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.

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.

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

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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

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John Bel Edwards has signed a series of bills into law greatly expanding patients ability to access medical cannabis products. Currently, fewer than 4,000 patients are registered to access medicinal cannabis products under the law. 2020 LEGISLATION Medical Marijuana banking Gov.

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Two major ingredients in medical marijuana are THC, which initiates the psychoactive effects of the medicine, and Cannabidiol (CBD), which does not product psychoactive effects, but has exhibited positive effects systemically. According to the Epilepsy Foundation, medical marijuana may potentially affect seizures. Patient Education

Louisiana Patients Finally Get Their Medical Marijuana

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

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.

Medical cannabis qualified patient bill heads to governor’s desk

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

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.

Bill: Protect transplant patients who use marijuana

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Oregon lawmakers may tighten restrictions on the state’s organ transplant centers to ensure they don’t discriminate against patients based on marijuana use. For some, symptoms before surgery are severe enough they turn to medical marijuana for relief. SALEM, Ore.

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?

Cancer And Medical Marijuana: A Patient’s Perspective

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Cancer And Medical Marijuana: A Patient’s Perspective. legalizing medical marijuana, many more cancer patients are not hesitating to ask their care teams for the plant. Cannabis Medical Marijuana News Wellness American Cancer Society breast cancer cancer

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

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“This is common sense legislation that provides physicians, not lawmakers, the ability and discretion to decide what treatment options are best for their patients.". The post Louisiana: Governor Signs Bills Into Law Facilitating Expanded Cannabis Access for Patients appeared first on NORML.

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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 Opioids SCIENCE benzodiazepenes opioids substitution

Why Patients Should Always Start With Microdosing Medical Marijuana

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Continue reading Why Patients Should Always Start With Microdosing Medical Marijuana at The Fresh Toast. Cannabis How-To Medical Marijuana RX microdosingFinding the right dose of a new medication can be tricky. The same is true of medical cannabis.

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.

Weed at work: What medical cannabis patients need to know

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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 regulations

Colombia treating medical patients with homegrown legal cannabis

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20,000 Patients Approved in Pennsylvania

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There have been over 20,000 patients approved by doctors for medical marijuana cards as of today. It is only May 17th, 2018 and the number of approved Pennsylvania medical marijuana patients has doubled since the start of April.

New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

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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.

New Patient Video Appointments Available

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The Department of Health in Pennsylvania has allowed new patients to be approved for medical marijuana cards from home. We are using Skype to video chat with new patients. New patients need to provide some kind of healthcare documents that they have. medical marijuana

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.

100,000 Pennsylvania Marijuana Patients

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This week, there will be 100,000 Pennsylvania patients approved by their doctor for a marijuana card. We have seen astounding success in our patients who are coming in for their renewals. Patients are coming off of. The post 100,000 Pennsylvania Marijuana Patients appeared first on Nature's Way Medicine ®. It may be the fastest growing program of any state in the country relative to how new it is.

Why is it so hard for medical cannabis patients to get high?

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The post Why is it so hard for medical cannabis patients to get high? Health Lifestyle endocannabinoid system medical marijuanaCommon among medical cannabis users is the feeling of not being able to get high despite consuming all the time.

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

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Investigators reported that pain patients were the group most likely to report health benefits following medical cannabis enactment. This is the strongest evidence that a group with a high probability of pain medication use sees large benefits from medical marijuana laws.”

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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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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.

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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Study: Medical Marijuana Improves Quality Of Life In Fibromyalgia Patients

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Continue reading Study: Medical Marijuana Improves Quality Of Life In Fibromyalgia Patients at The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Medical Marijuana News CBD fatigue Fibromyalgia marijuana sleep THC

Montana patients will be free to shop at any dispensary starting Tuesday

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The policy of 'tethering,' which limited patients to a single dispensary, will end on June 2. The post Montana patients will be free to shop at any dispensary starting Tuesday appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics dispensaries medical marijuana Montana

3 Things That Are Dangerous For Medical Marijuana Patients

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3 Things That Are Dangerous For Medical Marijuana Patients Here are three of the biggest concerns medical marijuana patients should watch out for when choosing their medicine.

Medical Marijuana Patients Can Get Into Trouble Without Proper Packaging

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Continue reading Medical Marijuana Patients Can Get Into Trouble Without Proper Packaging at The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Medical Marijuana News medical marijuana card packaging

Fifty Thousand Patients Approved for MJ Cards in Pennsylvania

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50,000 Pennsylvania Patients Approved for Marijuana Cards! Pennsylvania physicians have approved over 50,000 patients in Pennsylvania since the start of the marijuana program earlier this year.

NORML Testifies to End Employment Discrimination of MMJ Patients in DC

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On Wednesday, September 25th, 2019, NORML testified at the DC Council Committee on Labor and Workforce Development in support of B23-0309 , the “Medical Marijuana Program Patient Employment Protection Amendment Act of 2019”, which seeks to expand workplace protections for medical cannabis patients in the District of Columbia. 2019 ACTIVISM Advocacy Employment Protections Job Discrimination LEGISLATION Medical Marijuana Policy