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.

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

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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.

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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.

Medical Marijuana Patients: 7 Things You Should Know About Driving

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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.

Talking with Your Family About Being A Medical Cannabis Patient

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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

Cannabis Use Rising Among Chronic Pain Patients

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“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.”. The post Cannabis Use Rising Among Chronic Pain Patients appeared first on NORML. Medical Marijuana Opioids Research opioids research science

Medical Marijuana Patients and the Second Amendment

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“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.

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

Medical Marijuana Patients Use Less ADHD Medication

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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?

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.

Clinical Trial: Plant-Derived Cannabis Oil Effective for Patients with Fibromyalgia

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"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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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. 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.

Migraine Patients: 82% Say Marijuana Works

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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!

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. 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.

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.

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. ” In addition, patients’ “reported frequencies of fatigue, headaches, feelings of anxiety, and nausea decreased compared with baseline.”

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. 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.

5 positive testimonials on medical marijuana benefits from real patients

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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. Please take the time to read through the list of 5 testimonials from real patients who have had positive outcomes from using the herb for their […]. Cannabis Canada Featured Health Health & Sex Marijuana Legalization Science Cannabis oil Medical Marijuana

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. Late last week, the Governor signed House Bill 819, which expands the discretion of physicians so that they can recommend cannabis therapy for “any condition” that he or she “considers debilitating to an individual patient and is qualified through his [or her] medical education and training to treat.” Democratic Gov.

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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

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.

Questions You Can Ask Your Medical Marijuana Doctor

Leafwell

This is one of the many good reasons why seeing a doctor who specializes in medical marijuana (and is open to recommending it) is a good idea. It can be difficult to talk to your primary care physician about medical cannabis.

Alabama: Senate Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legislation

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The measure, approved by a 21 to 8 vote, would permit patients and caregivers 19 years and older to possess “70 daily dosages of medical cannabis” at a time. The post Alabama: Senate Lawmakers Approve Medical Marijuana Legislation appeared first on NORML.

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

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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.". The post Survey: Majority of Health Care Professionals Endorse Cannabis Use Instead of Opioids in Chronic Pain Patients appeared first on NORML.

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.

100,000 Pennsylvania Marijuana Patients

Nature's Way Medicine

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.

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. The post Cancer And Medical Marijuana: A Patient’s Perspective appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Medical Marijuana News Wellness American Cancer Society breast cancer cancerWith states all over the U.S.

Medical cannabis qualified patient bill heads to governor’s desk

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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. Continue reading Medical cannabis qualified patient bill heads to governor’s desk at The NM Political Report. Marijuana & Drug Policy News NM Legislature 2020 Legislative Session cannabis medical cannabis patient card Medical Cannabis Program

A Pain Management Doctor Shares How Marijuana Is Impacting His Patients

The Fresh Toast

A Pain Management Doctor Shares How Marijuana Is Impacting His Patients. With the opioid crisis on the minds of communities and governing bodies all over the United States, a New York doctor shares how marijuana is impacting his patients and business.

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. The post Medical Marijuana Leads To Less Hospitalizations For IBS Patients appeared first on The Fresh Toast. Cannabis Medical Marijuana News RX CBD coronavirus IBS Irritable Bowel Syndrome Rutgers University

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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? WebMD also tells us that medical marijuana can help treat nerve pain and damage caused by chemotherapy and that it can play a part in alleviating inflammation.

20,000 Patients Approved in Pennsylvania

Nature's Way Medicine

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. At this rate, most Pennsylvanians will know someone with a medical marijuana card by the end of. The post 20,000 Patients Approved in Pennsylvania appeared first on Nature's Way Medicine ®.

Mississippi Voters Approve Medical Marijuana

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A majority of voters in Mississippi voted to approve Initiative 65, which provides for a state-regulated marijuana access system for qualified patients. The post Mississippi Voters Approve Medical Marijuana appeared first on NORML.