Daily Roundup: THC Can Manage Sickle Cell Disease; Oakland Tweaks Medical Cannabis Taxes

Friday Must-reads: 1. Cannabinoids, the active ingredients in pot offer a new way to treat chronic and acute pain from sickle cell disease, ScienceDaily reports. Currently the only treatment for the blood disease is opiods. “Pain in SCD is described to be more intense than labor pain. The pain starts early in a patient’s life, often during infancy, and increases in severity with age. … [Cannibinoids are] effective in much lower amounts than opioids — the only currently approved treatment for this disease.” More headlines after the jump.

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