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Study: Marijuana Not Associated With Risk of Stroke

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Fri, January, 6th 2017 by THCFinder

Most doctors will tell you: Heavy alcohol use is bad, and heavy tobacco use is even worse.

If you smoke a considerable amount of cigarettes, your risk for a bevy of health issues, including heart disease, cancer and stroke, is considerably increased.

But marijuana? Hardly a concern at all—at least when it comes to stroke.

According to a study involving almost 50,000 people in Sweden, published in the journal of the American Heart Association, marijuana use is not associated with any additional risk of stroke.

We found no evident association between cannabis use in young adulthood and stroke, including strokes before 45 years of age,” study authors wrote in their conclusion, published last week. 

Read More:http://hightimes.com/medicinal/study-marijuana-not-associated-with-risk-of-stroke/


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How to get a Medical Marijuana Card in Florida

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, January, 5th 2017 by THCFinder

Yesterday, legalized medical cannabis went into effect in Florida. Amendment 2, passed in November, allows patients access to medical marijuana from licensed doctors in the state.

Yet while the law may have just gone into effect, rules and regulations still need to be established by the Florida Department of Health. The Miami Herald reports that the deadline for the rules building the foundation of Florida’s medicinal cannabis laws is six months.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/medical-marijuana-card-in-florida/


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Israel’s Ariel University Offering First-Ever Course on Medical Cannabis

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Wed, January, 4th 2017 by THCFinder

Israel’s Council for Higher Education has, for the first time for a major university, given approval to a course on medical cannabis. The course will take place at Ariel University.

The course was initiated and is being led by Dr. Michael Dor. Dor is a lecturer at the university’s Faculty of Health Sciences, and is also a chief adviser of the nation’s Health Ministry.

According to Dor, 117 students have been accepted into the course. The course includes:

  • a look at the history of medical cannabis
  • an examination of the current laws and regulations
  • a look at the active ingredients in the plant
  • cannabis farming including an examination of current technology and techniques used
  • a look at its social implications including an examination of changing attitudes
  • The course is exclusive to those who are studying in the field of medical administration and have completed at least one year of other studies.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/israels-ariel-university-offering-first-ever-course-medical-cannabis/


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California's Gigantic Medical-Marijuana Industry Could Be Devastated by an Unlikely Source

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Mon, January, 2nd 2017 by THCFinder

If you support the legalization of marijuana, 2016 didn't give you much to complain about. Last year, residents in four states approved recreational-marijuana ballot initiatives, doubling the total from the end of 2015, while five new states put medical-cannabis laws on their books. By year's end, 28 states and Washington, D.C., had legalized medical pot.

And there's more where that came from. We saw two battleground states -- Pennsylvania and Ohio -- introduce and pass medical-marijuana legislation without sending it to a public vote. We also saw a continued softening in the public's opinion toward marijuana, which remains an illegal drug at the federal level. Gallup's 2016 poll found that 60% of Americans now want to see the substance legalized nationwide, up from just 25% when California passed the first compassionate-use law in 1996. Legal weed sales have also soared. Cannabis research firm ArcView sees sales reaching nearly $22 billion by the end of the decade, while investment firm Cowen & Co. projects a better-than-23% annualized growth rate leading to $50 billion in legal sales by 2026.



Read more: http://www.fool.com/investing/2017/01/01/californias-gigantic-medical-marijuana-industry-co.aspx#ixzz4UYtmMdGq


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Nonsmokers Can Still Benefit from Medical Cannabis

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, December, 29th 2016 by THCFinder

Thankfully, our political leaders as well as doctors are finally recognizing the potential health and wellness benefits that Marijuana offers those who are suffering from many different conditions including chronic pain and spasms, to deadly diseases such as cancer, AIDS, and debilitating conditions like Multiple Sclerosis and Epilepsy.

Medical Cannabis can help people suffering from chronic pain, nausea and loss of appetite due to those diseases.  Many folks who are nonsmokers, may be reluctant to try Cannabis treatment due to the perception that it has to be smoked or inhaled to benefit from the healing effects of the drug.

Read More:https://www.theweedblog.com/nonsmokers-can-still-benefit-medical-cannabis/


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Medical Marijuana Reclassified Under International Law?

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, December, 29th 2016 by THCFinder

Medical marijuana could receive a much-needed reclassification under international law before 2018.

The World Health Organization’s Expert Committee on Drug Dependence (ECDD), which has played in integral role throughout the years in how marijuana is revered in the eyes of the United Nations, has decided to give some consideration to whether “medical marijuana” should be downgraded from its current classification under the UN Single Convention.

The organization revealed plans last month to hold a special session within the next year and a half to debate this issue, according to a report from Americans for Safe Access (ASA).

Read More:http://hightimes.com/news/medical-marijuana-reclassified-under-international-law/


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