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    Membership in Oregon’s MMJ Program is Decreasing

    Legalization has dealt a huge blow to Oregon’s MMJ program. The number of patients who are registered with the Oregon Medical Marijuana Program (OMMP), has decreased from last year. Last year there were 59,137 OMMP card-carrying members compared to this year’s total of 34,89,2 a 41% drop, with membership expected to continue to decrease. With […]

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      UK Getting Medical Cannabis in November

      UK Home Secretary Sajid Javid announced that cannabis-derived medications will be cleared for prescription by physicians in England, Wales, and Scotland on November 1st. The drugs will be placed on schedule 2 of the Misuse of Drugs regulations (2001), which will allow them to be prescribed legally. The cases of twelve-year-old Billy Caldwell and six-year-old […]

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        The Future Looks Bright for CBD and other Cannabinoids

        You drive down the road and pull into your favorite coffee shop. You pay the barista for your CBD-infused coffee. You continue down the road to your favorite department store to get some CBD-infused face cream before heading to the pet store to buy your 14-year-old boxer some CBD treats to help with his aching […]

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          Oklahoma’s Inclusivity May Leave its Medical Marijuana Market in Bad Shape

          It looks like there won’t be enough medical marijuana patients to support all of Oklahoma’s cannapreneurs. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority has recently announced that they have only received 7,330 applications for patients and 600 applications for a dispensary license. Assuming all of the medical marijuana applicants will be approved, that means there could be […]

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            Wrigley Billionaire Moving to the Medical Marijuana Industry

            William Wrigley Jr. II, the current scion of the family that earned their fortune in the chewing gum industry, has decided to invest in the medical marijuana industry. Wrigley helped to make the sale of his family’s company to Mars Inc. possible back in 2008. He recently invested $65 million in Surterra Wellness which is […]

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              Chemical Differences Between Vaping and Smoking Cannabis

              Vaping marijuana has certainly become increasingly popular over the past few years, but is the hype backed up by facts? While the long-term effects of vaping are still unknown, there are some key differences in how vaping and smoking affect the body. Research has found that, though cannabis does contain some carcinogenic chemicals, marijuana smoke […]

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                Victory for Medical Marijuana in Georgia

                Georgia legalized medical marijuana in 2015, but legally it remained prohibited to grow and possess marijuana and drug paraphernalia. However, a recent case may have changed all that, making a large impact on the future of marijuana decriminalization in Georgia. Javonnie Mondrea McCoy, a citizen of Laurens County, was beaten severely back in 2003 which […]

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                  THC Shown to Also Effectively Treat Epileptic Seizures

                  CBD has long been thought of as the component of marijuana to have medicinal value and offer treatment for epilepsy. However, a new study suggests that THC can be instrumental in treating epilepsy too. The University of Sydney conducted a study wherein they took a closer look at the marijuana parents were using to treat […]

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                    Research Suggests People with Multiple Sclerosis Can Benefit from Marijuana

                    Researchers recently reviewed several scientific studies and determined that marijuana extracts can help treat the spasticity and pain symptoms in those suffering from multiple sclerosis. The systematic review was presented at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in Tennessee; it concluded that cannabinoids could have “modest effects in multiple sclerosis for pain or spasticity.” Researchers […]

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                      New Study Shows No Benefits From Cannabis in Treating Chronic Pain

                      In a new study published in Lancet Public Health, University of NSW researchers found that cannabis consumption might not be the opioid-alternative painkiller that so many have been looking for. For four years, researchers followed 1,500 Australians with opioid prescriptions for non-cancer pain. They found that participants who consumed cannabis reportedly experienced more pain, anxiety, […]

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