Bill to Provide Greater Access for Virginia Medical Cannabis Patients Succeeds


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


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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Louisiana: Medical Cannabis Access to Begin Next Week


Qualified patients are anticipated to finally begin accessing medical cannabis products next week, according to a statement issued by regulators at the state’s Department of Agriculture and Forestry (LDAF).

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Pennsylvania: Health Officials Expand Medical Cannabis Access Program


Pennsylvania health officials have expanded the pool of patients eligible to receive medical cannabis access. An estimated 110,000 patients and over 1,600 physicians currently participate in the state-sponsored access program.

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Oklahoma: Expanded Protections for Cannabis Patients to Take Effect


Legislation will take effect next week expanding protections for state-qualified medical cannabis patients. ” Oklahoma is the fifteenth state to explicit protect medical cannabis patients from workplace discrimination, according to California NORML.

Veterans Medical Marijuana Access Legislation Introduced In House and Senate


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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Texas NORML: Patient Lobby Day Recap


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.

Patients In Florida Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis


Newly sworn-in Governor Ron DeSantis officially ended the statewide ban on smokable forms of medical cannabis in Florida, making good on the promise he made to patients. Previously, it was illegal for patients to smoke their cannabis medication, according to the law.

Massachusetts: Initial Access Certification for Medical-Use Cannabis Now Available to Qualifying Patients and Caregivers

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Initial Access Certification for Medical-Use Cannabis Now Available to Qualifying Patients and Caregivers. Those interested must meet with their clinician* to receive Initial Access to medical marijuana. Patients may get a 14-day supply of cannabis with Initial Access.

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


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.

Patients Frequently Substituting Cannabis For Anti-Anxiety Drugs


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 Mexico: Lawmakers Approve Marijuana Decriminalization, Other Reform Bills


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.

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

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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.

New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate


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.

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

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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.

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


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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Massachusetts – Cannabis Control Commission Update: Initial Access Certification for Medical-Use Cannabis Will Be Available to Qualifying Patients and Caregivers

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Initial Access Certification for Medical-Use Cannabis Will Be Available to Qualifying Patients and Caregivers. Those interested must meet with their clinician* to receive Initial Access to medical marijuana. Patients may get a 14-day supply of cannabis with Initial Access.

Arizona Just Made Cannabis Safer and Saved Every Patient $150


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.

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

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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.

How Many MMJ Patients Are in Oklahoma?

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Because MMJ can be used to help alleviate or completely lift some symptoms of many challenging and bothersome health conditions, many people have jumped at the chance to become Oklahoma MMJ patients. The number of MMJ patients in Oklahoma is steadily growing.

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


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.

New Jersey set to expand access to medical marijuana

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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*.

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


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

Israeli Health Ministry’s New Regulations Won’t Improve Access to Medical Cannabis, Critics Say


Patient access to medical marijuana is a wrinkle many countries and U.S. However, in early July, The Jerusalem Post advised that patients were not optimistic. However, of particular not are those surrounding pricing and accessibility.

New Jersey patient certifications now valid for one year

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Effective July 18, 2019, patients in New Jersey may be certified for a period of up to one year for medical cannabis. Canna Care Docs is updating our pricing to make it even easier for patients to get access to assessment, education, and safe treatment.

How Medicare For All Could Dramatically Boost Access To Medical Marijuana

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How Medicare For All Could Dramatically Boost Access To Medical Marijuana According to one cannabis CEO, opening medicare for all could “dramatically” increase medical marijuana access for patients.

Americans For Safe Access 2019 Annual Report: “State of The States Report”

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Each year, Americans for Safe Access (ASA) analyzes, summarizes, and critiques legislation and regulations as they become law and develops this report to assess how these programs are serving the needs of patients.

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

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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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Patients of CannaTech: Me’aleh


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.

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.

Interpretation of updated medical cannabis law could allow all inmates access

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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.


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UPDATE REGARDING VISITING PATIENTS IN MAINE. On June 6, 2019, Governor Mills signed An Act to Ensure Access to Medical Cannabis for Visiting Qualifying Patients.

Medical cannabis privacy issues worries Oklahoma Patient Advocates

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Tulsa World writes… A law that takes effect later this month has a provision allowing the Oklahoma State Department of Health to give law enforcement access to information displayed on medical marijuana patient licenses.

Huge Win for Epilepsy Patient as D.C. Lifts Ban on Medical Marijuana in Schools


Unfortunately, this mentality causes innocent patients to suffer and seriously affects their quality of life while at school. This is the case with an 11-year-old epilepsy patient, whose plight was the catalyst for D.C.’s WeedAdvisor’s Support for Medical Access. .

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

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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.

Article: Cannabis & CBD Pharma NewsNews Does medicinal cannabis actually help Australian patients?

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There have been more than 7,500 approvals for medicinal cannabis in Australia since legalisation in 2016 – so why don’t we know if it is helping patients? This is at least due to the difficulty and cost involved in accessing a legal prescription. Patient access pathways.

Agreement with Farmalabor gives EMMAC immediate access to Italy, Europe’s second-largest Medical Cannabis Market

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9 July 2019, London. EMMAC Life Sciences Ltd, the European independent medical cannabis company, is pleased to announce that it has formed a 50/50 joint venture company, Fontana S.R.L. Fontana JVCo”), with Sergio Fontana, the founder and major shareholder of Farmalabor S.R.L.

The Challenges of Offering Medical Cannabis to Patients


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.

UK – BMJ Report: ” Medical cannabis: patients turn to private clinics because of NHS void”

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How will private clinics start seeing patients who request medical cannabis based products when NHS doctors seem unable to? Both the Sapphire Medical Clinic 1 and the Medical Cannabis Clinic 2 expect to get these any day now, and as soon as they do they will be making appointments for the 180 patients who have already joined their waiting lists in the hope of accessing medical cannabis based products. All were for patients who came through private healthcare.

New Mexico Medical Marijuana Patient Levels Spike Since Mid-2018


As the stigma and laws around marijuana both relax, patient access to medical marijuana continues to broaden in many states. The number of registered patients has notably jumped in the last few months, with an even larger overall increase over the past year. Spike in Registered Patients. . According to New Mexico’s Department of Health, the number of medical marijuana patients in the states rose by 10% since January.