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The Role of Medical Marijuana in Treating Seizure Disorders

In recent years, medical marijuana or cannabis has proven to be a useful treatment option for people suffering from a wide range of ailments. But how effective is medical marijuana in treating seizure disorders like epilepsy? Studies are ongoing to determine how medical marijuana and marijuana-derived products, like CBD oil, could treat those suffering from […]

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Cannabis’ Role in Psychotherapy

Cannabis’ potential as a mental treatment has recently gained attention. It has proven especially useful in psychotherapy. With laws loosening, it gives individuals opportunities to explore cannabis’ therapeutic uses. According to National Center for Biotechnology Information, many individuals use medicinal cannabis as an alternative therapy to alleviate pain problems. Others suggest that the psychotropic plant […]

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NJ Legislators Tackle Medical Cannabis Costs in Certain Situations

The New Jersey Assembly Appropriations Committee passed a bill to allow medical cannabis coverage in worker’s compensation and car insurance cases. The bill, A 1708, passed the committee 7-4 on party lines. While medical marijuana is not covered by health insurance, should this bill become law, companies paying out worker’s compensation cases would have to […]

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Charlotte Figi, Inspired Marijuana Research, Dead from Coronavirus at 13

Charlotte Figi, a medical marijuana patient who inspired and galvanized the cannabis industry and marijuana research, is dead at the age of 13 from Coronavirus. Figi was born with Dravet’s Syndrome, which caused severe seizures. At the age of five, her parents began treating them successfully with CBD after Colorado legalized medical marijuana (or clinical […]

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Medical Cannabis Reduces Opioid Prescriptions, Studies Show

Two studies published in JAMA Internal Medicine revealed that medical cannabis reduces opioid prescriptions in states with medical cannabis programs. The researchers studied data from Medicare, which mostly covers people over the age of 65. One of the studies looked at opioid prescriptions covered by Medicare Part D between 2010 and 2015. It showed that states with active […]

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