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Every Florida Medical Marijuana Law You Need to Know

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Current Florida medical marijuana patient? Thinking about getting your card? Either way, it’s important you stay up to date with Florida’s rapidly evolving legal landscape: Can you use medical marijuana at work? Do different states recognize Florida medical cards?

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Marijuana & COVID-19: Top Studies [August 2020]

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Can cannabis help treat the coronavirus? Or are the countless headlines touting “marijuana breakthroughs” just a scam?

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Study: CBD “Promising” Therapy for Cocaine Addiction

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File this under headlines that never would’ve happened ten years ago ! A new review published by scientific journal, Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior , has found that marijuana cannabinoid, CBD, is a “promising” therapy for treating cocaine dependence.

Best Marijuana & Depression Studies

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Can medical marijuana help relieve the symptoms of depression? Based on a broad sample of anecdotal experiences, surveys, and clinical studies, the answer to that question is equal parts yes, maybe, maybe not, and more research is needed. So what do we really know about marijuana and depression?

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CannaMD Issues FIRST Edibles Certification in Florida

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First Florida Doctors to Certify Edibles. On August 26, the Florida Office of Medical Marijuana Use (OMMU) uploaded long-awaited production standards for medical marijuana edibles.

Marijuana Microdosing Study Confirms Pain Benefits

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When it comes to cannabis dosing, more isn’t always better. In fact, the very best dose of cannabis might be the dose you don’t immediately feel at all! That’s according to a study put out by Syque Medical , a Tel Aviv-based medical cannabis company.

Study: CBD Improves Autism

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CBD is finally garnering enough scientific credibility to confirm what patients already know: The compound really works! And now, recent research out of Brazil adds one more disease to CBD’s bliss-list: autism. In the study’s own words, its results are “very promising.”

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Petition: Florida Medical Marijuana Reciprocity Laws

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Click to Sign Petition. Cancer symptoms don’t stop when patients cross state lines. Children with epilepsy don’t quit having seizures because they’re on vacation. And the millions of Americans who visit Florida each year don’t stop needing medication simply because they take a picture with Mickey Mouse.

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Marijuana & Pregnancy: Top Studies

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Is it safe to continue cannabis-based therapies during pregnancy? A quick search of the Internet yields conflicting answers, controversy, and cautionary tales. The issue is further clouded by long-held cultural attitudes.

Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer?

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Multiple studies have confirmed marijuana’s ability to treat cancer symptoms, including chemotherapy side effects. More recent research has even suggested that marijuana may play a role in slowing and/or stopping cancer cells from dividing and, in some cases, even triggering cancer cell death. But what about smoking marijuana? Is there any risk that inhaling cannabis could actually cause cancer? Today, CannaMD takes a closer look at what the most current peer-reviewed research has to say.

CBD: Everything You Need to Know

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In honor of National CBD Day, CannaMD wants to clear up some cannabinoid confusion once and for all. So sit back, relax – and if you can’t relax, grab some CBD! because today’s post is a deep dive into everything you need to know about the most popular cannabis compound around. And yep, we’ll tell you the best places to get it, too!). What is CBD? Let’s clear up one of the biggest sources of confusion right off the bat: CBD is a cannabis compound called cannabidiol.

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How to Microdose Marijuana

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When it comes to medical marijuana, sometimes more isn’t better. The concept of microdosing isn’t a new one, though it wasn’t until very recently that it has become popular among medical marijuana patients.

Marijuana & COVID-19: New Study Preview

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In a working draft of research prepared by Canadian scientists, study authors claim that their findings are “crucial for the future analysis of the effects of medical cannabis on COVID-19.” ” As Florida’s leading medical marijuana physicians , CannaMD breaks down the most important facts from this headline-grabbing study – including what we know and, perhaps more importantly: what we still don’t know about cannabis and the novel coronavirus, COVID-19.

CBD: Antibiotic “Helper,” Fights Resistant Bacteria

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There are fewer and fewer antibiotics available to treat multiple drug resistance (MDR) bacterial infections, primarily due to the overuse of antibiotics. Because drug resistance is becoming more common and dangerous, alternative strategies are being researched, such as the use of “helper” compounds. And surprisingly, marijuana is making its way to the top of the list! Marijuana & Antibiotic Drug Resistance.

Can Marijuana Fix the “Prescribing Cascade”?

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With modern medicine advancing at an astounding rate, new medications and treatments are becoming available to treat nearly every ailment life throws at you. And while this may sound like great news, it doesn’t come without its own drawbacks. Polypharmacy (the use of multiple medications), and the resulting prescribing cascade (where drugs are prescribed to treat the side effects of another), are two such consequences of a medical community with an overabundance of tools at its disposal.

Marijuana Drug Tests: Employers Change Position

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A long-standing problem for medical marijuana patients across the nation is that while many states have loosened up restrictions on cannabis use, company policies on marijuana have remained mostly unchanged. However, medical marijuana is here to stay, and so – as advocacy groups argue: employers will have to come around sooner or later.

Florida Firearms & Medical Marijuana: Nikki Fried [EXCLUSIVE]

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As one of Florida’s largest networks of medical marijuana doctors , CannaMD constantly meets patients concerned about the state and federal conflict regarding medical marijuana – and what this conflict means when it comes to purchasing firearms and applying for a concealed weapons permit. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Nicole “Nikki” Fried , oversees the state department tasked with issuing concealed weapons permits.

CBD May Block PTSD Memories

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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a condition most often associated with military veterans, but it is not confined to wartime experiences.

Marijuana-Based Parkinson’s Medication Moves Forward

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Parkinson’s disease is a type of neurodegeneration characterized by tremors, issues with balance, and other movement-related problems. Patients with Parkinson’s disease also frequently suffer from mood issues such as apathy and depression. Although the cause of Parkinson’s is unknown, the disease is clearly marked by reduced dopamine production in an area of the brain called the substantia nigra.

Lake Mary, Florida: Medical Marijuana Updates

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Great news for residents of Lake Mary, Florida: CannaMD has opened up their newest medical marijuana clinic right in town! If you are located in or around Lake Mary, you’ve likely got a lot of questions.

Where Does Joe Biden Stand on Marijuana?

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In a field of Democratic presidential hopefuls that have come out in favor of major overhauls of marijuana legislation, and in many cases full legalization, Joe Biden remains somewhat of an outlier.

Marijuana Edibles: Everything You Need to Know

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Florida’s medical marijuana community may soon have access to edible forms of cannabis. After more than three years of delays, a finalized version of the Medical Cannabis Edibles rules was posted to the Florida Administrative Code , with an effective administrative date of March 16, 2020.

Can I Use My Medical Marijuana in States Where It’s Not Legal?

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Planning a vacation should be fun. However, given rapidly evolving – and often complicated – laws surrounding medical marijuana, many patients feel overwhelmed. Is it okay to use legally purchased medical marijuana in states where it’s not legal? Can you use your medical marijuana card in different states? CannaMD sorts through the confusion, outlining everything Florida residents need to know about using medical marijuana outside of the Sunshine State. State vs. federal law.

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Marijuana Increases Productivity in Older Adults

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If there’s one stigma that marijuana patients have had the hardest time shaking, it’s that they’re lazy. However, research is proving this to be far from the truth!

Better Sleep Tips: Medical Marijuana

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According to the National Sleep Foundation , 50 to 70 million Americans have problems sleeping. Left untreated, these problems can contribute to a variety of health issues including high blood pressure, diabetes, depression, and even stroke. Plenty of medical cannabis patients have offered anecdotes of better sleep as a result of nightly marijuana use, but the evidence doesn’t stop there.

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Are Marijuana & Runner’s Highs the Same?

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Cannabis enthusiasts can now add one more thing to the list of things the human endocannabinoid system influences: the runner’s high. If you’re ?also? an exercise enthusiast, you know the feeling. A runner’s high is that post-workout nirvana breached when you push yourself to the max — and then go past it. It’s a truly euphoric feeling, almost like your body’s little gift to itself for working so hard. According to Boston Marathon winner, ?

Study: Cannabis Produces “Antidepressant Effects”

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Depression affects 20% of the U.S. adult population. Fortunately, research suggests medical marijuana may offer much needed symptom relief. In fact, a new study published in the Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine found that cannabis flower may provide near-immediate relief of depression symptoms! Marijuana & Depression Study.

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Why Does Marijuana Make You Lose Weight?

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While medical marijuana has gained significant recognition over the past several years for its ability to safely and effectively treat a variety of conditions, ranging from anxiety and pain to cancer and Crohn’s disease , doctors have only recently started to notice a secondary – and equally intriguing – result of medical cannabis use: Weight loss.

More Marijuana Weight Loss Evidence: THCA-A

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There’s a lot of evidence to support the benefits of marijuana for weight loss and weight control. CannaMD has reported on this subject at length ( see here if you missed it! ) and our doctors remain committed to keeping patients informed on developing research. One recent study sheds new light on the mechanisms by which a lesser-known marijuana cannabinoid, called THCA-A , helps regulate metabolism and weight.

How to Reverse Marijuana Tolerance

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Do you ever feel like you aren’t getting the full benefits from your medical cannabis therapy? You might be developing a tolerance for marijuana. Research has shown that frequent cannabis use can reduce the body’s natural affinity for marijuana by desensitizing our natural cannabinoid receptors , which becomes less effective at binding with the cannabinoids found in marijuana.

Businesses Thrive Where Marijuana is Legal: Study

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Once thought of as a drug that made individuals sluggish and unmotivated, recent studies are finding that marijuana could be good for businesses. A study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa has found that legalization has “a multitude of positive effects” on businesses – and not just the ones that are a direct result of the new industry. INCREASES IN PRODUCTIVITY TRANSLATE TO HIGHER COMPANY VALUE. The study analyzed 9,910 corporations between the years of 1991 and 2017.

Marijuana & IQ: What Do We Know for Sure?

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The befuddled and clueless stoner is a persistent cultural image. But does marijuana really make you less intelligent? There’s no debate that strains of certain cannabis which create a high have well-known and documented effects on short-term memory and motor function. But these effects are transitory and of limited duration , as CannaMD has reported. Less certain are the potential long-term effects of cannabis consumption on cognitive function.

Florida Dispensaries: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Policies

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As Florida’s leading medical cannabis physicians , CannaMD is committed to working closely with licensed dispensaries to ensure medical cannabis patients stay safe while continuing uninterrupted treatment during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. To that, end we’ve organized official policies – including delivery details and more – for all Florida dispensaries , below. UPDATE (3/19): MEDICAL MARIJUANA PHYSICIAN APPOINTMENTS. Florida State Surgeon General, Dr. Scott A.

Decreasing Anxiety Medication with Medical Marijuana

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Have you ever thought about trying to rely less on your anxiety medication? If so, you’re not alone. Maybe you feel like you’re too reliant on prescriptions. Perhaps you are experiencing side effects that are interfering with other aspects of your life.

CannaMD Partners with Releaf App: Tracking Patient Outcomes

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On March 4, 2020, Releaf App , the highest rated mobile app for individuals to track, learn from, and improve their use of cannabis, and CannaMD , one of Florida’s largest networks of medical cannabis physicians, announced their partnership to help patients and doctors better understand data correlations between cannabis product types, dosing, administration methods, and perceived symptom relief. What is Releaf App?

NORML: COVID-19 Recommendations

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The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) has issued marijuana policy guidance for lawmakers during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis, along with a statement regarding the designation of medical cannabis facilities as “essential.”

What Marijuana Patients with Heart Problems Need to Know

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In January of 2020, the Journal of the American College of Cardiology published a review titled Marijuana Use in Patients With Cardiovascular Disease. The study touched on a number of both general and specific concerns related to marijuana’s potential role in a range of cardiovascular disorders, but ultimately offered no specific and definitive conclusions.