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Research on Cannabis and Pain Relief is Surprisingly Thin

In a systematic review performed by researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and published in Annals of Internal Medicine, evidence supporting the effectiveness of cannabis-related products for treating pain was found to be surprisingly thin, despite the rising popularity of these products.

Researchers found some evidence to support cannabis-related products in treating neuropathic pain, or pain caused by damage to peripheral nerves. These products also led to notable side effects, including sedation and dizziness, however.

New Massage Therapy Rules in Oregon

The new rules were approved May 13, 2022, and will become effective July 1, 2022. The rules affect the following areas: board member stipends and duties, definitions, continuing education requirements, and communicable disease control measures.

Texas to Review Massage Rules—Submit Your Comments by May 30

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation is reviewing the Massage Therapy Administrative Rules to determine whether they should be readopted, revised, or discontinued. You can submit comments on the rules or suggest changes by May 30, 2022.

Spa Industry Revenues Rebound from 2020 Lows

The International SPA Association (ISPA) released the findings of the 2022 ISPA U.S. Spa Industry Study, which indicate a return to near pre-pandemic industry revenue levels even as staffing challenges persist.

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