Medical marijuana and physicians is still a tricky situation.  Medical marijuana is already a mainstream facet of healthcare delivery in many states in the US. Physicians in states where legal marijuana programs are fully established are saddled with the responsibility of giving certificates for approval to patients they deem fit for the program. P
Time flies – it was 25 years ago on Friday voters in the US state of California gave the green light for medical cannabis. California’s Compassionate Use Act of 1996, Prop. 215, was the  first law to legalize the personal use and cultivation of marijuana for medical purposes since prohibition took effect in the United States. The state’s voters app
Hemp oil comes from the same species of Cannabis sativa plants that yield marijuana and CBD oil, but it's a decidedly different product. Hemp oil, aka hemp seed oil, is produced by cold-pressing the seeds from hemp plants, similar to how olive oil is made by pressing olives. However, hemp seeds have little to no THC or CBD, says Jeffrey Chen, MD, c
Though little to no medical research links cannabis use with COVID-19 relief, that is definitely not the case in business where the pandemic proved to be a boon for the industry. As the world continues to contend with COVID-19, much about the virus remains uncertain, including its interactions with cannabis. (original article appeared on Benzinga)
The cult hero products sold out within five days CBD skincare is making waves in the beauty industry and has been endorsed by celebrity fans Gwyneth Paltrow and Kristen Bell, who have raved about the benefits of cannabidiol. Growing in popularity, hemp skincare can drastically improve various skin conditions, thanks to its ability to reduce sebum p
SHERWOOD, Ark. – From chronic pain to PTSD, veteran health has been a national topic of debate for generations. But a growing movement has veterans finding relief in plants, switching from pill bottles to buds and easing their pain through cannabis. According to the National Institutes of Health, veterans are twice as likely as the general populati
Hemp is not a new word in the world of cosmetics: the oil of this plant has been used since ancient times as a natural and effective means of moisturizing the skin. But cannabis became a really fashionable ingredient in the beauty industry a couple of years ago due to the widespread decriminalization. In a number of US states, the use of marijuana
A key congressional committee has approved legislation that would direct the VA to conduct studies into the use of cannabis as a therapeutic treatment for PTSD and chronic pain. A key congressional committee last week approved a bill that would authorize federal research into the therapeutic applications of cannabis for military veterans. Under the
In a busy week with countless events and so many esteemed guest speakers, it's nearly impossible to pick a favorite moment from MJBizCon 2021, but on this Veterans Day, there is one story that stands out. At the Hawthorne House during the Vegas show, Bryan Buckley, CEO of Helmand Valley Growers Company (HVGC), was the featured speaker at a veterans
The House of Representatives approved a massive infrastructure bill late Friday, which includes allowing researchers to study marijuana purchased from state-licensed dispensaries. The legislation is now heading to President Joe Biden’s desk. (article originally appeared on Benzinga) The bill will allow scientists to study research cannabis that is
After months of uncertainty, officials announced Monday that qualified medical cannabis patients in South Dakota are now able to apply for a patient card. Eligible patients in South Dakota can officially file applications to receive a medical cannabis card under a new law that has had a clumsy rollout. A notice posted Monday on a state government w
Colorado — A Colorado mother is on a mission to educate the public about the detrimental impacts of THC on brain health in teenagers. Laura Stack's son Johnny took his own life after regularly using high-TCH cannabis products which he'd purchased legally with a med-card. He was 19. A conversation Laura had with Johnny just prior to his death in Nov
Khairy Jamaluddin says cannabis-containing products should be registered with the Drug Control Authority (DCA) as prescribed by the Control of Drugs and Cosmetics Regulation 1984 under the Sale of Drugs Act. KUALA LUMPUR, Nov 9 — The Ministry of Health (MOH) acknowledges the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes in Malaysia, Health Minister Khairy
BMB-101 by Bright Minds represents a new generation of therapeutic psychedelics. Effective today—Bright Minds Biosciences shares will commence trading on Nasdaq under the ticker symbol “DRUG.” Bright Minds is already listed on the Canadian Stock Exchange (CSE:DRUG) under the same symbol. Nasdaq Stock Market LLC approved the listing of the company’s
The DEA needs way more marijuana and mushrooms in 2022 to do research! The interest in marijuana globally isn't rescinding anytime soon. This has birthed confidence in the hearts of marijuana enthusiasts that it may lead to more research and possibly federal legalization. Well, such hopes for legalization steam from news like this: the DEA wanting
How safe is your vaping device if heavy metals are coming through with each puff? Vaping is heralded as the answer to the negative effects of smoking. It has proven to be safer in many different instances, however – in 2019 we did see a short-lived crises where 68 people died and 2,807 were sickened with e-cigarettes and some cannabis-related vapin