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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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An unstoppable green wave, the global cannabis market is projected to reach $166 billion by 2025, Euromonitor International says. The marketing dollars attached will almost certainly be huge, but the associated challenges are impossible to ignore.

Living in Los Angeles one becomes somewhat numbed to the speed of change in this market. As I drive the five or so miles to my office each morning, I pass multiple billboards advertising cannabis delivery services, marijuana dispensaries and countless other associated businesses.

 With recreational use already legal in 10 U.S. states and sanctioned medicinal use legalized in a total of 33, cannabis companies are quickly flooding the country. But as they look to market their brands—and products— they are met with one speed bump and roadblock after another. As advertisers, these are challenges we must be prepared to address.

Georgia lawmakers pass medical marijuana bill, not airport takeover

With the clock ticking down on the 2019 session, Georgia lawmakers on Tuesday night passed a measure giving medical marijuana patients a way to buy the drug legally in the state.

The clock ran out, however, on legislation giving airlines a jet fuel tax break, creating new rural transit options and allowing the state to take over Atlanta’s airport.

Lawmakers often wait until the waning hours, and even minutes of the session, to pass major legislation. Tuesday, the 40th day of the 2019 session, was no different.

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Marijuana Market is projected to reach USD 466.81 Billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 35.3% from 2018 to 2025

According to Verified Market Intelligence, The Global Marijuana Market was valued at USD 42.20 Billion in 2017 and is projected to reach USD 466.81 Billion by 2025, growing at a CAGR of 35.3% from 2018 to 2025.

Marijuana is also known as cannabis or cannabinoids, obtained from fruiting or flowering tops of the cannabis plant from which the resin has not been removed. It is referred to as the basic extracts or whole unprocessed marijuana plant that is used to treat certain illness or medical conditions. Due to the lack of efficient large-scale clinical trials, marijuana has not been recognized as medicinal by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Cannabis plant comprises of about 104 different cannabinoids and around 750 different chemicals such as CBD (cannabidiol), CBN (cannabinol) and THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol).

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Governor signs bill allowing medical marijuana to be used for autism

DENVER — On World Autism Awareness Day, Governor Jared Polis signed a bill that expands medical marijuana use. Advocates have been fighting for two years to add autism to a list of qualifying medical conditions in Colorado.

“I definitely believe it’s going to help kids for many reasons,” said Michelle Walker, a parent of an autistic child who has other conditions that qualified him for medical marijuana. “One of the biggest reasons is I’ve seen it. I’ve seen my son’s life change. I’ve seen our family’s life change. It’s done a 180, and we’re not the only ones.”

Walker and her family moved to Colorado for the sole reason of obtaining medical marijuana for her son. He was able to start using medical marijuana to treat his seizures but said she also noticed a difference in his overall behavior.

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Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator gets more dispensaries after reaching deal with state

State health officials have dropped an appeal of a Tallahassee judge’s ruling and agreed to allow Florida’s largest medical marijuana operator to open more dispensaries than a state law allowed.

Quincy-based Trulieve challenged a limit on the number of storefronts that was included in a 2017 law aimed at carrying out a 2016 constitutional amendment that broadly legalized medical marijuana.

The cap, initially set at 25 dispensaries for each operator, gradually increases as the number of eligible patients in a statewide database increases. The cap, now at 35, is slated to end in April 2020.

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What is CBD? A look into the health benefits of this growing industry

It’s not uncommon to mistake CBD, or cannabidiol, for marijuana. Some fear it will get them “high,” after all, it does come from the cannabis plant. However, the increasingly popular CBD is the non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that is known to have potential health benefits. It’s sold in a variety of forms from oils to topicals to candies and capsules, and it’s becoming less of a stranger to the Greeley and Windsor communities.

Co-owner of Gold Care CBD in Greeley, Josh Gutierrez says they go through about 200 to 300 bottles of their 680+ Full Spectrum Hemp Extract every week between selling it in store and to local and New York City-based wholesale clients. One 30 milliliter bottle has 680 milligram of full spectrum hemp oil and runs $45 per bottle.

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Forging the Cannabis Road with Corporate Understanding, Interviews and SEO

The bumpy road of cannabis and how actively navigating it makes all the difference

GREENWICH, CT, USA, April 1, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Fotis Georgiadis, owner of the blog by his namesake, is a branding and image consultant specialist with a robust background and is a visionary interviewer. With a knack for pulling out a well rounded interview, not only covering cutting edge technologies and corporate directions, but also bringing out the personal side of the interviewee.

The cannabis industry has gone from an obscure, ‘back room only’, marketplace to a robust and thriving industry. There are still a lot of misconceptions and misunderstandings about cannabis, marijuana and hemp. The passage of the 2018 Farm Bill has helped clarify some things, easing restrictions on hemp, the non-THC cannabis plant, in contrast to marijuana, which is the THC containing plant. THC is the component that gives the ‘high’ while CBD, found in both strains, has the health benefits.

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How Technology is Reshaping the Cannabis Industry

By CFN Media

SEATTLE, April 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NEWMEDIAWIRE – CFN Media Group (“CFN Media”), the leading agency and financial media network dedicated to the North American cannabis industry announces publication of an article discussing how technology trends are reshaping the industry.

Imagine scanning the QR code of a product on a dispensary shelf with your smartphone and instantly seeing not only the exact cannabinoids makeup of that specific product, but also exactly when and where the cannabis was grown.

Technological advances have significantly improved operations and lowered the cost of doing business across nearly every major industry—and the cannabis industry is no different. In addition to improving

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