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Poll: 66% of Americans Say Private Cannabis Consumption Should be Legal

66% of Americans believe that adults should be able to legally possess and consume cannabis in their own homes, according to a HuffingtonPost/YouGov survey released earlier this month. According to the poll, 72% of Democrats and 70% of Independents believe that the private consumption of recreational cannabis should be legal. Republicans are also in support, …

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Study: Cannabis May Treat Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new study being published in the upcoming issue of the journal BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, and e-published ahead of print by the National Institute of health, has found that a cannabinoid receptor agonist can successfully help against some of the primary symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA), indicating that cannabis, which is a natural agonist to …

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Cannabis May Improve Motor Symptoms, Stimulate Neuroprotective Processes In Those With Huntington’s Disease

A study published this month in the journal Neuropharmacology, and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health, has found that prolonged administration of a compound meant to mimic the effects of cannabis can improve motor symptoms and stimulate neuroprotective processes in those with Huntington’s disease. “Huntington’s disease (HD) is a devastating neurodegenerative disease …

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Judge Rules B.C.’s Ban on Medical Cannabis Edibles and Topicals is Unconstitutional

A B.C. Court of Appeals judge has ruled that it’s unconstitutional to forbid licensed medical cannabis patients from possessing cannabis-infused products such as cookies and lotions. The judge has given Parliament one year to recraft regulations to allow the use of such products; this includes brownies, teas, lotions and oils. Justice Risa Levine, in her written response …

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Study: Combining THC and CBD May Provide Treatment Option for Alzheimer’s Disease

A study published this month by the Journal of Alzheimher’s Disease has found that both THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol) may provide a viable treatment option for Alzheimer’s Disease, and combining the cannabis compounds is even more effective. “Several recent findings suggest that targeting the endogenous cannabinoid system can be considered as a potential therapeutic …

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