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Wed
24
Jul

Australia’s chronic pain sufferers want access to medicinal cannabis

Yesterday marked the beginning of  National Pain Week in Australia and the results of the National Pain Survey 2019 released, in which cannabis was in the spotlight.

Close to 1,300 pain sufferers from across the country took part in the survey run by Chronic Pain Australia – and it seems medical cannabis has been on the minds of many as an option for managing/treating their pain. 35.75% indicated they had spoken to their GP about accessing it.

As for their own knowledge on the science behind medical cannabis, respondents indicated:

Wed
24
Jul

How cannabis impacts male fertility? What the latest research studies reveal

In recent years, there has been an increasing interest among the scientific community to explain how cannabis impacts male fertility.

This has to do with the fact that the dominant group of cannabis users is still young and middle-aged men. Basically, men in their reproductive years.

With the legalization of recreational marijuana use in some American states and Canada, there is a justified assumption that the number of male pot smokers will only rise in the near future.

So, what is the true correlation between cannabis and male fertility? Is weed good or bad for men’s reproductive health?

Tue
23
Jul

Medical cannabis benefiting Minnesota PTSD patients

A recent survey by the Minnesota Department of Health Office of Medical Cannabis indicates more than three-quarters of patients using medical cannabis for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) have experienced significant benefits.

The survey of 751 PTSD patients found 76% of those who responded indicated a benefit rating of 6 or 7 on a scale of 1 to 7 – so that’s pretty impressive. Only 4% gave a rating of 1, 2 or 3. The most important benefits noted were anxiety reduction (23%), improved sleep (16%), improved mood and/or emotional regulation (13%) and reduction in pain (12%).

Tue
23
Jul

Medical marijuana for aspergers: Diagnosis, research & treatment

Asperger syndrome is a neurodevelopmental disorder which belongs to the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as of 2013. According to CDC, 1 in 59 children are affected by ASD.

Though there are numerous studies on autism and it is getting more and more attention in the media, not much progress has been made in terms of understanding what causes it. For now it is certain there is no cure, but research suggests there are some things which can alleviate the condition. For instance, cannabis.

In this article we’ll explore the benefits and the healing potential of medical marijuana for Aspergers patients.

Tue
23
Jul

Cannabis could cure some headaches but cause others

Some say cannabis helps get rid of headaches; others say weed causes them. So which group has it right? Both, according to recent research, which suggests that cannabis can help treat some headaches, but it can also make others worse, writes Calvin Hughes

There are as many as 150 different kinds of headaches, and there are almost as many other remedies for them. Here are three of the most common headaches and the impact that cannabis has on them.

Tue
23
Jul

Medical marijuana or your guns: Missourians may have to choose

Voters in Missouri made medical marijuana legal, but many people in the state soon will have to decide between a medical marijuana card or their guns

That's because federal law doesn't permit legal gun ownership for medical marijuana users.

"All the time, people come in wondering what happens to their guns if they get a medical marijuana card," said Forest Palmer with Hemp Haven in Lee's Summit, one of many CBD stores ready to make the transition to providing medical marijuana.

Tue
23
Jul

Can CBD for athletes speed up muscle recovery?

CBD oil is gaining a lot of popularity around the world, with all kinds of people turning to it for its health benefits. Now even elite athletes are taking notice! This is the latest, go-to for athletes and fitness enthusiasts of all levels. Why? Because of its ability to reduce soreness and inflammation caused by rigorous training and intense physical workouts.

Mon
22
Jul

FDA promotes CBD liver damage scare, though advocates remain skeptical

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration is under growing pressure to finally regulate products that contain cannabidiol (CBD), the cannabinoid that has had a meteoric rise to health-fad status in part because it is non-intoxicating. Hemp-derived CBD was legalized under the 2018 Farm Bill, but food and drug products prepared with it remain technically illegal until the FDA creates regulations.

Legislation that would further push the FDA to move on the CBD matter is even currently pending before Congress.

Mon
22
Jul

Pennsylvania Health Officials expand Medical Cannabis Access Program

Health officials have expanded the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis access.

The State Health Department Secretary publicly announced on Thursday that patients diagnosed with anxiety disorders and/or Tourette syndrome will be eligible to receive recommendations to legally access medical cannabis products. The new rules take effect on July 20.

Lieutenant Gov. John Fetterman called the changes “a truly powerful expansion” of the state’s program.

Mon
22
Jul

Certain kinds of cannabis may help kill cancer cell, study

Past research has suggested that medical marijuana might have the ability to slow the growth of cancerous tumors. Now, new research suggests that cannabis could also help kill certain cancer cells. brings us a little closer to understanding how to maximize this potential, writes Calvin Hughes.

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