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    The Cost of Doing Business, in Minnesota

    Minnesota has a very restricted medical cannabis program, and it is one of the smallest in the country. It is also likely the least profitable, if the most recent numbers are to be believed. The state only has two cannabis producers, Minnesota Medical Solutions and LeafLine Labs, and they have reported losing $11 million in […]

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      Why We Can’t Figure Cannabis Out.

      American medical science has done some pretty incredible things over the years. Our understanding of the human body has arguably advanced more in the past hundred years than in all of previous human history. So why is it so hard for the medical community to pin down the effects of cannabis on the body when […]

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        Cannabis and Aging

        When Americans imagine the first time cannabis user, most probably think of a young person, fresh out of college, looking to experiment. They almost certainly don’t picture someone’s grandparent. However, Ruth Brunn turned 98 before she first tried medicating with cannabis. She lives at the Hebrew Home in the Bronx, New York and consumes cannabis […]

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          Landmark Study Points the Way To More Research

          The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) just published a study that is likely to have a large impact on cannabis research in the coming years. Their report, The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids is a summary of the findings of 10,700 studies on cannabis. It prioritizes recently published studies (since 2011) […]

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            Can Cannabis Help Treat Asthma?

            One of the little medical ironies of the world is that breathing in smoke can reduce the symptoms of asthma sufferers. Most of the time, inhaling smoke is bad news for your respiratory system, if for no other reason than that smoke is almost inherently carcinogenic. The medical community isn’t about to recommend that asthma […]

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              CBD Set to Grow

              CBD, or Cannabidiol is the part of the cannabis plant that does not produce a psychotropic effect. According to marijuana market analyzers Greenwave Advisors, CBD products are also set to grow. “In terms of the CBD market size, I estimate an almost $3 billion market by 2021,” said founder Matt Karnes. “Right now there are […]

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                She Needs Her Medicine

                Abby Muszynski suffers from grand mal seizures, and for her, the only reasonable treatment is medical cannabis. Muszynski is a young girl and a newly minted resident of Colorado. Her parents, Rich and Kim, moved there from Florida in September to ensure that Abby gets access to the medicine she needs to live. When Abby […]

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                  Mental Health Benefits of Cannabis

                  For anyone interested in looking up the medicinal properties of cannabis, one of the chief frustrations is the plant’s status as a schedule 1 narcotic. Cannabis’ schedule 1 status puts it into a limbo worthy of Catch-22. Researchers can’t prove it has medicinal properties, because attempts to study it are so difficult, and attempts to […]

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                    Medical Marijuana Mitigates Migraines

                    According to a paper published in Pharmacotherapy, researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences have found that marijuana may cause a considerable reduction in the incidence of headaches among migraine sufferers. Researchers looked at 121 patients diagnosed with migraines at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, and treated at a private […]

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                      Heavy Marijuana Use Reduces Dopamine

                      In a recent study by the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), researchers have found evidence of compromised dopamine systems in heavy users of marijuana. The study looked at 11 marijuana-dependent adults between the ages of 21 and 40, and 12 healthy adults in a control group. They found lower dopamine release from the striatum, a […]

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