Category Archives: medicine

Study Examining Cannabis For PTSD In Veterans Given Green Light

The Battle Brothers Foundation said Wednesday it has obtained authorization from the national Independent Review Board for the study on the efficiency of medical cannabis in posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in veterans. What Happened: For this study, the Battle Brothers Foundation, a nonprofit organization focused on providing support to veterans, will collaborate with NiaMedic, a […]

Why a Hemp Expert Uses Cannabis to Treat Her Crohn’s Disease

“Cannabis is medicine.” In 2012, Mary Pryor, who would eventually become the CMO of Tonic CBD and co-founder of Cannaclusive, an inclusive-based cannabis marketing company for brands, was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. As she was trying to handle the anxiety and pain of her own, she was also in the midst of supporting her mother, […]

What Do The Latest Studies Say About Older Adults Using Cannabis?

Many seniors are well aware of the litany of serious adverse side-effects associated with available prescription drugs and perceive medical cannabis to be a practical and potentially safer alternative. Our parents and grandparents, pretty much anyone over the age of 65, are among the most vulnerable in the population. Their age alone makes them prone […]

Could Cannabis Be Better At Treating Kids With Autism Than Traditional Meds?

With a condition as sensitive and difficult as autism, cannabis could be a winning, although eccentric, ticket. Autism is an increasingly common condition that can be difficult to parent, difficult to diagnose, and difficult to live with. Worse, many of the medications can cause physical symptoms that further impact the lives of those with the […]

Tilray Wins Authorization to Sell Medical Cannabis in Portugal

The regulatory approval bolsters the cannabis company’s ambitions to be a top player in the category. Tilray (NASDAQ:TLRY) has opened a new market for its medical marijuana. The company announced Monday that Portugal’s national healthcare regulator, Infarmed, has granted it authorization to sell its products in that country. “This is the first time a full […]

Set CBD Oil Free From the Restrictive Cannabis Act

Despite providing no high, it’s as strictly regulated as THC. Perhaps due to the thriving marijuana black market — cheaper prices, higher THC content, a reliable dealer? — BNN Bloomberg announced this week a billion grams of legal pot is sitting unsold in vaults across the country. That’s a lot of weed, supposedly a three-year […]

Cedar Park Mom Credits Medical Marijuana For Helping Her Son Live A Better Life After Rare Disease Diagnosis

Texas lawmakers are back in session and some of the bills headed their way have to do with medical marijuana reform. A Cedar Park mother and Texas Original Compassionate Cultivation are working to encourage state legislators to remove restrictions on qualifying conditions and eliminate the THC cap. “The idea that I would give my chi […]

Netherlands To Supply Medical Cannabis Until July Despite Brexit Ban

The mother of a nine-year-old boy with a severe and rare form of epilepsy who was told Brexit would end the supply of a life-changing cannabis medicine that saved her son’s life has been given a six-month reprieve. Hannah Deacon said she was hugely grateful after being given the lifeline by the Dutch government, which […]

4 Things To Consider When Looking For A Medical Cannabis Doctor

Finding the right medical marijuana doctor might take some time and patience. Here are some things you should consider when looking for one.Doctors who will prescribe you medical marijuana are just as important as primary care physicians. What works for one person may not work for another; it all depends on personality, the conditions you’re […]

West Australian Doctors Still Facing Delays When Prescribing Medicinal Cannabis

The Director of the St Francis Medical Group, David Cooper, told 6PR Mornings that West Australian doctors are still being bogged down by red tape when trying to prescribe medicinal cannabis to their patients.Earlier this month the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) handed down its final decision in favour of down-scheduling low dose cannabidiol (CBD) preparations […]