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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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. SALEM, Ore.

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.

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

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 regulations

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

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

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.

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

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.

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: 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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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

New York: Empire State NORML Files Suit Seeking Patients’ Access to Medical Cannabis While on Probation

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Empire State NORML and others are suing the New York State Department of Corrections and Community Services (DOCCS) so that qualified patients may access medical cannabis products while on probation. Petitioners argue that the state’s medical cannabis access law explicitly forbids state officials from taking discriminatory actions against qualified patients. Courts Medical Marijuana David Holland Empire State NORML lawsuit medical cannabis New York probation

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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.

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.

What Heart Patients Should Know Before Smoking Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

There remains no known association between heart disease and marijuana consumption, but patients should know the possible risks. Continue reading What Heart Patients Should Know Before Smoking Marijuana at The Fresh Toast.

Utah cannabis patients face barriers after legalization

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As Utah prepares to launch its medical marijuana program, patients who want to use the drug are encountering skeptical doctors and the quandary of where to get the plant. The post Utah cannabis patients face barriers after legalization appeared first on Leafly.

Dosing A Patient With MMJ: A Primary Caregiver’s Guide

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Being a caregiver to a medical marijuana patient is a big responsibility. Here is a primary caregiver’s guide to medical marijuana to help you feel confident and knowledgeable in your MMJ duties. How Much Medical Marijuana Should I Give My Patient?

4 Reasons Why MMJ Patients Are Allowed To Possess More Marijuana Than The General Public

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The laws surrounding marijuana, both for medicinal and recreational use, are constantly changing and differ from state to state. However, there are still some very straightforward advantages to having a medical marijuana (MMJ) card. Medical marijuana recommendation and possession.

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.

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.

3 Things That Are Dangerous For Medical Marijuana Patients

The Fresh Toast

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 cannabis qualified patient bill moves to the House

The NM Political Report | Medical Cannabis Program

The bill he sponsored last year, among other changes to the state’s medical cannabis laws, removed the words “resident of New Mexico” from the definition of a qualified patient and replaced them with “person.”

Becoming a Medical Marijuana Patient

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Becoming a Medical Marijuana Patient in the United States involves different requirements depending on the state you reside in. Check our article on Medical Marijuana States or www.safeaccessnow.org for more information for laws in your state.

Arizona Just Made Cannabis Safer and Saved Every Patient $150

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The state's first medical marijuana law update in nine years cuts fees, adds testing, and expands rural access. The post Arizona Just Made Cannabis Safer and Saved Every Patient $150 appeared first on Leafly. Politics Arizona laws medical marijuana regulations

Why Patients Should Always Start With Microdosing Medical Marijuana

The Fresh Toast

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.

Marijuana for Nausea: Helping Cancer Patients for Decades

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Marijuana for nausea became FDA approved and available for medicinal use in 1985 in the US, and Canada legalized it for these purposes back in 2001. Marijuana and Pregnancy: Is It Safe to Smoke Pot While Pregnant?