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Marijuana may help combat substance abuse, mental health disorders

Contrary to research that suggests marijuana may act as a gateway drug, encouraging the use of other harmful substances, a new study indicates it may have the opposite effect. [Medical marijuana spilling out of a bottle] The new review suggests marijuana may help treat substance use disorders and some mental health conditions. In the journal Clinical Psychology Review, researchers suggest marijuana use has the potential to help treat some individuals with substance use disorders, such as opioid addiction. What is more, the review – led by Zach Walsh, an associate professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia...

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What are the medical benefits of marijuana?

Over the years, research has yielded results to suggest that marijuana may be of benefit in the treatment of some conditions. These are listed below. Chronic pain Last year, a large review from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine assessed more than 10,000 scientific studies on the medical benefits and adverse effects of marijuana. One area that the report looked closely at was the use of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain. Chronic pain is a leading cause of disability, affecting more than 25 million adults in the U.S. The review found that marijuana, or products containing...

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January was the biggest month yet for marijuana legalization, despite Trump’s new war on pot

California opened the world’s biggest legal pot market, and Vermont’s state legislature became the first to legalize marijuana. By German Lopez@germanrlopezgerman.lopez@vox.com January 2018 was the most important month yet for marijuana legalization. Things looked rocky a few days into the month, when President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinded an Obama-era memo that protected states that had legalized marijuana from federal interference. Because cannabis remains illegal at the federal level, the federal government can still crack down on pot even in states where it’s legal under state law for recreational purposes. But the...

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The U.S. legal marijuana industry is booming

this is 2018 and MARIJUANA remains illegal in the United States. But continued federal prohibition hasn’t stopped the marijuana industry from growing like a very profitable weed. Despite what could be considered an unfriendly administration in Washington D.C., nine states and the District of Columbia now allow for recreational marijuana use and 30 allow for medical use. And more states are lining up to join the legalization wave. Pot has become big business in the U.S. The emerging industry took in nearly $9 billion in sales in 2017, according to Tom Adams, managing director of BDS Analytics, which tracks...

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Cannabis Makes Its Way Into the G-20 Summit

The G-20 summit is currently taking place in Hamburg, Germany and marijuana has made its presence known. Although some of the expected discussion topics include climate change, security and trade, we think medical marijuana will be a topic that takes center stage. 20% of the countries at the G-20 summit have legalized medical marijuana and it will be a topic that is nearly impossible to ignore. Every country is looking for ways to lower its debt level and marijuana is the answer. Marijuana will not only create a new revenue stream but it will also significantly decrease expenses and...

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