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Medical Marijuana patients no longer have to wait in lines for medications

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PORTAGE, Mich. — Medical marijuana patients in Portage have the option of getting medications delivered to their doorstep after a provision center was awarded a license for home delivery.

Lake Effect in Portage will deliver patients that have medical marijuana card, up to 2.5 ounces of flower buds or edibles a day.

“Delivery is all about the patients, comfort level and being attentive to there needs,” Steve Bliss, store manager, said

Bliss said being able to make home deliveries puts them ahead of the competition and their main priority is making sure patients get the medication they need.

Many of the Lake Effect patients said the delivery service was highly needed in the Kalamazoo area.

Ben Garvey, who has been a medical marijuana patient for almost 10 years, suffers from epilepsy and said he needs medication everyday, but sometimes its a struggle getting to and from the facility.

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The New York State Hemp Industry is Growing like a Weed

On December 20, farmers and entrepreneurs struck gold when Congress passed the The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018, or the “Farm Bill.” The law uprooted hemp from the controlled substances list, approving it for industrial growth in all 50 states.

Four months later, hundreds of licenses to grow and process the newly-legalized plant — otherwise known as Cannabis sativa L — have been distributed to eager growers throughout New York State. Prior to the greenlight for industrial growth, growing hemp was restricted to academic research institutions, of which Cornell was among the first to receive a license in 2017.

Now, economic analysts are calling hemp the most lucrative cash crop farmers have seen in decades, with the industry projected to grow 18.3 percent each year over the next decade. Business is already booming. And Cornell will lend a hand in helping the crop succeed.

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It’s Official: Hemp Seed Is The Most Gut-Friendly Protein Powder You Can Buy

If you’ve ever been in the market for protein powder, you would know that navigating your way through all the different types out there can be an absolute minefield.

Not only do you have to consider things like taste and texture, above all, ingredients and nutritional profile can also be an automatic deal-breaker. Those with dietary requirements such as dairy-free may steer clear from whey protein. Similarly, those who follow a low-FODMAP diet will opt against pea protein—and almost everyone nowadays is mindful of sugar content, all-natural ingredients and zero fillers.

So when we heard that hemp seed might be the non-dairy, gut-friendly, hormone-balancing protein powder we’ve all been waiting for, we wanted to know more. We sat down with Georgia Branch, co-founder of Australian hemp brand, Hemple to learn all about the health benefits of hemp seed protein powder and why it makes a great addition to your diet.

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Can medicinal cannabis help intellectually disabled children with behavioral problems?

A pilot study is currently underway in Australia investigating the efficacy of medicinal cannabis as a treatment for severe behavioral problems in intellectually disabled children. It’s hoped the research will eventually move into larger clinical trials following anecdotal reports that medicinal cannabis can reduce incidents of aggression and self-harm in children.

The study is being led by Daryl Efron, from the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute, and is initially just working with 10 children aged between eight and 16. This preliminary study is designed to first evaluate the practicalities and feasibility of the treatment ahead of a larger-scale trial.

“The medications most often prescribed for these children are stimulants, antidepressants and anti-psychotics, which all carry a risk of serious side-effects,” says Efron. “There is little research into new drugs to help these children, but medicinal cannabis has been shown to be effective to treat other medical conditions, including some severe epilepsies in children, and chemotherapy side effects and multiple sclerosis in adults.”

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Change is coming to Michigan’s marijuana industry regulations

March 1st, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D-MI) signed executive order 2019-7. The order created the Marijuana Regulatory Agency, within the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). The agency will officially replace the Medical Marihuana Licensing Board this week.

The change involves more than just reprinting office stationary.

The new agency will be responsible for administering laws related to medical marijuana (which has been legal for a decade) and recreational marijuana (which Michigan voters approved last November).

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Fetterman reports high support for cannabis legalization, decriminalization

Lt. Gov. John Fetterman told Democratic lawmakers on Monday that residents in 50 counties have shown strong support for legalizing recreational cannabis for adults.

Appearing Monday before a joint hearing of the House and Senate Democratic Policy committees, Fetterman shared the preliminary findings from his statewide recreational marijuana listening tour, which began in January, and will take him to each of Pennsylvania’s 67 counties to hear residents sound off on the policy debate.

Bills in the House and Senate would make recreational marijuana legal for all Pennsylvanians over the age of 21. But the legislation faces staunch opposition from Republican leaders in both chambers, who have final say on what bills make it to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.

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CBD companies warned about making false medical claims

(by Shamard Charles, M.D., NBC News) – The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sent warning letters on April 2 to three companies that market CBD products, saying the companies are making false claims about treating diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.

The agencies assert that three companies — Nutra Pure, PotNetwork Holdings, and Advanced Spine and Pain — are falsely advertising the effectiveness of supplements that contain cannabidiol, commonly known as CBD. The products are marketed under names such as “Hemp Oil,” “CBD Softgels,” “CBD for Dogs,” “Liquid Gold Gummies,” and “CBD Oil.”

One company in particular — Nutra Pure — advertises that scientific research supports their claims that their CBD product is an effective anti-seizure medication.

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Getting off opioids with medical marijuana: Patients turn to pot over pills

For much of the past two decades, 51-year-old Angie Slinker took a cocktail of narcotics, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications to manage the pain stemming from a car accident in 1998. She had between 50 and 60 surgeries, but her pain persisted, and doctors kept giving her more pills.

“It was just a vicious cycle,” she told CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta. “You started taking something for pain, and before you knew it, you were into another surgery. Which brought on anxiety.” To treat the anxiety, doctors prescribed more pills. And when she felt depressed, they added even more medications.

All the drugs left in her a fog. She spent most of her days in bed. When Slinker woke up, she was in pain and looking for immediate relief.

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Cannabis, Marijuana, Weed, Pot? Just Call It a Job Machine

SAN FRANCISCO — David Dancer is a 48-year-old marketing executive who has worked for big brands like Charles Schwab and Teleflora. A year ago, he got a call from a recruiter for a different kind of company: MedMen, a cannabis retailer that has been called “the Apple Store of weed.” The opening was for a chief marketing officer. He took it.

One of Mr. Dancer’s early projects was a slick two-minute video by the director Spike Jonze that begins with an anecdote about George Washington as a hemp grower, a staple of dorm-room conversation. It concludes with a suburban couple coming home with a bright red bag of legally purchased pot, symbolizing “the new normal” — an ending that, like his own career twist, seemed improbable not long ago.

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