Patients Say Marijuana Treats Neuropathy Just As Well As Opioids, And Most Report Using High-THC Cannabis, New Survey Finds

Marijuana is just as effective at treating symptoms of neuropathy as opioids are, according to the results of a new survey. And what’s more, the majority of patients with the often-painful condition say they’re using cannabis with more than 20 percent THC, raising questions about the quality of prior studies that relied on government-grown marijuana that is generally lower in potency. The company NuggMD, which connects patients to doctors for medical cannabis recommendations, surveyed 603...

Pet Releaf Dispels Hemp Myths and Educates Pet Owners on the Benefits of CBD

As the nation celebrates 4/20 and National Pet CBD Day on 4/21, Pet Releaf, the leading provider of CBD products for pets, is taking the opportunity to educate pet owners about the myths and truths surrounding hemp and CBD. We want to dispel the myths surrounding hemp and CBD and educate pet owners about the many benefits CBD offers. Click here to read the full article on https://www.marijuanamoment.net/

What can’t CBD do?

A new federally funded study has found that CBD may help tobacco users quit by reducing cravings. Researchers at Washington State University (WSU) looked at the effects of the non-intoxicating cannabinoid on the metabolism of nicotine, the main addictive component of tobacco. The study, published in the journal Chemical Research in Toxicology last month, showed that relatively low doses of CBD significantly inhibited a key enzyme associated with the processing of nicotine in the body, which...

Legal Medical Marijuana Linked With Less Opioid Use From Cancer Patients

Legal medical marijuana has been linked with reduced opioid use according to a new study conducted by the American Medical Association. Results add more evidence to the argument that legal marijuana can curb and manage opioid use, and could have a significant impact on the opioid crisis. The study, published in JAMA Oncology, analyzed the results of thousands of patients with different types of cancer. Researchers explained that the study was conducted in order to explore the links that exist...

Back to Nature: Cannabis Consumers Gain Satisfaction in Outdoor Settings

In ways that extend well beyond either drinking beer or the use of wine for cooking or possible benefit for an imbiber’s heart and blood circulation, cannabis consumers are increasingly intentional about pursuing a diverse range of goals, practices, and experiences with the plant. To help the legal cannabis industry better understand its clientele, New Frontier Data — in partnership with cannabis discovery company Jointly — has released Cannabis Consumers in America: (Part II) The Purposeful...

Mississippi’s medical marijuana industry goes into effect tomorrow

by Kobee Vance, originally published on www.mpbonline.org The Mississippi law that will legalize medical marijuana goes into effect tomorrow, and farmers will then be allowed to start crop production. But experts say it will take some time before patients can purchase product. This Friday, dozens of laws will go into effect, including the Mississippi Medicinal Cannabis Trade act. The bill was signed in February, and regulations for patients, providers and cultivators have been in development...

Can You Ask Your Doctor For A Cannabis Prescription Instead Of Painkillers?

by By Tom Gaffey, originally published on The Fresh Toast It is completely understandable to have skepticism towards prescription pain medication. America’s opioid crisis continues to take record numbers of lives, while many others live quietly addicted to pain medication. If you injure yourself or require surgery, you are likely going to experience pain. You also might want nothing to do with potentially-addictive pain medication when it is offered. Marijuana, as we have previously reported,...

The Opportunity for Inhalable Products for ‘Stressed Out Millennials’

By Madeline Scanlon originally published at Cannabis Business Times One of the most common CBD product positionings is relaxation—and for a good reason. According to Brightfield Group data, anxiety is the top reported condition consumers are treating with CBD, with younger generations most likely to report using CBD to manage anxiety. Brightfield has created a complex consumer group profile to better understand these younger, stressed consumers using CBD for anxiety: the Stressed Out...

Understanding The Elderly And Their Relationship To The Plant

By Pam Chmiel, originally published in www.cannabisbusinessexecutive.com/ Those in the 65+ age group are prime candidates to benefit from cannabis since it treats the symptoms they commonly seek relief from, like pain, anxiety, cancer, and degenerative conditions such as ALS, MS, and Parkinson’s disease. But there are unique challenges in getting this group to buy into the medicinal or recreational benefits of cannabis, more so than other demographics. The elderly tend to feel vulnerable,...