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Kelowna chefs learn to cook with cannabis

So much so that one of the leading cannabis chefs in North America is now travelling across Canada hosting workshops and teaching chefs how to properly cook with it. Petersen made an appearance on the MasterChef Canada reality TV show before launching The Nomad Cook, a culinary brand focused on introducing the culinary world to cannabis. This …

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Ohio Adds Qualifying Conditions To Medical Cannabis Program

State officials tasked with overseeing Ohio’s medical marijuana program approved last week the addition of three health conditions that qualify a patient to use cannabis medicinally. The move brings the number of severe medical conditions that allow a patient to use cannabis medicinally in Ohio to 25 and marks the second time that state regulators …

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Maine Hits New Milestone of Record-Breaking Marijuana Sales

Last month brought a new milestone for Maine’s fledgling recreational cannabis industry, with the state’s Office of Marijuana Policy reporting $5.3 million in sales in May for licensed retailers. The figure makes it “the highest grossing month since the industry launched” last October. Erik Gundersen, the director of Maine’s Office of Marijuana Policy, said in …

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The First Clinical Trial For Cannabis as a Migraine Treatment Is Underway

The first double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study is now investigating whether cannabis products, like THC and CBD, can actually treat acute migraines in a safe and effective way. Currently, 20 participants who experience monthly migraines are enrolled in the trial, but researchers at the University of California San Diego hope to enroll at least another 70 …

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Amazon won’t test jobseekers for cannabis

Amazon said Tuesday that it will stop testing jobseekers for marijuana. The company, the second-largest private employer in the U.S. behind Walmart, is making the change as states legalize cannabis or introduce laws banning employers from testing for it. In March, a New York man sued Amazon, saying the company rescinded his job offer at …

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Common questions about medical cannabis

Many people aren’t aware that cannabis was a popular treatment in this country in the late 1800s and early 1900s — commonly dispensed by doctors — and that the American Medical Association was one of the strongest voices testifying against prohibiting it in 1937. I’ve been aware of the ability of medical cannabis to alleviate …

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Calm Yourself with Cannabis

That’s because the world’s most favored flower has been shown to blunt anxious reactions by reducing the release of the stress hormone cortisol. If you are looking for some ideas on how to mix relaxation and cannabis, try some of these methods and see if they work for you. A cannabis-infused bath can be part of your …

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Government must intervene as the UK’s medical cannabis crisis is at breaking point

On 1 November 2018, access to medical cannabis was made legal in the UK. This promised to be a landmark moment for patients across the country with conditions for which medical cannabis has shown efficacy. One particular patient cohort with a high degree of interest in medical cannabis was, and is, the children affected by …

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Farmers will benefit if UK scraps cannabis laws

Campaigners say the UK is leading the world in legal cannabis nutritional products but fear the booming industry risks losing its edge without reform. Currently businesses must import raw materials for their brands – often sold as an oil to aid sleep or soothe aches – from Europe and the US. The key ingredient is …

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Medical cannabis ‘saved my life’

Just a couple of years ago, Lucy Stafford was in such agonising pain that she was willing to treat it by any means possible. “I was literally in car parks doing drug deals,” she told BBC Radio 5 Live’s Colin Murray.   The treatment she wanted was cannabis. Medical cannabis is legal in the UK, but …

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