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Should CBD Become Part of Your Wellness Routine?

In recent years, hemp-derived CBD has been gaining more notoriety in Europe and the United States for helping consumers round out their health and wellness. Studies have shown that a person’s endocannabinoid system benefits greatly from this compound to reduce anxiety but questions still surround the physical health benefits of a CBD wellness routine. Most …

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Nashville DA Will No Longer Prosecute Minor Marijuana Possession Charges

The Nashville District Attorney’s Office will no longer prosecute for possession of less than half an ounce of marijuana. “Marijuana charges do little to promote public health, and even less to promote public safety,” District Attorney Glenn Funk said Wednesday in an announcement on the policy change. “Demographic statistics indicate that these charges impact minorities …

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States With Medical Marijuana Laws Saw 20% Drop In Some Opioid Prescriptions

States with active medical marijuana laws saw certain opioid prescription rates drop nearly 20 percent compared to prohibition states, a first-of-its-kind study out of Columbia University’s Irving Medical Center has found. Authors said the findings underscore the importance of providing patients with pain management alternatives, such as cannabis, in efforts to reduce opioid use. Drug …

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Alberta Researcher – Cannabis Shows Promise Blocking Coronavirus Infection

Cannabis extracts are showing potential in making people more resistant to the novel coronavirus, says an Alberta researcher leading a study. After sifting through 400 cannabis strains, researchers at the University of Lethbridge are concentrating on about a dozen that show promising results in ensuring less fertile ground for the potentially lethal virus to take …

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Doctors Say “Smoking Cannabis Raises COVID-19 Risk”

If you’re smoking marijuana to ease stress during the coronavirus pandemic, health professionals say you may want to reconsider. The American Lung Association and local doctors worry about the rising number of people smoking marijuana, even if people are only using a moderate to low amount. Marty Brueggemann, the Chief medical officer at Virginia Mason …

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Charlotte Figi, The Girl Who Inspired The CBD Movement, Dies From Covid-19

Charlotte Figi, the little girl who inspired the low-THC medical marijuana strain, “Charlotte’s Web,” passed away April 7th. According to her family, she had been exhibiting viral symptoms, and was being treated on the same floor as COVID-19 patients. While tests for the coronavirus came back negative, she was being treated as a likely COVID-19 …

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Experts Say “Smoking Cannabis Could Make The Lungs More Susceptible To COVID-19”

Marijuana sales have spiked during the coronavirus pandemic, but lung health experts warn smoking the substance could increase a person’s risk of getting COVID-19. In the days and weeks leading up to stay-in-place orders and lockdowns, legal cannabis sales spiked. Some studies and anecdotal reports suggest marijuana can help people cope with anxiety, which is being felt deeply …

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Colorado – Law To Allow Doctors To Prescribe Cannabis Instead Of Opiates

A  law in Colorado will let doctors prescribe marijuana instead of opioids. Gov. Jared Polis signed the legislation this past week. It expands the list of medical conditions that qualify for marijuana subscriptions to include conditions that can be treated with opioids. “Colorado loses a community member to drug overdose roughly every nine hours, with opioids …

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