Talking with Your Family About Being A Medical Cannabis Patient

Leafwell

If that’s a concern of yours as a potential or current medical cannabis use, know you’re not alone. It’s not always easy talking with your family about being a medical cannabis patient.

Congressional Action for Veteran Medical Cannabis Patients

Americans for Safe Access

In the wake of the election many patients have questions about the priorities of the incoming Congress. million cannabis patients across the country are stuck under conflicting federal and state cannabis policy, with veterans comprising the largest contingent of them.

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Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated with Reduced Symptoms in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress

NORML

“This study provides evidence that the types of cannabis available in recreational and medical cannabis dispensaries might hold promise as an alternative treatment for PTSD.

Cannabis Use Rising Among Chronic Pain Patients

NORML

“Over the course of our study, … we identified a significant and progressive increase in the number of patients using cannabis. In patients with chronic pain, cannabis use more than doubled during this period.”. The post Cannabis Use Rising Among Chronic Pain Patients appeared first on NORML. Medical Marijuana Opioids Research opioids research science

Clinical Trial: Plant-Derived Cannabis Oil Effective for Patients with Fibromyalgia

NORML

"We conclude that phytocannabinoids can be a low-cost and well-tolerated therapy for symptom relief and quality of life improvement in these patients.". The post Clinical Trial: Plant-Derived Cannabis Oil Effective for Patients with Fibromyalgia appeared first on NORML.

Congressional Action for Veteran Medical Cannabis Patients

Americans for Safe Access

In the wake of the election many patients have questions about the priorities of the incoming Congress. million cannabis patients across the country are stuck under conflicting federal and state cannabis policy, with veterans comprising the largest contingent of them.

Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients

NORML

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. Israeli investigators assessed the use of cannabis over a six-month period in 211 patients with the disease. ” Patients were most likely to report overall reductions in pain and overall improvements in their quality of life following cannabis therapy.

Is legalization bad for medical cannabis patients?

Leafly

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? Canada Industry Politics medical cannabis patientsappeared first on Leafly.

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WeedAdvisor

Patients with any of the medical conditions below are eligible for weedadvisor under the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation (ACMPR). Uncategorised

Medical Marijuana Patients: 7 Things You Should Know About Driving

MMJ Recs

One of the most commonly asked questions that medical marijuana patients have is whether they’re permitted to drive while under the influence of cannabis. First off, every MMJ patient is different in terms of the quantity of cannabis they’re ingesting and how often they need to use it.

Oklahoma: Expanded Protections for Cannabis Patients to Take Effect

NORML

Legislation will take effect next week expanding protections for state-qualified medical cannabis patients. It strengthens patient protections by explicitly stipulating that registered cannabis consumers may not be denied public assistance, access to firearms, or certain types of employment solely based upon their patient status. ” It also allows podiatrists to make medical cannabis recommendations, among other changes.

Medical Cannabis Patients and Adult-Use Consumers Won Big on Election Night: But What Does This Really Mean for Patients

Americans for Safe Access

While many 2020 general election results remain a mystery until all votes are counted, voters were clear in expressing their support for all five statewide cannabis ballot initiatives offered this cycle.

Study: Cannabis Associated with Reduced Opioid Use, Prolonged Benefits in Pain Patients

NORML

“Taken together, the results of this study add to the cumulative evidence in support of plant-based MC (medical cannabis) as a safe and effective treatment option and potential opioid substitute or augmentation therapy for the management of chronic pain symptomatology and quality of life.”. The post Study: Cannabis Associated with Reduced Opioid Use, Prolonged Benefits in Pain Patients appeared first on NORML.

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

NORML

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.

Study: Cannabis Associated with Reduced Opioid Use, Prolonged Benefits in Pain Patients

NORML

The daily use of cannabis by patients with chronic pain conditions is associated with prolonged improvements in pain management and subjects’ overall quality of life, as well as sustained reductions in the use of opioids, according to longitudinal data published in the journal Pain Medicine. A team of Canadian researchers assessed the short-term and long-term impacts of medical cannabis treatment in 751 chronic pain subjects.

9 Best Christmas Gifts For MMJ Patients

MMJ Recs

The good news is that if your loved one is a medical marijuana patient, deciding what to get them need not be a complicated process. Medical marijuana patients love MMJ Christmas gifts! Let’s take a look at some of the best Christmas gifts for MMJ patients.

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. Jerry Ortiz y Pino, D-Albuquerque would change the definition in the states medical cannabis law to specify that a qualified medical cannabis patient must be a resident of New Mexico. Continue reading Medical cannabis qualified patient bill heads to governor’s desk at The NM Political Report.

Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients

NORML

John Bel Edwards has signed a series of bills into law greatly expanding patients ability to access medical cannabis products. Late last week, the Governor signed House Bill 819, which expands the discretion of physicians so that they can recommend cannabis therapy for “any condition” that he or she “considers debilitating to an individual patient and is qualified through his [or her] medical education and training to treat.” Democratic Gov.

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Survey: Pain Patients Often Report Substituting Cannabis for Opioids

NORML

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. A team of investigators affiliated with the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center assessed the prevalence of self-reported cannabis substitution in a nationally representative sample of pain patients.

How does medical marijuana help patients with Epilepsy?

FloridaMarijuana.net

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

NORML

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.

Texas NORML: Patient Lobby Day Recap

NORML

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. HB 1365 (authored by Rep Lucio, III) and SB90 (authored by Sen Menendez) would allow patients with debilitating conditions access to medical cannabis to therapeutically treat the symptoms of their condition.

200,000 Marijuana Patients in PA

Nature's Way Medicine

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. The post 200,000 Marijuana Patients in PA appeared first on Nature's Way Medicine. News Pennsylvania 200000 medical marijuana news patients pennsylvania

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

NORML

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. The measure states that a landlord may not take into consideration an applicant’s “status as a medical marijuana patient” or whether they have a “conviction based solely on the use or possession of marijuana.” Democratic Gov.

Medical Marijuana Patients Use Less ADHD Medication

CannaMD

A study published earlier this year reveals a simple but interesting pattern: When patients with ADHD consume more cannabis, they require fewer prescription drugs. Cannabinoid and Terpenoid Doses are Associated with Adult ADHD Status of Medical Cannabis Patients.

Some raise concerns about out-of-state, reciprocal patients in the time of COVID-19

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic the New Mexico Department of Health approved rules that put into practice a state law allowing medical cannabis patients from other states to buy, possess and use medical cannabis in New Mexico.

Medical Marijuana Patients and the Second Amendment

Leafwell

“Does being a medical marijuana patient affect my right to bear arms?”. As cannabis (the natural version of it, anyway) is federally illegal, medical marijuana patients are thought to be utilizing – or more likely to utilize – an illicit substance.

Survey: Majority of Health Care Professionals Endorse Cannabis Use Instead of Opioids in Chronic Pain Patients

NORML

The post Survey: Majority of Health Care Professionals Endorse Cannabis Use Instead of Opioids in Chronic Pain Patients appeared first on NORML. Of eligible respondents, 72 percent agreed with the statement, “Medical marijuana should be used to reduce the use of opioids for non-cancer pain.” Sixty-three percent of respondents also agreed, “The DEA should reclassify marijuana so that it is no longer a schedule I drug.".

Cornwall UK: Change.org Petition To Protect Tony Bevington, 80-year old cannabis patient from prosecution.

Cannabis Law Report

UK based Global Cannabinoid Solutions an organisation that has worked alongside the cannabis social movement since 2016 to support grass roots patient initiatives has started … Read More. first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. UK / EU Cannabis Compliance

New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

NORML

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.

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

NORML

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. A team of investigators from Canada and the United States assessed drug use trends in chronic pain patients over a multi-year period (June 1, 2014 to December 1, 2017).

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. With the expansion of legal cannabis within the country, and the industry continuing to reach new markets and diversify, the treatment […].

Patient-Focused Recommendations Regarding the Vaping Crisis

Americans for Safe Access

While several states have issued recommendations to quit using vapes, other states have banned, or are currently looking into banning, vaporization products (for both nicotine and cannabis) altogether. Over the past two months, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been working with state and local departments of health around the country to identify cases of what has come to be known as Vaping-Associated Pulmonary Illness (VAPI).

Migraine Patients: 82% Say Marijuana Works

CannaMD

Cannabis has been used for centuries to manage chronic pain from all sources and, as a recent study highlights, its positive effects extend to migraines. and Canada to measure medical marijuana use among migraine patients and its effectiveness as a migraine treatment.

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

NORML

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. ” To date, 15 states provide workplace protections for medical cannabis patients.

Weed at work: What medical cannabis patients need to know

Leafly

Patients have rights—and responsibilities—when it comes to using medical marijuana at work. The post Weed at work: What medical cannabis patients need to know appeared first on Leafly. Lifestyle Uncategorized Canada employment medical cannabis patients regulationsLearn how to manage weed in the Canadian workplace here.

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

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

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. The bill would change the law to allow only New Mexico residents who have a qualifying condition to get a medical cannabis patient card. Continue reading Medical cannabis qualified patient bill has one last stop before the governor’s desk at The NM Political Report.