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Lifetime Marijuana Use Not Linked To Middle-Age Heart Health

Lifetime marijuana use not linked to middle-age heart problems

Researchers concluded cumulative cannabis use was not associated with heart abnormalities or other cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke or heart disease. Understanding how marijuana affects heart health has emerged as a primary focus for cannabis researchers in recent years. The science connecting the two is limited and no known association between cardiovascular disease and cannabis use exists. Possible risks for heart patients exist, however, as cannabis can reduce the potency of medications such as statins and blood thinners. But new clinical data published in the journal Addiction should provide reassurance to middle-age marijuana users. They found no connection between current

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Troops Who Previously Used Marijuana Get Second Chance Under New Provision

Troops who previously used pot get second chance under new provision

A House committee approved an amendment that would allow military service members to reenlist despite previous cannabis use. The military makes no confusion about its views on marijuana. Despite widespread legalization and rising positive marijuana drug tests for Army soldiers, military service members who confess to consuming cannabis just once are barred from reenlisting under current law. But late last Thursday the House Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to its $740.5 billion defense policy bill that could grant a second chance to those troops. Rep. Ruben Gallego submitted a proposal alongside the bill that would create a one-time reenlistment

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VA Mental Health Commission Recommends Federal Marijuana Research

VA mental health commission recommends federal cannabis research

The Creating Options for Veterans Expedited Recovery Commission determined that cannabis and psychedelics represent promising mental health treatment options for veterans. Many government officials are skittish in supporting marijuana and its synthetic counterparts because of its Class 1 drug status, even in the treatment of COVID-19. There was surprising news from an association that may have made some people in the federal government sit up and take some notice. The independent association, the Creating Options for Veterans Expedited Recovery Commission, released its report in January of this year. Despite the unique recommendations of its drug policy findings, the document has

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How CBD topicals can complement your mask wearing

Wearing face masks for prolonged periods of time can affect your skin. Here’s how CBD might be able to help. At this point in the pandemic, people should have a wide assortment of masks at their disposal. Despite the weird politics that shroud them, health experts believe masks and social distancing guidelines are the strongest (and easiest) measures people can take when it comes to battling the spread of the virus. Despite their health benefits, the prolonged use of face masks and the addition of hot weather isn’t very healthy for your pores. These issues can produce irritated skin, moist

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Biden-Sanders Task Force Does Not Recommend Legalizing Marijuana

Biden-Sanders task force does not recommend legalizing cannabis

While the unity task force pushed Biden farther left on cannabis policy, the former vice president still doesn’t support ending prohibition. Joe Biden will not change his mind on cannabis anytime soon. A task force formed between Biden and Bernie Sanders, which had prior heated discussions on cannabis, agreed on multiple criminal justice priorities, but marijuana legalization was not among them. Instead, the official policy recommendations (released Wednesday) for Biden as he embarks on winning the general election as the presumptive Democrat presidential nominee represents a reiteration of his previous cannabis views. He believes in cannabis decriminalization, not legalization. The

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Cannabis being studied for use against COVID-19

Israeli researchers are using cannabis treatment to down-regulate the inflammation storm before patients develop severe lung inflammation. With the widespread impact of COVID-19 on the nation’s health and the rising need for readily available therapies, alternative treatment sources are being studied with enthusiasm. There is increasing interest in the possible beneficial role of cannabis in the cycle of care and therapy treatments. Israeli researchers from the Medical Cannabis Research and Innovation Center at the Rambam Health Care Campus in Haifa, Israel, are looking at this possible connection. Dr. Igal Louria-Hayon says the focus is on just how much cannabis influences

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Study Says Older Marijuana Users Have Lower BMIs And More Likely To Work Out

Study says older cannabis users have lower BMI and more likely to work out

A study suggests Americans older than 60 who use cannabis lead more active lifestyles. The lazy stoner stereotype is one of the most prevalent ones when it comes to marijuana use. Making appearances in movies and college, it’s a stereotype that’s meant to be funny and used by people who are older or don’t know much about the drug. Science has shown, a few times now, that regular cannabis use doesn’t imply a sedentary lifestyle, however. Turns out that many people get high and lead active lives. A study conducted on older Americans found that those who consumed cannabis engaged

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Can CBD protect your dog against fireworks anxiety?

Fireworks can trigger a dog’s nervous system, quickly overwhelming their senses. Here’s what we know about CBD and your furry BFF. People have been noticing a lot of fireworks lately. Maybe it’s due to the fact that we spend most of our time bored indoors, that cities are quieter than usual, or that people just don’t care anymore. One thing is certain: Fourth of July is fast approaching, so we have to be prepared. Here’s where CBD might come in handy. A lot of pets go missing or start acting out of character when there’s an increase in fireworks. These

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Forget the munchies: how marijuana can be an appetite suppressant

A little-known cannabinoid called THCV can trigger your brain to eat less and avoid greasy, fatty foods. Marijuana’s capability as an appetite stimulant is well-documented. And, no, we’re not talking about the “munchies.” We’re referring to its ability to kick-start appetite in potentially life-threatening situations. Cancer, for instance, can induce adverse metabolic changes in patients, causing them to lose their appetites and tissue in the process, which results in a condition called “cachexia.” Chemotherapy drugs often exacerbate these effects, but research shows medical cannabis can boost appetite, mood and caloric intake in cancer patients, while simultaneously battling cancer cells. AIDS

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The link between flavonoids, Alzheimer’s and marijuana

A new study has found that higher long-term dietary intakes of flavonoids are associated with lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. Researchers recently discovered that a low flavonoid intake was associated with Alzheimer’s risk, meaning a diet lacking berries, apples, tea and other flavonoid rich foods could hold one of the keys to the disease. The April 2020 study published in The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found, “higher long-term dietary intakes of flavonoids are associated with lower risks of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD) in U.S. adults.” The study does not provide an immediate connection between

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  • Cannabis Cooking: Canna-balls styled after Alice’s ‘Brownies’
  • Retail: Home delivery gets a boost
  • Profile: River City Retail has a winning formula
  • Retail: Pandemic fuels pot-buying explosion
  • Religion: Cannabis for churchgoers
  • Growing: Hardy Seeds in Ashland shares why hemp loves company
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