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Doctors wary of cannabis as a medicine
420 Intel
Medical News
Doctors seem wary of prescribing approved cannabis products ahead of substantial clinical trials, and patients are missing out, writes Dr Karen Oldfield Awareness of cannabis as a medicinal product has been rising significantly. Doctors in Aotearoa New Zealand report more patients are asking about the use of cannabis as a medicine—and patients repo
Is cannabis effective in managing bipolar disorder symptoms?
420 Intel
Medical News
Debate surrounding the legality of medical cannabis in Malaysia re-emerged recently following the arrest last month of nasyid singer Muhammad Yasin Sulaiman, who has bipolar disorder. On March 31, the 47-year old Yasin, who is also a composer, was charged with drug trafficking after officers found 17 cannabis plants and 214 grams of dried plant mat
Ask a doctor: Can I trust that my physician won’t judge my marijuana use?
420 Intel
Medical News
When asked by friends and patients who express concerns about their physicians, I tell them that if they cannot trust their physician with personal information, they need to change physicians if possible. As many patients fill out their intake forms for their health care providers, some feel a concern that their honesty about aspects of their lifes
Medicinal cannabis reduces pain and need for opiate painkillers among cancer patients
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Medical News
  Medicinal cannabis reduces cancer-related pain and the need for opiate-based painkillers, reveals a new comprehensive study of its use by oncology patients. Pain, along with depression, anxiety, and insomnia, are some of the most fundamental causes of oncology patients’ disability and suffering while undergoing treatment therapies, and may even l
Vets warn cannabis users to make sure pets don’t consume the products
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Medical News
Some veterinarians say that the legalization of marijuana in New Jersey could lead to a dangerous situation for pets. The vets are warning about potential “marijuana toxicosis,” which is when an animal inhales or ingests cannabis. This is not good for animals, which is why people are urging anyone consuming cannabis to be careful around their pets.
Imtroducing the Pet Cannabis Coalition: The advocacy group supporting efforts to legalize cannabis for California pets
420 Intel
Politics
The Pet Cannabis Coalition is supporting California Assembly Bill 1885 that will formally legalize cannabis products for pets and allow veterinarians to recommend them for a range of conditions The Pet Cannabis Coalition, a recently established advocacy group that supports legislation aimed at legalizing cannabis products for pets and creating a le
Inside the mind of a medical cannabis pharmacist in Utah
420 Intel
Medical News
Utah is unique when it comes to cannabis, and the state’s program includes many unique exceptions not often seen across the rest of the country in states where medical cannabis is legal. In Utah, dispensaries are referred to as pharmacies, and the method of which patients must apply for and obtain cannabis medicine differs. While the state of Utah
What do we know about cannabis and creativity?
420 Intel
Cannabis News
A new book explores how weed can help and hinder the creative process Jordana Wright had a problem. While working on her second book, Cannabis for Creatives: How 32 Artists Enhance and Sustain Inspiration, her source material was piling up. She had interviewed a wide range of artists about how cannabis factors into their creative processes, delved
Pigeon seen smuggling cannabis into Peruvian prison
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Cannabis News
The pigeon has been sent to an animal shelter to help it “resocialize” and leave behind its delivery days. The noble, albeit now often-maligned, pigeon has been used as a message carrier during chariot races to times of war. That may be why someone in Peru tried using the bird’s impressive homing abilities to fly weed into a prison. Perhaps parched
Here’s how legal weed has changed cannabis marketing on social media
420 Intel
Technology
Women have slowly introduced themselves into the equation, disrupting what’s traditionally thought of as a cannabis consumer. Legal marijuana has changed the way some people think about cannabis, leading to a shift in the way in which it’s marketed. A new study explores how is promoted on social media apps, prompting the market to open up and peopl
Is the future of weed seedless? How triploid cannabis could lead to new strains
420 Intel
Technology
The era of triploid cannabis is here and it can easily be the solution cannabis growers sought in the 1970s. But what does triploid mean? The world of cannabis cultivation might be in for a new paradigm shift in the form of seedless cannabis. The huge potential of triploid cannabis has gotten many in the cannabis industry hoping and rejoicing. Thou
Proposal would shield Louisiana’s state employees who use medical marijuana
420 Intel
Politics
The House Committee on Labor and Industrial Relations unanimously advanced a bill Thursday that would protect Louisiana’s state employees who are legally treated with medical marijuana. House Bill 988, sponsored by Rep. Mandie Landry, D-New Orleans, protects state employees from negative consequences if they are diagnosed with a condition for which
Feds in California arrest entrepreneur with huge social media following on interstate pot trafficking, gun possession charges
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Politics
Kamil Misztal released on $100,000 bail Federal prosecutors have filed marijuana trafficking and gun possession charges against a popular social media influencer who runs a luxury car rental business in Illinois, court records show. Kamil Misztal, 31, was charged with being a felon in possession of a firearm and possessing more than 100 pounds of m
Visit Oakland blazes the Oakland cannabis trail
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Cannabis News
Fun, Safe and elevated tourism experience deeply rooted in the town's history Visit Oakland launches the Oakland Cannabis Trail – a historical, colorful travel adventure with unique retail and cannabis centric experiences for the cannasseur (a well-informed cannabis enthusiast) and canna-curious (one who is discovering the world of cannabis) alike.
Medical marijuana product sales up 1.1% in April
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Medical News
Medical marijuana patients spent $24 million in April at the state’s 38 dispensaries to obtain 4,213 pounds, up from the 4,166 pounds sold in March. Hot Springs is home to two of the top five dispensaries for the amount of product sold. Sales for the first four months of 2022 total $89.8 million, and 15,678 pounds, according to the Arkansas Departm
Increase in cannabis pollen linked to illicit growth in Spain
420 Intel
Business & Finance
A study of the levels of atmospheric cannabis pollen in Murcia has detected a significant increase in recent years—indicating that illicit crop production has increased. Researchers from the Polytechnic University of Cartagena in Spain have come to an interesting conclusion. Recently, the amount of cannabis pollen in the air has increased dramatica
High THC Weed: A new form of reefer madness or worth the panic?
420 Intel
Medical News
  Many within the industry have claimed that proof backing the widespread risks of high THC levels are scant and more research needs to be done. With the legislation on cannabis at the federal level set to be brought forward in the Senate, marijuana legalized states are now undergoing new research on the risks linked with high-potency cannabis prod
Sacha Baron Cohen and the weed company he was suing agree to dismiss filing
420 Intel
Politics
No settlement was announced, but actor and activist Sacha Baron Cohen reportedly will not move forward with his lawsuit against a cannabis dispensary that used an image and catchphrase of his Borat character in a billboard ad without permission. According to The Associated Press, a document filed in Federal Court in Boston notes that both Baron Coh

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