It has been established that medical cannabis has great pain-killing properties. However, is the herb effective enough to substitute opioids? Researchers asked Americans about their attitude to cannabis as an alternative to analgesic drugs.
The possibility to consume marijuana for medical purposes is an undeniable advantage in the treatment of many ailments. However, this field is still young and fast-developing. That is why more and more startup businesses are creating innovative devices to boost the industry's advancement.
April is the month of 420 celebrations accompanied by dozens of marijuana-themed events. Along with numerous festivals and parties, there will be a lot of special events for medical marijuana patients, doctors, entrepreneurs, advocates, and lawmakers. MJWellness will tell you about the most important and valuable medical cannabis events of the month.
Ohio, along with several other states, legalized medicinal cannabis in 2016. The industry is now rapidly growing, offering more and more goods and services, expanding job opportunities, and creating new marijuana businesses. Since Ohio requires plenty of experts in various weed-related fields, the Cleveland Cannabis College will start new cannabis classes to prepare qualified industry professionals.
Although the legalization of marijuana has long been a hot issue in Europe, many EU nations are moving forward and easing their marijuana policy. Germany, one of the leading countries in Europe, has already legalized using cannabis for medicinal purposes. It will also start cultivating medical marijuana in 2019 to cover the increasing demand for the herb.
By attending various marijuana-related events, you can learn more about the plant's medicinal potential and the latest changes in medical cannabis regulations, as well as about the newest technologies and the results of the latest studies on medical cannabis. MJWellness will tell you about the three upcoming medical marijuana events that you would not want to miss.
In legal cannabis states, you can purchase and possess certain amounts of weed measured by weight. Ohio lawmakers, however, want to limit the amount of cannabis a person can legally buy not by ounces or grams but by the amount of THC the product contains. If implemented, the law will make Ohio's medical cannabis policy one of the most restrictive in the nation.
The growing number of states that legalize cannabis for medical application is the reason for the recent development of the industry. By 2025, the value of the marijuana market may reach a whopping $55.8 billion.
After what seemed like an endless delay, the 50th state of America has announced its permission for medical cannabis cultivation. Hawaii dispensaries will be allowed to grow weed for sale starting from Feb. 1.
According to pro-cannabis activists, this plant may be helpful in managing an impressively large variety of conditions: from stress and fatigue to epilepsy, ADHD, HIV, PTSD, cancer, and more. The only problem is that there is not enough concrete scientific data to say for sure if using weed as a medicine is a good idea. So, what stops thousands of scientists across the U.S. from finding an answer to that question?
In 2015, the American Epilepsy Society (AES) conducted a study that involved 261 patients with treatment-resistant epilepsy, mostly kids and young adults. The most common diagnoses were Dravet syndrome and Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. The scientists used medical marijuana for seizures treatment instead of or along with traditional pharmaceutical therapy.
It looks like the World Health Organization (WHO) is finally starting to move towards reclassifying medical cannabis. Currently, marijuana is classified as Schedule I and IV in the UN Single Convention. Basically, it means marijuana has no medical value in the eyes of the WHO and is considered to be a drug of abuse.
A new fund located in Washington State will soon be able to provide aid for patients who require medical cannabis but can hardly afford it. Although there are plenty of state-run programs that are aimed to help with expensive prescription drugs, no such funds exist when it comes to medical marijuana recipients. The new fund is likely to be completely operational at the beginning of 2017.
In November, there will be at least three events that medical marijuana patients, doctors, and activists should pay special attention to. MJWellness will tell you more about what will be on the list at each of these events.
Starting Oct. 1, Colorado lawmakers have obliged producers of weed edibles to put a warning symbol on their marijuana products, according to The Cannabist. The state also prohibited labeling cannabis products as “candy.”