Cannabis Strains: A Patient Guide

United Patients Group

There are more than 1,000 different cannabis strains in the market currently. You take a cannabis strain with a sweet taste, say Wedding Cake and combine it with one that has a beautiful appearance, say Purple Kush and you get a strain that has the best of both worlds.

Connecticut: Qualified Patients Can Begin Home Cultivating Cannabis Next Week

NORML

Over 54,000 Connecticut residents are currently registered to possess and and access medical cannabis. The post Connecticut: Qualified Patients Can Begin Home Cultivating Cannabis Next Week appeared first on NORML. Medical Marijuana Connecticut home cultivation patients

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Terpenes in Cannabis: A Patient Overview

United Patients Group

As a superfood, cannabis shares a lot of the same healing substances that other healing plants do. For example, cannabis contains phytonutrients just like sulforaphane-rich broccoli sprouts and resveratrol-heavy dark berries do. So why should you care about terpenes in cannabis?

Medical Cannabis: A Patient Dosage Guide

United Patients Group

37 states have now legalized cannabis for medical use. In these states, patients with conditions that qualify for medical marijuana treatment can apply for a medical marijuana card that will allow them to purchase marijuana from state legal dispensaries. Terpenes and Cannabis Dosing.

What Patients Look For In Cannabis Products

United Patients Group

Weed, pot, dope, grass, or simply marijuana are familiar names associated with the cannabis plant. Since their utilization as medicine, the dried flowers, seeds, leaves, and stems gathered from the cannabis sativa plant have made waves in the business industry.

Anxiety and Cannabis: A Patient Guide

United Patients Group

The good news is that evidence proves that cannabis may often help. . How Does Cannabis Help with Anxiety? The reason why cannabis (i.e., Cannabis can also help to regulate and calm the nervous system in general through providing support for the endocannabinoid system.

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.”.

Florida: Health Officials Enact Emergency Rules Imposing Cannabis Dosing Limits for Qualified Patients

NORML

"These arbitrary and unnecessary limits were established without input from either the patient community or from those physicians who specialize in providing oversight to medical cannabis patients.

Cancer patients medicate with cannabis with or without clinical trials

Cannabis Life Network

Every year sees a pile of scientific research supporting the use of cannabis as a treatment for cancer. Clinical evidence, however, has yet prove that cannabinoids, terpenes, or cannabis treat cancer.

Minnesota: Patients’ Access to Herbal Cannabis Products Begins March 1

NORML

NORML has long opined that patients must have access to cannabis flowers, stating: "Orally administered non-herbal forms of cannabis possess delayed onset and their effects are far less predictable than those of herbal cannabis.

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Minnesota: Regulators Okay Patients’ Access to Cannabis-Infused Edible Products

NORML

Under the plan, patients in the state’s medical access program will be able to purchase marijuana-infused gummies or other similar chewable products beginning on August 1, 2020.

Women Patient Cannabis Activists Fighting for Change

Project CBD

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

What is CBDA? Everything A Patient Needs to Know

United Patients Group

In the last decade, cannabis derived phytocannabinoids have managed to create a buzz in the medical arena. The culmination of the dark era of cannabis prohibition has birthed a new and exciting era; that of cannabinoid science. CBDA is found in minute amounts in cannabis and hemp.

The Different Ways to Consume CBD: A Patient Guide

United Patients Group

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids that are found in cannabis and hemp plants. For many years cannabis users only knew one way to consume the herb, and that was smoking it in the form of joints. Whenever cannabis is mentioned, CBD and THC usually come up.

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?

The Different Ways to Consume CBD: A Patient Guide

United Patients Group

CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of many cannabinoids that are found in cannabis and hemp plants. For many years cannabis users only knew one way to consume the herb, and that was smoking it in the form of joints. Whenever cannabis is mentioned, CBD and THC usually come up.

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.

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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How budtenders can better serve customers and patients

Leafly

Budtenders are expected to provide a certain level of customer service for patients and customers. The post How budtenders can better serve customers and patients appeared first on Leafly. Industry adult-use cannabis b2b budtenders dispensaries medical marijuana

New York: Regulators Approve Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis Flower

NORML

Regulations for home cultivation by registered medical cannabis patients still have not been established. The post New York: Regulators Approve Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis Flower appeared first on NORML.

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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.

Progress for Patients in Washington, D.C.: Residents Ages 21+ Can Temporarily Self-Certify

Veriheal

implemented a revolutionary emergency amendment to its medical cannabis program. residents over the age of 21 to self-certify their intent to use cannabis for medical purposes when applying for D.C.’s ’s Medical Cannabis Program. On July 6, 2022, Washington, D.C.

California: Governor Signs Bill Prohibiting Doctors from Discriminating Against Medical Cannabis Patients

NORML

With dozens of studies showing that cannabis often leads to a reduction in pain patients’ use of potentially more harmful opioids, it made no sense for doctors engage in this sort of flagrantly discriminatory and destructive behavior.” .

Cannabis and CBD for Pain Management: A Patient Overview

United Patients Group

Cannabis and cannabinoids have exploded in popularity since the government legalized hemp-based CBD in 2018 at the federal level. Research has revealed the powerful healing effects of the cannabis plant which are inherent in the pharmacologically active molecules aka cannabinoids and terpenes. The two primary compounds found in cannabis are THC and CBD. It has emerged that CBD has numerous therapeutic properties that can be exploited by medical marijuana patients.

Cannabis, CBD, and Sleep: A Patient Guide

United Patients Group

There is a close relationship between cannabis, CBD, and sleep, and it is a positive one. Research has shown that both marijuana and CBD have sleep-promoting benefits that patients with sleep disorders can tap into. Cannabis has sedative effects when they are consumed in moderate doses.

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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.

Louisiana patients loving newly legal cannabis flower

Leafly

Cannabis flower is finally legal in the Bayou State, but supply is low and early prices are high. The post Louisiana patients loving newly legal cannabis flower appeared first on Leafly.

October/November issue of Cannabis Patient Care Magazine Now Available

Americans for Safe Access

We're excited to say the the October/November issue of Cannabis Patient Care Magazine is now available online. I got her thoughts on how patients can talk to their doctor or oncologist about medical cannabis.

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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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47% of Canadian Marijuana Patients Substitute Cannabis for Other Substances

CannaMD

As medical marijuana continues to gain acceptance across the United States and beyond, patients are increasingly turning to cannabis-based therapies as a complement or alternative to prescription pharmaceutical drugs.

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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New York: Officials Advance Home Cultivation Regulations for Qualified Patients

NORML

The proposed rules, which must undergo a 60-day public comment period, permit the cultivation of up to six cannabis plants per private residence. The post New York: Officials Advance Home Cultivation Regulations for Qualified Patients appeared first on NORML.

5 Things You Need to Know When Traveling as a Medical Cannabis Patient

Americans for Safe Access

Are you allowed to travel with medical cannabis? Can you cross state lines with medical cannabis? Can you bring cannabis on a plane or train? These are just a few of the many questions that medical cannabis patients may have while travelling for the holidays

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Survey: Nearly Half of Authorized Medical Cannabis Patients Report Substituting Marijuana for Other Substances, Particularly Opioids and Alcohol

NORML

"As legal access continues to expand, one would expect the cannabis substitution effect to grow even more pronounced in the future.".

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.

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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.

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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.