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New York State Department of Health will allow medical cannabis as substitute for opioids

New York State Department of Health will allow medical cannabis as substitute for opioids

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 20, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

On July 12, medical cannabis patients in “The Big Apple” rejoiced as the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) announced it would permit cannabis prescriptions for the replacement of opioids. This could potentially help tackle the opioid epidemic. According to a report from the N...

Using cannabis to treat heroin addiction – is it possible?

Using cannabis to treat heroin addiction – is it possible?

July 14, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Research

America’s opioid epidemic has claimed countless lives and has also contributed to the number of heroin users across the nation. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), as much as 80 percent of heroin addicts claim they misused opioids before developing an addiction to the drug. On a m...

CEO of GW Pharma talks about Epidiolex getting FDA approval

CEO of GW Pharma talks about Epidiolex getting FDA approval

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 2, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

On Monday, Justin Gover hit a milestone in his career. He is the CEO of GW Pharmaceuticals – a company that created a cannabis-based medicine called Epidiolex. Not only is Epidiolex being used to treat two forms of epilepsy but also, it is non-psychoactive, what with it containing the cannabis com...

Could cannabis stop America’s health crisis?

Could cannabis stop America’s health crisis?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 1, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Did you know that the leading cause of death in the United States is prescription drug overdose? Based on the findings of a report conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 63,600 people died from opioid-related drug overdoses in 2016. That's more than the number of lives lost to breast c...

FDA approves the nation’s first cannabis-based medicine

FDA approves the nation’s first cannabis-based medicine

June 26, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

The Food and Drug Administration has finally approved a cannabis medication. On Monday, the FDA approved the GW Pharmaceuticals' Epidiolex to treat two rare forms of epilepsy. The medication is an oil primarily made of CBD an does not produce a "high" for its users. In clinical trials, Epidiolex was...

Volcano Kilauea erupts, but Hawaiian cannabis growers won’t abandon crops

Volcano Kilauea erupts, but Hawaiian cannabis growers won’t abandon crops

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 25, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

The volcanic eruption of Kilauea has forced residents to flee from Halekamahina Hill, where two residents remain, Dale Altman and his grandson Josh Doran. Altman and Doran are two passionate and very brave Hawaiian cannabis farmers. When Kilauea roared into action on May 3, 2018, the relatives refused...

New York may fight the opioid epidemic with medical cannabis

New York may fight the opioid epidemic with medical cannabis

June 14, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor New York’s state assembly recently approved a bill that would let medical cannabis be used to treat people addicted to opioids. If also approved by the state’s Senate, then it could be a big help to those struggling to deal with opioid addiction. Stud...

Mike Tyson’s company has struck a partnership with a West Virginia cannabis farm

Mike Tyson’s company has struck a partnership with a West Virginia cannabis farm

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

June 4, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News, Showcase, Social cannabis

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson is most famous for his days in the boxing ring, but these days he is doing something quite different. Tyson is capitalizing on the "Green Rush" by investing in the legal cannabis industry. His company officials recently announced a partnership between his brand Tyson Holi...

North Carolina may legalize medical cannabis

North Carolina may legalize medical cannabis

June 1, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, News

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor North Carolina is currently moving toward relaxing penalties for cannabis possession and some other cannabis-related crimes. That’s a major step for the state, but there’s more news than that when it comes to cannabis and North Carolina. It’s starting...

New Mexico dispensaries are helping fund a PTSD study

New Mexico dispensaries are helping fund a PTSD study

May 30, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis

Thor Benson / Cannabis News Box Contributor A group of New Mexico dispensaries has decided to donate around $2,000 to a study that’s looking at how cannabis can help treat PTSD and other serious ailments. It can be very difficult for researchers to gather enough money for cannabis studies, so this...

Cannabis for workout recovery: Can the green plant’s therapeutic benefits improve athletic performance?

Cannabis for workout recovery: Can the green plant’s therapeutic benefits improve athletic performance?

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorials

May 28, 2018


Filed under Medical cannabis, Social cannabis

It may be listed as a Schedule I illegal drug in the U.S., but this hasn't stopped scientific researchers from exposing the cannabis plant for its therapeutic potential. So, if it’s therapeutic, what about cannabis for workout recovery? Well, according to a 2011 report on cannabis in sport, the p...

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