Tuesday January 12 2021
In todays report:
PTSD Sufferers Who Used Cannabis Were 2.5 Times More Likely To Recover In A Recent Study
The study was funded by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and carried out by researchers at a number of universities including The University of Pennsylvania, The University of California San Diego, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and The University of Colorado. The authors of the study explain that given the increasing use of cannabis for PTSD, especially in states where it is legal (like Colorado) it’s important to understand whether it is actually able to offer improvements for PTSD patients.
The Long-Term, Prospective, Therapeutic Impact of Cannabis on Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Despite the reports from PTSD patients that cannabis helps with their PTSD, and research showing the mechanisms behind how cannabis might help with PTSD, the question of whether it really does help has remained a matter of controversy. No clinical studies have been completed on the topic, and the minimal research observing humans actually using cannabis for PTSD has been somewhat contradictory, with some studies suggesting cannabis shows promise and others suggesting it has no benefits for the condition.
But a new study is adding to the evidence that cannabis could help those suffering with PTSD. The researchers found that PTSD sufferers who used cannabis not only saw greater reductions in their PTSD symptoms, but they were 2.57 times more likely to recover from PTSD during the study than those who weren’t using cannabis.
New Jersey Is ‘On The Verge’ Of Implementing Marijuana Legalization, Governor Says In State Of The State Speech
The governor of New Jersey on Tuesday reaffirmed his commitment to passing legislation to get a legal marijuana market up and running after voters approved a legalization referendum in November.
In a State of the State address, Gov. Phil Murphy (D) said “we are on the verge of passing an innovative and groundbreaking set of laws to reform our historically unjust approach to marijuana and cannabis.”
Advocates had hoped that the legislature would have moved quicker to approve enabling legislation, but disagreements between lawmakers and the governor over certain provisions concerning underaged people have delayed the reform.
Watch Murphy discuss plans to implement marijuana legalization below:
A “clean up” bill was expected to get a floor vote on Monday, but it was postponed after key legislators pulled their support.
“Two months ago, you voted overwhelmingly to legalize adult-use marijuana, and begin the process of ending the racial imbalance that disproportionately penalizes black and brown people arrested for marijuana offenses,” the governor said in his address. “We’re setting up a cannabis industry that will promote the growth of new small businesses, many of which will be owned by women, minorities and veterans.”
Critics say California bill puts hemp under control of marijuana interests
Rose said the bill is not surprising considering “California’s long anti-hemp history” in which many against hemp and hemp-derived CBD want CBD for themselves.
“California is the worst state in which to grow hemp. With thousands of medical grows, they don’t want hemp pollen floating around,” Rose said. “While they could have handled that by banning males, monoecious, and hermaphrodites, instead they just make it impossible to grow any hemp.”
A similar bill that did not include the smokable hemp ban was floated last year, but failed when the legislative session ran out of time to vote on it.
HEMP VS MARIJUANA: A BEGINNER’S GUIDE