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Alabama House Bill Proposes Cannabis Card for Medical Marijuana

Alabama House Bill Proposes Cannabis Card for Medical Marijuana

State Rep. Mike Ball introduced House Bill 243 that would legalize medical marijuana in Alabama. State Rep. Mike Ball, a Republican from Huntsville who is a former ABI agent, on Wednesday introduced House Bill 243 that would legalize medical marijuana in Alabama. “This is about helping sick people,” said Ball, who sponsored bills that became...

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What to know about vaginal steaming

What to know about vaginal steaming

Vaginal steaming involves exposing the vagina to steam to cleanse it and enhance its health. Other names for the practice include V-steaming or yoni steaming. The practice has recently made the news due to celebrity reports that tout a variety of benefits, ranging from relieving period discomfort to improving fertility. However, there is not any...

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Why White School Districts Have So Much More Money

Why White School Districts Have So Much More Money

In 1954, the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that segregated public schools are unconstitutional. In 2018, on the 64th anniversary of that ruling, a lawsuit filed in New Jersey claimed that state’s schools are some of the most segregated in the nation. That’s because, the lawsuit alleged, New Jersey school district...

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Don’t Use a Debit Card at the Gas Pump

Don’t Use a Debit Card at the Gas Pump

Don’t get skimmed. Card skimming, in which an illegal reader is attached to a payment terminal, is a pervasive financial scam, particularly at the gas pump. According to the National Association for Convenience Stores, a single compromised pump at a gas station can compromise 30 to 100 cards every day in the U.S. “These card...

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MedSmarter Nominated for Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards

MedSmarter Nominated for Gwinnett Chamber’s IMPACT Regional Business Awards

Recognized as a leading organization, MedSmarter has been nominated for an IMPACT Regional Business Award. Reflective of Gwinnett and metro Atlanta, the program pays tribute to premier organizations in top industries that are driving economic development and job creation while enhancing our quality of life. “It is truly an honor to be nominated for the IMPACT...

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Oscars swag bags include cannabis chocolates

Oscars swag bags include cannabis chocolates

Every year the top Oscar nominees receive swag bags that have included gifts from luxury holidays to sweat-absorbing patches, worth upwards of $100,000. This year, they can calm their nerves ahead of the awards on Sunday with a range of cannabis-infused products that will be included in the goody bags. Chocolates infused with 10mg tetrahydrocannabinol...

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Cannabis company Helius Therapeutics removes billboards after complaints

Cannabis company Helius Therapeutics removes billboards after complaints

One of the billboards which caused the trouble. Helius Therapeutics maintained cannabis was a medicine, but the Advertising Standards Authority disagreed. Billboards promoting cannabis as a medicine has been found in breach of advertising standards. The Advertising Standards Authority made the decision after several complaints about the billboard campaign in December, but it took no action because the advertiser, Helius Therapeutics,...

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Female Brains Remain Youthful As Male Brains Wind Down

Female Brains Remain Youthful As Male Brains Wind Down

Women tend to have more youthful brains than their male counterparts — at least when it comes to metabolism. While age reduces the metabolism of all brains, women retain a higher rate throughout the lifespan, researchers reported Monday in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. “Females had a younger brain age relative...