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.

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.

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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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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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“Cannabis Saved My Child’s Life” – Maddie & Hydrocephalus

Leafwell

Maddie suffers from hydrocephalus, which is a buildup of fluid in the brain’s cavities (ventricles), ultimately causing an increase in the size of the ventricles and cranial pressure. Left untreated, hydrocephalus can cause brain damage and is fatal. Symptoms include headaches, being sick, blurred vision and difficulty walking. There are three main types of hydrocephalus: Congenital hydrocephalus & Source.

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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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

Here’s Where The Next House Speaker Stands On Marijuana

MassRoots

The midterms are over, but Democrats in the House have already found themselves locked in another contentious race that could ultimately have big implications for marijuana legislation in the 116th Congress. Will Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reclaim her seat as speaker of the House?

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.

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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Depression and Cannabis

Project CBD

THE ENDOCANNABINOID SYSTEM AND MOOD. Our moods are affected by our environment, life situations, genetics, and brain activity. Some individuals are simply happier than others, and research on CB1 (cannabinoid) receptor genes gives us some clues to why that happens. [1] 1] However, even though some are seemingy genetically destined to find and maintain happiness easier, other variables in life cannot be minimized

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.

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

House Budget includes Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment!: Vote expected today!

Americans for Safe Access

After months of debate and continuing resolutions, the House of Representatives has finally unveiled its Appropriations package for the fiscal year of 2018. Unlike previous short term measures, this bill would fully fund the government through September 30, 2018. At over 2,200 pages the bill is a massive combination of funding outlays and policy. Due to the hard work of advocates like you, the bill includes the text of the Rohrabacher-Blumenauer amendment

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.

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.

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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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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Here’s How Much Legal Marijuana Supporters And Opponents Spent Per Vote In Last Week’s Election

MassRoots

Political committees concerned with marijuana law reform in four states have waged an information war over the past year, first to qualify cannabis initiatives for the ballot, and then to support or oppose those measures in the lead-up to last week’s midterm elections. In total, over $12.9

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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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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.

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.

Rise in Use of Rico

MJ Business Attorneys

In 1970, Congress passed the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO) Act with the intention to combat organized crime. To be criminally or civilly liable under RICO, the liable person must take part in an enterprise that repeatedly engages in racketeering activity. Racketeering, in general, refers to the act of obtaining money illegally, or illegally conducting business activities.

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.