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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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Arkansas has a solid October for Medical Marijuana, on track for a record year

Arkansas has a solid October for Medical Marijuana, on track for a record year

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Cannabis NewsNovember 21, 2022

LITTLE ROCK - Arkansas medical marijuana sales continued unabated through October. The Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration announced on Nov. 13 that medical marijuana sales for October totaled $23.4 million. The amount is down slightly from September’s $23.9 million in sales but in

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State expected to approve 36 marijuana retail dispensary licenses Monday

State expected to approve 36 marijuana retail dispensary licenses Monday

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Cannabis NewsNovember 21, 2022

New York state's Cannabis Control Board is expected to approve its first set of marijuana retail dispensary licenses at a meeting Monday morning, marking a major step toward creating a market for legal marijuana in New York. In anticipation of the meeting, the Office of Cannabis Management released

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Lawyer urges Missouri businesses to review drug policies

Lawyer urges Missouri businesses to review drug policies

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Cannabis NewsNovember 18, 2022

With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Missouri, lawyers recommend that companies review their employment policies and procedures and are advising people to be wary of common misconceptions. Lauren Sobaski, a labor and employment lawyer at Fisher Phillips LLP in Kansas City, has been

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Young people no more likely to try Cannabis in States that license retail sales

Young people no more likely to try Cannabis in States that license retail sales

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Cannabis NewsNovember 18, 2022

Seattle, WA: Adolescents who reside in states where retail sales of cannabis are legal for adults are no more likely to consume cannabis than are young people in states where it isn’t, according to data published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. A team of investigators affiliated with

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Solemnizing hemp's nutritional properties on World Vegan Month

Solemnizing hemp's nutritional properties on World Vegan Month

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Cannabis NewsNovember 17, 2022

As a source of nutrition, hemp seeds include vitamins, minerals, and other substances that may have important health advantages. Go shopping for beauty products, pet care products or food and wellness items and you will see hemp everywhere on the shelf. As we are almost towards the tail end of

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What you need to know about legal Recreational Cannabis in Missouri

What you need to know about legal Recreational Cannabis in Missouri

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Cannabis NewsNovember 17, 2022

KANSAS CITY - Earlier this month, Missouri voters approved a measure to make recreational cannabis legal in the state. The vote has opened up lots of unanswered questions. KSHB 41 News viewers have submitted many questions about the new measure. Throughout this month, we're working to get you

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Medical Marijuana partially legalized in Kentucky as governor signs executive order

Medical Marijuana partially legalized in Kentucky as governor signs executive order

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Cannabis NewsNovember 16, 2022

LOUISVILLE - Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear signed an executive order Tuesday to legalize the possession and use of medical marijuana by certain eligible individuals in the state, so long as it was purchased legally outside Kentucky and amounts to less than eight ounces. Kentucky is currently one of

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Increasing the dose of CBD does not change the effects of Cannabis, study finds

Increasing the dose of CBD does not change the effects of Cannabis, study finds

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Cannabis NewsNovember 16, 2022

New research from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King's College London has found no evidence that cannabidiol (CBD) reduces the negative effects of cannabis. The research, published in Neuropsychopharmacology, challenges the commonly held belief that using cannabis

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Veterans and Cannabis: What the U.S. law is now and where it might be headed

Veterans and Cannabis: What the U.S. law is now and where it might be headed

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Cannabis NewsNovember 15, 2022

Veterans are essentially subject to the laws within the U.S. states in which they live, but no federal Veterans Affairs doctor is going to be recommending THC gummies. It is well-known and generally accepted that active duty military service members in the U.S. cannot partake in even the slightest

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Cannabis startup launches its Medicinal capsules named 'Calmasule'

Cannabis startup launches its Medicinal capsules named 'Calmasule'

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Cannabis NewsNovember 15, 2022

Delhi-based cannabis wellness startup Awshad has announced the launch of their new prescription product - a cannabis medicinal capsule line branded as ‘Calmasule’. The objective behind this roll-out of the new product line of Awshad is to help people experience the healing qualities of cannabis in

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