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Study: Anxiolytic Effects of CBD on Frontline Health Care Workers Maintains for Up to a Month

The anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) effects of CBD in frontline health care professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic were maintained up to 1 month after the treatment discontinuation, “suggesting a persistent decrease in anxiety in this group in the real world”. This is according to a new study published by the journal Frontiers in Pharmacology, and epublished by …

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Study: Cancer Patients with Refractory Pain May Find Relief With Oral Marijuana Spray

A new study published in the journal PLOS One has found that terminal cancer patients with refractory pain respond favorably to a marijuana spray containing equal parts THC and CBD. “This pilot study aimed to assess the safety, tolerability, pharmacokinetics and exploratory analgesic effect of a novel water-soluble oro-buccal nanoparticle spray of a cannabis-based medicine …

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Australian Capital Territory Decriminalizes Drug Possession

The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory passed legislation today to decriminalize the possession of eight different drugs including MDMA, cocaine, psilocybin and LSD. The Legislative Assembly for the Australian Capital Territory passed the legislation by a vote of 13 to 6. The measure was introduced by Labor Party MP Michael Pettersson. The Australian …

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Low-Dose THC Has Positive Effect on Morbidity, Quality of Life and Mortality in Geriatric and Palliative Patients

Low-dose THC “has a positive effect on morbidity, side effects, quality of life and mortality in geriatric and palliative patients”, according to a new study. The study was published by the peer-reviewed journal peer-reviewed journal MMW – Fortschritte der Medizin, as well as on the website for the U.S. National Library of Medicine. “Cannabis-containing medicines …

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Study: THC/CBD Medications Provide Clinical Improvements to Poly Medicated Dementia Patients

A long-term THC/CBD medication “can be administered safely and with overall positive clinical improvement to poly medicated older adults with severe dementia and associated problems.” This is according to a new study published in the peer-reviewed journal  Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, and conducted by researchers in Switzerland. “The management of behavioral symptoms and rigidity in …

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Study: “CBD Might be Beneficial in Alleviating UVB-Induced Skin Damage in Humans”

The findings of a new study “indicate that CBD might be beneficial in alleviating UVB-induced skin damage in humans.” The study was published in the peer-reviewed journal Molecules, and was epublished by the U.S. National Institute of Health. It was conducted by researchers at Sichuan University in China. “Cannabidiol (CBD) has emerged as a phytocannabinoid …

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D.C. Mayor Signs Law Doubling Medical Marijuana Possession Limit Among Other Changes

Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser has signed into law an emergency ordinance that will alter the district’s medical marijuana law. Council Bill 240981 was signed by Mayor Bowser this week, allowing it to become law within 90 days. In addition to increasing the possession limit for qualified medical marijuana patients from four ounces to eight, …

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Study Finds CBD May Be Effective Against Brainstem and Limbic Seizures

A new study being published in the journal Pharmacological Reports has found that the marijuana compound cannabidiol (CBD) is effective against brainstem and limbic seizures. “Cannabidiol (CBD) has been of rapidly growing interest in the epilepsy research field due to its antiseizure properties in preclinical models and patients with pharmacoresistant epilepsy”, states the study, which …

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Oklahoma Governor Declares Special Election for Marijuana Legalization

In a press release Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt announced a special election next year giving voters the opportunity to legalize recreational marijuana for everyone 21 and older. Governor Stitt issued a proclamation setting the special election for March 7, 2023, at which point voters will decide the fate of State Question 820. The initiative failed …

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Report: Nearly $3 Billion in Taxes Garnered From Legal U.S. Marijuana Sales in Fiscal Year 2022

Despite marijuana remaining illegal in many parts of the country, U.S. marijuana sales garnered $2.8 billion in taxes in fiscal year 2022. This is according to a new report conducted by The Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. The report found that during the most recent full fiscal year, which ran from July 2021 to June 2022, …

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