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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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          Senate Committee Says Marijuana Classification Blocks Research

          The Senate Appropriations Committee stated something last week that advocates of marijuana legalization have been arguing for decades: Classifying the drug as a Schedule 1 narcotic hinders critical research into the components and potential benefits of cannabis and cannabis products. In a report attached to a funding bill for both the Labor and HHS departments, […]

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            England’s Home Secretary Considers Easing Rules On Prescribing Cannabis

            Sajid Javid, England’s Home Secretary, is reportedly looking into expanding doctors’ ability to prescribe cannabis for medicinal use after chief medical officer Sally Davies reported evidence of the drug’s medical efficacy. The driving force behind these developments seems to be the recent buzz in both the U.S. and U.K. regarding CBD based treatments for epilepsy […]

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              Meet Epidiolex: America’s First FDA-Approved Cannabis-Derived Drug

              The US Food and Drug Administration announced approval last week of Epidiolex – a new drug derived from cannabis that is designed to treat rare cases of pediatric epilepsy. GW Pharmaceuticals, a UK-based company manufacturers Epidiolex, which has no THC, but instead relies on the other major cannabinoid present in cannabis products, CBD. THC is […]

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                Arizona Moms Fight State to Use Medical Marijuana for Autism

                Currently, only five states in the United States consider autism a condition that can be treated with medical marijuana. A group of mothers in Arizona that are a part of MAMMA, Mothers Advocating Medical Marijuana for Autism, are taking their case to Arizona state officials for their second meeting to get autism on the list […]

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                  Cannabis To Be Tested Versus Fentanyl To Find Severe Pain Alternative

                  A groundbreaking study by researchers in Canada is comparing cannabis-based treatments to fentanyl for patients with breakthrough pain. Sante Cannabis, an independent research organization in Montreal, will facilitate the study. The effects of cannabinoids will be studied in comparison with fentanyl, a powerful opioid-associated with an epidemic of accidental overdoses both in Canada and worldwide. […]

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                    Medical Marijuana Approved as Opioid Alternative in Illinois

                    On May 31, Illinois policymakers passed the Alternatives to Opioids Act, allowing millions of people with opioid painkiller prescriptions to join the state’s medical marijuana program. This adds Illinois to a growing list of states aiming to employ medical marijuana in place of opioids, a move to lower painkiller dependency and addiction. But, though the […]

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