2018

Medical marijuana can be used to treat Depression

FloridaMarijuana.net

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.

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

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

Cannabis Cheri

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.

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

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. Join international cannabis and securities business attorney Jonathan Bench as he provides some pitfalls and best practices for companies & individuals looking to engage with the U.S. cannabis marketplace.

Chicago NORML Continues Push for Diversity in Pot Industry

NORML

As Illinois lawmakers continue to consider input from various stakeholders for legislation that would legalize the possession and use of marijuana for adults 21 and up in 2019, some advocates are feeling left out of the process. This is especially concerning because the majority reside in communities that have been devastated by marijuana prohibition. Are minorities already being excluded from the state’s blossoming marijuana industry? It appears so. With members of Governor-elect J.B.

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Oregon may look to export marijuana

Cannabis Chronicles

SALEM, Ore. (AP) AP) — Marijuana could take the next step toward joining pinot noir and craft beer on Oregon’s list of famous exports, under a proposal likely to go before state lawmakers in the new year. The Statesman Journal reports that the Craft Cannabis Alliance, a business association led by founder and executive director Adam Smith, is working with legislators to let Oregon start exporting pot to other legal-weed states by 2021. Among them is Sen.

UPDATE: CannEpil™ production has officially commenced

MGC Pharma

A word from Ron Lipsky, Manager of Business Development and International Relations at MGC Pharmaceuticals. Thursday March 29 was a day of celebration on MGC Pharma’s timeline as we announced the commencement of production for the first batch of CannEpil™. CannEpil™?—?CBD-based CBD-based treatment for people with Refractory Epilepsy?—?is is the first product we’ve released to market.

Cannabis for PTSD: Latest Scientific Evidence Shows Promising Results

Greencamp

People develop PTSD after experiencing a traumatic event or an event that is perceived as such. The brain stores that memory and the fight-or-flight emotional response related to it. Some people manage to naturally leave that memory where it belongs (in the past) but others develop flashbacks which then awaken the same emotional response.

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? Don’t Hold Your Breath… appeared first on LIWTS. Cannabis Informative cannabis weed lifestyle

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. A new angel has descended upon La La Land.

Medical Marijuana Can Help with the Effects of Traumatic brain injury

FloridaMarijuana.net

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.

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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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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What Does a Government Shutdown Mean for Medical Cannabis?

Americans for Safe Access

If you have seen the news lately, you know that the possibility of a partial government shutdown is looming. Although Congress has passed funding extensions, the President is threatening to veto any appropriations packages that do not contain sufficient funding for border security. Without further action, much government funding will end at 11:59 PM on Friday, December 21, meaning that many non-essential government operations and agencies will be suspended until a budget is passed.

FDA Approves CBD-Containing Drug - Will the DEA Finally Step Up?

MJ Business Attorneys

On Monday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Epidiolex, a drug containing Cannabidiol (CBD).

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Dosing Cannabis/Medical Marijuana: 10 Key Things to Consider

Leafwell

People often ask “I suffer from x condition – please give me advice on what CBD:THC profile to take, and how much and how often.” Related to this are other questions, such as “What strain should I take, and what range of cannabinoids and terpenes are best for my condition/s?” In some ways, this is a good, because patients are becoming increasingly aware of the concept of chemovariance. Source. Cannabis Dosing cannabinoids CBD dosing endocannabinoid system terpenes terpenoids THC titration

Marijuana businessman and former federal inmate faces new legal problems

Cannabis Chronicles

SPOKANE — Cip Paulsen, a former federal inmate-turned marijuana businessman, is fighting for control of his firm in court against angry investors and new drug charges. Paulsen’s licensed marijuana business, Growstate, is in the hands of a court-appointed receiver after three early investors sought repayment of their initial $625,000 investment in 2014.

Introducing MGC Nutraceuticals

MGC Pharma

MXC’s fourth division: MGC Nutraceuticals MGC Pharmaceuticals will be taking its first step into the world of nutraceuticals with the creation of our new brand, MGC Nutraceuticals. MGC Nutraceuticals will allow us to create more dynamic products that, unlike MGC Pharma products, don’t require a prescription, and can be sold anywhere, anytime.

The Endocannabinoid System: Here’s How it Keeps You Healthy and Happy

Greencamp

In order to consume cannabis in a responsible and efficient manner, you should completely understand what exactly goes on in our body when we introduce the active compounds from cannabis to it. The way these cannabis-derived compounds interact with our organism is really astonishing.

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.

Lancet Medical Cannabis Study: If You’re Researching, Do it Right

CannaTech

The Lancet recently published a four year study on the efficacy of cannabis for pain among opioid users. This is the title that the media chose to report the studies findings: “ Australian Study Finds No Strong Evidence That Cannabis Use Reduces Pain or Opioid Use in People Living With Chronic Non-Cancer Pain.” While we applaud the authors and their work, the sensationalist title the media picked up is beyond misleading.

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Foolproof Way to Get Your Florida Medical Marijuana Recommendation and Card

FloridaMarijuana.net

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.

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

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. Ingesting marijuana is just supplementing the cannabinoids that our body naturally produces.

ASA Submits Recommendations to FDA for International Rescheduling of Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

This week, we submitted comments relating to the efficacy and medical usefulness of cannabis as a medical treatment. In early April, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice in the federal register asking for public comments on cannabis and its derivatives. These comments will help inform the response of the United States to the World Health Organization in potentially reclassifying cannabis. Read ASA’s Comments Here

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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.

How To Use Cannabis To Manage Chronic Pain

Leafwell

“Pain” is more complex than we give it credit for. When Dame Cicely Saunders introduced the concept of “total pain”, which includes physical, emotional, social and spiritual distress, she helped foster a revolution in medical professionals’ idea of what pain constitutes. They began to understand that there are many different kinds of pain, and they all often feed into one another. Source. Cannabis Dosing chronic back pain chronic pain headache migraine nerve pain

Budweiser maker teams up with medical pot firm to explore drinks

Cannabis Chronicles

NEW YORK — The maker of Budweiser is partnering with medical cannabis company Tilray in a $100 million deal to research cannabis-infused drinks for the Canadian market. The alliance announced Wednesday is the latest foray by a major beer company into the cannabis business in Canada, which legalized recreational marijuana in October. Anheuser-Busch InBev and Tilray Inc.

How Medical Cannabis can unlock a higher quality of life for seniors

MGC Pharma

How Medical Cannabis can unlock a higher quality of life for seniors A word from Ron Lipsky, Manager of Business Development and International Relations at MGC Pharmaceuticals While we spend a lot of time discussing the advantages of Medical Cannabis to Australia as a whole, there are specific age groups and demographics that stand to benefit the most from unrestricted access?—?namely namely Australia’s aging population.

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.