Case Reports: Cannabis Smoking Associated With Spontaneous Remission Of Restless Legs Syndrome

FRANCE: Cannabis inhalation alleviates symptoms in patients with restless legs syndrome (RLS), according to a series of case reportspublished in the journal Sleep Medicine. Up to ten percent of the US population is estimated to suffer from RLS.

French researchers reported on the experience of six patients with treatment-resistant RLS following cannabis inhalation. All patients reported “total relief of RLS symptoms as well as complete improvement of sleep quality” following their use of marijuana.

“To our knowledge, this is the first report on the efficacy of cannabis in RLS,” investigators concluded. “Robust clinical trials are required to test the adequate profile of the effectiveness and safety of cannabinoids in RLS.”

13 Challenges Filed Over Medical Marijuana Licenses

FLORIDA: Florida’s Department of Health has received 13 administrative challenges over the selection of nurseries to grow medical marijuana in the state.

An administrative challenge has been filed in all five regions. Redland Nursery filed challenges over the awarding of licenses in two regions.

The Office of Compassionate Care named the five nurseries Nov. 23. In order to qualify, nurseries had to have been in business in Florida for at least 30 years and grown a minimum of 400,000 plants at the time of the application.

French Marijuana E-Vaporizer To Go On Sale

FRANCE:  Electronic cigarettes with cannabis extracts are set to go on sale this month. The French makers claim their product is legal, as it lacks the chemicals that cause the mind-altering effects of marijuana. French law is firmly against the use of cannabis.

The “legal cannabinoids vaporizer” was developed by three Frenchman in search of bringing “many of the benefits of cannabinoids without the psychotic effect of THC” – the chemical in marijuana that’s responsible for the mind-altering effect, according to the product’s website.

“By using only hemp with 5 percent CBD (Cannabidiol) and no THC, KanaVape provides you a unique cannabinoids experience” that will help you relax, the firm says.

The electronic device similar to e-cigarettes, and will allow users to inhale cannabis vapor without the combustion and smell of smoke, the makers say.