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Cannabis for Autism: The Evidence So Far

11/06/2019

When conventional medication and therapy don’t help reduce symptoms of a child’s autism spectrum disorder (ASD), parents can feel desperate for alternative solutions. Enter medical marijuana, which is becoming an increasingly popular option in the autism treatment toolbox. Autism, ... Read More

Iowa Medical Board Says PTSD Sufferers Should Have Access to Medical Marijuana

11/05/2019

The Iowa Medical Cannabidiol Board recommended adding post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and intellectual disability with aggression to the list of conditions that can be treated with marijuana in the state. The recommendation now goes to the Iowa Board of Medicine for final appro ... Read More

Six in Ten Physicians Say Medical Marijuana is Legit

11/01/2019

Four years after medical marijuana became legal in Minnesota, a new survey found 58% of primary care physicians in the state believe cannabis is a "legitimate" treatment and 39% thought providers should offer it to patients. The study, published in the journal BMC Family Practic ... Read More

Master’s Degree in Cannabis Now Available

10/31/2019

The University of Maryland, Baltimore launched a Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics program, the first of its kind in the country. The two-year, mostly online MS program is designed to prepare students for various aspects of the cannabis industry, includin ... Read More

Evidence Lacking on Marijuana for Anxiety and Depression

10/29/2019

A new study from Australia did not find strong evidence that cannabis helps psychiatric disorders, and the authors conclude that the low quality and quantity of evidence does not support its use. The study appeared in the prestigious journal The Lancet Psychiatry. But medical marijuan ... Read More

Bernie Sanders Reveals Plan to Legalize Marijuana

10/28/2019

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders released a plan to legalize marijuana last Thursday—at 4:20 pm. Setting himself apart from the other candidates, he said he would use executive action to legalize marijuana within 100 days of taking office, Vox reported. He would ... Read More

CBD Oil for Pain: What You Need to Know

10/28/2019

Chronic pain affects one in five people in the United States. Roughly 12% of all prescriptions filled are related to pain relief, and the use and misuse of opioids has become a topic of great concern. As a result, many people are seeking alternative methods for treating pain. https://www. ... Read More

Marijuana News Roundup

10/26/2019

Keeping you up to date on federal and state policy changes and other news from the world of cannabis. Daily Use of Potent Cannabis Linked to Psychosis A new study published in The Lancet Psychiatry journal showed daily use of any type of cannabis rendered a user three times more lik ... Read More

Colleges Getting Sued for Banning Medical Marijuana on Campus

10/25/2019

Many colleges forbid medical marijuana use by their students despite state laws allowing it, and students are beginning to challenge their policies. Typically, college policies state that students with a legal medical marijuana license are not allowed to use cannabis, so students are left ... Read More

In The Dispensary: How to Save Money on Medical Marijuana

10/24/2019

Medical expenses can add up, and cannabis costs are no exception. While not as expensive as many prescription drugs, cannabis products certainly aren’t cheap and related costs can put a dent in the budget over time. One problem is that cannabis is classified as a schedule I drug ... Read More

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