Women Patient Cannabis Activists Fighting for Change

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Portraits of four women patient-activists who are leading the struggle for medical cannabis access around the world

South Dakota: Protections for Medical Cannabis Patients Take Effect Today

NORML

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety issued guidelines today for law enforcement requiring them to cease arresting those persons who identify as patients and meet certain qualifications.

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Study: Cannabis Mitigates Symptoms in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Fibromyalgia

NORML

“The current study revealed the positive effects of MC [medical cannabis] therapy in some patients with FMS [ fibromyalgia syndrome] and resistance to conventional treatment.

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.”.

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.

Pennsylvania: Governor Signs Legislation Expanding Medical Cannabis Access for Qualified Patients

NORML

Under the law, which took effect upon signing, qualified patients may now legally possess up to a 90-day supply of cannabis at one time. The post Pennsylvania: Governor Signs Legislation Expanding Medical Cannabis Access for Qualified Patients appeared first on NORML.

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Delaware: Cannabis Activists Take on Corporate Marijuana, Patients Stage Boycott

NORML

The post Delaware: Cannabis Activists Take on Corporate Marijuana, Patients Stage Boycott appeared first on NORML. Locals in Delaware are tangling with corporate, multi-state medical marijuana permit holders to pass a bill for full legalization.

Pledge to Demand Equity for Patients

Americans for Safe Access

Despite the fact that a wide majority of 36 states have now created comprehensive programs to allow legal access to medical cannabis treatment, there are still vital conflicts in the web of state and federal regulations stemming from remaining federal prohibition.

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?

Patients Deserve a Federal Overhaul on Medical Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

Cannabis was listed as a Schedule I substance, a category for “drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse”; this is a stricter classification than even raw opium, which is Schedule II. Now, two-thirds of Americans live in states where medical cannabis is legal.

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.

Clinical Trial: Cannabis Inhalation Associated with Clinical in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

NORML

“This study demonstrates that treatment with THC-rich cannabis in patients with mild to moderate UC is associated with clinical improvement.". The post Clinical Trial: Cannabis Inhalation Associated with Clinical in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis appeared first on NORML.

A How-To Explainer For First-Time Senior Patients

Leafwell

Did you know that more and more seniors are turning to cannabis as an alternative and effective form of medicine? According to the Marijuana Policy Project, there are more than 4 million medical cannabis patients across the 35 states, four U.S.

Colorado: Governor Signs Law Imposing New Rules for Physicians Recommending Medical Cannabis, Young Adult Patients

NORML

The measure, which NORML opposed, was backed by a number of anti-cannabis organizations, including those opposed to the use of herbal cannabis as a therapeutic treatment in all situations.

Patients In Florida Can Finally Smoke Medical Cannabis

MassRoots

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. In doing so, medical cannabis patients are finally legally permitted to smoke dried cannabis flower if their doctor recommends that specific method of administration. 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.

Why Every Medical Cannabis Patient Should Care About Nationwide Reciprocity

Leafwell

Here at Leafwell, we’ve broken down a variety of issues that directly impact medical cannabis patients, their rights, and their legal access to their medicine. Cannabis News benefits of having MMJ card in legal state cannabis law cannabis legalization medical marijuana laws

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.

Clinical Trial: Whole-Plant Cannabis Extracts Associated with Improved Outcomes in Autistic Patients

NORML

The post Clinical Trial: Whole-Plant Cannabis Extracts Associated with Improved Outcomes in Autistic Patients appeared first on NORML.

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Bills Expanding Pool of Patients Eligible for Medical Cannabis, Other Changes

NORML

Under the new law, patients with insomnia and/or autism spectrum disorder are eligible to obtain medical cannabis access. The post New Hampshire: Governor Signs Bills Expanding Pool of Patients Eligible for Medical Cannabis, Other Changes appeared first on NORML.

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.

Ohio: Regulators Expand the Pool of Patients Eligible for Medical Cannabis

NORML

Patients diagnosed with either Huntington's disease, spasticity or severe muscle spasms, or a terminal illness are now eligible to receive authorizations to access medical cannabis.

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.

Press Release: Cannabis Patient Care™ and Americans for Safe Access Form Partnership

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis Patient Care™ launched in November 2020 and has already made a big impression in the medical cannabis community due to the quality of its content and the important message behind each issue,” said Mike Hennessy Jr.

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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

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.”.

Delaware: Governor Signs Law Facilitating Access to Medical Cannabis for Qualifying Patients

NORML

Senate Bill 60 permits certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants to issue medical cannabis recommendations to those ages 18 and older. The post Delaware: Governor Signs Law Facilitating Access to Medical Cannabis for Qualifying Patients appeared first on NORML.

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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.

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. State lawmakers enacted a limited medical cannabis access law in 2016. Democratic Gov.

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Why nurses must be involved in cannabis patient care

The Cannigma

Like many people who are drawn to work with and advocate for medical cannabis , I first saw the difference that cannabis can make with someone very close to me. The more I read about it, the more I became fascinated with the chemistry and potential of cannabis.

Research Explores Differences in Cancer Patients and Medical Patients Who Use Cannabis

Veriheal

The relationship between cannabis and cancer has long been at the forefront of research regarding its medical efficacy, mainly for legalization and treatment purposes. However, cannabis use amongst those with cancer is poorly understood, at least according to a team of researchers.

Italy: Medical Cannabis Patient Acquitted

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis Terapeutica reports Translated From Italian By Google Translate The news was communicated directly by the lawyers Claudio Miglio and… Read More. UK / EU Cannabis Compliance

7,400 Australians sign Drive Change petition to give medical cannabis patients equal driving rights

Cannabis Law Report

Over 7,400 Australians have signed a new petition to change Australia’s current drug driving laws so that medical cannabis patients have the same driving rights as other licensed adults. Pondering Pot report.

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?

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.