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

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

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

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“The current study revealed the positive effects of MC [medical cannabis] therapy in some patients with FMS [ fibromyalgia syndrome] and resistance to conventional treatment. The post Study: Cannabis Mitigates Symptoms in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Fibromyalgia appeared first on NORML.

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West Virginia opens medical marijuana patient registration

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MJ Biz reports Nearly four years after West Virginia voters legalized medical cannabis, state officials are allowing eligible patients to… Read More.

New York: Senate Lawmakers Approve Legislation Protecting Medical Marijuana Patients from Housing Discrimination

NORML

Members of the New York state senate approved legislation by a 58 to 2 vote… The post New York: Senate Lawmakers Approve Legislation Protecting Medical Marijuana Patients from Housing Discrimination appeared first on NORML.

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.”. Medical Marijuana Opioids Research opioids research science

A How-To Explainer For First-Time Senior Patients

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According to the Marijuana Policy Project, there are more than 4 million medical cannabis patients across the 35 states, four U.S. Medical Marijuana Card cannabis and aging cannabis for seniors CBD for seniors marijuana and aging medical marijuana for seniors

Medical Marijuana Patients: 7 Things You Should Know About Driving

MMJ Recs

Medical marijuana (MMJ) can be a useful tool when helping to treat a variety of physical and emotional health conditions. 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.

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

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. 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

Talking with Your Family About Being A Medical Cannabis Patient

Leafwell

For many people, the decision to use medical marijuana isn’t an easy one. It’s not always easy talking with your family about being a medical cannabis patient. Medical Marijuana Card accepting cannabis cannabis stigma family cannabis family marijuana talking about cannabis

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.” ” “Often times patients are forced to choose between their health and well-being and suitable housing,” said NORML State Policies Coordinator Carly Wolf. And starting next year in Oregon, no patient will have to.

Bill: Protect transplant patients who use marijuana

Cannabis Chronicles

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. Responding to Nosse’s bill, the state’s major transplant centers disputed turning patients away based on marijuana use. “No Smoking marijuana is as risky as smoking tobacco for cardiovascular health, he wrote.

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. ADHD & Marijuana Study. The Future of ADHD & Marijuana Research. Need Your Medical Marijuana Card?

Medical Marijuana Patients and the Second Amendment

Leafwell

This blog is going to answer the common question: “Does being a medical marijuana patient affect my right to bear arms?” This means that medical marijuana users cannot legally buy. Cannabis News Marijuana Laws patient rights second amendment state rights

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. DeSantis signed Senate Bill 182 “Medical Use of Marijuana” into law. In doing so, medical cannabis patients are finally legally permitted to smoke dried cannabis flower if their doctor recommends that specific method of administration. Patients will only be allowed to purchase a maximum of 2.5

Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open to long lines, happy patients

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The post Missouri medical marijuana dispensaries open to long lines, happy patients appeared first on Leafly. Industry dispensaries medical marijuana medical marijuana legalization missouriThe first two dispensaries opened in the St. Louis area.

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.

5 positive testimonials on medical marijuana benefits from real patients

Cannabis Life Network

We’d like to shine a light on a few patients in this article, to share their insights and experiences on how medical marijuana has benefitted them throughout their illness.

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.

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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Which States Have Medical Marijuana Card Reciprocity?

Leafwell

Before we get into the nitty-gritty, first we must ask (and answer), “What is medical marijuana card reciprocity?” It’s essentially a state saying, “Your state’s medical marijuana program and laws are equal to our own.

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. This means that medical marijuana users cannot legally buy firearms. Cannabis News Marijuana Laws patient rights second amendment state rights

Majority Of Texas Patients Prefer Medical Marijuana Over Prescription Drugs

The Fresh Toast

Majority Of Texas Patients Prefer Medical Marijuana Over Prescription Drugs. The post Majority Of Texas Patients Prefer Medical Marijuana Over Prescription Drugs appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Medical Marijuana News patients study survey Texas

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. Marijuana policy should be evidence based.

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.

Cancer And Medical Marijuana: A Patient’s Perspective

The Fresh Toast

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

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

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.".

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. ” Oklahoma is the fifteenth state to explicit protect medical cannabis patients from workplace discrimination, according to California NORML.

Migraine Patients: 82% Say Marijuana Works

CannaMD

Read on to learn how medical marijuana helps migraines and headaches, and why neurologists are increasingly optimistic about this non-traditional treatment! Marijuana & Migraine Studies. 30 percent of migraine patients in the U.S. You may be eligible for medical marijuana!

Medical Marijuana Leads To Less Hospitalizations For IBS Patients

The Fresh Toast

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.

Cannabis And Chemotherapy — What Are The Patient Benefits?

The Fresh Toast

Cannabis And Chemotherapy — What Are The Patient Benefits? Medical marijuana is standard procedure for chemo patients in many areas now. The post Cannabis And Chemotherapy — What Are The Patient Benefits? Medical Marijuana cancer chemotherapy

How Can Medical Marijuana Help Cancer Patients?

MMJ Recs

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?

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.

Kansas: House Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill

NORML

SB 158 would allow patients and caregivers to purchase and possess a 30-day supply of medical cannabis at a time, a specific amount to be determined by regulators. The post Kansas: House Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Bill appeared first on NORML.

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.

Virginia: Governor Approves Employment Protection Bill

NORML

Democratic Governor Ralph Northam has signed House Bill 1862 into law, which provides employment protections for state-registered medical cannabis patients.

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.