Can Medical Cannabis Help Treat Clinical Burnout?

Beyond the 2.3 million cases of COVID-19 in the U.S and the more than 120,000 coronavirus deaths, as of mid-June, there exists an urgent medical situation. The treatment of medical personnel is an additional pandemic element, complicated by the rapid spread of the virus in the population.

Burnout has hit many professionals, but most of all, the medical communities from doctors and nurses to emergency medical technicians. Despite all of the pre-planning, there was little contingency planning for the sudden influx of new patients.

Understanding burnout
Patients are being treated during current pressing conditions by professionals who are having to work with masks and protective gear. Both patients and medical personnel have limited access to their families. And many medical professionals have become sick, too. That makes for a perfect storm for clinical burnout.

– Read the entire article at Regina Leader-Post.

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The Endocannabinoid System: How Cannabis Interacts With the Body

Discovered by scientists in the early 1990s, the endocannabinoid system is responsible for regulating many basic functions throughout the body. The system can be activated by cannabinoids that are naturally created by the body — and those found in the cannabis plant, which, as you might have guessed, is where it got its name.

Among the functions regulated by the endocannabinoid system (ECS) are memory, appetite, temperature, the immune system, sleep, pain, and the female reproductive system. By regulating these functions, the ECS is believed to help maintain balance, or homeostasis, in the body.

The endocannabinoid system: What it is and how it works

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Hemp CBD Across State Lines: What You Need to Know

The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018 (2018 Farm Bill) legalized hemp by removing the crop and its derivatives from the definition of marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and by providing a detailed framework for the cultivation of hemp. The 2018 Farm Bill gives the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) regulatory authority over hemp cultivation at the federal level. In turn, states have the option to maintain primary regulatory authority over the crop cultivated within their borders by submitting a plan to the USDA.

This federal and state interplay has resulted in many legislative and regulatory changes at the state level. Indeed, most states have introduced (and adopted) bills that would authorize the commercial production of hemp within their borders. A smaller but growing number of states also regulate the sale of products derived from hemp. Our attorneys track these developments in real-time on behalf of multiple clients, and we provide a 50-state matrix showing how states regulate hemp and hemp products.

Over the last year, we have written about hemp and hemp-derived cannabidiol (Hemp CBD) policies in all 50 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and on Tribal land. Links to each of these posts are available below. Obviously, nothing

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Edmonton-Area Company Set to Be Canada’s Largest Producer of Cannabis-Infused Gummies

Dynaleo acquired production licence.

A new cannabis-infused gummy producer near Edmonton is set to be the largest in the country.

Dynaleo received its production licence from Health Canada last week. The company has a 26,000-square-foot warehouse in an industrial park just south of the city.

“The next phase of that would be getting our sales licence which we’re currently very excited about,” said Kristy Skwaruk, Dynaleo’s director of people and culture.

– Read the entire article at CBC News.

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4-Years After Aaron Evans First Brain Tumor; He Graduates High School

Over four years ago, Aaron Evans found out he had a brain tumor, something called AA3 (Anaplastic Astrocytoma). It has been a long journey, but Aaron and his family are now here: his high school graduation.

Eighteen-year-old Aaron recently got his diploma from Kings Mountain High School.

This, after years of surgeries, therapy, and CBD oil, Aaron was one of the first kids in the Carolinas to try CBD, even before it was widely available.

His mother, Jennifer, fought tooth and nail to get her son the treatments, even quietly heading out to Colorado to learn more.

– Read the entire article at WBTV News.

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Spenard Bakery Creating Marijuana Edibles Sees Big Jump in Business

As many businesses struggle through the COVID-19 pandemic, one business owner in Spenard said she is doing better than ever. MoMo’s Bakery makes marijuana edibles that are sold to Alaska cannabis businesses. Owner Maureen Eberhardt said that in recent months, their sales have nearly doubled.

“It’s amazing because here it’s not even the tourist season and we are making record. Every week has been a record,” she said.

Eberhardt said she is grateful that cannabis businesses were deemed “essential” during the pandemic and did not have to shut down. She attributed high sales in part to people who are anxious and looking for a way to relax.

– Read the entire article at KTVA News.

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Organigram Lays Off 220 Workers, Will Cultivate Less Cannabis Than Expected

Organigram Holdings Inc. is laying off at least 220 employees — and is warning more bad news could be on the way.

The Moncton-based cannabis company said Friday the cuts will impact a quarter of its staff, but make the workforce leaner, more flexible and better prepared to align its production capacity with market conditions.

“These decisions are never easy to make, but we are committed to ensuring the company is appropriately sized relative to market conditions,” Organigram chief executive Greg Engel said in a statement.

The cuts will leave Organigram with a total workforce of 609 employees including 84 staff members who were previously temporarily laid off, but may be recalled if the company requires them.

– Read the entire article at Yahoo News.

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