Is legalization bad for medical cannabis patients?

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Patient advocates say increased costs and access issues are a blow to medical cannabis patients' rights now that all adults can legally consume cannabis in Canada. The post Is legalization bad for medical cannabis patients?

Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients

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The administration of herbal cannabis is safe and effective in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, according to clinical data published this month in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Additional information on cannabis and fibromyalgia appears in the NORML publication here.

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Patients In Florida Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

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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.

Medical cannabis qualified patient bill heads to governor’s desk

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A bill that would limit enrollment in the state’s medical cannabis program to New Mexico residents passed the House and is on its way to the governor’s desk. Continue reading Medical cannabis qualified patient bill heads to governor’s desk at The NM Political Report.

200,000 Marijuana Patients in PA

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Sometime last week, Pennsylvania reached 200,000 medical marijuana card holders approved by physicians to purchase cannabis in dispensaries. Patients with a history of these conditions could since be approved if they have documentation.

Survey: Pain Patients Often Report Substituting Cannabis for Opioids

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Some four in ten adults who reported using both marijuana and opioids within the past year acknowledge either decreasing or ceasing their consumption of opioids as a result of substituting cannabis, according to an analysis of survey data published in the journal PLOS One.

Oklahoma: Expanded Protections for Cannabis Patients to Take Effect

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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.

Pennsylvania: Medical Marijuana Patients Protest for Better Protections, Lower Prices

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Lehigh Valley NORML, and medical cannabis patients from across Pennsylvania, will hold the second in a series of monthly protests at the Department of Health (PaDOH) headquarters on Forster St. “Patients First: Fixing Medical Marijuana in PA” will commence on Wednesday November 13, 2019 from 08:30 AM-5:00 PM. These events offer a voice to the large number of registered medical marijuana patients who are deeply dissatisfied with the current program.

Colombia treating medical patients with homegrown legal cannabis

Cannabis Life Network

While coffee may immediately spark as their main cultivator, Colombia has been harvesting and exporting cannabis for years as well, though for decades the latter was illegally trafficked, often alongside a notorious white power.

Clinical Trial: Cannabinoid Administration Via a Metered-Dose Inhaler Is Safe and Effective for Chronic Pain Patients

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The delivery of precise doses of THC via an inhaler is associated with pain mitigation in patients with neuropathy and other complex pain conditions, according to clinical trial data published in the European Journal of Pain.

COVID-19 and medical cannabis patients: What you need to know

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During the COVID-19 crisis, states are opening up online ordering and delivery options so medical patients can get cannabis safely. The post COVID-19 and medical cannabis patients: What you need to know appeared first on Leafly. Health COVID-19 medical cannabis

Oregon: Governor Signs Law Prohibiting Landlords From Discriminating Against Medical Marijuana Patients

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Kate Brown has signed legislation, Senate Bill 970 , prohibiting landlords from taking discriminatory action against those who either use medical cannabis or possess cannabis-related convictions. And starting next year in Oregon, no patient will have to. Democratic Gov.

Study: Daily Cannabis Use Among Pain Patients Associated with Less Non-Prescription Opioid Use

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Patients suffering from persistent pain conditions who frequently use cannabis are far less likely to use non-prescription opioids, according to longitudinal data published in the journal PLOS One.

Medical cannabis qualified patient bill has one last stop before the governor’s desk

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A bill aimed at limiting who can enroll in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program was approved in committee Monday morning and now has one more stop before the governor’s desk.

Study: Pain Patients Report Significant Health Improvements Following Enactment of Medical Cannabis Access Laws

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Those suffering from chronic pain report significant improvements in health following the passage of medical cannabis access laws, according to data published in the journal Forum for Health Economics & Policy. Legalization Medical Marijuana Opioids SCIENCE medical cannabis opioids pain

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How does medical marijuana help patients with Epilepsy?

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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. Cannabis has an ancient history across the Middle East and India as an anticonvulsant , but during the past 20 years , research has grown exponentially in support of the medicinal qualities of cannabis. The post How does medical marijuana help patients with Epilepsy?

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.

Medical Marijuana Leads To Less Hospitalizations For IBS Patients

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Medical Marijuana Leads To Less Hospitalizations For IBS Patients. New data shows IBS patients who used marijuana experienced less hospitalizations and shorter visits compared to non-users.

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.

Medical Patients Still See Unlicensed Dispensaries as Superior

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The post Medical Patients Still See Unlicensed Dispensaries as Superior appeared first on Leafly. Canada Health Politics dispensaries medical cannabis patientsMany Canadians believe so—and they're willing to fight for it.

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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How To Choose The Right MMJ Strain For Your Patient

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If you are an MMJ caregiver, you’ve probably wondered, “How do I know which medical marijuana strain to give to my patient?” Choosing the right MMJ strain is super important because different medical marijuana strains have very different effects on patients.

How Can Medical Marijuana Help Cancer Patients?

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Patients often turn to alternative therapies to help them cope with the pain of the disease and the disabling effects of the treatment drugs. A question frequently asked is “Can medical marijuana help cancer patients?” How can medical cannabis help cancer patients?

Utah cannabis patients face barriers after legalization

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As Utah prepares to launch its medical marijuana program, patients who want to use the drug are encountering skeptical doctors and the quandary of where to get the plant. The post Utah cannabis patients face barriers after legalization appeared first on Leafly.

Louisiana Patients Finally Get Their Medical Marijuana

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The state's dispensaries open for business, as Louisiana becomes the first Deep South state to offer legal medical cannabis. The post Louisiana Patients Finally Get Their Medical Marijuana appeared first on Leafly.

Washington, DC: City Council Approves Workplace Protections for Medical Cannabis Patients

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District council members have enacted legislation — Act Number A23-0114: The Medical Marijuana Program Patient Employment Protection Temporary Amendment Act — to protect qualified patients from workplace discrimination.

Medical cannabis qualified patient bill moves to the House

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

A Senate bill that would specify that only New Mexico residents are eligible to enroll in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program is headed to the House. Continue reading Medical cannabis qualified patient bill moves to the House at The NM Political Report.

State job opportunities limited for medical cannabis patients

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Michelle Lujan Grisham overhauled the state’s medical cannabis statute. Updates to the law ranged from relatively simple definition changes to more significant changes like allowing consumption areas for cannabis patients. Earlier this year, New Mexico legislators and Gov.

Hawaii Dispensaries Can Now Serve Out-of-State Cannabis Patients

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A new online patient registration system promises quick turnaround times, often within a day. The post Hawaii Dispensaries Can Now Serve Out-of-State Cannabis Patients appeared first on Leafly.

How Medical Cannabis Telemedicine Appointments Benefit Patients

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Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada for almost two decades, but it’s only gained popularity in the last few years. As more research is being conducted, more medical professionals and patients are beginning to explore the possibilities of medicinal treatments with cannabis.

Report – Canada: Pilot study shows cannabis has little effect on patients’ driving

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A new study shows that daily cannabis consumption may have little effect on the ability of patients behind the wheel. Cannabis Law NewsThe study , published in … Read More.

Not-very-NICE: UK Cannabis Policy and Harm to Patients

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This commentary on the NICE UK cannabis guidelines is originally published by The Academy of Medical Cannabis , the globally leading institute for clinical training and research in cannabis-based medicinal products. UK cannabis policy is not serving the interests of patients.

Medical cannabis qualified patient clarification bill breezes through committee

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The Senate Public Affairs Committee voted in favor of a bill that would specify that only New Mexico residents can enroll in the state’s Medical Cannabis Program. Up until last year, the statutory definition of a qualified patient included the words “resident of New Mexico.”

Cannabis May Enhance Cognition and Memory

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In 2017, researcher Andreas Zimmer of the University of Bonn in Germany published his study titled Cannabis reverses aging process in the brain. Cannabis is accessible in many forms which is ideal for older patients.

Arizona Just Made Cannabis Safer and Saved Every Patient $150

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

New York: Empire State NORML Files Suit Seeking Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis While on Probation

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Empire State NORML and others are suing the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services (DOCCS) so that qualified patients may access medical cannabis products while on probation. Petitioners argue that the state’s medical cannabis access law explicitly forbids state officials from taking discriminatory actions against qualified patients. Courts Medical Marijuana David Holland Empire State NORML lawsuit medical cannabis New York probation

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Florida Judge Excuses Doctor Accused of Rubber-Stamping Cannabis Patients

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Ganjapreneur reports… A Florida judge has ruled in favor of a doctor accused by state investigators of rubber-stamping cannabis patients and of having improper ties … Read More. Medical Cannabis News