Whole-Plant Marijuana ‘Entourage Effect’ Helps Patients More Than Purified CBD

By:  Kyle Jaeger | Patients suffering from epilepsy experience better health outcomes—with fewer adverse side effects—when they use plant-based cannabidiol (CBD) extracts compared to “purified” CBD products, according to a new scientific review. A team of Brazilian researchers conducted a meta-analysis of studies from 2013 to 2017 that have explored the…

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5 Ways to Drink Your Cannabis

By Ella Buchan | As cannabis becomes legal in more and more states, the weed industry is turning a new leaf. Seedy smoke shops run by the neighborhood hippie are being replaced with sleek dispensaries staffed with knowledgeable “budtenders.” Entrepreneurs are looking beyond brownies and bongs and getting creative with high-end edibles, craft…

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Medical Uses of Cannabis and THC

There are marked differences in the knowledge on the medical uses of cannabis and cannabinoids in different diseases. For nausea and vomiting associated with cancer chemotherapy, anorexia and cachexia in HIV/AIDS, chronic, especially neuropathic pain, spasticity in multiple sclerosis and spinal cord injury there is strong evidence for medical benefits.…

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Competition Heats Up Between Missouri Medical Marijuana Campaigns

Missouri officials announced last week that three separate medical marijuana initiatives officially qualified for the state’s November ballot, and competition between the sponsoring advocacy groups is already heating up. While all three measures seek to establish regulated medical cannabis systems in the state, two are proposed constitutional amendments and the third…

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