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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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      Tests for Potency of Cannabis are Improving

      As the legalization of marijuana gets closer and closer, the need for potency tests becomes increasingly important. Believe it or not, the potency of strains plays an important role in the legalization process, as they need to know the effects and potency of cannabis. The University of British Columbia Okanagan’s researchers are working on making […]

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        Medical Marijuana Protections Put in Federal Budget

        On Thursday, a key congressional committee voted in favor of the continued protection of “lawful state MMJ programs from federal interference or prosecution.” The amendment was brought up by Ohio Republican and former prosecutor, Representative David Joyce. These protections will keep federal funds from being used to prosecute business who comply with their state’s MMJ […]

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          Despite Lack Of Research, Cancer Doctors Are Increasingly Recommending Cannabis

          More and more doctors are recommending cannabis to their patients suffering from cancer. A recent study showed that eight in ten oncologists recommended trying medical marijuana to their patients, despite most admitting to not having enough information about the medicinal uses and benefits. Due to the eagerness to approve medical legislation, a lot of doctors […]

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            Researchers Find That One Puff Of Cannabis Can Treat Depression

              Researchers from Washington State University took a step closer to proving that cannabis could be an effective treatment for depression and anxiety. Just one puff of cannabis may be enough to treat depression, according to a new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders. The study was conducted by a team of researchers […]

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              Cannabis Sleep Aids: The New Solution for Problem Sleepers

              When it comes to stress and trouble sleeping, the majority of Americans reach for their sleeping pills or anti-anxiety meds—the approved, prescribed method that has been popularized over the last several decades. However, with a litany of possible, even worse side effects and a decline in overall effectiveness, these over-the-counter medications are starting to fall […]

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                The Effects of CBD and THC on Schizophrenia

                As talk on cannabis legalization and its growing demand across the United States increases, so, too do questions about how the drug’s chemical components might affect mental disorders and the like. Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are the two primary chemical components of marijuana that give it is psychedelic and pain-relieving properties. But as these […]

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                  Cannabis Could Combat Alcohol-Related Liver Disease – New Study

                  There are plenty of research studies on the effects of alcohol and cannabis on our health, but there aren’t as many investigations into the effects of cannabis on people who combine it with alcohol. A new study has done exactly this – they have researched cannabis’ effects on people suffering from alcohol liver disease. Alcoholic […]

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                    Demand May Be Set to Spike in Illinois

                    A recent decision by a Cook County Judge could force the Illinois State Department of Health to greatly expand patients’ legal access to medical cannabis. Judge Raymond Mitchell heard the case, which centered on Health Department Director Dr. Nirav Shah’s decision to bar intractable pain from the state’s list of debilitating conditions for which cannabis […]

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