Kentucky Senate Unanimously Approves Medical Cannabis Extract Bill

Kentucky’s full Senate, in a 38 to 0 vote, has approved Senate Bill 124, a proposal to legalize medical cannabis extracts under certain circumstances.kentuckycanna

If approved into law, the proposal would allow universities in the state with a school of medicine to produce and distribute cannabis oil (that’s low in THC) to qualified patients who receive a recommendation from one of the university’s physicians; they could then conduct research on the safety and efficiency of the oil. The measure would also explicitly allow anyone enrolled in an FDA trial (two such trials were approved by the FDA last year) to be legally treated with cannabis oil.

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New Study: Cannabis May Treat Brain Damage Caused by Heavy Alcohol Consumption

A new study published last week by the journal Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior has found that cannabis braindamagemay reduce the brain damage associated with long-term, heavy alcohol consumption.

According to researchers, “the current study aimed to advance the preclinical development of transdermal delivery of cannabidiol (CBD) for the treatment of alcohol-induced neurodegeneration.”

For the study, rat models were treated with two forms of administered cannabidiol (a compound of cannabis), through a transdermal gel, and an intraperitoneal injection.

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