News and Updates

CBD Oil for Anxiety and Sleep

A 2015 data review concluded that “existing preclinical evidence strongly supports the potential of CBD as a treatment for anxiety disorders,” and that “CBD exhibits a broad range of actions, relevant to multiple symptom domains, including anxiolytic, panicolytic, and anti compulsive actions, as well as a decrease in autonomic arousal, a decrease in conditioned fear expression, enhancement of fear extinction, reconsolidation blockade, and prevention of the long-term anxiogenic effects of stress.”

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Remembering Charolette Fig!

Charlotte Figi was described as “the first poster child for the issue” of medical cannabis, “the girl who is changing medical marijuana laws across America,” and “the most famous example of medicinal hemp use.” .

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Coronavirus, continued…again

As COVID-19 continues to dominate the news every day, I thought I would set out to see how local NJMMP members are faring under these conditions, and how the dispensaries are managing the crowds….

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Cannabis and Coronavirus, Part 2

Last week, we talked about cannabis and coronavirus. This week, there’s been little else going on in the news. With worldwide cases at over 244,000 and deaths just over 10,000 as of March 19, COVID-19 has changed life as we know it. Let’s look at what has been happening in the medical cannabis world in the last week.

NORML’s statement on cannabis as an essential service: The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws issued a statement in regard to the continued operation of medical cannabis dispensaries during the COVID-19 crisis.

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Cannabis and Coronavirus

I am sad for the people everywhere that are suffering from coronavirus, I am sad for the situation in Italy I keep hearing about – it breaks my heart.

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Veterans in the Cannabis Industry, Part 2

In a previous blog post, Veterans in the Cannabis Industry, Part 1, we talked about how veterans are becoming successful entrepreneurs in the cannabis industry. Many veterans have personally used or are using medical cannabis with success to treat PTSD, pain, and other medical conditions. Combine the personal experience with natural leadership abilities, and you have the perfect cannabis entrepreneur. 

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Medical cannabis and drug interactions​

So, what about medical cannabis? While we all think of medical cannabis as a plant, we still have to think about potential drug interactions. 

The good news in general with medical cannabis is that serious adverse effects are rare, and deaths from overdose do not occur.  

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