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Cannabis does help MS patients – but scientists can’t work out which strain did the trick

People living with MS in Colorado are turning to cannabis as alternativetherapy Thorsten Rudroff from Colorado State University says his lab can’t conduct tests because of federal regulations But doctors can’t recommend a strain because of lack scientific evidence Colorado has been the epicenter of marijuana legalization in the US An estimated 400,000 Americans are […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Colorado, Strains

Marijuana Legal In The UK? New Classification Of Cannabis Ingredient Announced

People in the U.K. will soon be able to use cannabis-based products containing the plant's medical component cannabidiol, or CBD, according to reports. The Medicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) classified CBD as a medicine in the U.K. on Tuesday. Department officials, who based the decision on claims that the ingredient has been beneficial […]

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Categories: Cannabis Oil, Cannabis Oil Production, Cannabis Research, DEA, International, Legalization, Legislation, Worldwide

Will Legal Marijuana Lead To More People Smoking Tobacco?

California’s decision to legalize marijuana was touted as a victory for those who had argued that the state needed a system to decriminalize, regulate and tax it. But the new law, approved by voters on Nov. 8, also could be a boon to the tobacco industry at a time when cigarette smoking is down and […]

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Categories: California, Cannabis Research, Commentary

Marijuana Appears to Benefit Mental Health: Study

Legal access to marijuana,medicinal or otherwise, is growing. In 2016, four states approved recreational use of the drug and four states passed laws related to medical-cannabis access, bringing the total number of states that allow some form of legalmarijuanause to 28. Scientists know that marijuana contains more than 100 compounds, called cannabinoids, that have biological […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Commentary, Health, Legalization, Medical, Medical Benefits

Why Medical Marijuana Use Is Dropping For Older Americans

For older adults exploring the new world of medical marijuana, age 65 seems to be a tipping point. Those under that age use the drug for medical purposes at largely the rates of other adults. Usage among people over 65 appears to drop significantly, though, perhaps because of the culture in which they came of […]

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Categories: Cannabis Research, Commentary, Seniors

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