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.

Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Ban on Prosecuting State-Compliant Medical Marijuana Businesses

Federal Court of Appeals Upholds Ban on Prosecuting State-Compliant Medical Marijuana Businesses | Keith Stroup

SAN FRANCISCO, CA — A three-judge panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, covering nine western states, earlier this week ruled unanimously that the Department of Justice is barred by federal law from prosecuting medical marijuana businesses if those businesses are operating in compliance with state law. This decision came in […]

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Bluebird Botanicals Had a Successful Year for Having Over 10,000 Users of Their Hemp Derived CBD Oil

(PRWEB) December 04, 2014

Bluebird Botanicals recently announced that the present year 2014, has become the best year for the business as the company took pride to reveal that it now has a minimum of 10,000 users of their hemp derived CBD oil, which is their leading product.

The market for industrial hemp derived CBD oil is a rapidly growing one. Bluebird Botanicals is on the forefront of it while holding a great reputation and recognition from all of their valued customers. They receive highly positive feedback on a daily basis.

Bluebird Botanicals is managed by Brandon Beatty and co-owned by Beatty and Dr. Rick Potts. The company is selling CBD oil, which is an oil extract abundant in Cannabidiol and is derived from industrial hemp. The hemp CBD industry is a relatively new one, but Bluebird Botanicals positioned itself well and has had a great year of successful sales, solidifying its position in the hemp and cannabis industries. Bluebird Botanicals now constantly receives positive testimonials regarding the company and their products. Their first CBD sale was conducted last November 4, 2013 and today, they take pride to say that they are supplying their product in various parts of the world, having more than 15,000 orders which include those they supply to more than 200 professional wholesale clients.

The company’s CBD oil contains more than 80 different cannabinoids, most importantly CBD, CBC, CBG, CBN and others yet to be completely identified. Aside from the cannabinoids found in their industrial hemp oil extract, there are many other types of natural molecules and phyto-chemical compounds like amino acids, vitamins B1, B2, B6 and D, fatty acids like omega 3 and 6, trace minerals which include iron, calcium, zinc, magnesium and potassium, beta-carotene, chlorophyll, ketones and a lot more.

Bluebird Botanicals is a privately owned business. It is fully insured and trusted by thousands of customers. They also make use of different 3rd party laboratories for a thorough analysis of their products. Bluebird Botanicals promises to consistently offer high quality CBD oil at affordable prices.

“I am very happy with Bluebird’s CBD oil and their great customer service! I started my daughter on it 5 weeks ago and already seeing positive results.” -Pam Hoffer

“After taking the first fifteen drops, ten minutes later, my headache was totally gone, my stress went away, nausea gone and certain pains fell about 80%! After that first day, it only got better after that.” -Devin Long

“I purchased 1 ounce of the 250 mg CBD. I have found it most effective for getting a peaceful night’s sleep without any other sleep aids. I can’t remember sleeping so peacefully in years. It also seemed to help me with a bit with nausea.” -Didi Lomont

“After I got back from running my errands, I had such a profound feeling of gratitude wash over me. I sat down on the couch and smiled and began crying with tears of joy. I haven’t had a week like this in what seems like my entire life. The ringing in my ears is barely noticeable anymore. I have no pain. I feel awake, alert and alive! This is not an exaggeration. It’s difficult for me to find the words to completely express my gratitude to you.” -Lou (Ohio)

About Bluebird Botanicals

Bluebird Botanicals is a privately owned company that specializes in selling high quality CBD oils made from the extracts of industrialized hemp. The company is also focused on carrying and providing a few of the world’s most complete superfoods including other forms of botanical supplements. The company comes with a mission, which is to form a positive effect on people and to the whole world with the help of their strict business and sourcing practices to provide a type of product that will meet and even exceed the expectations of their valued customers.


Bluebird Botanicals does not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United States Controlled Substances Act (US.CSA). Cannabidiol is a natural constituent of industrial hemp and hemp oil.


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Still No Revenues for Cannabis Science (OTC:CBIS)

Stock promotion is serious business and commonplace in the SmallCap arena, but it is a necessary demon for the undercapitalized companies to market themselves and attract more investors. Stocks using this usually effective method are trying to expand their investor base and ramp up volume, but don’t fall in love with all the bells and whistles because one thing for sure… they are almost always short-lived. It’s just simple market correction that’s all… you can’t expect a stock to gain 50 percent one day and not give any back the next. The best move is to buy early (i.e. when you first receive the promo e-mail) or not at all because after a couple of hours most of the buying is done anyway and the price usually dips back down.

One company from the SmallCap space this morning that looks to be under some sort of promotion campaign is Cannabis Science (OTC:CBIS) because the last news from this company was issued way back in September. Also, a look into their financials will show you that they are a development stage company with no revenue and an accumulative deficit of nearly $ 60 million.

Already today Cannabis Science has traded nearly 2 million shares and hit a 52-week high of almost 6 cents. This stock trades so rarely that it does not even have an average daily volume so stock promotion is definitely one of the possibilities. Another important factor to point out is the business they are engaged in – medical marijuana – is still in such an early stage, both politically and economically, no one really knows what is going to happen with it. The time-frame for profitability could be 20 years instead of 5 like many hope. Definitely do your due diligence and research on this company before clicking the “buy” tab because you could be sitting on these 6 cent shares for quite a while.

Cannabis Science is one of the companies engaged in pharmaceutical grade medical marijuana research and development. The Company works with world authorities on phytocannabinoid science targeting critical illnesses, and adheres to scientific methodologies to develop, produce and commercialize phytocannabinoid-based pharmaceutical products. In sum, Cannabis Science are dedicated to the creation of cannabis-based medicines, both with and without psychoactive properties, to treat disease and the symptoms of disease, as well as for general health maintenance.


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“When We Grow…This Is What We Can Do” is an educational documentary concerning the facts about cannabis. In this feature length documentary we explore everything there is, from industrial hemp to medicinal cannabis use, from the origins of cannabis prohibition to the legality of growing equipment.
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Four Things That Will Help Buy Cannabis Seeds Online Safely

A lot of people think that it is safer to buy cannabis seeds online than from someone near your area. Well, this is definitely true, but you also need to make sure that your purchase will be much safer. Today, I will be showing you some of the things that you need to consider in order to keep you safe when you buy cannabis seeds online. Reading this article will help you learn the significant accounts that you need to take into consideration before buying your greens.

Site Security – if you are going to buy cannabis online, then it is more likely that you are going to use your credit card. Make sure that the website where you will purchase your seeds are fully secured in order to be sure that your credit card information will be safe. It would be better if you are going to get your seeds from a website that accepts other payment methods.

Delivery Discretion – of course, you don’t want the whole neighborhood to find out that you are purchasing cannabis, so you need to make sure that the website will protect your privacy and will ship your orders secretly. It would be better if you are going to contact the online store to determine the kind of shipment that they are implementing before you purchase cannabis online.

Disclaimer and Legality – in most countries (almost all) growing cannabis to sell or even for recreational purposes is prohibited. If you are going to buy seeds, you need to make sure that the website has its disclaimer and abides the law. This will ensure that you will always be safe when you buy cannabis seeds online.

Your Location – your location will also play a great role in your safety when you buy seeds online. If you are living in a country where mere possession of seeds is prohibited, then you definitely need to avoid or even attempt to buy cannabis seeds online. Regardless of how discreet the packaging is, you will still have problems if your country implements strict laws regarding possession or use of cannabis.

These are some of the things that you need to check in order to be sure that you will be safe when you buy cannabis seeds online. Keep these things in mind because this will help you avoid getting into troubles in the future. Always remember that your safety is more important than getting the seeds that you need.


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Cannabis Career Institute to Conduct All Day Seminar in Los Angeles this Saturday to Promote Jobs and Business Opportunities in the Growing Cannabis Industry

Burbank, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2015

This Saturday, February 14th, from 9 am to 7 pm, at the Universal City Hilton, 555 Universal Hollywood Drive, Universal City, CA, Cannabis Career Institute will be hosting a business seminar about the cannabis industry.

Cannabis Career Institute offers state-specific training courses that address a range of topics — from legal requirements and regulations to basic grow techniques. The class will be led by CEO Robert Calkin who will be joined by a variety of marijuana specialists, each of whom will be lecturing on areas of their own cannabis-related expertise.

Last week, an article in Forbes Magazine by Carol Tice suggested that by 2018, legal cannabis business will generate roughly $ 8 Billion in the USA. In the article, Ms. Tice refers to Factbook publisher Cannabusiness Media, that estimated in 2014 there was between $ 1.6 billion and $ 1.9 billion of legal cannabis sold for medical use in the U.S., and another $ 600 million to $ 700 million was sold for legal and recreational use.

“Cannabis revenue trends are only going in one direction and that, of course, is — sky’s-the-limit up,” said Robert Calkin, CEO and Founder of Cannabis Career Institute. “As both the cannabis and hemp legalization movements continue to envelope the nation, more and more people are seeing the exciting and potentially lucrative business opportunities available. Helping people understand these vibrant, vanguard industries and preparing them to pursue their goals is what we do.”

Cannabis Career Institute specializes in teaching would-be entrepreneurs how to navigate the often-murky waters of getting into and/or starting up a cannabis business. CCI presents students with an objective expanse of options with step-by-step instruction on the process of starting a business. Delivery, Dispensary Management, Law, Compliance, Marketing and Advertising, Cultivation, Extracts and Cooking are all discussed in detail, providing students with many choices to fit their career goals and lifestyle.

Cost for the one day seminar, that also allows for students to attend any future class for free, is $ 349 and includes a seminar manual. CCI is scheduled to return to Los Angeles on Saturday, March 14, 2015.

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