Bill to Provide Greater Access for Virginia Medical Cannabis Patients Succeeds

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SB1719 allows “registered agents” for those patients physically unable to pick up or receive delivery of their medical cannabis, like those in hospice, assisted living facilities, and those who rely on home healthcare providers. Virginia SB1719 passes the House of Delegates.

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The Veterans Equal Access Act Reintroduced

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1647 , the Veterans Equal Access Act, which expands medical cannabis access to eligible military veterans. Blumenauer said, “For too long, our veterans have been denied access to highly effective medical marijuana treatment for conditions like chronic pain and PTSD.

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Veterans Medical Marijuana Access Legislation Introduced In House and Senate

NORML

Today, Senator Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced legislation, The Veterans Medical Marijuana Safe Harbor Act , to expand and facilitate medical cannabis access to military veterans suffering from chronic pain, PTSD, and other serious medical conditions. ” “As the daughter of a veteran, I am committed to ensuring that our veterans have access to the quality and comprehensive medical care they deserve – including medical marijuana.

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Arizona: Supreme Court Rules That Concentrates Are Legal Under State’s Medical Cannabis Access Law

NORML

Manufacturing and possessing concentrated forms of cannabis are legally protected activities under the state’s medical cannabis access law, according to a unanimous decision issued today by the Arizona Supreme Court.

Document: Patient’s Guide To CBD (2019) Americans For Safe Access 2019

Cannabis Law Report

It is a pleasure to introduce this practical guide for patients on cannabidiol (CBD). This publication serves admirably in clarifying the important factors that a patient or family should know when considering cannabidiol as a therapeutic modality. TABLE OF CONTENTS. FOREWORD.

Texas NORML: Patient Lobby Day Recap

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In the Texas State Capitol Building, dozens of patients joined us to ask their legislators to coauthor legislation that makes the Texas Compassionate Use Program more inclusive and effective. Patients then broke out into groups by district and went to visit their legislative offices.

Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana CEO Asks Why Patients Are Being Taxed

Cannabis Law Report

A patient in Alberta spending $600 (~€397) per month on medical cannabis will pay 24.3% ($145.80) in tax. For most Canadian patients, including myself, this means 24.3% We aim to continue to do more for the Canadian patients who choose to use medical cannabis as a treatment option.

Patients Frequently Substituting Cannabis For Anti-Anxiety Drugs

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Patients authorized to legally use medical cannabis frequently substitute it in place of benzodiazepines, according to a pair of new studies published this week. In the first study , Canadian researchers assessed the relationship between cannabis and benzodiazepines in a cohort of 146 patients enrolled in the nation’s medical marijuana access program.

New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

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Members of the House and Senate have approved versions of House Bill 364 , which allows qualified patients the option to grow marijuana at home. The measure permits registered patients (or their designated caregivers) to cultivate up to three mature plants in a private location that it not subject to public view. An estimated 6,500 patients are authorized with the state to access medical cannabis via one of the state’s four operational dispensaries.

New Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills

NORML

State lawmakers have approved a series of bills reducing penalties for marijuana possession offenses and strengthening and expanding legal protections for medical cannabis patients. Senate Bill 406 expands medical cannabis access and provides important new patient protections.

Georgia’s Governor Signs Bill Into Law That Allows Medical Cannabis Patients To Access Cannabis Oil That They Could Already Access

Cannabis Law Report

Why did this process of giving patients access to what they already have take 6 years ! Here’s the ABC article …… Some Georgia patients will soon be allowed to legally buy the marijuana they are already allowed to possess. We ask.

Alfie Dingley: the Right to Access Medical Cannabis in the UK

Leafwell

Patient Stories epilepsy Marijuana Laws patient rights Patient storiesAlfie Dingley’s case reflects that of Billy Caldwell’s in so many ways.

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The Latin American Cannabis Landscape – Part Two: Regulated Markets and Patient Access

CannaTech

Thanks to the recent emergence of regulated medical cannabis markets, the success of this versatile plant can be followed from farm to pharma and prescriber to patient, however, the origins of cannabis as medicine cannot be as simply traced as the plant is today from seed to sale. Of course, patients need product and product costs money. Patients, and their treatment, therefore, are the priority. The availability of medications for patients varies from country to condition.

New Jersey set to expand access to medical marijuana

Greenspoon Marder Cannabis Law Group Blog

New Jersey has expanded their medical marijuana program due to increases in patient demand coupled with shortages in supply. Recently, the amount of patients in the New Jersey medical marijuana program has sky-rocketed from approximately 17,000 patients to just under 50,000 after adding several illnesses, including Opioid Use Disorder, to the list of conditions qualifying patients for medical marijuana. By: Nabil Rodriguez, Esq. and Victor Fox*.

Arizona Just Made Cannabis Safer and Saved Every Patient $150

Leafly

The state's first medical marijuana law update in nine years cuts fees, adds testing, and expands rural access. The post Arizona Just Made Cannabis Safer and Saved Every Patient $150 appeared first on Leafly.

Florida: State Lawmakers Vote to Restore Patients’ Right To Smoke Medical Cannabis

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These provisions explicitly protected the rights of patients to access herbal cannabis and placed no restrictions with regard to how they chose to consume it. Under this proposal, patients would be permitted to possess up to four ounces of herbal cannabis. Patients under 18 will only be allowed to access herbal medical cannabis if they are terminally ill and receive approval by two doctors.

Interpretation of updated medical cannabis law could allow all inmates access

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Senate Bill 406, which the governor signed last week, included protections against job termination and loss of child custody for merely being a patient in the program. Continue reading Interpretation of updated medical cannabis law could allow all inmates access at The NM Political Report.

What will unrestricted access to Medicinal Cannabis look like in Australia?

MGC Pharma

What will unrestricted access to Medicinal Cannabis look like in Australia? A word from Ron Lipsky, Manager of Business Development and International Relations at MGC Pharmaceuticals Right now in Australia, access to Cannabis-based treatments is heavily restricted.

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Georgia’s New Law Will Finally Allow Access to Cannabis Oil

Leafly

Patients will finally be able to legally purchase the low-THC cannabis oil that they've long been allowed to possess. The post Georgia’s New Law Will Finally Allow Access to Cannabis Oil appeared first on Leafly. Politics Georgia medical marijuana

Special Report: Current Issues in Marijuana Regulation – Veterans Struggle to Gain Access to Medical Marijuana

Cannabis Law Report

Veterans Struggle to Gain Access to Medical Marijuana. Despite this expansion military veterans often face greater obstacles to gaining access to medical marijuana than other groups. Service members married to lawful medical marijuana patients may also face punishment under the UCMJ.

Medical Cannabis is Legalized in the U.K., but Suffers from Access Issues

WeedAdvisor

But according to the Independent , the fight for access is still not over. The Independent explains: “Since the rescheduling, many NHS patients have been frustrated by what they see as a slow and bureaucratic system that has denied them access to cannabis treatments. This leaves patients to obtain prescriptions from private consultants and pay out of pocket. but Suffers from Access Issues appeared first on WeedAdvisor.

How Medical Cannabis can unlock a higher quality of life for seniors

MGC Pharma

A recent Hawaii-based study of 2,736 patients above the age of 65 found that, after six months, 93.7% Unfortunately, the regulatory process is fraught with bottlenecks, with no more than 500 Australians having legal access to Medical Cannabis.

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Patients of CannaTech: Me’aleh

CannaTech

This sector is ever-expanding and endlessly profitable, however all of this growth pivots on the fulcrum of patient access. Among our guests were patients and families who have been directly impacted by medical cannabis. We deeply appreciate these voices in the conversation and will be featuring some inspiring and heart-wrenching stories in a series called Patients of CannaTech. In this way we can tailor quantity, strain, and delivery system to suit each patient.

Olivia Newton-John Issues Plea for Better Medical Marijuana Access in Australia

WeedAdvisor

Thankfully, world-famous singer Olivia Newton-John wants to see easier access to medical marijuana in Australia, according to Australian publication The New Daily. Concerned about the many roadblocks patients face, the 70-year-old breast cancer survivor who uses cannabis for pain and sleep, hopes to highlight these issues and one day resolve them. Understandably, doctors do not want to see patients using a medication without professional guidance.

Premier Health signs Partnership Agreement with Navigator Genomics™ to provide Pharmacogenomic Testing & Medical Cannabis Educational Content to Patients

Canna Newswire

According to a study by Scipher Medicine, 65 percent of patients prescribed the world’s top five selling drugs didn’t respond to the therapy. Through the telemedicine feature on the app, patients can directly discuss their results with their doctor.

New York’s Medical Marijuana Program: The Patient-Doctor Disconnect

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The state recently announced an expansion to its program that is beginning to open the door to improved patient access. Chronic pain, on its own, is already responsible for more than 7,500 new patients joining New York’s MMJ program.

Ohio Medical Cannabis Patients Rejoice As Edibles Will Soon Be Available

MassRoots

The first medical cannabis product manufacturing license was just awarded in Ohio, giving patients in the program a reason to celebrate. Approximately 5,500 patients have purchased medical cannabis from a dispensary since the first day of legal retail sales began on January 16, 2019.

Epilepsy families angry at lack of access to medicinal cannabis

Weedistry

A law change on 1 November was designed to allow a small number of patients to be prescribed cannabis-based products by specialist doctors in the UK. The United Patients Alliance (UPA) said the new prescribing rules were unclear. NHS England said patients with an unmet need, where there was evidence they would benefit, could be given a prescription. The post Epilepsy families angry at lack of access to medicinal cannabis appeared first on Weedistry.

Lobbying in D.C. with Americans for Safe Access at the 2019 Unity Conference

Americans for Safe Access

The Americans for Safe Access 2019 Unity Conference, themed The Price of Being a Medical Cannabis Patient, featured over a hundred patients from all over America visiting their representatives in Congress and the Senate to promote the Medical Cannabis Control Act of 2019.

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Leader Of The Greens Writes To Leader Of The Opposition About Sorry State Of Medical Cannabis Legislation & Access To Care In Australia

Cannabis Law Report

The number of medicinal cannabis prescriptions being approved is far lower than the patients who need it and the timelines to get these approved is impossibly long for people who are in extreme pain and in some cases near the end of their lives.” Health professionals and patients have to jump through unreasonable hoops which means that people aren’t getting the access they need,” writes Di Natale. “ Full letter below.

Transplant Denied To Med Marijuana Patient With Liver Cancer

Otherside Farms

A medical marijuana patient in Los Angeles with inoperable liver cancer has been removed from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center’s transplant list after testing positive for marijuana. Sixty-three-year-old medical marijuana patient Norman B.

The Challenges of Offering Medical Cannabis to Patients

CannaTech

In a perfect world, patients would have honest conversations with their family doctors about cannabis. For those that are willing to prescribe cannabis, the hurdles are extensive and a patient’s cannabis inquiries often lead to more questions than answers. Hurdles in Healthcare.

Five Things All New Medical Cannabis Patients Should Know

Americans for Safe Access

To help you start out this process, here is a list of top 5 things that all patients should know when considering medical cannabis as part of their health care regime.

Video: Cops Search For Marijuana in Hospital Room of Missouri Man Suffering from Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer

MassRoots

Patients suffering from stage four cancer are fighting for their lives. Like many other cancer patients, he chooses to take THC oil instead of the opioids he is prescribed. Once a legalization amendment is approved, it doesn’t help patients out right away.

Doctors to Debate Medical Pot as More Patients Expected to Ask for Prescriptions

Puff Puff Post

VANCOUVER — Doctors with opposing views on whether medical marijuana should be prescribed for various conditions agree on one thing: their profession is ill-prepared to deal with patients asking for a drug that lacks adequate clinical research.

Thailand: Press Release Thailand Govt Pharma Organization “Pharmaceutical Organization, Department of Medical Cooperation, Research on Medical Marijuana Extracts For cancer patients with neurodegenerative epilepsy And nervous pain”

Cannabis Law Report

The Pharmaceutical Organization, Department of Medical Affairs, signed a joint research on standard quality medical marijuana extracts for patients with chemo-allergic cancer, epilepsy, muscle contraction in patients with deteriorating nerve sheaths.

Patient Advocates Call on Congress to Act to Preserve Medical Cannabis to Fight Opiate Crisis

Americans for Safe Access

Foolproof Way to Get Your Florida Medical Marijuana Recommendation and Card

FloridaMarijuana.net

Patients that are seeking a natural and alternative medicine to the condition they are facing can register for a medical marijuana card by starting here. Acquiring a medical marijuana card can make a patient’s life easier by offering them legal protection, so they can use their medication, avoiding any legal issues regarding the responsible, use and possession of cannabis. Patient intake form. FM: How many patients a day would you say come into the clinics?

Nevada: Governor Signs Medical Cannabis Expansion Measure

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Steve Sisolak has signed legislation, Senate Bill 430 , expanding the pool of patients eligible for medical cannabis therapy. An estimated 18,000 Nevadans are registered with the state to access medical cannabis products. Democratic Gov.

Arkansas: Licensed Medical Cannabis Sales Begin

NORML

Qualified patients now have limited access to medical cannabis products, after the state’s first licensed dispensaries began making sales this week. Voters initially approved medical cannabis access by passing a statewide initiative in November 2016. Under the law , qualified patients may obtain both herbal preparations of cannabis and infused cannabis products from state-licensed dispensaries. Arkansas is one of 33 states that permits medical cannabis access.

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