Medical Cannabis News

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Mon
28
Sep

Petition Pushes for National Medical Cannabis Insurance For Canadians

A new healthcare technology company, Cannalogue, is launching a petition in their native land of Canada to get the Ministries of Health on board with providing national healthcare coverage for medical cannabis. 

Fri
25
Sep

New study warns of risks of prenatal cannabis exposure

Another study pointing to the adverse reactions that smoking cannabis during pregnancy might have on children was released this week.

This one claims the habit could lead to an increased risk of psychotic-like behaviors, as well as weaker cognitive abilities and other issues, during middle childhood.  

Fri
25
Sep

5 Things To Keep In Mind When Using Cannabis For Sleep

Cannabis and sleep go great together. Here’s a few things you should keep in mind when using the herb to help you rest.

Marijuana can be a great tool for sleep. Just talk to any friend who smokes weed at night or who found themselves nodding off in the middle of a party because the herb they smoked was a little too relaxing.

Anecdotal evidence from people with varying degrees of insomnia shows how effective marijuana can be for sleep by helping users feel relaxed and allowing them to achieve hours of uninterrupted rest.

Despite marijuana’s powerful sleep inducing effects, it’s important to understand that the relationship between cannabis and sleep isn’t as clear cut as so many believe it is.

Fri
25
Sep

Cannabis company petition urges feds to extend insurance coverage to prescription pot

A Canadian health and technology company is circulating a petition pushing for a plan to offer certain patients national coverage for medical cannabis.

Cannalogue, said to be the recipient of Health Canada’s first direct-to-sales licence for medical cannabis, has launched a petition that urges Ottawa to ensure “disadvantaged groups such as seniors, those with disabilities and individuals below the poverty line” have access to drug coverage that extends to medical cannabis.

Thu
24
Sep

Cannabis consumption prior to injury could improve recovery times for trauma victims

If you’re a cannabis consumer who suffers a brain injury, you might recover faster than those who abstain from the plant, according to a study published in the Journal of Surgical Research.

Thu
24
Sep

New Study Shows Rate of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Patients Treating Symptoms With Cannabis

New research out this month suggests that medical cannabis is extremely prevalent among patients looking to treat symptoms for a serious tissue disorder.

The study, which will be published in the American Journal of Medical Genetics, found that more than one-third of patients diagnosed with Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS) have used marijuana to manage symptoms.

Wed
23
Sep

Cannabis Use Associated with Better Sleep for Seniors

Much research has looked at sleep and cannabis, as indica strains and CBD companies everywhere promote that cannabis can help with sleep. However, not much of this research has looked into sleep patterns in seniors until now. 

Wed
23
Sep

What Pet Owners Should Know About Cannabis And CBD Products

A symposium looking into the veterinary use of cannabis shows that there’s a lot of questions regarding CBD and pets.

A lot has been said about CBD pet products and their capacity to tame anxiety and other stressors that pets experience. Anecdotal evidence indicates that many pet owners are happy with the cannabis products they’ve used on their pets, stating they put their pets  at ease when they’re exposed to stressors like fireworks and separation anxiety. Pet owners feel a sense of comfort when using these products, since there are little to no side effects associated with them.

Tue
22
Sep

Using Cannabis To Treat Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Mon
21
Sep

What’s Next For Rheumatoid Arthritis And Cannabis?

Arthritis often causes a dramatic lifestyle change that’s accompanied by depression and/or anxiety. But that doesn’t have to be the case. 

One-and-a-half million people in the United States suffer from rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In fact, The Arthritis Foundation estimates that three times as many women as men have the disease and it affects individuals of all ages, but primarily women ages 30 to 60. 

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