Study: Cannabis Exposure Associated With Improved Immunity In HIV Patients

Doctors seek alternatives to opioids

PENNSYLVANIA:Patients with HIV who test positive for past cannabis exposure possess significantly higher CD4+ and CD8+ counts than do those patients who test negative for the substance, according to data published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence. CD4+ and CD8+ cells are a subtype of white blood cells that assist in the immune process. A team of investigators from Read the full article…

International Collaborative Study Reveals The Neuroprotective Properties of Phytocannabinoid Δ9-THCA

A recent Δ9-THCA (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol acid) study, initiated by three leading companies active in the field of medicinal cannabis research, has demonstrated its ability as a promising treatment modality for Huntington's disease (HD) and other metabolic, neurodegenerative and neuroinflammatory diseases.

SPAIN:  Advanced medical research conducted at Instituto Maimónides de Investigación Biomédica de Córdoba (IMIBIC) as a collaborative effort between Phytoplant Research SL, VivaCell Biotechnology España SL, and Emerald Health Pharmaceuticals has unveiled the potent neuroprotective ability of Δ9-THCA, a phytocannabinoid produced in Cannabis sativa L. The research paper was accepted and published in the British Journal of Pharmacology. Read the full article…

Study: No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

No Link Between Cumulative Cannabis Use And Kidney Disease

CALIFORNIA:  Neither current nor the long-term cumulative use of cannabis is associated with negative effects on the kidneys, according to longitudinal data published online ahead of print in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. Investigators at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco assessed the impact of past Read the full article…

Mary’s Medicinals Coming To Maryland Medical Cannabis Patients

Mary's Medicinals Products Coming to Maryland

COLORADO: MM Technology Holdings has announced  a partnership with Green Thumb Industries (GTI) to produce and distribute its line of Mary’s Medicinals cannabis products for patients across Maryland. “Mary’s has developed a line of unique products with unparalleled quality, accuracy and an exceptional reputation for effectiveness,” said Ben Kovler, Founder and Chairman, GTI. “Patients deserve the choice of alternative forms of Read the full article…

Pharmacist Launches New CBD Company, Honest Herbal; Takes Top Honors in DOPE Competition

Kristy Redmon, Honest Herbal president, founder and a registered pharmacist, announced that the company is the recipient of two awards

COLORADO: Kristy Redmon, Honest Herbal president, founder and a registered pharmacist, announced that the company is the recipient of two DOPE Cup Colorado awards. The full-spectrum CBD hemp company placed first in the Best CBD Edible category for its capsules and took second place for Best Transdermal Cream. “We were thrilled to have our products recognized in the Read the full article…

Tennessee Organizes Medical Marijuana Committee

House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally formed a committee to study the potential impacts of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee.

TENNESSEE: House Speaker Beth Harwell and Lieutenant Governor Randy McNally formed a committee to study the potential impacts of legalizing medical marijuana in Tennessee. The committee will be chaired by Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, and Rep. Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, who has been a staunch advocate for medical marijuana in the Volunteer State. Speaker Harwell has recently Read the full article…

Ultra Health Opens Eighth Location, Now In Six N.M. Counties

Ultra Health is coming to Alamogordo

NEW MEXICO: Ultra Health has announced plans to  officially open its eighth location in Alamogordo, N.M., on Tuesday, August 29th, making the company the largest vertically integrated, seed-to-sale medical cannabis network in the country. The opening comes after a long-awaited inspection from the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH). Ultra Health initially submitted its amendment to Read the full article…

Case Series: Topical Cannabis Preparations Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

Topical Cannabis Preparations Associated With Reduced Opioid Use

CANADA: The administration of whole-plant topical cannabis extracts is associated with reduced pain and opioid use in patients suffering from leg and ankle ulcers due to Pyoderma Gangrenosum (PG), according to a series of case reports published online ahead of print in the Journal of Pain Symptom Management. Researchers from the University of Toronto evaluated the impact of topically Read the full article…

Medical Cannabis and Reduced Prescription Use

Study: Cannabis and mental illness

NEW MEXICO: In a soon-to-be published article in the *Journal of the American Medical Directors Association, *University of New Mexico researchers, in collaboration with Industrial Rehabilitation Clinics of Albuquerque, followed patients who enrolled voluntarily in the New Mexico state medical cannabis program and found that they significantly reduced their utilization of scheduled prescription medications in the months following enrollment. All prescriptions Read the full article…

Trauma Study: History Of Marijuana Use Associated With Decreased In-Hospital Mortality

Navy Doctor Leads Trauma Training in Yokosuka

ARIZONA: Trauma patients who test positive for marijuana upon their admission to the intensive care unit are less likely to die during hospitalization than are age-matched controls, according to datapublished online ahead of print in The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. A team of researchers from the University of Arizona analyzed in-hospital mortality rates over a Read the full article…