Is Medical Marijuana Covered by Insurance?

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Though medical marijuana is legal in Florida, it might take years before patients are able to receive insurance coverage for cannabis treatments. The federal government will need to reclassify marijuana as a legal substance, the FDA will need to conduct lengthy trials, and insurance companies will need to determine how it will cover this medical treatment option. Barriers to Medical Coverage … Read More

Importance of Testing Medical Marijuana

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For many years, the medical marijuana industry operated without much large-scale oversight.Now, as legislation nationwide begins to take a more progressive stance on cannabis, cultivators, processors, dispensaries, and treatment facilities are under increased scrutiny. This means that the importance of product testing in the medical marijuana marketplace has never been higher. The rapid growth of the legal cannabis industry has … Read More

Edibles Often Mislabeled – Why Potency Testing is Crucial

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Nearly 25 percent of all medical cannabis users in the United States prefer brownies, cookies, and other edible products to get their dose of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). And while eating some THC-infused candy may seem like a more pleasant (and safer) way of medicating compared to smoking marijuana, how do you know that those edibles, as appealing as they may be, … Read More

Max Amount of THC Allowed in Florida for CBD Oil

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Medical Marijuana and CBD oil has been a hot topic in Florida, with lots of changes on the federal and state level that seem to bounce back and forth between limitations and accessibility. Ultimately, this has created a confusing legal landscape that has landed some CBD distributors and users in trouble with the law. Why the confusion around the federal … Read More

Florida Medical Marijuana: What to Do Now to Have a Cannabis Business Later

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Whether you’re looking to run a cannabis business for medical or recreational marijuana, you’ll need a fair amount of preparation to ensure your startup’s success. The landscape is likely to be a competitive one, but the companies that can guarantee quality will rise to the top of the crop. A Successful Cannabis Business Starts with Cultivation & Testing Research The … Read More

Does the Gender of Cannabis Matter?

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When it comes to producing recreational and medical marijuana, the female plants are generally the star of the show. Many don’t realize that cannabis plants have a gender, but to those who grow it, breed it and process it into edibles, oils and other therapeutic products, sex matters a lot. While cannabis is able to self-pollinate, the plant has distinct … Read More

CBD’s Effects on Mental Health

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The health effects of cannabidiol are well documented in mainstream science. Researchers are confident in its ability to treat a number of physical ailments, such as neural pain and epilepsy. However, CBD also alleviates a number of mental disorders. More independent studies are validating CBD’s efficacy for treating diseases that inflict the mind. Let’s take a look at what CBD … Read More

How Medical Cannabis Can Help Treat Chronic Pain

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Fifty million Americans suffer from chronic pain – representing 20% of the population, according to 2018 data collected by the Centers for Disease Control. “Chronic pain” is any type of discomfort lasting three months or longer, ranging from a persistent, dull ache to excruciating, agonizing shooting pain. Of these, 20 million people have what is considered “high-impact chronic pain” that … Read More

Is CBD Effective for Inhibiting Cancer Growth?

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Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the most well-documented cannabinoids. Over the years, many independent studies have shed positive light and affirmed its use in various medical applications. Of course, more studies are warranted, but research so far paints a positive outlook. Among its many medicinal qualities, CBD is believed to play a role in inhibiting cancerous and malignant tumors. However … Read More

Cannabis Terpenes and the Entourage Effect

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The whole of a medical marijuana product is generally is greater than the sum of its individual parts. The primary active ingredient in the product will always be tetrahydrocannabinol (“THC”), but the effects of that ingredient are enhanced or modified by several other terpenes that are present in the cannabis plant. THC and terpenes each deliver desirable medical efficacy, but … Read More