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Cannabis, Cancer, and Dosage Amount w/ Mara Gordon

Cannabis, Cancer, and Dosage Amount With Mara Gordon

Cannabis, Cancer, and Dosage Amount With Mara Gordon

Mara Gordon is a world-renowned expert on cannabis and cancer. Through her nonprofit Aunt Zelda’s, she has worked with more than 600+ patients (mostly cancer cases), using cannabis medicine as well as several other supplements.

'Cannabis in Parkinson's Disease: Growing Like a Weed!'

‘Cannabis in Parkinson’s Disease: Growing Like a Weed!’

“Cannabis in Parkinson’s Disease: Growing Like a Weed!” was presented at the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s Neurology Grand Rounds on Jan. 18, 2017.

Florida Board of Medicine to Hold Public Hearing on Medical Marijuana

Florida Board of Medicine to Hold Public Hearing on Medical Marijuana

On Feb. 3, 2017, the Florida Board of Medicine will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the state’s telemedicine regulations that would prevent physicians from recommending medical marijuana over the internet.

Study: Only 55% of Dispensary Staff Members Receive Formal Training

Study: Only 55% of Dispensary Staff Members Receive Formal Training

On Dec. 9, 2016, the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research announced the results of a recent study of dispensary staff, with only 55% of dispensary staff reporting that they had received formal training to dispense cannabis to consumers.

Review: MMJ Holds Potential in Treating Mental Health

Review: MMJ Holds Potential in Treating Mental Health

A common critique of marijuana use is that the substance is a “gateway drug,” leading users toward a path of hard drug abuse and mental health issues; however, a new clinical review has challenged that assumption.

NFL Players Association to Study MMJ for Pain Management

NFL Players Association to Study MMJ for Pain Management

In an effort to help reduce the use of opioids among injured players, the NFL Players Association is actively studying medical marijuana as an alternative tool in pain management, as reported by The Washington Post.

Journey into the Endocannabinoid System

Journey into the Endocannabinoid System

From children with seizures to athletes with joint pain, people are using cannabis to cope effectively. This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect every aspect of our bodies and minds. How is this possible?

Experts in New Mexico Support MMJ as Tool to Tackle Opioid Crisis

Experts in New Mexico Support MMJ as Tool to Tackle Opioid Crisis

On Nov. 4, 2016, the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program voted in favor of adding “opiate use disorder” to the state’s list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana as a treatment option.

Medical Research Rising: Cannabis, Veterans and PTSD

Medical Research Rising: Cannabis, Veterans and PTSD

Could cannabis be effectively treating PTSD? On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing Dr. Sue Sisley to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss her study on the use of medical cannabis in treating PTSD.

Dive into the Science and Medicine of Cannabis

Dive into the Science and Medicine of Cannabis

Cannabinoids – what are they? How do they affect the human body? Are they really medicinal? On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing the Science and Medicine of Cannabis to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to answer these questions and more.

Cannabis & Parkinson's Disease Study Preps for Launch

Cannabis & Parkinson’s Disease Study Preps for Launch

On Oct. 2, 2016, Maureen Leehey, MD, discussed the potential of cannabis in treating Parkinson’s disease at the 3rd Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium at the University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center.

University of New Mexico Launches Medical Cannabis Research Fund

University of New Mexico Launches Medical Cannabis Research Fund

On Sept. 28, 2016, the University of Mexico announced the Medical Cannabis Research Fund. Associate Professor Jacob Vigil in the Department of Psychology created the MCRF to aid medical cannabis research in social and biomedical sciences.

Massachusetts Doctors Reluctant to Recommend Medical Marijuana

Massachusetts Doctors Reluctant to Recommend Medical Marijuana

In Massachusetts, very few doctors are making medical marijuana recommendations for patients. According to Boston Globe, 13 doctors have issued medical marijuana recommendations for approximately three quarters of the 31,818 patients in the state.

Report: Minnesota's Medical Cannabis Program Benefitting Patients

Report: Minnesota’s Medical Cannabis Program Benefitting Patients

On June 6, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health issued a report on survey results collected from patients in the state’s medical cannabis program, revealing that a majority of patients have benefited substantially from using legal medical cannabis.

US researchers call for re-evaluation of microbial testing of Cannabis

US Researchers Call for Re-evaluation of Microbial Testing of Cannabis

A new US study suggests that some of the medicinal benefits of dispensary grade Cannabis could be compromised because the flowers host potentially harmful yeasts and toxic molds, which cannot be detected by industry standard culturing techniques.

Conditions

Illinois Advisory Board Recommends Expanding Qualifying Conditions

On May 2, 2016, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board met to review a request to expand the state’s number of qualifying conditions. According to the Associated Press, the board voted to recommend diabetes and panic disorder as qualifying conditions.

Epidiolex in Utah

Epidiolex in Utah: Decrease in Seizure Frequency and Severity

In September 2014, The University of Utah’s Division of Pediatric Neurology and Primary Children’s Medical Center started the first of three clinical trials on the efficacy of Epidiolex, a nonpsychoactive cannabidiol-based drug from GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH).

PTSD

DEA Approves Study of Smoked Marijuana For Treatment of PTSD

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has given the green light to a clinical study of smoked marijuana’s effectiveness for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans, according to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Seventy-six U.S. veterans will participate in the study.


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