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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 …
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May 24, 2017

UK Researchers to Study the Effects of Cannabidiol on Brain Tumors in Children
As long as whole plant cannabis products remain federally illegal in the United States (and most other countries), many parents with sick children are forced to administer cannabidiol (CBD) to their child without having access to quality medical advice and/or scientific research. Prompted by the growing number of families who are deciding the potential benefits of using CBD outweigh the risks, British scientists are undertaking a study to determine what effects CBD, a non-psychoactive cannabinoid found in cannabis, has on brain tumors. Professor Richard Grundy of University of Nottingham’s Pediatric Neuro-oncology and Cancer Biology unit will …
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May 24, 2017

Washington College Launches Specialized Cannabis Courses
Just across the Oregon-Washington border, an organization known as Clark College Economic & Community Development (ECD) is providing workforce training and non-credit learning to more than 10,000 people annually. Currently, the ECD offers a wide variety of classes like painting, photography, cooking, languages, computer basics, personal finance, web design and much more. Now, in a move to keep up with the public’s interest in the plant, the ECD is expanding its service offering to include specialized courses in cannabis education. Cannabis and Your Health Cannabis and Your Health is a five week course, covering …
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May 16, 2017

New Regulations Are Changing the California Cannabis Industry As We Know It
While many California residents were originally happy when Proposition 64, “The Adult Use of Marijuana Act,” passed back in November, many medical patients are now left questioning how the upcoming changes to California’s legal cannabis industry are going to affect their treatment plan. Shifting to a recreational system is proving to be a very complicated and unsettling process, especially when the existing system isn’t exactly the best infrastructure to work with. This can be very frustrating for medical patients who were content with the way it was, but that’s not to say that the current legal gray …
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May 15, 2017

Update: Pennsylvania Medical Cannabis Industry Begins to Heat Up
According to the York Daily Record, the state of Pennsylvania will receive roughly $7.9 million in revenue from marijuana permit applicants this year alone. Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program was signed into law by Governor Tom Wolf on April 17, 2016. Since that time, the department has completed the Safe Harbor temporary guidelines and Safe Harbor Letter application process, as well as approved 231 applications; completed temporary regulations for growers/processors, dispensaries, and laboratories (which have been published in the Pennsylvania Bulletin); released Phase One permit applications for grower/processors and dispensaries; developed the Medical Marijuana Physician Workgroup; drafted temporary …