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by Ari Hoffnung
What’s the difference between hemp and marijuana?

Marijuana and hemp are varieties of cannabis that developed due to selective breeding – hemp for its fiber and marijuana for its medicinal components. While the two look and smell-alike, they are chemically and structurally different. The major difference between the two are the levels of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — the chemical in marijuana that has intoxicating effects. Hemp has only trace quantities of THC, while some marijuana strains can have more than 20 percent THC. To learn even more about hemp, watch PBS NewsHour Weekend’s report from Kentucky, where officials and farmers are experimenting with creating a new industry around this plant. .

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by Andrew Mangini
Statements from Vireo Health on the Eve of New York State Reaching the 50,000 Medical Marijuana Patient Milestone

“Since serving our very first patient in New York  on January 7 of 2016, we have had the unprecedented opportunity to support thousands with serious conditions that include chronic pain,...

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by Jeremy Kossen
How Do I Choose the Medical Cannabis Product That’s Right for Me?

If you’re new to cannabis-based medicine, trying to figure out the best medical cannabis product to treat your condition can be downright confusing. In some states, product names range from...

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by Andrew Mangini
Vireo Raises Awareness of NY’s Medical Marijuana Program in El Diario and The Jewish Week

New York, N.Y. – Vireo Health of New York (“Vireo”), one of five medical marijuana companies currently operating in New York State, is proud to announce new print and digital advertisements...

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by Jeremy Kossen
How to Speak to Your Doctor About Medical Cannabis

For many of us, interacting with our doctor even under the best of circumstances can be an intimidating experience. Are you bracing yourself for bad news? Unconsciously neglecting uncomfortable—but nevertheless...

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