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NJ’s Medical Marijuana Program – Here’s What Changed

Summary of NJ’s Expansion of the Medical Marijuana Program Summary of: Executive Order 6 Report On January 23rd, Phil Murphy ordered a review of NJ’s medical marijuana program via Executive Order 6. On March 27, 2018, he announced the findings. Here’s a summary of that report including the timelines for the estimated implementation of each item addressed. The changes are really promising, but honestly, I’m disappointed by the lack of immediate benefits for current patients. Conditions Added to NJ’s Qualification List The biggest change was that the administration finally approved the conditions that the panel recommended when Christie was still

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Can Cannabis Help Leukemia? What Research Says.

What is Leukemia and Can Cannabis Help? Leukemia is cancer of the bone marrow and/or lymphatic tissue–this is where the body produces blood. There are the many different types of leukemia and each type affects the blood in different ways. Cannabis can help some patients fight this disease. Here’s how: Does Cannabis Cure Leukemia? There’s no denying that some people have experienced miraculous results using cannabis to treat leukemia. However, it’s important to remember, there are plenty of cannabis patients who never go into remission. Cannabis is not a magical cure-all for everyone. Seek guidance from an experienced oncologist and

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Every Strain of Cannabis Causes A Different Physical Reaction

Different Strains of Marijuana Produce Different Physical & Mental Effects When I first became a cannabis patient, the thing that surprised me most is there are many different strains of marijuana. And each strain of cannabis can cause different mental and physical reactions. Each cannabis variety will make you feel a little bit different. There are types of cannabis that will make you feel stoned and varieties that will help you fall asleep. There are strains that will make you feel invigorated and lifted, and there are other strains of cannabis that don’t even make you feel high but just

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Why Big Pharma Is Fighting Cannabis

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Why Pharmaceutical Companies Fight Against Cannabis Marijuana—taboo for some, and panacea for others. The topic has been gaining ground in the national debate for its acceptance, not just as a recreational drug, but also as a viable medicine.   A debate always has two sides arguing, and on the podium opposing marijuana legalization stands a group with arguably the most influential and major voices in the field of healthcare—pharmacists.   To be specific, it’s not the local home-town pharmacists who hate marijuana; it’s the large pharmaceutical conglomerates (a.k.a. Big Pharma) who hate this plant.   But why does big pharma hate cannabis?

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Can I Use Marijuana If I’m Taking Blood Thinners?

This website is informational and cannot diagnose or treat illness or disease. Medical marijuana should be used under the direction of a licensed healthcare provider. This site is intended for adults and legal medical marijuana patients.This site contains advertisements. If you click a link and make a purchase, I may be paid a commission.

Coumadin and Cannabis: What Happens When You Mix Warfarin & Weed? Coumadin, or warfarin, is a kind of anti-coagulant. It prevents the blood from coagulating, or clotting. Cannabis can also act as an anticoagulant, so patients often wonder, can I use marijuana if I’m taking blood thinners? Usually, yes, but caution should be exercised.  Most patients taking blood thinners can use cannabis without ill effects. However, these patients should use caution and consume marijuana under the guidance of an experienced healthcare provider. Here are some of the things to know about mixing weed and blood thinners like warfarin or coumadin.

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How Cannabis Affects The Heart

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Is Marijuana Bad For Your Heart? All substances have the potential to cause side effects, including cannabis. Those side effects vary widely depending on the strain used, amount consumed, and the individual. One important fact to consider when discussing how marijuana affects the heart is that side effects vary depending upon the specific strain used. Additionally, every individual can react differently to a strain. Short-Term Cardiac Side Effects of Cannabis In the short-term, marijuana increases the heart rate and dilates, or opens, the blood vessels. In new users, the heart begins pumping harder and blood pressure increases, similar to the way it

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Price of marijuana in Oregon plummets as the number of recreational pot growers explodes

The retail and wholesale prices of pot in Oregon are falling with the proliferation of producers and recreational marijuana shops, according to an analysis by a state economist. “The biggest thing is just competition,” said Josh Lehner, an economist wi…

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Marijuana: Falling Prices and Retailer Saturation?

Recreational marijuana prices are falling and, in much of the state, retail options are plentiful. It appears to be a cannabis consumer’s dream, or at least what voters hoped for back in 2014 when Measure 91 was passed. Now, it has not been an entirely smooth ride to date, and concerns remain. Chief among them, […]

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Top Cannabis Companies Crush These 7 Industry Hurdles

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The Cannabis Industry Is Booming But Companies Still Face Challenges The first law in America regarding marijuana actually required farmers to grow cannabis in order to support the textile industry, yet today, the plant is banned at the federal level. Yet finally, legislation is easing with more than half the United States ending prohibition. Social acceptance is also blossoming, but compared to other industries, it has far to go. Cannabis companies today–from corporate conglomerates to small-time ganjapreneurs–are faced with challenges that business owners in other sectors don’t face. This is unfortunate for communities and dangerous to businesses. Ultimately, it’s not

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