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Why Won’t the NFL Let Players Use Medical Marijuana?
Medical News
A guy who hurts his back working in a warehouse in Cleveland can get a prescription and use medical marijuana to manage the pain. A guy who hurts his back playing for the Cleveland Browns can't. During his acceptance speech this past summer at the NFL Pro Football Hall-of-Fame induction ceremony, former Detroit Lions’ star Calvin Johnson explained 
Psychoactive substance summit set for the weekend in Gainesville
Medical News
There is no better place in Florida to hold a Sacred Mushroom Summit than Gainesville. The city gave rise to the famed Gainesville Green marijuana strain. People gladly squished through pastures mined with cow patties in search of mind-altering fungi. Joints were regularly smoked at college football games. And ecstasy-fueled raves at Simon's downto
Can Cannabis Provide Relief From Headaches?
Medical News
  Cannabinoids overall are likely to be helpful for headache sufferers due to their ability to penetrate the part of the brain involved in migraine pathophysiology. Did you know that 23 million Americans suffer from severe migraine headaches, and 25% have four or more episodes per month? In fact, this epidemic costs businesses between 1.2 billion t
South Dakota Subcommittee Says No to Home Grown Medical Marijuana
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A South Dakota legislative subcommittee recommended on Wednesday that the state’s medical marijuana regulations prohibit the home cultivation by patients. A recommendation from the South Dakota Legislative subcommittee comes from a group of lawmakers working to draft rules to limit provisions of Initiated Measure 26 (IM26), a ballot measure to lega
Medical Marijuana Not Always An Affordable Alternative To Prescription Drugs
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With all the tech advancements in grow ops, and a valiant attempt to eliminate the stoner stereotype from dispensary storefronts, the American pot market has become a bit bougie. Everyone is ranting and raving these days about medical marijuana. Depending on who you ask, it can prevent, treat and even cure various health conditions from anxiety to
Missouri sees more than 140 medical marijuana dispensaries open in less than a year
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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Missouri opened its first medical marijuana dispensary last October, and now there are more than 140 across the state, with more to come.  The state’s medical cannabis industry also employs roughly 5,000 people. Earlier this summer, Gov. Mike Parson vetoed a bill that would have allowed medical marijuana business owners to ded
Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack, research shows
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Whether you smoke it, vape it or eat it as an edible, cannabis may be significantly increasing your risk of a heart attack. Adults under 45 years old who consumed cannabis within the last 30 days, suffered from nearly double the number of heart attacks than adults who didn't use the drug, according to research published Tuesday in the Canadian Medi
Regulators, industry try to unsnarl mess of cannabis synthetics
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Frustration and confusion are high in the cannabis industry nationally due to how to properly classify and regulate products made by chemically modifying the cannabis plant, including one method that creates a compound known as Delta 8. This compound is promoted as causing a “lesser high” than Delta 9 THC, a compound naturally created when the plan
From a drug war to medicine
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The flourishing of the medical marijuana (cannabis) industry leaves behind years of a bloody fight against the illegal trafficking of the drug. The war on drugs has been raging for four decades in countries such as Colombia and Mexico, where cocaine production is concentrated. There have been thousands of victims, among them civilians, political le
10 Recommendations For Future Cannabis Medical Studies From A Pot Insider
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For the longest time, marijuana was seen as pathological in the eyes of the research community. This was not because researchers believed so, but rather that the vast majority of the grants were given to studies that supported this premise. These days, we’re changing our tune and some scientists and medical researchers are asking for a new standard
Swiss Doctors to Prescribe Cannabis Without “Exceptional Authorization”
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There is a not-so-quiet revolution going on in Switzerland at the moment. The country is getting ready for what is likely to be Europe’s most disruptive recreational trial. In the meantime, all sorts of other consequential events are underway. Namely, the government is about to remove the requirement that prescribing cannabis doctors obtain special
Cannabis Chemist Looks Beyond Regulatory Compliance to Show How Testing Labs Advance Cannabis Science
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In a presentation to be given at the upcoming Cannabis Science Conference East, Scott Churchill, vice president of scientific development at MCR Labs, will reveal how testing labs can help propel our scientific understanding of cannabis by offering services beyond the standard regulatory compliance testing they perform for licensed producers.   Chu
Medical marijuana program in Texas set to expand Wednesday
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More patients in Texas will soon be eligible for medical marijuana. The changes to state law that take effect Wednesday will allow patients with any cancer to pursue a prescription for low-THC cannabis. Before, that was limited to people with terminal cancer. The amended law also makes eligible patients battling post-traumatic stress disorder or PT
Rapid City working session proposes $5,000 for business related medical marijuana licenses
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Rapid City Officials have drafted an ordinance allowing the installation of a medical marijuana dispensary for every five thousand people. Considering the population of Rapid is near 75 thousand, that works out to 15 dispensaries. Assistant City Attorney Carla Cushman says, “Some people will miss out. In the ordinance there’s a provision that if an
How Can CBD Be Used To Treat Depression?
Medical News
During the past few years, there has been growing popularity regarding CBD, or cannabidiol. It is one of the two main substances that is isolated from hemp. Many people enjoy using CBD to treat a wide variety of health issues, including depression, anxiety, and stress relief. Because depression is an issue that impacts people worldwide, new treatme
Pet food trends: Bug protein and cannabis
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It’s no secret that pet parents often scour the Internet in search of the next best thing for their pets—especially when it comes to nutrition. With the vast amount of emerging ingredients being used in pet food, it is necessary to understand the nuances of these components, and which can provide a robust balance of protein for pets. During her lec

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