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Pennsylvania To Add New Qualifying Conditions for Medical Marijuana

Daniel King

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Pennsylvania Qualifying conditions for Medical Marijuana

The Pennsylvania Department of Health announced on Thursday, July 11, it will be the adding anxiety disorders and Tourette’s syndrome to the list of health conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment in the country.

According to Department of Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine, the decision was based on a few recommendations made by the Medical Marijuana Advisory Board, together with careful research on marijuana treatment.

“After a careful review of the medical literature available about these conditions, I have decided to approve this recommendation,” explained Dr. Levine.

“Patients should consult with their health care provider to see if medical marijuana will be beneficial for them. I do not take this decision lightly and do have recommendations for physicians, dispensary pharmacists and patients in terms of the use of medical marijuana to treat these conditions. For both conditions, medical marijuana is not first-line treatment and should not replace traditional therapies but should be used in conjunction with them, when recommended by a physician,” he continued.

In 2016, Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Act officially became law and took effect in the early part of 2018. Before the approval of anxiety disorders and Tourette’s syndrome, the state only recognizes 21 conditions eligible for the use of medical marijuana. Among these include HIV / AIDS, Cancer, Crohn’s Disease, Epilepsy, Glaucoma, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Parkinson’s Disease, Terminal Illness, Severe chronic or intractable pain, and many more.

The decision to include anxiety disorders and Tourette’s syndrome to the list of qualifying conditions have already been approved by the Advisory Board earlier this year. However, the decision still requires final approval from the state’s Department of Health.

Now that the Department of Health gave their approval to the addition of the two conditions, Secretary Levine clarified that this does not mean that medical marijuana will be replacing traditional therapies in providing medical care to patients. In a press conference, Dr. Levine said: “For both conditions, medical marijuana is not first-line treatment and should not replace traditional therapies but should be used in conjunction with them, when recommended by a physician.”

Anxiety Disorders is a broad term that covers certain mental illness, which involves extreme fear or worry. This includes Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, specific Phobias, Agoraphobia, Social Anxiety Disorder, and Separation Anxiety Disorder.

Tourette’s syndrome, on the other hand, is a type of neurological disorder characterized by involuntary, repetitive movements and vocalizations known as tics.

The latest decision is expected to take effect later this month.

 

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The Oral Health Benefits of CBD [VIDEO]

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Oral Health Benefits of CBD

Suffering from toothache and gum problems? CBD may be the answer. Known for its potent pain-relief and anti-inflammatory properties, CBD can provide great relief for gum and tooth diseases as it reduces irritation and promotes faster healing. Watch this video to know more.

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Does CBD oil work for Gout? | Gout Pain Relief | CBD oil for Gout [VIDEO]

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CBD for Gout

People suffering from gout can find great relief in using CBD. Gout is a form of arthritis caused by a buildup of uric acid in the joints and is known to be extremely painful. CBD’s powerful anti-inflammatory properties not only relieves the symptom of gout, but it may also work to prevent its occurrence in the first place.

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Can Kratom Boost My Energy Levels?

Jordan Webber

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Everyone has their daily list of tasks that they need to complete by the time the day is over. But when you’ve had a terrible night’s sleep prior, it makes waking up and getting all the things you need to do done very hard to do. Coffee and caffeine can only do so much. You may be wondering, is there another alternative? If you find yourself desperate for a solution then you came to the right place! Today we’re going to be talking about a plant called Kratom, what it is and how it affects your energy. We’ll also be discussing other potential benefits this herb may possess.

What Is Kratom?

Kratom, or Mitragyna Speciosa, is an evergreen tree that is a part of the coffee family. It is native throughout Southeast Asia, and it is commonly found in countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, and Indonesia. Kratom is known for its euphoric like effects and the health benefits it possesses. Although Kratom is legal in the United States and sold in many alternative medicine stores, it is illegal in numerous parts of Southeast Asia due to a lack of testing and knowledge about this plant.

The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has not yet approved Kratom for medical use because there have been few clinical trials to fully understand the herb. People take Kratom for a variety of reasons. Some use it for purely recreational purposes, whereas other people use it for pain relief or try to substitute it for opioids or to treat withdrawal symptoms. Kratom is a highly controversial substance that hasn’t been researched enough to know the long term effects.

Kratom For Energy

There are three main strains of Kratom. These strains include red, green, and white variations. The best strain for energy or motivation is white Kratom. Some people state that when taken in small doses, white Kratom makes them feel energized, focused, and sociable when they otherwise won’t be. But when taken in higher doses, people have reported feeling calmness, euphoria, and even sedation, which isn’t good when you are trying to be focused and energized. It is advised if you do plan on taking Kratom of energy, motivation, and focus, that you choose white Bali Kratom. It is one of the milder types of Kratom but will give you the boost that you need. There is also white Maeng Da Kratom or white Borneo which are more potent but they are also good for boosting your energy if taken in small doses.

Other Benefits Of Kratom

Along with Kratom having great energizing properties, it also some other benefits. First of all, many people say that Kratom is a great relief for chronic muscle pain because it works like a sedative in relaxing your muscles. Another thing that people use Kratom for is treatment for anxiety and depression as it can energize you and make you crave more social interaction. Of course, none of these are scientifically proven, but people that actively use Kratom have stated these benefits.

In conclusion, although the Kratom plant is quite a controversial herb, it can have amazing benefits and qualities and may be a useful source for chronic pain, anxiety, depression, treatment for drug addicts, and an energizer. Many people in today’s age are opting for natural path options instead of modern-day medicine, and this could be the new up and coming natural medication. With further research and clinical trials, this plant may one day be approved by the FDA and become as common as THC and CBD are becoming.

The effects are said to usually start within 10 minutes after ingesting the plant and can last up to one and half hour.

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