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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?

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Understanding Full Spectrum CBD Oil and Why It Is Important

Cannabis Cheri

By Joy Smith. Readers of this blog have heard Cheri preach the benefits of “full-spectrum” CBD oil over CDB isolates or distillates. But what exactly is Full Spectrum CBD oil and why is it so important for health? Cannabidiol (or CBD) is one of the hundreds of different cannabinoids found in the Cannabis sativa plant. This non-psychoactive (meaning it doesn’t make you high) cannabinoid has been all the rage over the last couple of years.

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5 Medical Cannabis Strains That Can be Used to Treat PTSD

FloridaMarijuana.net

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.

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The Top Ten Medical Cannabis Developments of 2018

Americans for Safe Access

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. 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.

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Where the Money Grows: Learning the Industry Trends in Medical Cannabis, Recreational Marijuana, Hemp, and Beyond

Speaker: Jonathan Bench, International Cannabis and Securities Business Attorney at Harris Bricken

The U.S. cannabis industry is still in its infancy, even though states began engaging with legalization in one form or another in the late 1990s. Today, many opportunities exist for individuals and businesses that want to engage in the industry. Some want to directly own licensed businesses, while others prefer to keep the industry at an arm’s length and merely profit from it.

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U.S. Chemist Roger Adams Isolated CBD 75 Years Ago

Freedom Leaf

Roger Adams illustration by Ross Marinaro. The name most associated with cannabis science is generally Israeli chemist Raphael Mechoulam, who’s credited with first isolating and identifying THC. But given the current CBD craze, there’s another figure who should receive his due: American chemist Roger Adams , who first isolated cannabidiol. And, by some accounts, he even has a claim to being the person who initially identified its psychoactive cousin, THC.

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Wanna Get Higher than High? Don’t Hold Your Breath…

LIWTS

Everyone has their own unique set of ‘rules’ when it comes to getting higher than high. We’ve all tried all manner of weird and wonderful things to feel a bigger buzz – some of which turn out to be more successful than others. But then there are those standards that are followed instinctively by millions […]. The post Wanna Get Higher than High?

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How Medical Marijuana May Help Reduce Opioid Use

Kind Meds (Cannabis Education Blog)

“The People of the State of Arizona find and declare the following: A. Marijuana’s recorded use as a medicine goes back nearly 5,000 years, and modern medical research has confirmed beneficial uses for marijuana in treating or alleviating the pain, nausea and other symptoms associated with a variety of debilitating medical conditions, including cancer, multiple sclerosis and HIV/AIDS, as found by the National Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Medicine in March 1999.”.

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Women, Cannabis, CBD, Emotions and Moods

Ellementa

From anxiety and depression to menopause and mood disorders, cannabis can provide emotional relief for women. As women, our emotional landscape is influenced by a variety of factors, not the least of which are the hormonal impacts that start in puberty, continue through our childbearing years, and evolve during menopause. Research has also found that women experience more stress than men , particularly in the workplace — and the accompanying high levels of cortisol have lasting negative he

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The Importance Of Terpenes In Cannabis & Their Powerful Impact On Health

The Fresh Toast

The Importance Of Terpenes In Cannabis & Their Powerful Impact On Health The addition of different terpenes can help improve a cannabis user's mental and emotional state of being that takes them to another level. The post The Importance Of Terpenes In Cannabis & Their Powerful Impact On Health appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

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Height of Success: High Sobriety’s Dr. Sherry Yafai Talks Medical Cannabis

NewsMunchies

“To ask people to suffer through life and all that it throws at you is too much. To say for the rest of your life you can’t use anything is a bleak outlook on life. There has to be an in-between. You can’t say everything is evil. There’s appropriate situations to use medical cannabis whether you have an addiction problem or not.” – Dr. Sherry Yafai, High Sobriety’s Director of Research & Development.

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CBD & Cannabis Dosage Guide

Project CBD

It can be relatively easy to experience medical benefits from cannabis. A puff or two of tetrahydrocannabinol ( THC )-rich flower can do the trick for a lot of people. Smoking marijuana, however, is not the be-all and end-all of cannabis therapeutics. There are many ways to experience the medical benefits of cannabis, and some of them are even non-intoxicating.

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Why and How Does Marijuana Work? Understanding Cannabinoids

Cannabis Cheri

Guest post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. Due to its psychoactive properties, THC gets all the hype, but it is only one of about 60 cannabinoids found in marijuana. These complex organic molecules found in cannabis have a profound effect on our bodies if for no other reason than we naturally produce cannabinoids, called endocannabinoids, for a virtual cornucopia of physiological processes.

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3 Medical Cannabis Strains Used to Treat Cancer

FloridaMarijuana.net

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. Patients report experiencing anxiety, insomnia, appetite issues, nausea, vomiting and fatigue. 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 State

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New data shows Cannabis replacing Alcohol and Pharmaceuticals in the U.S.

Leaf Science

A new U.S. study shows that more and more people are giving up alcohol and pharmaceuticals in favour of cannabis use. The groundbreaking study conducted by New Frontier Data surveyed over 3,000 adult Americans to show people from all age groups and demographics in the U.S. are moving away from alcohol and pharmaceuticals in favour of cannabis use. Taking cannabis user archetypes beyond the traditional medical/recreational binary, the study developed nine distinct cannabis consumer profiles and l

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How to Talk To Your Doctor About Becoming a Legal Medical Cannabis Patient

MedicalJane

At the time of this article’s publishing, thirty states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation permitting use of medical cannabis. Of those, nine states and DC have went a step further and legalized marijuana for all adults 21 and over. Although this is exciting for many advocates of the plant, many patients that are suffering from ailing health conditions are left wondering what this means for them, and how exactly all of these changes will impact their healthcare options.

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Using Cannabis for ALS: Benefits, Research and Best Strains

Greencamp

In this comprehensive guide, we are exploring the research on using cannabis for treating Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)—a rare neuron disease that targets the motor neurons in the body. Because of the very rapid progression of ALS in the majority of patients, understanding how cannabis could help in the alleviation of symptoms is incredibly important for ALS sufferers.

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Athletes Continue to Turn to CBD Oil for Pain and Inflammation

Puff Puff Post

Although CBD has been a viable alternative to synthetic medications for decades, recent studies conducted by the FDA have pushed the plant compound into mainstream favor. With this newfound popularity, there has been an influx of interest in CBD amongst professional athletes seeking a reliable, natural alternative to synthetic pain relievers and anti-inflammatories.

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Turkey Stuffing with Cannabis That’ll Take the Pain Out of Thanksgiving

Kind Meds (Cannabis Education Blog)

Everyone knows that stuffing is a staple of an American Thanksgiving dinner. Some people who use cannabis may want to try adding marijuana-infused dishes to their Thanksgiving celebrations, and others may simply want a change of pace from the usual cornbread stuffing. If you’re curious about ways to mix it up this Thanksgiving or if you think your guests (your responsible adult guests) would enjoy cannabis-infused stuffing, check out these recipes and remember that Kind Meds in Mesa, AZ offers s

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Laughter – the overlooked benefit of cannabis use

Sensi Seeds

“Its role in intimate relationships is vastly underestimated and it really is the glue of good marriages. It synchronizes the brains of speaker and listener so that they are emotionally attuned.”. So says Psychology Today , but this quote isn’t – as you would be totally forgiven for assuming! – describing cannabis. It is actually referencing something that is closely linked to cannabis use: laughter.

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OregonCBD Uses Intelligent Breeding and DNA-Based Tools to Disrupt Hemp Extract Market

Medicinal Genomics

In a recent episode of the Shaping Fire podcast , host Shango Los sat down with Seth Crawford, Ph.D. to discuss his blooming seed business, Oregon CBD. The published sociologist-turned cannabis breeder entered the industrial hemp market in 2015, partnering with his brother Eric. Their goal was to disrupt the hemp extract market by breeding CBD-rich plants derived from medicinal cannabis plants that would replace the low-cannabinoid, low-terpene producing fibrous hemp plants that were being used

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Medical Marijuana Products We’re Loving

PrestoDoctor

It can be hard to find quality medical marijuana products, especially with so many brands coming out at once. That’s why we created PrestoDoctor Shop. We want to help patients find only the best medical marijuana products to help treat their condition. We love all the products listed, but some definitely stand out! Learn about some of the medical marijuana products we’re loving!

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Trade-In Your Ibuprofen for Cannabis

Project CBD

Pain from inflammation can and will likely affect all adults at some point in their lives, and for some, become chronic conditions that interfere with a normal quality of life.

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How to Talk to Your Parents (or Grandparents) About Medical Marijuana

Cannabis Cheri

Guest Post by Lanny Swerdlow, RN, LNC. Cannabis is tailor-made for the ailments of advancing years. Chronic pain, insomnia, arthritis, glaucoma, depression, appetite loss and so many other debilitating ailments of the elderly are effectively and safely treated by cannabis. Do you have parents who exhibit one or more of these symptoms of advancing years?

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Three Great Florida Medical Cannabis Strains Offered by Trulieve

FloridaMarijuana.net

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.

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How Does CBD Affect the Endocannabinoid System?

Green Relief

How Does CBD Affect the Endocannabinoid System? The endocannabinoid system exists to respond to endogenous cannabinoids produced by the human body. However, scientists have learned that the system will also recognize and respond to cannabinoids from external sources, including the phytocannabinoid cannabidiol. According to the National Institutes of Health , manipulating the endocannabinoid system by introducing external cannabinoids like CBD could be useful in treating a variety of medical ailm

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How cannabis can help during your period

Alchimia

A large proportion of women have several symptoms before and during their period , no matter their age, physical condition or medical record. Furthermore, the days before the start of menstruation are sometimes the hardest for most of them, with a group of symptoms commonly called PMS or premenstrual syndrome. For centuries, medical marijuana has been used across the world for its therapeutic potential, and menstrual cramps are not an exception.

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Is Cannabis a Good Option for Treating Asthma?

Greencamp

This might sound weird and ridiculous but contrary to popular opinion, cannabis can help asthmatics in many ways. I couldn’t believe it myself when I first started research for this article, but, as it seems, compounds found in cannabis can relieve certain acute and life-threatening symptoms of asthma. When you think about cannabis, I bet the first thing that pops into your mind is smoking a joint.

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The Truth About CBD

Nature's Way Medicine

It's not easy gathering my wits and going public about this. I'm saying this and sticking my neck out as one individual opposing a multi-million(billion?) dollar industry.¹. The post The Truth About CBD appeared first on Nature's Way Medicine ®.

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Importance of Chemical- and Pesticide-Free Medical Marijuana for Patients

Kind Meds (Cannabis Education Blog)

Why Patients Need Access to Pesticide-Free Marijuana. Marijuana laws have evolved significantly over the past few decades, with many states allowing adults to purchase and consume marijuana for medical use, recreation or both. Still, there are many gray areas throughout the country concerning marijuana’s federal status as a Schedule I controlled substance and the availability of some medical marijuana products in certain states.

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Cannabis Suppositories: Sticking Weed Where?

Ellementa

Consuming cannabis is often discussed in three basic categories: inhalation, oral and topical. But those aren’t the only methods. You may find other options are better choices for your personal needs. One less discussed consumption form is cannabis suppositories. Cannabis suppositories could be your ticket to relief. A major benefit of cannabis suppositories is their high absorption rate, either rectally or vaginally.