The Endocannabinoid System

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What to Do with Cannabis Taxes?

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The marijuana taxes enacted by States (from 15-35% of sales), in addition to taxes on newly created cannabis jobs, businesses, and retail spending, has created a new-found tax boom for Governors and their budgets.  This comes at an opportune time when: the federal government is attempting to reduce payments to states, raising existing state taxes...

Cannabinoids and Dermatology

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New research is being conducted on the effects of cannabis on skin conditions such as including pruritus (severe itching), inflammatory skin disease, and skin cancer. One small study showed that application of  a cannabinoid containing cream reduced itching in 38% of  chronic kidney disease patients on dialysis.  Another small study demonstrated that a cream activating cannabinoid receptors...

Cannabis extract helps reset brain function in psychosis

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An August 29, 2018 report out of King’s College, London, shows that cannabidiol (CBD) the non-intoxicating substance of the cannabis plant, shows significant relief for psychotic symptoms in young adults who have not yet been diagnosed as psychotic but who have abnormal brain activity leading to psychotic events.  A single dose of CBD was administered...

Marijuana Alcohol Tobacco industries

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You would think that with the declining tobacco market (most tobacco stocks are significantly down), that tobacco companies would be interested, motivated and expert at getting into the cannabis industry.  Color us surprised.  They are not – yet. What other industry is getting into cannabis?  The alcohol companies. Constellation brands (Robert Mondavi wines, Svedka vodka,...

Epilepsy and medical marijuana

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Through a growing number of cannabis co-ops, patients and families are finding compassionate care from like-minded individuals who have experienced both long-term suffering with a disease state and associated prescribed medications, as well as significant symptom relief from cannabis products.  While insurance does not yet cover the cost of using medical cannabis, patients and families...

Missouri considers medical marijuana

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The State of Missouri will be voting on not one, but three initiatives in November 2018, considering the legalization of medical marijuana. According to State rules, if more than one initiative gets voted in on the same topic, the initiative with the most votes wins. In State polls, Missourians support legalization.  In one “Isidewith” poll,...

Marijuana and breastfeeding

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A recent study of 50 breast-feeding mothers (2014-2017) shows that THC and CBD was present in mother’s milk in 63% of breast milk samples up to six days after maternal marijuana use.   In one case of a mother who was a relatively heavier user, cannabis metabolites were found in the infant’s poop. A few other...

Medical Marijuana Reduces Medicaid Prescriptions in States where Marijuana is Legalized

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A 2017 study by researchers shows a reduction in Medicaid prescriptions filled for various ailments in states where medical marijuana is legal or available. Prescriptions for the following conditions were reduced significantly for five out of nine ailments studied: Depression – 13% reduction Nausea – 17% reduction Psychosis – 12% reduction Seizure disorders – 12%...

Oklahoma goes Medical Marijuana

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Oklahoma becomes the 30th State to legalize medical marijuana as of the end of June, 2018, in a ballot initiative approved by 56% of voters. The Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority, a division of the Oklahoma Department of Health, has been established to oversee regulations and enforcement within the State. From the Vox news release: “A...