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  1. Ron Strider

    UK: Cannabis Extract Could Provide 'New Class Of Treatment' For Psychosis

    A key component of medical marijuana could provide an "entirely new" type of treatment for mental health patients suffering with hallucinations and delusions. The first clinical trial exploring the effects of cannabidiol (CBD), one of the major psychoactive compounds in cannabis, found that...
  2. Ron Strider

    FL: New Lakeland Clinic Devoted To Medical Marijuana Treatment

    Dr. Aida Cuascut-Reyes says she's haunted by the screams of a patient whose rectal cancer caused such excruciating pain that not even morphine could ease her suffering. Cuascut-Reyes wishes the woman had lived long enough to be treated with medical marijuana. Based on her experience with...
  3. Ron Strider

    Cannabis And Goggles - The Latest In Concussion Treatments And Research

    Bari Gold was never one for tutus. When she was 4, Roberta Gold gave in to her daughter's competitive spirit and enrolled her in a local soccer program. While the rest of the girls picked daisies on the field, Bari played fiercely against her opponents. She joined a travel team at 9 and worked...
  4. Ron Strider

    Cannabis As A Treatment For Alcoholism

    It takes courage to face an alcohol addiction. Unfortunately, for those who have been dependent on alcohol day in and day out for years, attempting to quit cold turkey or taper off can hold potentially fatal consequences. After years of usage the body develops a dependency on alcohol...
  5. Ron Strider

    Ireland: Local Man Goes Abroad For Medical Cannabis Treatment

    A 36-year-old local man who is battling brain cancer departed for Spain today (Monday) to obtain medical cannabis treatment which he is unable to access legally in Ireland. Athlone native Kenny Tynan, a married father of four, was diagnosed last November with a recurrence of a brain tumor...
  6. Ron Strider

    Analyzing The Use Of CBD Oil As Potential Cancer Treatment

    With an estimated 1,685,210 new cases of cancer being diagnosed in 2016 in the United States and 595,690 dying of the disease, the burden that cancer causes is not to be understated. This also includes a potential $156 billion in costs by 2020 for cancer care. With such a large medical threat...
  7. Ron Strider

    AUS: Cannabis Extract Could Be 1st New Pharmaceutical Treatment For Acne In 20 Years

    Teenagers won't just be smoking cannabis on the sly in the future – they could be openly smearing it on their face to prevent acne. Aussie company Botanix is developing the first new acne treatment in 20 years that aims to fight pimples using a synthetic version of cannabidiol. However...
  8. Ron Strider

    Vera Twomey Announces Daughter Starting Cannabis-Based Treatment In The Netherlands

    Medical cannabis campaigner Vera Twomey has revealed that her daughter Ava is to begin "life-saving" treatment in the Netherlands. Ms Twomey said in May that she was being "forced out of the country" to access treatment for her daughter, who suffers from a severe form of epilepsy called...
  9. Ron Strider

    Weed Is A Cancer Cell Destroyer, Study Finds

    Researchers in London found compounds extracted from marijuana combined with chemotherapy treatment helps target and kill cancer cells. A study out of the University of London released in June found tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD), derived from cannabis, boosts the...
  10. Ron Strider

    CO: How Legal Pot Cash Can Help Kill The Opioid Epidemic

    Colorado is making big money off marijuana sales, over $105 million in tax revenue for fiscal year 2016-17. That revenue is going into a "Marijuana Tax Cash Fund" that's being allocated a few different ways (as reported by Vice). Arguably the most meaningful, and exemplary for other states to...
  11. Ron Strider

    Israel: Can Cannabis Turn Back The Aging Process?

    Israeli researchers restore the memory performance of lab mice to a juvenile stage. Clinical trials on humans are next. As our brain ages, our cognitive abilities naturally decrease and it becomes more difficult to learn new things or devote attention to several things at the same time...
  12. Ron Strider

    Puff Or Pass? Medical Marijuana And Chronic Illness

    The earliest written reference to marijuana exists in Chinese writings dating back to 2737 B.C. that describe cannabis’ use as a medication for rheumatism, gout, and malaria. The Spanish brought marijuana to the New World in 1545, and it became a commercial crop, along with tobacco, by 1611...
  13. Ron Strider

    NY: Marijuana May Soon Be A Legal Treatment For Sufferers Of PTSD

    The state assembly, controlled by a Democratic majority, overwhelmingly voted to approve a bill Tuesday, adding PTSD to the list of qualifying conditions for treatment through the New York medical marijuana program. The legislation will move to the state Senate where it will face a Republican...
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    NJ: Court Rules - Insurance Company Must Cover Medical Cannabis Treatment

    A judge in New Jersey ruled that a man's insurance company must pay for the cost of his medical cannabis treatment. This may establish an important precedent in the medical industry. Andrew Watson, who lives in Egg Harbor, New Jersey, enrolled in the state's medical cannabis program in 2014...
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    In Pioneering Study, Israeli Researchers Target Autism With Cannabis

    Eitan was at the hospital with his parents to receive extracts of cannabis that researchers hope will help treat his severe autism. The project, which will test the effects of cannabinoids on 120 autistic children and young adults, is the first of its kind worldwide, said Dr. Adi Aran, the...
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    IA: Medical Marijuana Among Issues Legislators Rushing To Address

    Legislators who support medical marijuana are rushing to advance a bill that would at least extend the soon-to-expire state law that has decriminalized possession of cannabis oil for treatment of chronic epilepsy. Senator Joe Bolkcom, a Democrat from Iowa City, supports the bill, but says it's...
  17. K

    Using Marijuana To Treat Addiction

    As the failed cannabis prohibition efforts continue to die a slow death some interesting new growth is emerging in the wake. Marijuana-friendly treatment centers are already up and running in California and they may be a prelude to a much larger movement in the treatment of addiction. It's...
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    Oregon Issues Doctor Guidelines On Medical Marijuana

    Portland, Ore. - Physicians should provide medical marijuana patients a level of care that, at minimum, includes a full evaluation, treatment and follow-up plan, with documentation in the patient's medical record, when recommending the drug's use, according to a new Oregon Health Authority...
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    FL: Medical Marijuana Treatment Center Sets Up Shop In St. Johns County

    Jacksonville, Fl. – A medical marijuana treatment center has set up shop in St. Johns County. Medical Marijuana Treatment Centers of Florida has set up a location on Solana Road in Ponte Vedra Beach. The company says it gives patients who meet state requirements medical marijuana...