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July 03, 2018

The First Licensed Cannabis Retail Shop In Massachusetts Prepares For Its Big Opening
A major hurdle for recreational cannabis sales in the Bay State was cleared on Monday. The Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (CCC) has granted its first provisional retail license to sell adult-use marijuana. The five member commission unanimously voted to grant the license to Cultivate, a medical cannabis dispensary currently operating in Worcester County. The company describes itself as a farm-to-table operation, and takes pride in the fact that it grows and sells medicinal grade cannabis at the same location. The company has also applied for cultivation and manufacturing of adult-use cannabis. Planning …
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June 29, 2018

Approval of Epidiolex Validates What Many CBD Users Already Knew
The FDA announced in a press release on Monday that it had approved the “first drug comprised of an active ingredient derived from marijuana to treat rare, severe forms of epilepsy.” Prior to this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had approved only three cannabinoid-based medicines. None of the approved drugs contain, or are derived from, the whole cannabis plant. Instead, they are all created from isolated synthetics that do not offer the benefits of the entourage effect. FDA Grants Approval of Epidiolex On June 26, 2018, the FDA granted approval of Epidiolex, …
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June 29, 2018

How to Talk To Your Doctor About Becoming a Legal Medical Cannabis Patient
At the time of this article’s publishing, thirty states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation permitting use of medical cannabis. Of those, nine states and DC have went a step further and legalized marijuana for all adults 21 and over. Although this is exciting for many advocates of the plant, many patients that are suffering from ailing health conditions are left wondering what this means for them, and how exactly all of these changes will impact their healthcare options. Do you qualify for medical cannabis? There is no universal handbook for a medical cannabis program. You will find …
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June 28, 2018

Oklahoma Voters Approve The Use of Medical Marijuana Across The State
On June 26, Oklahoma voters approved State Question Number 788 – Initiative Number 412, an activist-led, signature-driven ballot measure launched more than two years ago. This makes the Sooner State the 30th state in the nation to permit the use of cannabis for medicinal purposes, and perhaps the most conservative state yet to approve its use. The measure is one of the most permissive cannabis policies in the U.S. The typical list of qualifying conditions doesn’t exist. Instead, doctors will be able to recommend cannabis using the same accepted standards for recommending any other medications — a …
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December 13, 2017

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program: The Patient-Doctor Disconnect
Introduced in July 2014, New York’s medical marijuana program has been a work in progress from the get-go. The state recently announced an expansion to its program that is beginning to open the door to improved patient access. These changes included adding chronic pain and PTSD to its list of qualifying medical conditions. Chronic pain, on its own, is already responsible for more than 7,500 new patients joining New York’s MMJ program. This is a step forward for the state that was once criticized for its strict rules. Similarly so, New York recently took steps to end …
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December 06, 2017

New York State’s PTSD Expansion Analysis
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo marked this past Veteran’s Day by signing a measure that expanded the state’s medical cannabis qualifying conditions to include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The legislation was sponsored by Senator Diane Savino, a proponent of the inclusion since the program’s infancy. The bill received near unanimous support in the Assembly with a 131-8 vote, and with a Senate approval of 50-13. Its passing expands coverage to an estimated 19,000 New Yorkers. In doing so, it is expected to bring needed relief to a series of New York residents, including its veteran population. Additionally, it could bring …

December 03, 2017

Introducing the Hydrology9 by Cloudious9: A Vaporizer And Water Pipe In One
Cloudious9 are onto something here. The makers behind the Hydrology9 vaporizer are trying to bridge the gap between two popular methods of inhalation — and their first attempt was nearly a home run. Ideal for people who like the experience of smoking out of water pipes, the Hydrology9 offers a healthier way of inhaling your favorite dried herbs without the negative side effects of smoking. What To Expect From The Hydrology9 With its quality construction, integrated stir-tool, and stylish design, there is a lot to like about the Hydrology9. The device produces smooth vapor draws, especially when set to …
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October 05, 2017

Treating Menstrual Cramps and PMDD with Medical Marijuana
A modern-day woman will experience an average of 450 menstrual cycles or “periods” in her lifetime. For women suffering from dysmenorrhea or “menstrual cramps,” this number can seem more like thousands. During this time, some women experience pains that originate in the lower abdomen/pelvic area that can be both physically and emotionally draining to cope with. Do all women experience menstrual cramps? Menstrual cycles are unique to the individual. Some women experience no harsh symptoms, while others can experience a combination of painful symptoms included nausea, loose stools/diarrhea, headache, dizziness, and cramps. A survey …

September 13, 2017

Review: The New G Pen Pro Portable Vaporizer from Grenco Science
Grenco Science, the company behind the original G Pen vaporizer, has quickly established itself as one of the largest and most well-recognized portable vaporizer manufacturers in the world. With celebrity endorsements from Snoop Dogg, Taylor Gang, DGK, and more, Grenco continues to look for ways to expand its reach and connect with the community; so far, the company has found a bundle of success. The G Pen Pro is the company’s newest product offering and is the next generation of the original G Pro Herbal, a less-sophisticated vaporizer pen launched by Grenco in early 2014. Like the G Pro …
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May 24, 2017

Study: Chili Peppers and Cannabis Could Be The Answer To Gut Disorders
Patients with special dietary needs or those with diseases of the gut/pancreas often find themselves frustrated and in tremendous pain. Figuring out how to calm down the immunological response of the gut may make it possible to create a treatment for gastro diseases and disorders, and it turns out part of the solution may be found in both chili pepper and cannabis. You wouldn’t think chili peppers and cannabis have much in common; but researchers have now found that the chemical that gives chili peppers their heat targets a receptor in the gut that produces a …