Thursday, October 31, 2019

NORML News of the Week 10/31/2019

THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM - Volume 22, Issue 44
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THE TOP NEWS IN MARIJUANA LAW REFORM
Volume 22   •   Issue 44   •   October 31, 2019
Cannabis Extractions

Case Reports: Cannabis Extracts Effective in Patients with Myotonic Dystrophy

German researchers reported, "All patients reported an improvement of myotonia, especially in weeks three and four of treatment."

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USDA and Hemp

USDA Issues Hemp Regulations

Greg Ibach, USDA Under Secretary for Marketing and Regulatory Programs, said that the agency will "use the 2020 growing season to test drive the interim rule to guide any adjustments made in the final rule."

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Marijuana THC

Study: THC Metabolite Present for Extended Periods of Time in Young Adults Following Abstinence

Forty percent of subjects tested positive for the presence of carboxy-THC in urine for time periods exceeding 25 days.

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Cannabis Physician

Survey: Six in Ten Physicians Say Cannabis Is a "Legitimate Medical Therapy"

Fifty-eight percent of respondents agreed with the statement that "medical cannabis was a legitimate medical therapy." 

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Marijuana and Spinal Cord Injury

Study: Patients Report Cannabis Provides "Great Relief" for Spinal Cord Injury Symptoms

Investigators concluded: "Our findings support the notion that MC (medical cannabis) may have an important role... in treating a number of common symptoms experienced by individuals living with SCI."

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THC Oil Vapes

CDC Tallies Over 1,600 Lung Injury Incidents Linked to Vaping E-Liquids

A specific cause of the illness remains unknown, though some experts have speculated that the injuries may be related to additive ingredients in the e-liquid products, such as Vitamin E oil, or the presence of a specific metal-binding agent in certain types of portable cartridges.

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