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Oregon Survey Finds Growing Acceptance of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

A new survey of more than 1,000 people with multiple sclerosis finds that an overwhelming majority use complementary and alternative medicine, with many using cannabis. Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University conducted the survey of people in Oregon and Southwest Washington in 2018. The…

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Signed as Law: Three Louisiana Bills to Expand Medical Marijuana, Despite Federal Prohibition

By Michael Maharrey BATON ROUGE, La. (June 19, 2020) – Last week, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards signed three bills into law that expand the state’s medical-marijuana program despite federal prohibition. Rep. Larry Bagley (R-Stonewall) introduced House Bill 819 (HB819) in March. The new law…

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First Study on Cannabis as Insomnia Treatment Proves Successful for Chronic Patients

By Phillip Schneider Australian researchers found promise in the world’s first ever placebo-controlled trial on the effectiveness of cannabis compounds in treating chronic insomnia. The study was initiated in 2018 by an independent research team at the University of Western Australia, funded by a cannabis…

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Legal Cannabis Hemp Oil Effectively Treats Chronic Neuropathic Pain

UNM researchers demonstrate effectiveness of Cannabis oil for treating chronic neuropathic pain in mice Researchers examine the effectiveness of consuming hemp oil extracted from the whole Cannabis plant using a chronic neuropathic pain animal model. Researchers at The University of New Mexico (UNM) showed that…

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Virginia Governor Approves Bills to Decriminalize Marijuana and Legalize Medical Cannabis

By Jenn Michelle Pedini Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has approved legislation (Senate Bill 2 | House Bill 972) decriminalizing marijuana possession offenses. Northam also recommended technical amendments which must be approved by the legislature before the new law takes effect July 1, 2020. The law reduces penalties for offenses…

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