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Canadian Health Insurer Announces Groundbreaking Medical Cannabis Plan

Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada announced that members who qualify will have the choice to sign up for an extended-health care plan that insures medicinal marijuana.

Pennsylvania Begins Legal Medical Cannabis Sales

The first legal medical marijuana sales under a 2-year-old state law began Thursday at a dispensary in western Pennsylvania.

Meet the 24-Year-Old Fighting for Canadian Cannabis Patients’ Rights

Driven by his teenage battle to access medicinal cannabis, Jonathan Zaid founded Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana (CFAMM) in 2014, and has been helping Canadian patients find affordable medicinal cannabis ever since.

How to Stimulate the Endocannabinoid System Without Cannabis

Beyond cannabis, certain foods and activities can also help the endocannabinoid system function optimally, improve your health, and enhance the effectiveness of medical cannabis.

Illinois Appeals Adding ‘Pain’ as Medical Marijuana Qualifier

The appeal comes weeks after a Cook County judge ordered the state to add "intractable pain" to its list of qualifying medical conditions.

A Parent’s Guide to Pediatric Seizures and Cannabinoid Medicine

You’ve read the research. You’ve talked with other parents. And you’ve decided to try cannabis for pediatric epilepsy. What is the best way to set up a dosing regimen for your child that will be most effective?

What Are the Risks and Benefits of Treating Pediatric Seizures With Cannabinoid Medicine?

This guide helps parents exploring whether to treat their child's pediatric seizures with medical cannabis understand the risks, potential benefits, current scientific studies, and more.

Indiana Eyes Medical Marijuana Legalization, Governor OKs CBD Sales Until Mid-March

Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Friday the extension of an enforcement moratorium on cannabidiol, or CBD oil, products until the legislative session ends in mid-March.

How Cannabis and CBD Offer Hope in Future Treatments of Autism

Emerging research is demonstrating how CBD-rich preparations of cannabis may help alleviate symptoms associated with autism (ASD).

Veterans for Cannabis: Meet Todd Scattini, ‘The Hemp Colonel’

Meet Lt. Colonel Todd Scattini, a veteran and advocate of hemp and medical cannabis who now dedicates his efforts to discovering their potential through research.

The Top Medical Cannabis Studies of 2017

Medical cannabis research saw major wins in 2017. Learn more about what research showed in regards to cannabis' promise in healthy aging, neurodegenerative disease, and more.

The Top CBD Cannabis Studies of 2017

From benefits in epilepsy, autism, and beyond, here are some of 2017’s biggest medicinal cannabis news stories that focused on cannabidiol (CBD).

We Asked a Scientist: What’s the Right Dose of CBD?

Leafly’s in-house neuroscientist Nick Jikomes explains how different cannabinoids interact, why different conditions benefit from different doses of CBD, and more.

Cannabis and Mental Health: Cause, Cure, or It’s Complicated? (Yes)

Are those with mental illness using cannabis to help with symptoms, or does cannabis use cause and exacerbate those symptoms? How do substance-abuse issues figure in? Elianna Lev investigates.

Are Too Many Canadian Medical Marijuana Patients ‘Faking It’?

Are there a bunch of ‘fakers’ in Canada’s medical marijuana program? That’s what the Canadian government has suggested as it defends a new tax being imposed on the nation’s medical cannabis system.

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