The Top Ten Medical Cannabis Developments of 2018

Americans for Safe Access

Before we close the books on 2018, let’s take a look back at ten of the most significant developments over the past year from ASA’s perspective and consider their impact It has been an exciting year in the world of cannabis reform. From studies that underscore the therapeutic potential of cannabis to political changes that bode well for patients and consumers, there is much to celebrate.

Medical Cannabis in the 2018 Midterm Elections

Americans for Safe Access

This week has been big for cannabis in electoral politics. Thanks to Tuesday’s election, thirty-three states now have a comprehensive medical cannabis program. Ballot victories in Missouri and Utah transitioned these states’ low-THC CBD programs to significantly broader access. Voters in eleven Wisconsin counties and one city approved non-binding referendums supporting medical cannabis legislation. Michigan passed an initiative that legalized the adult use of cannabis

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ICRS 2018: Report from Leiden (Part 2)

Project CBD

During the first week of July 2018, five-hundred-and-thirty-five delegates from five continents met at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands for the 28th annual symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society ( ICRS ). The four-day conference showcased recent scientific discoveries about cannabis components and various ways of targeting the endocannabinoid system to improve health outcomes

2018 States of States Report: Frequently Asked Questions

Americans for Safe Access

This week Americans for Safe Access released “ Medical Marijuana Access in the United States: A Patient-Focused Analysis of the Patchwork of State Laws.” The report examines the status of states that have passed some form of medical marijuana laws and grades them on a 500 point scale based on how well their current law and regulations accommodate patient needs.

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ICRS 2018: Report from Leiden (Part 2)

Project CBD

During the first week of July 2018, five-hundred-and-thirty-five delegates from five continents met at the University of Leiden in the Netherlands for the 28th annual symposium of the International Cannabinoid Research Society ( ICRS ). The four-day conference showcased recent scientific discoveries about cannabis components and various ways of targeting the endocannabinoid system to improve health outcomes

ICRS 2018: CBD Shines in Leiden (Part 1)

Project CBD

Graft-versus-host disease ( GVHD ) is a common – and potentially fatal – complication following bone marrow and solid organ transplants. This life threatening condition can also occur after a patient receives a blood transfusion or other forms of transplanted tissue from a genetically different person

ICRS 2018: CBD Shines in Leiden (Part 1)

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Graft-versus-host disease ( GVHD ) is a common – and potentially fatal – complication following bone marrow and solid organ transplants. This life threatening condition can also occur after a patient receives a blood transfusion or other forms of transplanted tissue from a genetically different person

The Emerald Cup 2018

Leaf Science

The post The Emerald Cup 2018 appeared first on Leaf Science. This weekend I will be visiting Santa Claus but if truth be told I would rather be visiting Santa Rosa in California for the annual Emerald Cup. Now in its 15th year the emerald cup prides itself on being the only 100% outdoor organic cannabis competition in the world. Cup Origins. From its humble beginnings in area 101 in Mendocino, Tim Blake has transformed this private gathering into a major public event.

ICRS 2018: El CBD brilla en Leiden (parte 1)

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The Evolving Regulatory Status of Cannabidiol

Project CBD

On June 25, 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) announced its first-ever approval of a marijuana-derived pharmaceutical drug

10 Tips for Buying CBD Oil

Project CBD

In June 2018, the Food and Drug Administration ( FDA ) gave its blessing to “Epidiolex,” a purfied CBD pharmaceutical, for treating severe pediatric epilepsy. Six months later, Congress passed the Farm Bill, which legalized the cultivation of industrial hemp for many uses, including the production of biomass for CBD oil extraction

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Medical marijuana can be used to treat Depression

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Feelings of sadness can be normal in life. However, if the depression lasts more than a few days, it’s important to seek medical assistance. Depression can be situational, but Clinical Depression, which comes and goes and/or lasts for more than a few days, is a chemical imbalance within the central nervous system. For some, depression is “normal,” and many people convince themselves that they have to simply live with their illness.

3 Medical Cannabis Strains Used to Treat Cancer

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According to the American Cancer Society , in 2018 there will be 1,735,350 new cases of cancer diagnosed and 610,000 cancer deaths in the United States. As the rate of cancer diagnoses rises worldwide, patients are finding more options with their treatments and healthcare routines. Patients can suffer from the disease itself, or from the side effects of chemotherapy and other pharmaceuticals medications.

3 Ways Florida Medical Marijuana Can Be Used to Fight Cancer

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According to the American Cancer Society , in 2018 there will be 1,735,350 new cases of cancer diagnosed and 610,000 cancer deaths in the United States. For centuries, humans have relied on the cannabis plant for its therapeutic properties. More than ever, cannabis can aid in the treatment of chronic disease and as a supplement to cancer treatments.

How does medical marijuana help patients with Epilepsy?

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In 2018, the FDA began recommending a cannabinoid-based medication that would treat seizures associated with two rare forms of epilepsy that typically affect children. The Epilepsy Foundation defines epilepsy as a chronic condition of the brain which causes seizures and affects 65 million people worldwide. One in 26 people will develop epilepsy in their lifetime. It is not fully known the genetic origins of epilepsy or if the condition is hereditary.

Medical Marijuana Offers Hope for Treatment of PTSD

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A January 2018 Scientific American article titled “As Vets Demand Cannabis for PTSD, Science Races to Unlock Its Secrets” details a 2009 clinical trial in Canada which showed that the nighttime administration of THC reduced the frequency and intensity of nightmares in 72 percent of the 47 patients studied.”. Humans are biologically predisposed to react to stressful and traumatic situations.

Medical Marijuana Can Help with the Effects of Traumatic brain injury

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The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke defines Traumatic brain injury (TBI) as “a form of acquired brain injury, occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. TBI can result when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain.

Terpene Spotlight: Phytol

FloridaMarijuana.net

As the cannabis plant gains more notoriety for its medicinal uses, more research is proving what humans have known for centuries. Cannabis possesses healing properties which can aid in a patient’s overall healthcare routine. Cannabis has been a source of food, fuel, paper, and building materials, a textile fiber, and a folk medicine remedy for thousands of years. THC and CBD are two popular cannabinoids, and have been used medicinally for centuries.

Foolproof Way to Get Your Florida Medical Marijuana Recommendation and Card

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Why get a medical marijuana card? Light it up. Watch the herb burn. Inhale. Release. Enchanting patterns of the smoke hold my attention as I feel my anxiety ease. I’ve been self-medicating Marijuana for a little over two years; I didn’t care that it was illegal at the time that I started using cannabis, all I cared about was how I felt afterward. I felt free from my ailment. No need to take pills that could do more harm than good; or deal with painful side effects that pharmaceuticals cause.

5 Medical Cannabis Strains That Can be Used to Treat PTSD

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5 cannabis strains to treat PTSD? The National Academies of Sciences reports that PTSD is a stressor-related disorder which develops as a result of a patient’s exposure to a traumatic event. The psychological symptoms that develop because of the trauma affect mood, cognition, memories (both suppression and the inability to form new memories) and physical health.

Three Great Florida Medical Cannabis Strains Offered by Trulieve

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Modern medical marijuana genetics are more prolific and stronger than ever before. Each strain of medical marijuana has distinct characteristics and traits. This means that each strain has a unique genetic lineage, individual effects, odor , taste and THC percentage. As with all medicinal interventions, strains may affect each person and medical condition differently. These descriptions are meant as a guide.

Anorexia Was Killing Me But Medical Marijuana Helped Me Change My Life

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I stand in front of the mirror, I see the dark shadows under my eyes. My jawline and my cheekbones stand out; my eyes sink into my face. I run my fingers through my hair, as I reach the ends, I get almost a handful of hair that falls off. I look back at the miserable, unhappy reflection in the mirror. I feel guilty for giving in to buying food at school. And I didn’t work out last night or this morning. Don’t even think about eating now! You already had a salad with peanuts and crotons!

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Medical Marijuana is Being Used to Treat Dementia With Success

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The Alzheimer’s Society states that Dementia is a generalized term for loss of memory and other mental abilities which are severe enough to interfere with daily life and even simple activities. It is caused by physical changes in the brain. Alzheimer’s is the most common type of dementia, but there are many kinds. Dementia cannot be confirmed until a patient is deceased. Post-mortem brain tissue testing is necessary to accurately diagnose Dementia.

Terpene Spotlight: Pinene

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As the cannabis plant, and medical marijuana, become more mainstream, science is proving what humans have known for centuries: cannabis is a means by which patients can seek and receive holistic wellness. The healing cannabis plant is complex and most notably known for the compounds THC and CBD. As researchers dive into the depths of the cannabinoid system it is becoming clear that cannabis terpenes are just as vital to a plant’s efficacy as are THC and CBD.

Learn How Medical Marijuana can be Used to Treat IBS

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According to the irritablebowelsyndrome.net website, IBS is defined as “abdominal discomfort or pain associated with changes in bowel habits that occur at least three days per month during the previous three months.” Patients who suffer from this condition also face other symptoms that are painful, inconvenient -to say the least, -and lower their quality of life.

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Cannabidiol and Epilepsy Meta-Analysis

Project CBD

How often have we heard, “More research is needed,” from those who would prefer to see no change in policies that should be informed by science? From climate denial to cannabis prohibition, the demand for absolute scientific certainty is a call for inaction. It begs the question: When is there “enough” research? How about not enough to eliminate all uncertainties, but enough to recommend medical treatment or change policy

How to Make THC Infused Werther?s Like Butterscotch Candy Video

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Learn how to use your Florida medical marijuana THC distillate from companies like Trulieve to make a THC infused Werther’s like butterscotch candy. Watch all of Jaime Renee Cruz’s videos from her Cruz Cannabis Cooking channel on Youtube. How to Make THC Infused Werther’s Like Butterscotch Candy. Ingredients. • 2 cups sugar. • 2/3 cup cream. • 2/3 cup water. • 1/8 tsp cream of tartar. • 1/2 tsp lecithin. • 6 tbsp butter (cut into small pieces). • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract.

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6 Amazing CBD Products for Dogs and Cats

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When family members are sick or suffering, its natural to seek relief for their conditions and ailments. When a pet is ill, it can feel like a member of the family is suffering. Sometimes traditional veterinary pharmaceuticals may not always be effective for dogs and cats and the side-effects may interfere with a pet’s quality of life. There are healthy and natural alternatives available to you as a pet owner. CBD (cannabidiol) is the non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis.

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Insomnia is Treated Effectively with Medical Marijuana

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Sleep is an essential part of maintaining mental, emotional, biological and physiological balance. Without proper sleep, it can be difficult to function and the ability to perform even menial tasks is diminished. For some, insomnia means falling asleep, but not staying asleep. For others, insomnia means having difficulty falling asleep; and for some, it may mean experiencing a combination of both sleep disruptions.

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Project CBD Releases Educational Primer on Cannabinoid-Drug Interactions

Project CBD

New: This report is now available in Spanish and Japanese translations! See bottom of this article for downloads. Project CBD , a California-based educational non-profit, has published an in-depth primer on Cannabinoid-Drug Interactions for health professionals, patients, and public policy-makers. The 33-page report, summarized below, is available for free download at the bottom of the page

Terpene Spotlight: Pulegone

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Cannabis has been used for human consumption for centuries. Cannabis has been a source of food, fuel, paper, and building materials, a textile fiber, and a folk medicine remedy for thousands of years. As the cannabis plant gains more notoriety for its medicinal uses, more research is proving what humans have known for thousands of years. Cannabis possesses healing properties which can aid in a patient’s overall healthcare routine.

Terpene Spotlight: Farnesene

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Cannabis has been used for thousands of years as a medicinal aid to treatment numerous ailments. The entire cannabis plant is beneficial. There is archeological evidence that proves that humans have used cannabis for at least 10,000 years; recorded history, for at least 5,000 years. Cannabis has been a source of food, fuel, paper, and building materials, a textile fiber, and a folk medicine remedy for thousands of years.

Trulieve Truclear Warmer Review By Ellie K

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The post Trulieve Truclear Warmer Review By Ellie K appeared first on. Cannabis Product Reviews Ellie K Reviews Patient Education Trulieve ellie k truclear trulieve

This is Your Brain on Cannabis: The Truth About Marijuana and the Brain

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Guest Post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. Your brain thrives on cannabis. Far from being destructive and harmful to our brain, cannabis improves brain function, encourages regeneration of brain cells, protects healthy brain cells from death and stimulates creative and insightful cognition. The adult human brain contains between 100–500 trillion synapses with every cubic millimeter of the cerebral cortex containing roughly a billion of them.

How to Make THC Infused Lemon Cream Pie Truffles Video

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Jamie Renee Cruz of Cannabis Cruz Cooking shows you how to make thc infused lemon cream pie truffles. The post How to Make THC Infused Lemon Cream Pie Truffles Video appeared first on. Cruz Cannabis Cooking Patient Education jamie renee cruz

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Cannabinoids: THC

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The cannabis plant has been harvested and used by humans throughout history for a variety of purposes. It is because of its complexity, sophistication and cultivation that cannabis has survived for centuries. Cannabis contains chemical compounds that have varying pharmacological and medicinal properties. The quality and quantity of these properties is contingent on the strain (genetics), and the growing environment.

Cannabidiol and Epilepsy Meta-Analysis

Project CBD

How often have we heard, “More research is needed,” from those who would prefer to see no change in policies that should be informed by science? From climate denial to cannabis prohibition, the demand for absolute scientific certainty is a call for inaction. It begs the question: When is there “enough” research? How about not enough to eliminate all uncertainties, but enough to recommend medical treatment or change policy