Month: October 2023

DOH and FDLE Encourage Floridians to Stay Safe During Halloween

Contact: Communications Office NewsMedia@flhealth.gov 850-245-4111 Tallahassee, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health and Florida Department of Law Enforcement have partnered to share tips that encourage Floridians to stay safe and healthy while enjoying Halloween Candy and Treat Safety Always keep an eye on what your child has in his or her mouth…

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An Introduction to the Founders of Cannabis Patients Pacific Northwest

Read a transcription of the interview below. Madeline Colli: Hi, I’m Madeline Colli, the Editor of Cannabis Science and Technology and Cannabis Patient Care magazines. Today, I’m joined by David Benedicktus and Jeremy Robbins, co-founders of Cannabis Patients Pacific Northwest (CPPNW), a not-for-profit organization that provides cannabis education to the…

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Pennsylvania House Committee Approves Senate-Passed Bill To Let Medical Marijuana Growers Sell Directly To Patients

A Pennsylvania House committee has approved a Senate-passed bill that would allow all licensed medical marijuana grower-processors in the state to sell their cannabis products directly to patients, along with an amendment to further permit independent growers and dispensaries to expand their operations. The House Health Committee passed the legislation…

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Cannabinoid receptor type 2 sexual behaviour

Activation of cannabinoid receptor type 2 (CB2) has been shown to have an impact on sexual behavior. In female rats, treatment with a CB1 antagonist/inverse agonist increased sexual motivation for a male target and enhanced lordosis, suggesting that endocannabinoids inhibit estrous behaviors. In male and female fetal gonads, CB2 receptor…

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Comparing Cannabis Use for Pain to Use for Other Reasons in Primary Care Patients

Abstract Background: Medical cannabis is commonly used for chronic pain, but little is known about differences in characteristics, cannabis use patterns, and perceived helpfulness among primary care patients who use cannabis for pain versus nonpain reasons. Methods: Among 1688 patients who completed a 2019 cannabis survey administered in a health…

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Georgia’s medical marijuana dispensary expands to Henry County

Channel 2 Action News got a chance to get a first look at Georgia’s first physician-owned medical cannabis provider. [DOWNLOAD: Free WSB-TV News app for alerts as news breaks] Botanical Sciences opened the dispensary in Stockbridge on Tuesday. It’s located on Rock Quarry Road. The Georgia-based company provides tinctures, capsules,…

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Cornell University Scores Hemp Breeding Program Grants

The USA’s Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research’s (FFAR’s) Hemp Research Consortium has provided grants to Cornell University to support a long-term hemp breeding program. US hemp growers have been somewhat limited in the choices of hemp varieties they can grow. And with most being strains cultivated in Canada or…

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Cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system in immunotherapy: helpful or harmful?”

The endocannabinoid system and cannabinoids have shown potential in immunotherapy, with both helpful and harmful effects. Cannabinoids such as ▵-9-THC and CBD can downregulate the immune response, making them relevant for the treatment of autoimmune diseases. The endocannabinoid system, including cannabinoid receptors CB1 and CB2, are potential targets for immune-mediated…

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Prenatal Cannabinoid Exposure and Early Language Development

1Avera Research Institute Center for Pediatric and Community Research, United States 2Sanford School of Medicine, University of South Dakota, United States 3Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, United States The final, formatted version of the article will be published soon. …

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Medicinal cannabis producers face hurdles getting products approved for sale without a prescription

Kiwi medicinal cannabis producers are welcoming Medsafe’s decision to allow people to buy low-dose cannabidiol (CBD) without a prescription issued by a doctor. However, they expect it will take significant investment over a few years for products to be approved for sale by pharmacists. Helius Therapeutics, which already has four…

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