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Wed
25
Mar

The Revolutionary Research on Cannabinoid Treatment for Acute Pain

A new meta-analysis on cannabis shows that cannabinoids are helpful to relieve acute pain in patients in comparison with placebo cases. Although the use of cannabis has been associated with undesirable effects but no such adversity was reported while testing a safe usage of cannabinoids for treating patients in acute pain, says the new study.

The complete findings of this study are published in the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research as “Cannabinoids in the Management of Acute Pain: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis”.

Wed
25
Mar

Cannabis sales hit new highs in US and Canada

Cannabis sales are touching new highs as customers across the US and Canada stockpile weed to prepare for long spells of isolation because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Between March 16 and March 22, sales of recreational cannabis across key US markets, including California, Colorado, Oregon and Alaska, were up 50 percent and medical marijuana sales rose 41 percent from the same period last year, figures obtained from cannabis point of sale and data platform Flowhub show.

Tue
24
Mar

Pot stocks gain as global markets sink on coronavirus fears

As the Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 erased all of its gains since President Donald Trump took office in January of 2017, pot stocks were on the rise early in the session on Monday. 

Cannabis companies Tilray, Hexo, Canopy Growth and Aphria kicked off Monday’s session in the green despite the coronavirus outbreak, which has left markets reeling in recent weeks.

Tue
24
Mar

Can Your Genetics Determine If Cannabis Will Improve Your Gut Health?

Inflammatory Bowel Syndrome (IBS) and celiac disease are becoming commonplace in the population. Both of these conditions affect the gut, where it is estimated around 70 percent of the immune system resides. What’s worse is that the symptoms of IBS and celiac disease affect every aspect of a person’s life. Researchers are starting to link cannabis to relief from the symptoms associated with IBS and celiac disease.

What is IBS?

IBS is a chronic condition marked by abdominal issues, such as pain, nausea, gas, bloating, cramps, and abnormal bowel movements like chronic diarrhea and constipation. 

Tue
24
Mar

How Cannabis Technologies May Help Combat COVID-19

Across the globe, companies are racing to develop a cure for COVID-19. Some might be surprised to hear that technology from the cannabis industry could be useful in creating a vaccine or oral treatment. Several cannabis companies have recently come forward with ideas that could potentially help combat the virus and its transmission.

Enhanced drug delivery

For instance, Lexaria Bioscience Corporation recently announced they would be partnering with other leading laboratories in Canada and the U.S. to study the benefits of their DehydraTECH platform for administering antiretroviral drugs. According to their press release, the technology could be helpful for “enhancing delivery and effectiveness of certain antiretroviral drugs.”

Tue
24
Mar

Is This the Next Big Cannabis IPO?

It may not be an opportune time for companies to go public, but don't tell that to former Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC) CEO Bruce Linton. Linton is still involved in the cannabis industry through Vireo Health (OTC:VREOF), and he's also looking to make a much bigger splash with the launch of a new company called Collective Growth. Given the success he achieved in making Canopy Growth into an industry leader, investors may want to keep a close watch on his latest business.

Mon
23
Mar

5 Things You Should Know About CBD And Meditation

Many users report positive and relaxed moods after consuming CBD, something that can help a lot when it comes to meditation.

Some of the achiest people in the world are the ones interested in trying meditation, whether they’re athletes, yoga instructors or people who work long and stressful hours. Logically, experts in the practice of meditation have said that cannabis is the perfect companion for the practice because it helps people access a calm state of mind with more ease.

Mon
23
Mar

Marijuana for arthritis: Latest research, patients’ experiences and best strains

Although arthritis is thought to be a disease of 65-year-olds and older, you’ll be surprised to learn that it can affect people of any age, and sometimes even children. There are many medications and ointments that can help with the pain, but they don’t work for everyone, which is why an increasing number of patients want to try medical marijuana.

I wanted to find out more about the weed-arthritis connection, so I figured that the best way to start is to learn all I possibly can about arthritis before hitting Google Scholar and the like. Once I dug through the studies, I visited Reddit for user feedback and, finally, I read strain review websites to find out what people suffering from arthritis actually need in a strain.

Here’s what I’ve found.

Mon
23
Mar

Cannabis And Hand-Washing: Can Weed Eliminate Bacteria?

Given the pandemic America now faces, could CBD or cannabis offer help in alleviating future bacterial outbreaks?

Scientists have long thought that cannabis had remarkable powers. Recently, it’s come to light that cannabis is a far more capable cleaner of bacteria than was first realized.

Mon
23
Mar

4 Smart Ways Cannabis Retailers Can Adapt To The Coronavirus Crisis

Cannabis is essential during a pandemic.

Over the last seven days, that’s the message perpetuated by several state- and county-level governing bodies: The plant is not some nice-to-have perk, but rather a mission-critical medicine.

For example, in San Francisco government officials reversed a decision to close down dispensaries and allowed them to remain open deeming cannabis "an essential medicine." In that vein, cannabis retailers across multiple state markets have been granted the right to keep their doors open and continue serving patients.

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