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Does Marijuana decriminalization cause more car accidents?

Does Marijuana decriminalization cause more car accidents?

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2022

Insurance actuaries did not find any significant impacts of decriminalization on fatal car crashes or insurance claim frequency. Marijuana intoxication and driving is one of the biggest issues that weed faces upon legalization. There’s no accurate way to quantify the moment when people are too high

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THC vs CBD - what’s the difference, exactly?

THC vs CBD - what’s the difference, exactly?

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Cannabis NewsDecember 14, 2022

Beyond the fact that THC causes a feeling of euphoria, while CBD does not get you high, the two cannabinoids are just as different as they are similar. Here’s how. There was a time when cannabis was something we could not talk about. Well, today, people not only talk about it, they want to learn

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Michigan seeing massive increase in Marijuana poisonings with young kids

Michigan seeing massive increase in Marijuana poisonings with young kids

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Cannabis NewsDecember 13, 2022

Recreational marijuana has been legal in Michigan since 2018, and cannabis use is up. But, marijuana poisonings are also up, not just in Michigan, but nationwide. The National Poison Data System tracked a 245% rise in pediatric abuse and misuse of cannabis from 2000 to 2020, with the biggest

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Medical Cannabis and the nurse's role

Medical Cannabis and the nurse's role

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Cannabis NewsDecember 13, 2022

The likelihood of cannabis use becoming federally legal is increasing, so it’s important for nursing professionals and nursing students to be able to provide knowledgeable and effective medical cannabis care to their patients. During the an episode of the Wolters Kluwer Expert Insights Webinar

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Calls to encourage growth of Hemp in Ireland

Calls to encourage growth of Hemp in Ireland

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Cannabis NewsDecember 13, 2022

Senator Victor Boyhan has called on the government to encourage the growth of hemp in Ireland, following the release of a report on the production of fibre crops by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM). The publication is a report on a consultation process that was carried out

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Cullman County man helps others with health concerns through Medical Cannabis

Cullman County man helps others with health concerns through Medical Cannabis

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Cannabis NewsDecember 13, 2022

CULLMAN COUNTY - Central Alabama business owners are looking to get their start in medical cannabis. The extensive application process is already underway, and for one man, his business is personal. Wagon Trail Med Serv co-owner Joey Robertson is excited to hopefully open his business, but above all

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Pot for pain relief? What Cannabis can (and can’t) do for chronic pain

Pot for pain relief? What Cannabis can (and can’t) do for chronic pain

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Cannabis NewsDecember 12, 2022

Cannabis and pain relief When a body is in pain, the brain releases its own pain relievers. There are special receptors in the brain designed to take in these natural cannabinoids and offer relief. Ingesting or inhaling weed fills up those receptors, too. Providing more cannabinoids than these

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Kx Family Care, founded by Stephen Marley, announces their debut plant-based personal care collection

Kx Family Care, founded by Stephen Marley, announces their debut plant-based personal care collection

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Cannabis NewsDecember 12, 2022

LOS ANGELES - Kx Family Care, founded by Stephen Marley, today announced their all natural, plant-based, CBD personal care line for the entire family. Kx Family Care embraces the native healing botanicals and natural beauty of Jamaica by utilizing plant-based healing elements at the core of their

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Why should you buy High-Quality Hemp flower?

Why should you buy High-Quality Hemp flower?

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Cannabis NewsDecember 8, 2022

Quality is the measure of the pleasure you get from smoking hemp flower, but it also is a measure of safety. Come and learn why high-quality Hemp flowers matter. Smoking hemp is not only about getting the best experience possible from the hemp flower you bought. It is also about enjoying it safely

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Mississippi medical marijuana patients, professionals on the look out for scams and other complications

Mississippi medical marijuana patients, professionals on the look out for scams and other complications

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Cannabis NewsDecember 6, 2022

BILOXI - It’s been almost a full year since the sale of medical marijuana was approved in Mississippi. Although the product still isn’t available for purchase, some patients who need the treatment are discovering the complications of the process to obtain a medical marijuana card. Scammers are also

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Man stabbed with kitchen knife over Pot smoking, parking issues

Man stabbed with kitchen knife over Pot smoking, parking issues

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Cannabis NewsDecember 6, 2022

A man allegedly stabbed someone with a kitchen knife after being confronted over his marijuana smoking habits and parking issues. The Laredo Police Department announced Monday that Jose Luis Garcia was arrested at the 5100 block of San Francisco. The 28-year-old man was charged with Aggravated

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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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