Of the 100,000 medical marijuana patients currently registered in New York, many are turning to the black market for easier access and cheaper prices, according to state Sen. Diane Savino. She recently proposed a bill in the Senate Health Committee that would expand the program.
Nassau County legislators banned the sale of recreational marijuana in anticipation of New York State lawmakers passing a proposal to legalize it. County lawmakers unanimously passed the ban that follows the recommendation of a Task Force on Marijuana Legalization and Regulation.
More than half of Ohio could become eligible for a medical marijuana card if the state approves five more ailments as qualifying conditions. Among the proposed additions are depression, insomnia, anxiety, autism spectrum disorder and opioid use disorder.
New York City Council passed on a ban on pre-employment testing for marijuana usage. The bill prohibits employers from requiring a prospective employee to submit to testing for tetrahydrocannabinols (THC), the active ingredient in marijuana, as a condition of employment.
Everyone interested in cannabis understands the distinction between indicas and sativas, but knowledge is lacking about what attributes make a strain relaxing or stimulating. Few understand why some strains help you sleep while others drive you into a flurry of creativity. Is it the percentage of THC? The THC:CBD ratio?
Folks over 75 who took medical marijuana report less pain, their use of pot-based capsules, tinctures and e-cigarettes allowed a third of these patients to reduce their use of opioid painkillers, researchers found. The study tracked 204 elderly patients who had been prescribed medical marijuana to deal with pain through New York state’s medical marijuana Read more about Study: Medical marijuana helped elderly with chronic pain and reduced opioid use[…]
An Israeli clinic is experiencing encouraging results with the use of medical cannabis to treat children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to a safety and efficacy study. The two-year study, “Real Life Experience of Medical Cannabis Treatment in Autism; Analysis of Safety and Efficacy,” was conducted at the Soroka University Medical Center, which treats Read more about Israeli study on Medical Cannabis and Autism[…]
While Connecticut has already long legalized medical marijuana, Connecticut Governor Lamont is seeking to legalize recreational marijuana like Connecticut’s neighbors. According to Lamont, this “will make for a safer market that will be carefully regulated and taxed.”
Kanabo Research presented the results of its pre-clinical trial for insomnia and other sleep disorders. This study evaluated the efficacy of varying compositions of active ingredients in cannabis to induce sleep,. There was greater efficacy when all three cannabinoids(CBD, CBN, THC) and terpenes were present than when used singularly. When combined, even a small amount Read more about Marijuana research offers encouraging results for insomnia[…]
CBN, cannabis-derived compound that’s been linked to helping with sleep,is also being hailed as the next big thing in wellness. While CBD is more associated with general calming and relaxation effects, CBN is being incorporated into new products like oils and sublingual strips as way to assist in getting a better night’s sleep.