigators for clinical trial research. Since 1968, the University of Mississippi farm, which is governed by the US National Institute on Drug Abuse, has held the only available federal license to legally cultivate cannabis for FDA-approved research in the United States.

Mon
29
Jul

MMA fighters to act as test subjects for topical CBD treatments

Ultimate Fighting Championship athletes will be the next group of players to participate in a multiphase clinical study on CBD’s effects on pain relief in their famously high impact sport. The league has announced that it is partnering with a Canadian cannabis company to examine the effects of non-psychoactive cannabinoids on its players’ health.

The study will be used to develop a line of hemp-derived topical treatments manufactured by Aurora Cannabis. Officials from the league say that care, recovery, injury, pain, and inflammation in the mixed martial artists will be gauged by the investigation.

Fri
26
Jul

Cannabis: Misinformation about CBD can be life-threatening

Hyperbole can be rampant in health news, particularly with respect to cannabis. One recent headline declared: “CBD is effective in treating heroin addiction.” Another proclaimed: “New study finds CBD could curb heroin addiction.”

Thu
25
Jul

Why are Professional Golfers obsessed with CBD oil?

To say that golfers have been secretly flirting with CBD oil over the past couple of years is a bit of an understatement. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson were heavily suggested to be consuming CBD-infused gum at recent tournaments this year, including the Masters which Woods won. Then Bubba Watson stepped outside the glass box and announced a multi-year partnership with cbdMD, back in May.

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