October 2018

However, the improvement does not appear to result from a dampening down of the underlying inflammatory process, as previously thought. “Cannabis has been used for centuries to treat a wide range of medical conditions, and studies have shown that many people with Crohn’s disease use cannabis regularly to relieve their symptoms,” said lead researcher Dr […]

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Originally, the bill designated research centers at universities to conduct studies related to the state’s list of 21 qualifying medical conditions. But plans came to a halt in May, when 11 cannabis cultivators and dispensary permit holders filed an injunction. A revised bill, Act 43, passed in June. Wolf certified the first eight research centers last month. […]

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Updated 2 hours ago People suffering ailments from joint pain to arthritis may have tried numerous products or prescriptions to help alleviate discomfort. But many are turning to cannabidiol or CBD, a phytocannabinoid found in the hemp/cannabis plant. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, CBD doesn’t have an intoxicating behavior on the body. Thus those who use […]

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Using cannabidiol, researchers showed symptomatic and quality of life improvement, but using endoscopic measures, they did not see improvement in inflammatory markers and only a trend toward inflammation improvement, according to a researcher at UEG Week 2018. “The take-home massage would be that cannabis may help the patients feel better but is not a replacement […]

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Minister of Health, Ellen Trane Nørby, provides insight into the recently introduced Danish medical cannabis pilot programme and its implications. What does the Danish medical cannabis pilot programme mean for patients, producers and healthcare professionals? How will its success be measured? And what safeguards are in place to ensure the quality of the medicines manufactured? […]

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As the number of Americans who regularly use cannabis has climbed, so too has the number of those experiencing cannabis withdrawal symptoms. A new study by researchers at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Irving Medical Center finds that 12 percent of frequent marijuana smokers experienced Cannabis Withdrawal Syndrome (CWS), […]

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VANCOUVER— Mayor-elect Kennedy Stewart offered no major revelations on his plans for Vancouver’s cannabis dispensaries Saturday, following a close victory at the ballot box which saw him defeat the Non-Partisan Association’s Ken Sim by fewer than 1,000 votes. Stewart, a former federal New Democrat MP and Vancouver’s first independent mayor in three decades, acknowledged any […]

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AILSA CHANG, HOST: Marijuana is on the ballot in a handful of states next month. Some states like Utah and Missouri will vote on whether to legalize it for medical use. Others, including Michigan and North Dakota, are considering legal recreational use. But in Arizona, one patient’s felony conviction has exposed the loopholes that conform […]

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