CUNA launches next phase of grassroots S. 2155 support

first_img 10SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » CUNA launched the second phase of its nationwide grassroots advocacy support of the Senate’s bipartisan regulatory relief bill this week, after urging Senate leaders last week to give the bill floor consideration. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act (S. 2155) is strongly supported by CUNA.S. 2155 was introduced by a bipartisan group of legislators in November and passed the Senate Banking Committee in December.“Starting just before the markup we engaged with a national media push, particularly on social media, where we had more than 40 million impressions across the country,” said Richard Gose, CUNA chief political officer. “We’re continuing that effort as we move forward to hopefully see further action in the Senate. We’ve been engaged throughout the process but have once again stepped our efforts and will be reaching out across the country to target Senators for floor passage, and will transition to House efforts as well.”last_img read more

Lack of evidence supporting medicinal cannabis benefits for arthritis sufferers – research

first_img“There’s certainly interest in it,” Ms Holloway told 1 NEWS. But scientific proof is another thing. There have been a number of trials on mice but human trials are scarce and not encouraging. Medicinal cannabis is now available with a prescription from your doctor and anecdotally, some say their most effective source of pain relief comes from cannabis products or medicinal cannabis. “We have a number of consumers who expressed interest or have used [it] themselves.”center_img TVNZ One News 23 May 2020Family First Comment: The science doesn’t always back the hype (or the smokescreen).“We found two trials that looked at cannabis based products in arthritis… and there was no evidence really from either of those trials that they made a difference in the arthritis condition” – Medical Research Institute of NZ#followthemoneySome arthritis sufferers claim cannabis products provide them the most effective pain relief, but new research says there isn’t enough scientific evidence to show it’s safe or effective.One in six New Zealanders has arthritis and Arthritis NZ’s Francesca Holloway says pain is one of the biggest issues. “We found two trials that looked at cannabis based products in arthritis… and there was no evidence really from either of those trials that they made a difference in the arthritis condition,” the Medical Research Institute of NZ’s Dr Irene Braithwaite says.READ MORE: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/lack-evidence-supporting-medicinal-cannabis-benefits-arthritis-sufferers-researchlast_img read more