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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. DeSantis signed Senate Bill 182 “Medical Use of Marijuana” into law.

How does medical marijuana help patients with Epilepsy?

The Epilepsy Foundation defines epilepsy as a chronic condition of the brain which causes seizures and affects 65 million people worldwide. It is not fully known the genetic origins of epilepsy or if the condition is hereditary. Medical marijuana can alleviate certain side effects and, some research indicates, reduce the number of seizures a patient experiences. Cannabinoids are compounds in cannabis that target cells in the body. Patient Education

Cannabis May Enhance Cognition and Memory

In 2017, researcher Andreas Zimmer of the University of Bonn in Germany published his study titled Cannabis reverses aging process in the brain. This study gives hope to those who suffer from Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia and other brain-affected conditions.

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.

Ohio Thinking of Adding Anxiety and Autism to List Qualifying Medical Marijuana Conditions


Over a million Ohio citizens could see their medical options open if the state decides to expand its eligible medical marijuana conditions, reports The Center Square. The subject first appeared in June, when the State Medical Board considered adding anxiety and autism as eligible for medical cannabis, at the discretion of a medical professional. million anxiety patients (14% of Ohio’s population) and 44,000 children with autism, says The Center Square.

How Many MMJ Patients Are in Oklahoma?

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As more states legalize medical marijuana (MMJ), its usage is becoming more prevalent throughout the United States. Medical marijuana in Oklahoma officially became legal in August 2018. Furthermore, the increase of Oklahoma MMJ patients meant additional legislation needed to be passed.

Marijuana for Nausea: Helping Cancer Patients for Decades


It took a lot of time for humanity to “rediscover” the medical potential of cannabis. Although there’s still a long way to go, cannabis has been accepted by many as a tool for treating regular nausea, but also nausea caused by chemotherapy. And that’s where cannabis comes into play.

PA: Health Secretary to Add Anxiety Disorders and Tourette Syndrome to Medical Marijuana Program Serious Medical Conditions

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After a careful review of the medical literature available about these conditions, I have decided to approve this recommendation,” Dr. Levine said. Patients should consult with their health care provider to see if medical marijuana will be beneficial for them.

New Mexico Adds Opioid Use Disorder and Other Ailments as Qualifying Medical Marijuana Condition

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New Mexico health officials on Thursday expanded the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program to include opioid use disorder and several others, reports the Associated Press.

How to Get a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card


Looking for medical cannabis in Michigan? You'll need a state-issued patient ID card. The post How to Get a Michigan Medical Marijuana Card appeared first on Leafly. Health dispensaries medical marijuana Michigan qualifying conditions

Marijuana and HIV: Can Weed Help HIV Patients


Marijuana and HIV are two topics that can come together. Due to the medical properties of cannabis , it is no secret that HIV patients have used it as a pain and stress relief method for a long time. Marijuana and HIV for Mental Health. Marijuana for a Better Appetite.

Ohio Medical Cannabis Patients Rejoice As Edibles Will Soon Be Available


The first medical cannabis product manufacturing license was just awarded in Ohio, giving patients in the program a reason to celebrate. In the same facility, a 25,000 square foot space is dedicated to cultivating cannabis plants. Ohio Medical Cannabis Program Update.

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


A Missouri man suffering from stage-four (IV) pancreatic cancer endured a police raid on his hospital room Thursday, as officers searched his belongings for cannabis. By the time his condition was diagnosed, it had already spread to his liver, qualifying his cancer as stage IV.

5 Ways Marijuana Helps Cancer Patients

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Marijuana is becoming a widely accepted option for treating cancer patients. And in places where it is legal, cannabis is prescribed by doctors as an effective relaxant and pain suppressant. Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy often experience weight loss during the period.

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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. In cases like New Mexico, it did not take long for medical marijuana use to skyrocket. The number of registered patients has notably jumped in the last few months, with an even larger overall increase over the past year. But this surge in medical marijuana’s popularity may have unintended – albeit positive – effects.

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


Medical marijuana is legal in 33 states, technically placing it in the same category as any other prescription medication. It then be logical to assume that children with prescriptions would be allowed to consume medical cannabis in school. Marijuana is Usually a Last Resort. .

PrestoDoctor Launches Medical Marijuana Patient Curated Shop!


PrestoDoctor is thrilled to announce PrestoDoctor Shop , a medical marijuana patient curated shop! PrestoDoctor Shop features only the most trusted product and brands in cannabis. Every item listed is chosen specifically for the needs of medical marijuana patients.

New Jersey approves medical marijuana as treatment for opioid addiction


Prescription painkiller addicts can now seek medical cannabis as a form of treatment in New Jersey. Phil Murphy (D) on Wednesday announced that opioid addiction will be added to the list of qualifying conditions that allows residents to obtain medical marijuana, reports

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


Introduced in July 2014, New York’s medical marijuana program has been a work in progress from the get-go. The state recently announced an expansion to its program that is beginning to open the door to improved patient access. Problems Abound for Medical Professionals and Patients.

Australia: ASX Listed Althea Says It Now Has 2000 Cannabis Patients On Its Books

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ASX-listed medical marijuana company Althea says it is providing cannabis to nearly 2000 Australian patients with debilitating conditions. Melbourne-based Althea says 1925 patients have been prescribed medical pot in Australia by 296 healthcare professionals.

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. Medical Cannabis News

How to Talk To Your Doctor About Becoming a Legal Medical Cannabis Patient


At the time of this article’s publishing, thirty states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation permitting use of medical cannabis. Of those, nine states and DC have went a step further and legalized marijuana for all adults 21 and over. Marijuana News

NEWS Ruling Opens New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program To Out Of State Patients

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MRR report reports…A judge has ruled that New Mexico’s medical marijuana program is open to people from outside the state who qualify based on a medical condition. Ruling Opens New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program To Out Of State Patients. Medical Cannabis News

Medical marijuana can be used to treat Depression

Depression is a condition in which a person feels discouraged, sad, hopeless, unmotivated, or disinterested in life in general for more than two weeks and when the feelings interfere with daily activities. Depression can make these conditions worse and vice versa. Some patients find success with pharmaceuticals and talk-therapy. In addition to these medical interventions, Medical marijuana may also be beneficial to clinically depressed patients.

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 323 amends minor marijuana possession penalties. MEDICAL CANNABIS.

Oklahoma and Medical Marijuana: Everything You Need to Know

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More and more people across the country are getting to experience the benefits of using medical marijuana (MMJ). As of this month, more than 151,000 patients have turned in applications to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority (or OMMA, the agency that issues MMJ cards).

Insomnia is Treated Effectively with Medical Marijuana

Patients in Florida are receiving medical marijuana for Insomnia, find out if you qualify for medical marijuana in Florida click here. Sleep improvement is a primary motivator for many patients who are utilizing medical cannabis. Even mainstream media has profiled the medicinal effects of cannabis. The primary cannabinoids responsible for the characteristic psychological effects of marijuana are THC (Tetrahydocannabinol) and CBD (Cannabidiol).

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Two Congressional Hearing Next Week On Marijuana


Next week, the two key committees will hold hearings on various aspects of federal marijuana policy. Small Businesses in the Cannabis Industry. Veterans are increasingly turning to medical cannabis as an effective alternative to opioids and other conventional medications.

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Virginia, Marijuana, and How Medical Legalization May Unfold in the South


Virginia has been one of the most reluctant states to consider marijuana law reform, though it recently began allowing some forms of cannabis oil for approved patients. Then, in 2017 and 2018, Virginia finally made some moves to establish its own medical marijuana industry.

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

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I use medical cannabis to treat ankylosing spondylitis and psoriatic arthritis among many other autoimmune conditions, mental health and the effects of chronic inflammation. I use medical cannabis for my skin, pain, mood, fatigue, appetite and, most importantly, sleep.

U.S. Virgin Islands Finally Legalizes Medical Marijuana


After four years in the making, medical marijuana is finally legal in the U.S. D), signed the “ Virgin Islands Medical Cannabis Patient Care Act ” into law on Saturday, January 12, 2019. “I Which Conditions Qualify for Medical Marijuana in USVI?

Medical Marijuana Offers Hope for Treatment of PTSD

Living with PTSD, no matter the underlying cause of the trauma, can be extremely difficult for patients and their loved ones. According to a 2017 report published by the National Academies of Sciences , PTSD is a stressor-related disorder which develops as a result of a patient’s exposure to a traumatic event. Veterans will not be denied benefits because of marijuana use and Veterans are encouraged to speak to their physicians about medical marijuana.

Pennsylvania’s Medical Cannabis Program Celebrates First Birthday , 116K Patients With 1000 Physicians Approved To Certify Patients

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Quietly Pennsylvania’s medical program has been put into play and although the market isn’t a CA or CO if the numbers are extrapolated from the patient base it’s a new steady tax revenue for the state and even better so for the likes of Canopy, Aurora et al.

Florida Lawyer Disbarred & Fined After Charging Clients For “Patient Identification Card”

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AFloridalawyer who told his clients they were legally allowed to grow cannabis was ordered by a Jacksonville judge last month to pay a couple almost $370,000, it has emerged. At the time, Respondent had no training in the area of medical marijuana. Cannabis Law News

Pennsylvania could cap prices on medical marijuana


Are you paying too much for medical marijuana? Millions of Americans are legally replacing pharmaceuticals with cannabis and the question of affordability has become critical. Pennsylvania’s closed-loop system of limited marijuana permit holders is not a competitive free market.

5 Medical Cannabis Strains That Can be Used to Treat PTSD

5 cannabis strains to treat PTSD? The National Academies of Sciences reports that PTSD is a stressor-related disorder which develops as a result of a patient’s exposure to a traumatic event. When the body is defensive against trauma or illness, this system begins to fail, resulting in physical, mental and/or neurological conditions. Medical marijuana can contribute to a patient’s overall health. 5 cannabis strains to treat PTSD: 1.

Medical Marijuana Can Help with the Effects of Traumatic brain injury

Because there is limited or conflicting research about “the true nature of traumatic brain injury and how it causes chronic degenerative problems,” treatment can be a challenging process for many patients. One medication may work for one patient, but might be ineffective for another TBI patient. The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) recognizes that no two brain injuries and its symptoms, are alike, and that also means that treatments will vary by patient.