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What are the Health Benefits of CBD?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, July, 20th 2017 by THCFinder

What are the health benefits of CBD?

Other than Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD) is another component found in cannabis. It is non-psychoactive, meaning that it does not make users get high. Its anti-inflammatory property has made it emerge as an effective component to treat various medical issues. Hence with CBD, there are several health benefits and in this article are some of the health benefits to expect. It might be worth trying out CBD oil if you have any of the below issues as it might dramatically help improve your health.

Treating chronic pain

Cannabinoid in medical marijuana helps in relieving both acute and chronic pain such as chronic back pain. The reason behind this is that CBD interacts with brain receptors and the immune system thereby resulting in painkilling effects. Unlike tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, CBD doesn’t get you high, making it good to treat chronic pain in kids and pets. Moreover, CBD has natural anti-inflammatory properties that reverse the inflammation effects of muscles.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/what-are-the-health-benefits-of-cbd/


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Washington, D.C. To Give Minorities Preference for Getting into MMJ Industry

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, July, 6th 2017 by THCFinder

Members of the Washington D.C. Council advanced legislation to give local minority-owned companies a preference when applying for licenses to operate medical marijuana businesses.

While states generally don’t track the race and ethnicity of weed license applicants, it’s obvious to anyone who hasn’t been living under a rock for the past decade that most dispensaries and the vast majority of growing operations around the country are overwhelmingly dominated by white men.

This lack of minority representation is especially problematic given that African Americans were—and still are—disproportionately arrested and incarcerated during the War on Drugs, according to the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).

Marijuana use is roughly equal among blacks and whites, yet blacks are 3.73 times as likely to be arrested for possession, noteed the ACLU.

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/washington-d-c-to-give-minorities-preference-for-getting-into-mmj-industry/


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Balkan States Move Toward Medical Marijuana

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, July, 4th 2017 by THCFinder

Three of the Balkan states to emerge from the ashes of Yugoslavia a generation ago are now among the first countries in the ex-communist world to move toward embracing medical marijuana.

Australian firm MGC Pharmaceuticals just announced a deal to distribute its cannabis-derived products in Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia. MGC is partnering with the Slovenian supplier Mikro+Polo to market its phytocannabinoid-derived Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) in the three countries, according to Australia’s Business News.

Perth-based MGC was established three years ago by veterans of the Israeli medical marijuana industry. Late last year, it harvested its first test crop of cannabis in Slovenia and has established a facility in the country’s capital, Ljubljana, where it is isolating cannabidiol (CBD) for use in its products, including a CBD-infused skincare ointment. 

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/balkan-states-move-toward-medical-marijuana/


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High Hopes Ride on Marijuana Amid Opioid Crisis

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, June, 28th 2017 by THCFinder

(Reuters) - A handful of drugmakers are taking their first steps toward developing marijuana-based painkillers, alternatives to opioids that have led to widespread abuse and caused the U.S. health regulator to ask for a withdrawal of a popular drug this month.

The cannabis plant has been used for decades to manage pain and there are increasingly sophisticated marijuana products available across 29 U.S. states, as well as in the District of Columbia, where medical marijuana is legal.

 

There are no U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved painkillers derived from marijuana, but companies such as Axim Biotechnologies Inc, Nemus Bioscience Inc and Intec Pharma Ltd have drugs in various stages of development.

Read More:https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/high-hopes-ride-on-marijuana-amid-opioid-crisis/


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This medical marijuana start-up uses artificial intelligence to find which strain is best for you

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, June, 28th 2017 by THCFinder

Artificial intelligence is being used to improve bankingmarketingthe legal field — and now to find which one of the more than 30,000 strains of medical marijuana is best for you.

Potbot uses AI to "read" through peer-reviewed medical journals to find studies on cannabinoids, the active compounds in marijuana. Using the research, it pairs 37 symptoms like insomnia, asthma and cancer with branded marijuana strains to find which type of weed is best suited to treat each one.

The company has raised $5 million to date, according to Potbotics CEO David Goldstein. Part of the reason for its success is the technology doesn't actually involve marijuana directly, making it completely legal he said. The app is available in Apple's App Store and the Google Play store. In addition, the bigger pharmaceutical companies haven't entered the space, giving the marijuana industry a "start-up mentality."

Read More:http://www.cnbc.com/2017/06/26/potbot-uses-artificial-intelligence-to-find-the-best-marijuana-strain.html


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Pa. defends choice of a medical marijuana grower

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Tue, June, 27th 2017 by THCFinder

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania health officials are defending their decision to award a coveted medical marijuana grower’s permit to a firm whose affiliate in Minnesota had two former executives charged this year with smuggling a half-million dollars worth of the drug across state lines.

Pennsylvania Medical Supply in Scranton was one of only 12 companies to win a permit last week to grow medical marijuana in the state. Records show the firm is run by Vireo Health. In February, Minnesota officials charged two ex-employees of its affiliate there with illegally transporting medical cannabis oil while they worked for the company.

Read More:http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/pa-medical-marijuana-grower-awarded-permit-20170626.html


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