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Marijuana’s Impact on the Health Care Industry

Millions of people across the country use weed to combat several health issues like nausea, muscle stiffness, and more. Those same people also wonder if their health insurance can offer some coverage. The short answer? No, health insurance companies won’t cover medical marijuana.

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CBD as treatment for insomnia and PTSD

Sleep is essential
for all of us to maintain our everyday lives, yet many adults suffer from some sort of sleeping disorder and don’t get as much rest as they should. According to the American Sleep Association , 50 to 70 million U.S. adults suffer from one form of a sleeping disorder or another.

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Cannabis and Fitness: Which Routines Pair Best With a High?
While there’s a stereotype of the couch-locked stoner, many strains of cannabis actually pair perfectly with exercise. Not to mention the fact that cannabis users typically have a lower BMI than those who abstain. Have you tried adding cannabis to your workout?

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The Cannabis Substitution Effect
A new study shows that many people are successfully using cannabis in place of pharmaceutical drugs such as opioids, anti-anxiety medications, migraine treatments, and sleep aids. This is only a preliminary study, but it does show that many people prefer cannabis to traditional treatments.

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Pot vs. Pain
Cannabis has been shown to fight pain just as well as opioids, but it’s also been shown to have fewer side effects. Despite that, many people in this country are still fighting for access to cannabis. People deserve the chance to choose which medicine is right for their individual needs.

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Save Medicaid: Legalize Medical Marijuana
Study after study shows that legalizing cannabis consistently reduces prescription drug use. That means huge savings for taxpayers, and it could even reduce Medicaid subsidies by up to 1 billion dollars. That’s a huge number for a change that many people actually want to make.

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Cannabis-Based Medicine May Cut Seizures in Half for Those with Tough-to-Treat Epilepsy
This is fantastic news! They performed a large-scale clinical trial on children and adults with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome, and CBD showed great results. While many families already know that cannabis works, it’s great to see the data proving it.

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Medical Cannabis Myth Busters: Is THC Medicinal?
Whole plant medicine takes advantage of everything cannabis has to offer: cannabinoids, terpenes, and more. All of those components contribute to the entourage effect, the theory that cannabis is greater than the sum of its parts. The value of whole plant medicine also explains why synthetic cannabis, such as Marinol, shows limited success.

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Opioid Abuse Is Plummeting In States With Legal Marijuana
The opioid epidemic is a huge, complicated issue. Families and policy makers are desperately trying to solve this problem, but there are no easy answers or simple solutions. Cannabis isn’t a magical cure, but the evidence says that cannabis helps.

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Government Marijuana Looks Nothing Like the Real Stuff
This is a huge problem. The federal government controls the only cannabis that researchers can use, so researchers are being forced to use marijuana that is nothing like what you’d find in any dispensary. The government-provided cannabis is low-potency and contaminated with mold — not qualities desired by patients or researchers. How can anyone do desperately needed research with such awful specimens?

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