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    Cannabis-Based Painkiller Safer and More Effective Than Aspirin, Research Shows

    It is no secret that cannabis contains compounds that are more effective and safer than Aspirin. Scientists have known about these particular agents for decades. The prohibition of cannabis, however, has made researching these compounds in-depth nearly impossible, that is, until very recently. The compounds are something scientists call flavinoids. These are the chemicals that […]

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      Thailand Starts off the New Year with Legalized Medical Marijuana

      Thailand approved the legalization of marijuana for medical and research purposes. This makes Thailand the first country to legalize medical marijuana in Asia, a region known for its strict drug laws. It is also something of a return to tradition for Thailand – historically, the country used marijuana to help alleviate a wide range of […]

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        Israel Approves Law Allowing Export of Medical Marijuana

        Lawmakers in Israel have approved a new law that will allow Israeli farmers to export cannabis for medical purposes. This move is expected to bring in quite a high revenue for the state. According to the law’s explanatory notes, it conditions growing cannabis intended for medical use on a health ministry license coupled with police […]

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          Medical Marijuana Now Legal in South Korea

          South Korea has become the first East Asian country to legalize cannabis for medical use. The change comes as part of amendments to the Act on the Management of Narcotic Drugs that the National Assembly voted to approve recently. The amendments will allow for “non-hallucinogenic” doses of cannabis to be prescribed by physicians. According to […]

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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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