Portfolio Category: RxLeaf

Federal Financial Aid Back on College Kids with Cannabis Convictions

Within the Higher Education Act, Section 484 (r) states, “A student who has been convicted of any offense under any Federal or State law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance shall not be eligible to receive any grant, loan, or work assistance[.]” This statement is accompanied by a table of ineligibility periods…
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Local Vape Bans Will be Major Blow to American Retailers

In Massachusetts, Gov. Charlie Baker issued a ban in September that covered all vaping products for both tobacco and cannabis. Soon after, a judge ordered that the ban either needed to be lifted in part or kept in place. A further ruling stated that medical cannabis should be exempt. As of Tuesday, November 12, 2019,…
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NHS Cannabis Prescriptions Approved but Still May Limit Access for Patients

The National Health Service (NHS) in the UK is a government-funded medical and health care service that allows patients to receive care without paying the full price of treatment. The NHS is largely funded by UK residents’ income taxes. As of November 2018, NHS cannabis prescriptions for medicinal cannabis became legal. The regulations are rather…
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A New ‘Heat not Burn’ Smoking Alternative could replace Vaping

Is Philip Morris Getting Out of the Cigarette Business? The short answer is: yes, eventually. Philip Morris is looking to the development of a possible smoking alternative to lead the way. Though presently part of parent company Altria’s portfolio, Philip Morris has been in business since 1847, originally established in London, England. Marlboro is the biggest Philip Morris brand,…
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THC Eyedrops in Clinical Trials for Glaucoma Patients

Dr. Mahmoud ElSohly, one of the co-directors of the Marijuana Project at the University of Mississippi (UM), is leading a noteworthy clinical study to evaluate and develop THC eye drops. Instead of smoking cannabis to reduce their intraocular pressure (IOP), glaucoma patients would simply apply the drops. Patients would avoid the elevated feeling often resulting…
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