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Mon
29
Jun

​Researchers Are Looking At Cannabis As A Potential Way To Prevent COVID-19

A piece of marijuana's bud is seen on June 20, 2020 in Madrid, Spain. Zoom ... [+] Club is a Cannabis Association in Madrid made up of 500 members. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic the facility was closed from March 15, 2020. After this period, with Madrid moving forward to phase 2, they reopened its facilities with sanitary security measures. Due to these measures, the maximum capacity has been reduced from 60 to 8 people. The members must observe sanitary rules while using the facilities, such as, wearing a mask while they are in the club, that can be taken off while smoking. Shoes soles must be sanitized, and hands cleaned with hydroalcoholic gel upon entering. Members must keep 2 meters distance from each other and can only stay indoors for a maximum of 20 minutes.

Fri
26
Jun

Risk Versus Reality: Here's What The Current Research On CBD Tells Us

CBD, once the underrated cousin of THC, now finds itself in the sociopolitical spotlight. 

It is perceived as a "cure-all" by some and "snake oil" by others. In the age of misinformation and alternative facts, being quickly promulgated via social media and popular opinion, the reality of CBD’s potential risks and benefits have been exaggerated, manipulated, and misunderstood. 

Fri
26
Jun

Another Study Report On Medical Cannabis And Pain Management

A study evaluating short and long-term effects of the use of plant-based medical cannabis by pain patients found it to be effective.

The study was carried out with 751 chronic pain patients starting medical cannabis treatment between 2015 and 2019. Medical cannabis was associated with improvements in pain severity and interference at the one month point – and this continued over the 12 months patients participated in the investigation, with patients reporting progress monthly.

Furthermore, there were significant reductions in oral morphine equivalent doses in patients who reported opioid medication use at baseline.

Thu
25
Jun

Medicinal cannabis may reduce behavioral problems in kids with intellectual disabilities

Cannabidiol, a type of medicinal cannabis, may reduce severe behavioural problems in children and adolescents with an intellectual disability a new study has found.

The pilot study, led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) and published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, recorded a clinically significant change in participants' irritability, aggression, self-injury, and yelling. The intervention was also found to be safe and well-tolerated by most study participants.

The randomised controlled trial involved eight participants, aged 8-16, years who took either cannabidiol or a placebo over eight weeks. Participants were recruited from paediatric clinics from both hospital and private paediatric practices.

Thu
25
Jun

Prolonged Cannabis Exposure Might Help Treat Migraines

A new study shows that marijuana may contribute to the long term treatment of migraines, reducing their frequency, intensity and the need to consume other medications.

A study from Israel looking into how marijuana use affects migraines showed that continued exposure to the drug may reduce the frequency of these bouts in the long term.

Published in the journal Brain Sciences, the study surveyed 145 patients between the ages of 34 and 54, all of whom had been treating their migraines with medical marijuana for at least the past three years.

Thu
25
Jun

Probiotics And Cannabis: What Health Providers Should Know

Where does cannabis fit in with the intricate tapestry of bacteria and enzymes in the gut? We’re here to explain.

The rise in cannabis and its various correlated products are bringing about attitudinal perceptions and changes. The new mindset is in how we think about traditional antibiotics, and how we create responsive treatments of gut health. There is increasing anecdotal evidence of the efficacy of cannabis in treating various gastrointestinal conditions.

Microscopic bacteria, known as microbiomes, are organisms that go a long way to improving gastrointestinal health. They are a diverse collection of microorganisms that line the inner walls of your gut, like sticky wallpaper.

Wed
24
Jun

MRSA And Cannabis: What’s The Link?

Researchers believe they’ve uncovered another antibiotic element that cannabis offers, creating an additional tool in the weapon against healthcare associated infections.

“An interdisciplinary team of McMaster researchers found that the chemical compound, or cannabinoid, called cannabigerol (CBG) is not only antibacterial but also effective in mice against a resilient family of bacteria known as methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).” — McMaster University

Tue
23
Jun

Cannabis-based PTSD therapy starts human clinical trials

A cannabis company focused on developing a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder is starting human clinical trials.

Allied Corp. (OTCQB: ALID) said is started Phase 1 of the research trial in partnership with European-based bio-pharma company MGC Pharmaceuticals Ltd., in a Monday statement.

Phase 1 clinical trials are used to test the safety, side effects and best dose of a new drug, usually on healthy volunteers. Allied will then test if and how the cannabinoid solution can treat PTSD in humans.

Tue
23
Jun

Cannabis And Strokes: Debunking Myths And Misconceptions

The link between cannabis and a heightened risk of stroke has been studied multiple times as THC turns “on” the CB1 and CB2 receptors in the central nervous and cardiovascular systems.

“As these products become increasingly used across the country, getting clearer, scientifically rigorous data is going to be important as we try to understand the overall health effects of cannabis.” — Robert Harrington, M.D., president of the American Heart Association 

Tue
23
Jun

Why Every Cannabis Company Needs A Scientific Advisory Board

The cannabis industry has reached a point in its evolution where science and research are no longer an added bonus, rather a necessity.  As we continue to tout the benefits of cannabinoids like THC and CBD, skeptics and investors need science-based evidence in order to establish credibility and trust in the industry. Even those who believe in the benefits of cannabis want more data.

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