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What to Know About That ‘Cannabis Prevents COVID’ Study

This week there has been a lot of buzz about a new study on marijuana and COVID-19, the miraculous gist of the headlines being that cannabis prevents COVID. More specifically, the study, published in the Journal of Natural Products on January 10, found that two common cannabis compounds could prevent the SARS-CoV-2 virus from penetrating […]

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Delta-8 Cannabis Products Can Cause Scary Health Effects, the CDC and FDA Warn

You may have seen some delta-8 cannabis products—often in the form of gummies or vape cartridges—and wondered what they’re all about. Well, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention would like you to know that delta-8 products are largely unregulated and may come with some adverse effects, including symptoms […]

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How to Get a Medical Cannabis Card in Your State

“The endocannabinoid system isn’t taught in medical school,” Vanessa Niles, M.D., an ob-gyn and founder of Synergy Health, a California-based medical cannabis practice, tells SELF. “You have to find a doctor who specializes in cannabis or has some level of training in cannabis to be able to certify you no matter which state you’re in.” […]

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8 Things to Know Before You Try Cannabis Edibles

A more moderate dose would be around 10 to 15 mg, Dr. Wilson-King says, and a high dose would be upwards of 20 mg. More experienced cannabis users may need to take 20 to 30 mg to get their desired effects, but most people can get what they’re after between 5 and 10 mg, Dr. […]

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Canada’s Aurora Cannabis surges after making a CBD deal to enter the lucrative U.S. market

An employee tends to marijuana plants at the Aurora Cannabis Inc. facility in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. Jason Franson | Bloomberg | Getty Images Aurora Cannabis has agreed to buy U.S.-based CBD company Reliva, giving the struggling Canadian company a business foothold in America. Shares of Aurora closed off nearly 13% ahead […]

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Faster access to cannabis medicines in UK

Patients needing cannabis-based medicines should no longer face long delays in accessing their prescriptions, says the government. Changes to importing restrictions mean UK companies can now order and hold more stocks from abroad. That should make the treatments available to patients in days, rather than months. The changes will help people with conditions such as […]

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The Conversation About Medical Cannabis I Wish I’d Been Able to Have With My Doctor

Andrea Brooks is the founder and CEO of Sava, an online educational cannabis marketplace based in California. In her spare time she fosters senior dogs, cooks amazing vegan meals, and obsesses over the latest cannabis trends and products. Before my chronic pain I didn’t even like cannabis (marijuana) that much. I thought it was for […]

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Medical cannabis product approved for epilepsy

The EU has approved for the first time the use of a medicinal cannabis product aimed at patients with two rare, but severe, forms of childhood epilepsy. Doctors can prescribe Epidyolex – an oral solution of cannabidiol, which comes from the cannabis plant – if they think it will help sufferers. It has been approved […]

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‘Lack of evidence’ holding back cannabis medicines

Media playback is unsupported on your device NHS patients are not getting cannabis-based medicines because of a lack of evidence they work, according to an official review. Multiple sclerosis patients and parents of children with severe epilepsy have been fighting for access to the drugs. The NHS England report found hospitals also had issues affording […]

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Teens less likely to use cannabis when it’s legal, US study finds

Teenagers are less likely to use cannabis in places where the drug has been legalised, a new study suggests. Researchers at Montana State University looked at health surveys of US high school pupils between 1993 and 2017. While overall use of the drug among young people went up in the US, teen use declined by […]

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Medical cannabis ‘expectations unfairly raised’

Families’ hopes were unfairly raised when doctors were allowed to prescribe cannabis, a report has concluded. The public had expected ready access to prescriptions after the law changed in November but that had not and will not happen any time soon, MPs said. A report by the Health and Social Care Committee said that products […]

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How Does Cannabis Actually Affect Sex?

Cannabis (marijuana) has a bit of a mixed reputation when it comes to sex. You may have heard that it’s a traditional herbal aphrodisiac with nearly mythical libido-boosting powers. Or maybe you heard that it can reduce sperm count or contribute to erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. In reality? It’s probably far more complicated than […]

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Potent cannabis increases risk of serious mental illness, says study

Smoking potent ‘skunk-like’ cannabis increases your risk of serious mental illness, say researchers. They estimate around one in 10 new cases of psychosis may be associated with strong cannabis, based on their study of European cities and towns. In London and Amsterdam, where most of the cannabis that is sold is very strong, the risk […]

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Medicinal cannabis: 'patients still in limbo'

Most patients seeking medicinal cannabis on the NHS will not be able to get it soon, despite recent changes in regulation that allow doctors to give it, a committee has heard. England’s Chief Medical Officer called for robust scientific trials to check safety. These trials can last years. Families with children with severe epilepsy have […]