Medical Cannabis benefits and Opioids crisis

cannabis-benefits-opioid-crisisOver the last few years use of prescription opioids in USA has strongly increased. An over reliance to treat disease and pain that creates some problems to public health.

According to a report released by America for Safe Access (ASA), involved in ensuring safe and legal access to medical cannabis, thousands of patients in pain and without a safer alternative to relieve their suffering are dying over the last year from opioid overdoses.

Year 2014 was a record year for overdose deaths; most of them (65%) involving opioids. Including prescription opioids as pain relievers. This kind of prescription has nearly quadrupled since 1999.
This is the reason why ASA is asking legislators and health practitioners to educate on the real benefits of medical cannabis and other derived substances as for example CBD oil, which is a very useful product in pain therapy. Medical CBD oil has many benefits in treating chronic pain and it could be well suited as an antispasmodic and anti-anxiety remedy, or to fight pain and inflammation.

Because of this increasing interest in medical cannabis and due to many deaths from opioid overdoses, Asa released this report to try to inform and educate to an alternative treatment for patients suffering from pain.
Recently President Obama proposed to increase funding for a new approach to address the opioid overdose epidemic. He signed last month the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), a bill to address the national epidemics of prescription opioids abuse and heroin use. The bill contains many provisions and strategies for treating this drug abuse, including ways to reduce the amount of opioids prescribed.

But it is also important to continue to provide patients with effective opioids prescribed treatments, as evidences regarding cannabis medical benefits continue to increase. The idea that reducing prescription opioids could reduce deaths and addictions in people could be too simplistic

Some states have tried this way, as for example Massachusetts: last March the governor signed a bill that puts strict limits on opioid painkillers prescribing. But no one knows whether this should be the right way or not.
According to Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the more access to medical cannabis for pain treatment increases, the more accidental overdoses and addiction due to opioids decreases.
The challenge is being able to allow cannabis as a medicine in every state; in facts US States with a medical cannabis program showed a 24.8% reduction in opioids related overdose deaths compared to states without programs.
And currently only few states, including the ones with a full medical cannabis program, are including the chronic pain as a qualifying condition for opioids medical use.

Maine ready to legalize recreational use of cannabis

white-widow-strainAs everybody knows, in Maine citizens will decide on recreational marijuana legalization in November 2016. A very important ballot, because it would legalize adult use and possession up to 2,5 ounces.
Announcement has been given last April from Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, and now campaign to legalize marijuana is growing day by day.
Last 27th of June Matthew Dunlap declared that the initiative to regulate marijuana will appear on the state ballot as question n.1; and that’s because usually first question gets more votes having an higher chance to be approved.

Cannabis legislation in Maine is currently a little outdated: law criminalizes use and possession of marijuana, while many other US states are approving permissive laws. The proposed law contained in ballot as question n.1 would allow in Maine possession and use of marijuana under state law by persons who are at least 21 years of age; ballot also talks about the opportunity to allow cultivation, distribution, testing and sale of marijuana subject to state regulation and taxation.

Issue of taxation is very important because it’s believed that cannabis legalization would represent a great business for the state of Maine. This because other US states that already legalized recreational use of cannabis are experiencing a great economic growth.

There are many companies involved in legal pot industry. As for example Leafly, the world’s largest cannabis information resource, also known for producing videos describing the different and most famous cannabis strains as Barney’s Farm, Dutch Passion, White Widow and many others.
According to Leafly and its parent company, cannabis legalization in a state with prohibition laws, as the state of Maine is, would generate a great business: this year fledgling industry is expected to generate 7 billion dollars. By 2020 the amount could be 220 billion dollars.

This prediction is based on specific industry analysis and could be real if states with prohibition laws, as Maine is, would knock down their regulations. Beside that, for the industry of legal cannabis it would be important to ensure a clear regulation, that should be the same in all states: this because states where recreational use is allowed have problems with their laws, which are still in conflict with federal prohibition on cannabis cultivation and consumption.

For all these reasons there is still reluctance by some investors in being involved in legal marijuana industry. If they succeed in overcoming those issues, legal marijuana could become one of the richest industries in Usa, and with no doubts in Maine, where farmers who are now limited under medical marijuana system could have access to a larger market after legalization of recreational cannabis.

ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation Accelerates Business in Japan

Pleasant Grove, Utah (PRWEB) December 18, 2014

ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation (OTCBB: FVRG), a leading direct marketing company and provider of health-centered products, today announced Ron Williams, CEO and founder of ForeverGreen, as well as several other senior executives traveled to Japan to meet with top leaders and prepare for the expansion of business in the region.

PowerStrips, an FGXpress product listed with the FDA as a Class 1 Medical Device for the temporary relief of minor pain, has greatly increased in popularity in Japan, prompting the company to accelerate business in the county. Using all natural ingredients, PowerStrips can be mailed anywhere in the world and are marketed in 174 countries by a growing network of ForeverGreen members, making the product attractive to business owners, entrepreneurs and consumers across Japan.

Japan captures approximately one ninth of worldwide direct selling sales. ForeverGreen expects Japan to be a top producing country in 2015. “Japan is considered one of the big three markets in our industry,” Mr. Williams said. “It takes more time and resources, but the upside potential is worth the investment.”

Mr. Williams as well as Jeff Graham, President of North America, and other management met with top leaders to discuss how to improve logistics and advance ForeverGreen’s presence in Japan. According to Tomoko Tatematsu, ForeverGreen’s Japanese Country Manager, having Mr. Williams share the company’s vision in person encouraged top leaders in Japan to continue growing their businesses and to look toward ForeverGreen’s Las Vegas conference in May.

ForeverGreen Worldwide Corporation develops, manufactures and distributes an expansive line of all natural whole foods and products to North America, Australia, Europe, Asia and South America, including their new global offerings, PowerStrips, SolarStrips and BeautyStrips. They also offer Azul and FrequenSea(TM), whole-food beverages with industry exclusive marine phytoplankton, the Versativa line of hemp-based whole-food products, immune support and weight management products, Pulse-8 powdered L-arginine formula, TRUessence(TM) Essential Oils and Apothecary, 24Karat Chocolate(R) and an entire catalog of meals, snacks, household cleaners and personal care products.

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Teamwork: Publius Super Bowl of Cannabinoid Science


Chicago, IL (PRWEB) January 31, 2015

“Teamwork is homeostasis,” opened Bryan W. Brickner, “and it’s the little things that count – that create the conditions for any game-winning moment.”

In Teamwork: Publius’ Super Bowl of Cannabinoid Science ~ New Homeostasis on the Bryan William Brickner Blog, today’s spotlight celebrates the little things – in sports as in life – that function without acclaim. Publius, of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011), showcases four recent PubMed cannabinoid system (CS) articles discussing: management of neuroinflammatory (brain) disorders, CB1 anti-aversive panic properties, obesity and the therapeutic agents THCV and CBD, and cannabinoids as a tool in modern cancer pharmacotherapy.

“Cannabinoid signaling in the brain,” noted Brickner, “is endowed with significant immunoregulatory and anti-inflammatory properties; the reviewed science shows this to be in both peripheral tissues and in the CNS, indicating a CS role in the management of brain disorders.”

“The panic controlling actions of cannabinoids will be evident Sunday,” Brickner chuckled, “and the new science tells how our CB1 receptors have a direct impact.”

“The obesity update shows two cannabinoids, THCV and CBD,” continued Brickner, “with positive results in treating hepatosteatosis, a liver disease.”

“Cannabinoids benefiting chemotherapeutics,” closed Brickner, “continues the CS anti-cancer narrative; the PubMed abstract notes the teamwork nature of cannabinoids and sees them as a player in modern cancer pharmacotherapy.”

Brickner has a 1997 political science doctorate from Purdue University and is the author of several political theory books, to include: The Promise Keepers: Politics and Promises (1999), Article the first of the Bill of Rights (2006), and Shivitti: A Review of Ka-Tzetnik 135633’s Vision (2015). He also writes political fiction, such as the novella thereafter (2013), and is the publisher of The Cannabis Papers: A citizen’s guide to cannabinoids (2011) and The Bryan William Brickner Blog, a resource for the political science of constitutions and the biological science of receptors.

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Industrial Hemp Testimony at The Oregon State Capitol

Director Rod Pitman chronicles the state of Oregon’s historic attempt to legislate the legalization of industrial hemp. Although this initial attempt failed, the documentary remains a teaching tool to help citizens of The United States legalize the production of hemp as a alternative to petroleum based products in their state. Anything that can be made from oil can be made from hemp. Industrial hemp provides food, fiber, fuel, medicine and hemp plastics. If the United States Congress were to allow the individual states to manage the production of industrial hemp, this would produce sustainable jobs to help save the health of the planet as well as local and global economies.

The year is 1999, North Dakota, Hawaii and Minnesota have passed legislation allowing their farmers to grow industrial hemp. The Kentucky Supreme Court has agreed to hear actor Woody Harrelson’s case, which challenges Kentucky law that classifies hemp as marijuana.

The Oregon State House Agriculture and Forestry Committee heard house Bill 2933 sponsored by Rep. Floyd Prozanski which would let Oregon farmers grow hemp, a cousin to marijuana that is useless for drug purposes but whose fibers, seeds, and oil have a multitude of industrial uses.

Seven of the nine members of the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee including Chairman Larry Wells, R-Jefferson had told Prozanski they were willing to send the bill out for a floor vote. House Speaker Lynn Snodgrass told Wells not to take up the bill again. Wells, agreed that Prozanski probably had the votes to send the bill to the floor. But, he said, he had hearing on the bill, and would not bring it up for a committee vote unless she approved.

Lynn Snodgrass, Speaker of the House of Representatives for the state of Oregon did not approve of the bill. Subsequently, it died April 30, 1999, without being put to a vote by the representatives of the state of Oregon.

Doug Ross Presents
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Rod Pitman Productions
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Salem, Oregon
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Producer: Rod Pitman
Associate Producer: Brett Eichenberger
Camera: Brett Eichenberger
Editor: Bret Eichenberger
Director: Rod Pitman

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A lot of people often confuse hemp with weed. Some people when they hear the word hemp, they automatically think of weed. Although, hemp and weed are related yet they are not same. Hemp is generally utilized in various forms, hemp fibers are utilized in the textile industry for anything from clothing to carpet. Apart from this, hemp seeds are highly useful; they are a great source for the much needed Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids. Today, hemp seeds are quite common among the people. Besides, hemp seed order online has quite common nowadays. Before ordering hemp seeds for use, one should get familiar with the health benefits of these seeds.

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Heart health – For a healthy heart, fatty acids are very essential. And we know hemp seeds are a great source of fatty acids. Hemp seeds are very beneficial for a healthy heart. These seeds can lower the risks of heart attacks, http://german.shayanashop.com/ss-hanfsamen_bestellen.aspx“>hanfsamen bestellen cholesterol levels in the blood and also reduces the cell build up within the arteries relating to atherosclerosis. The phytosterols which is present in the hemp seeds has the potential of lowering the total blood cholesterol by 10 percent on average and at the same time lower LDL cholesterol at an average of 13%.

Brian health – Studies and research has shown that a healthy balanced diet containing proper amount of Omega-3 and Omega-6, helps in reducing or delaying the onset of Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s. As we know hemp seeds are great source of Omega-3 and Omega-6, and these essential fatty acids is helpful in maintaining proper balance of essential fatty acids in the membrane that are typically loss with these conditions.

Skin health – Due to the benefits of producing healthy hair and skin, hemp seeds oil are typically utilized in making beauty products. The essential fatty acids containing in the hemp seed have the potential to absorb quickly as well as promoting the health of skin cell within. Due to its ability of permeability, it is also used to treat psoriasis as well as eczema. Besides, hemp seeds are also utilized in various shampoos, lip balms, makeup as well as skin lotions and conditioners.

Protein – It has been revealed that hemp seeds contain more Omega-3 when compare to fish. It is also even better for you than soy. Apart from this, seeds of the hemp also contain more essential amino acids than meat, eggs or even milk. Moreover, hemp seeds are really useful and good for you as they contain all the necessary proteins that your body requires to function. These are some of the major health benefits of hemp seeds that one should get familiar with.

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Teddy Bears Introduce Hemp Fabrics for Healthcare

Glenwood Springs, CO (PRWEB) February 09, 2015

EnviroTextiles is introducing antibacterial hemp fabrics into the children’s plush toy market thanks to a new partnership with a humanitarian teddy bear company, Bears for Humanity. The plush bears are intended for children in need, including many children living in isolated hospital environments.

EnviroTextiles founder Barbara Filippone has provided certified agricultural fibers for the apparel industry over the past 23 years. Now that she’s working with Bears for Humanity and its President Vijay Prathap, she’s launching a new healthcare market for her certified organic hemp textiles to supply various products including lab coats, privacy curtains, sheets, towels and patient gowns.

Early testing indicates that the anti-static materials developed for Bears for Humanity’s teddy bears are safe for sensitive hospital environments like CT scan rooms and prevent the spread of bacteria and other known bio hazards. Allowing children to carry their teddy bears with them into testing will provide better experiences for the children. The teddy bears could lead to using organic hemp blended fabrics for garments and many other materials in healthcare applications. “Hemp’s natural antibacterial qualities make this a natural fit,” says Filippone.

“Vijay came into my life at exactly the right moment,” Filippone explains. “Just when scared children need warm and furry hugs to boost their spirits – and just when the U.S. healthcare market needs safer products – these little bears are going to change everything.”

Bears for Humanity produces 100 percent certified organic natural fiber teddy bears. Their teddy bears are assembled in Union City, California, and for every bear sold they will donate a bear to a needy child through their highly-rated network of charitable partners such as Toys for Tots, Intel, Save the Children, and OneSimpleWish.org. Ordering information and further details about their mission can be found at http://www.BearsForHumanity.com.

EnviroTextiles, LLC is developing an initial product line of organic hemp medical supplies for wholesale customers. Hospitals and interested parties can visit http://www.envirotextile.com/hemp-medical-supplies/ to learn about joining our beta group of healthcare professionals.

Bears for Humanity trains and employees individuals through California’s welfare-to-work program, CalWorks, convinced that building a strong community is part of the solution to a sustainable future. Visit http://www.cdss.ca.gov/calworks to learn more about our partnering program to provide jobs to at-risk mothers, fathers and caregivers.

For more information about EnviroTextiles or to schedule an interview, contact Barbara Filippone at info(at)envirotextiles(dot)com or Barbara(at)EnviroTextile(dot)com, 970-945-5986.

For more information about Bears for Humanity or to schedule an interview, contact Vijay Prathap at Vijay(at)Bears4Humanity(dot)com, 312-685.8866.







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