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Does Cannabis smoke really cause more lung damage than tobacco smoke? Flaws in a viral study

Does Cannabis smoke really cause more lung damage than tobacco smoke? Flaws in a viral study

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Earlier this month, researchers published a study in the journal Radiology that was prime fodder for misleading headlines. The study sought to investigate the effect of marijuana smoke on the lungs. The researchers say they found more lung damage in the marijuana smokers’ group than in the tobacco

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Poison center reports for child Marijuana use rose 245% in last 20 years

Poison center reports for child Marijuana use rose 245% in last 20 years

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Cannabis NewsDecember 5, 2022

Dextromethorphan, found in cough syrup, had the highest number of cases. Between 2000 and 2020, reports to poison centers for child and teen marijuana use increased by 245%, according to a new study from the Oregon Health and Science University. The researchers analyzed more than 330,000 reports in

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Legalized Cannabis is reducing opioid use in cancer patients

Legalized Cannabis is reducing opioid use in cancer patients

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

The legalization of medical marijuana is reducing opioid use in cancer patients. (Benzinga) In a paper published in the journal JAMA Oncology on December 1, medical marijuana was associated with a 5.5% to 19.2% relative reduction in the rate of opioid dispensing to 38,189 adult patients newly

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99% of patients using Medicinal Cannabis are sourcing it illegally due to failures within the industry, a new report says

99% of patients using Medicinal Cannabis are sourcing it illegally due to failures within the industry, a new report says

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

There are an estimated 1.8 million individuals using cannabis for medical purposes in the UK, but only 15,000 are legally prescribed patients, according to a new report by drug policy think tank Volteface. The report released today, “Known Unknowns of Medical Cannabis”, highlights the failures of

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Are Delta 8 edibles a safe alternative for your health?

Are Delta 8 edibles a safe alternative for your health?

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Cannabis NewsDecember 2, 2022

Delta 8 edibles offer users a delicious, legal way to enjoy a buzz with wellness benefits. But are Delta 8 edibles a safe alternative for your health? There are a million and one reasons to try Delta 8 edibles, especially with the myriad offerings available to consumers in the cannabis market today

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Vets in South Carolina push for Medical Pot

Vets in South Carolina push for Medical Pot

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Cannabis NewsDecember 1, 2022

A number of military veterans in South Carolina are pushing lawmakers in the state to legalize medical marijuana. Local news station WACH reports this week on the group of vets, who “say it needs to be a top priority for lawmakers when they return to the state house in January after several

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Should a Florida corrections officer have been fired over medical Marijuana use?

Should a Florida corrections officer have been fired over medical Marijuana use?

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Cannabis NewsNovember 30, 2022

The Department of Corrections has a “zero tolerance” policy. The former officer is suing. TALLAHASSEE - In what could be a first-of-its-kind case in Florida, a former state correctional officer is asking an appeals court to overturn his dismissal for using medical marijuana. Samuel Velez Ortiz, who

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Revised rules will allow for Medical Marijuana consumption at businesses with liquor licenses

Revised rules will allow for Medical Marijuana consumption at businesses with liquor licenses

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

A rule change regarding the business conduct of licensed liquor retailers in Missouri has been modified to avoid complete restriction of marijuana use in those spaces. The original draft of the rule, published in July, reads as “No person holding a license for the retail sale of intoxicating liquor

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Athens adopts ordinance to allow Medical Marijuana dispensaries

Athens adopts ordinance to allow Medical Marijuana dispensaries

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

ATHENS - With the deadline for Alabama’s medical marijuana applications fast-approaching, the Athens City Council passed an ordinance to allow dispensaries in Limestone County. Two weeks ago, the council was given a host of reasons why medical cannabis dispensaries should be approved. Athens Mayor

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Israel's medical cannabis sector fast withering

Israel's medical cannabis sector fast withering

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

As one publicly-traded company after another switches from cannabis to real estate, "Globes" examines what went wrong. The rapid decline of Israel's cannabis sector is not new. In early 2019, medical cannabis was considered the next thing, a hot trend that attracted a host of senior figures

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Why it's hard to know the impact of Cannabis on lungs

Why it's hard to know the impact of Cannabis on lungs

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

Despite cannabis being the most widely used illicit drug in New Zealand - as well as around the world - we still don’t really know much about how it impacts people’s lungs. There are several reasons for this. University of Otago respiratory specialist Professor Bob Hancox says the illegal status of

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Cannabis is no better than a placebo for treating pain – new research

Cannabis is no better than a placebo for treating pain – new research

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Cannabis NewsNovember 29, 2022

Reducing pain is one of the most common reasons people report using medical cannabis. Cannabis is one of the most widely used drugs in the world. While there are only a few countries where cannabis is legal for recreational use, many more countries have legalized the use of cannabis for medical

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Legalization of Recreational Cannabis linked with increased alcohol drinking

Legalization of Recreational Cannabis linked with increased alcohol drinking

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Cannabis NewsNovember 28, 2022

PITTSBURGH - States that legalized recreational cannabis saw a slight population-level uptick in alcohol consumption that was largely driven by young adults and men, according to new research by University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health policy scientists. The increase in alcohol use, recently

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45 minors have received permission to consume Medical Cannabis in Massachusetts

45 minors have received permission to consume Medical Cannabis in Massachusetts

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Cannabis NewsNovember 28, 2022

In Massachusetts, 45 kids who obtained the necessary recommendations from both a pediatrician and another doctor were given authorization by state authorities to lawfully ingest medical cannabis. Six of those children's moms recently came forward to discuss the difficult choices that compelled them

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What can the UK Government do for access to cannabis and CBD Reform

What can the UK Government do for access to cannabis and CBD Reform

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Cannabis NewsNovember 24, 2022

Pointing to advancements in public health, the UK government can improve access to cannabis by altering its CBD reform Fair access to cannabis has always been the charge of the medical cannabis community. The movement began when individuals and families realized the power of the plant and its

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Maui company gets approval for third Medical Cannabis dispensary

Maui company gets approval for third Medical Cannabis dispensary

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Cannabis NewsNovember 24, 2022

The state Department of Health has approved a third medical cannabis dispensary for Pono Life Sciences Maui, LLC. DOH announced Tuesday that Pono Life Maui has passed a final on-site inspection for the new retail facility, which is located at 149 Hana Highway in Paia. “Pono Life Maui’s new

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Cannabis use during pregnancy may harm infants and mothers, research suggests

Cannabis use during pregnancy may harm infants and mothers, research suggests

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Cannabis NewsNovember 24, 2022

Women who used marijuana during pregnancy were more likely to give birth to babies who were preterm, had lower birth weight and had a higher rate of birth defects, according to a major study of 1.28 million Canadian births from 2012 to 2019. Of the babies included in the analysis, 2% were exposed to

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Medical Cannabis research bill set to become law

Medical Cannabis research bill set to become law

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Cannabis NewsNovember 24, 2022

Last week, the Senate unanimously passed H.R. 8454, or the Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act (the “Act”), sending the bill to President Biden’s desk for signature. The bill passed the House this summer by a vote of 325 – 95, and marks the first time a standalone cannabis bill

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Hero Project USA to offer free Cannabis to Military Veterans in Michigan

Hero Project USA to offer free Cannabis to Military Veterans in Michigan

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Cannabis NewsNovember 24, 2022

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD, up to 20% of veterans who participated in the armed battle have received a PTSD diagnosis since then. With the NGO Hero Project USA, Operation Iraqi Freedom veteran Anton Harb Jr. seeks to expand the free distribution of

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EU top court sides with Russian patient needing Cannabis

EU top court sides with Russian patient needing Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsNovember 22, 2022

BRUSSELS - The European Union’s top court on Tuesday backed a Russian who is seeking to stay in the Netherlands because he needs a medicinal cannabis treatment which is unavailable in his home country. The Court of Justice said the man should not be sent back home even though the Netherlands

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