Medical Marijuana

Study: A National Medical Marijuana Program Would Save Medicaid $1 Billion a Year

The marijuana industry is growing like a weed. Last year, legal weed sales grew by 34%, according to cannabis research firm ArcView, and by 2021, legal sales (which includes medical and recreational pot) are expected to exceed $22 billion. Investment firm Cowen & Co. has an even more bullish …

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CBD Reduces Seizures Associated With Rare Form Of Epilepsy

The children and adults who experience these seizures suffer endlessly.<p>But their parents, families, and loved ones also suffer as well.<p>Standard anti-epileptic drug (AED) therapy typically fails to control these seizures, with many suffering hundreds of seizures in a 24-hour period.<p>These seizures …

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Roger Goodell’s Dangerous Stance on Marijuana

There are days — whole, beautiful days — when it is possible not to think about Roger Goodell. It is possible not to think about the terrible things …

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Georgia lawmaker deals cannabis oil in shadows of the law

Once a month, a cardboard box from Colorado appears at the office of a conservative Christian lawmaker in central Georgia, filled with derivatives of …

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Roger Goodell explains why the NFL isnt changing its stance on marijuana use

The NFL has a fairly firm stance against the use of marijuana, both medically and recreationally. Commissioner Roger Goodell has made that clear with the leagues substance abuse policy, handing out four-game suspensions for positive tests.<p>With the country seemingly accepting marijuana use more …

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One Of Canada's Largest Cannabis Producers, MedReleaf, Files To Go Public

One of the largest producers of cannabis in Canada has filed to go public. MedReleaf Corp. is a licensed producer of medical marijuana in Canada that reported sales of C$10.4 million ($7.6 million in today’s exchange rates) for the quarter ending December 31, 2016, and delivered annual sales of …

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California issues historic medical marijuana rules

Medical pot patients could see their marijuana become cleaner and safer, with the cost jumping about 10 percent, under new draft regulations for California’s multibillion-dollar medical cannabis industry.<p>Friday afternoon, a trio of state agencies released 114 pages of draft rules for the medical …

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There is legal marijuana available in the UK – so why is it so hard to get hold of?

It’s around this time of year that weed smokers get their time in the hazy sun. Cases get put forward, people get high, and then the legalisation …

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Florida House makes big changes to its medical marijuana bill

State lawmakers are inching closer to an agreement on medical marijuana after more than 70 percent of voters declared they wanted to allow patients …

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Hartford Hospital Researchers Studying Pot Smoking And Driving

— Pot-smoking volunteers are getting high at Hartford Hospital's Institute of Living these days courtesy of the federal government, and it's all part …

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The Case for Weed Reparations

Oakland is leading the nation in defining what racial equity means by revising its medical cannabis business permit process to favor applicants who’ve been swept up in the war on drugs.<p>We often forget that an abundance of living-wage and wealth-creating jobs exist in low-income communities. …

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Medical marijuana licensing draws hundreds of applicants

HARRISBURG, Pa. – Pennsylvania's medical marijuana program remains on schedule after hundreds of applications poured in from those who want to grow, process and dispense the drug.<p>Health Secretary Karen Murphy said Wednesday her agency has received more than 500 packages, some containing multiple …

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Yoga tied to better quality of life with ulcerative colitis

(Reuters Health) - Weekly yoga sessions may be associated with a better quality of life for patients with ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that can be exacerbated by stress, a small study suggests.<p>People with ulcerative colitis have inflammation in the lining of the large …

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House to consider allowing patients with chronic pain to use medical marijuana, permit vaping and edibles

In the first big step toward agreement on the issue in Tallahassee, the Florida House is expected to adopt sweeping changes to its medical marijuana …

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Medical marijuana middlemen: How specialty clinics cash in on legal prescriptions

Canada's marijuana prescription business raises some ethical questions<p>Across Canada, specialty medical clinics are making money within the …

Health Care

Former Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell discusses marijuana use for cancer treatment in inspiring Facebook post

Emmerdale star Leah Bracknell has spoken openly about the benefits of alternative medication as she battles terminal lung cancer.<p>Cheryl's £5m shared …

Medicine

A Veteran Returned Home With PTSD And Pain, So He Became A Medical Marijuana Patient

Leo Bridgewater found relief using medical marijuana. He says all veterans should have access to it.<p>Leo Bridgewater is a 42-year-old father of two, a veteran who served three tours of duty in the Army and a former Defense Department contractor who worked as a specialist in microwave and satellite …

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Pot smokers wanted: German researchers seek 25,000 marijuana users for study

The Research Initiative on Cannabis Consumption need 'healthy, adult consumers' of the drug.<p>German researchers are hoping to get government backing …

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Study Shows Gut-Calming Effects Of Chili Peppers And Marijuana

Spicy!<p>A common link between chili peppers and marijuana could have implications for how we treat diabetes and colitis, as well as other conditions in the digestive tract, according to a new study from the University of Connecticut.<p>The study was published in the April 24 issue of the journal …

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Where medical marijuana is legal, adults are more likely to use the drug illegally

(Reuters Health) - Where medical marijuana is legal, adults are more likely to use the drug illegally and are at an increased risk of cannabis use disorder, according to a new study.<p>Researchers found that illegal use of marijuana and rates of cannabis use disorder rose to a greater extent in US …

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GW Pharma: Favorable Developments For Epilepsy Solution

Testing Procedure with FDA Continues to Move Ahead Promisingly.<p>Existing Drug Treatments for Epilepsy have newly revealed drawbacks at a time when the …

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Science Explains Why You Only Like To Smoke Cigarettes When You Drink

If you ask people today how they feel about smoking cigarettes, most will tell you it just isn’t cool anymore.<p>So, despite our society taking several …

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Antibe Therapeutics launches IND-enabling studies for non-addictive pain med ATB-352

With the aim of filing an Investigational New Drug (IND) application in the U.S., Antibe Therapeutics (OTCQX:ATBPF) commences preclinical studies for …

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What are the possible side effects of beclometasone nasal spray?

Most people use this steroid nasal spray without problems as any side effects are mild or rare<p>Medicines and their possible side effects can affect …

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Tim Farron is the victim of a witch hunt

Journalists have hunted down Tim Farron, the Liberal Democrat leader, about Christian views of homosexuality. Originally, they asked him the wrong question, doctrinally, by inquiring whether he thought ‘homosexuality’ was a sin. This was an easy one for him to repudiate, since an involuntary …

Religion

MCL to start cannabinoid profile testing

Queensland Bauxite said Medical Cannabis (MCL) is another step closer to starting its first round of cannabinoid profile testing from its initial set …

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Marijuana may be a miracle treatment for children with autism

One study in Israel is studying the effects of cannabis oil on people with severe autism and early returns show it may work miracles. USA TODAY<p>MODI’IN, ISRAEL — When Noa Shulman came home from school, her mother, Yael, sat her down to eat, then spoon-fed her mashed sweet potatoes — mixed with …

Autism

Marijuana and erectile dysfunction: What is the connection?

Erectile dysfunction refers to a man's inability to get and maintain an erection firm enough to have sex.<p>An occasional problem with keeping an …

Wellness

Medical Marijuana In The Time Of Trump

The Trump administration's mixed messages on marijuana could mean life or death for medical marijuana patients. And no one knows that better than Leo Bridgewater, a veteran who relies on cannabis to treat his PTSD.

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Big Pharma's Dirtiest Dealer - Motherboard

Sarah Fuller first got her hands on Subsys in January 2015, when FedEx delivered a box containing a twenty-day supply of the fentanyl-based mouth spray. During the fifteen months from her first dose of Subsys, Insys Therapeutics's flagship opioid pain medication, until her death at 32 from a fatal …

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