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. The post Study: Cannabis Mitigates Symptoms in Patients with Treatment-Resistant Fibromyalgia appeared first on NORML.

Clinical Trial: Cannabis Inhalation Associated with Clinical in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis

NORML

“This study demonstrates that treatment with THC-rich cannabis in patients with mild to moderate UC is associated with clinical improvement.". The post Clinical Trial: Cannabis Inhalation Associated with Clinical in Patients with Ulcerative Colitis appeared first on NORML.

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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.

Clinical Trial: Whole-Plant Cannabis Extracts Associated with Improved Outcomes in Autistic Patients

NORML

The post Clinical Trial: Whole-Plant Cannabis Extracts Associated with Improved Outcomes in Autistic Patients appeared first on NORML.

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.

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

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.

Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated with Reduced Symptoms in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress

NORML

The post Study: Long-Term Cannabis Use Associated with Reduced Symptoms in Patients with Post-Traumatic Stress appeared first on NORML.

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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.

Medical Marijuana Patients: 7 Things You Should Know About Driving

MMJ Recs

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. First off, every MMJ patient is different in terms of the quantity of cannabis they’re ingesting and how often they need to use it.

Pennsylvania: Medical Marijuana Patients Protest for Better Protections, Lower Prices

NORML

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.

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? Canada Industry Politics medical cannabis patientsappeared first on Leafly.

Study: Cannabis Safe and Effective in Fibromyalgia Patients

NORML

The administration of herbal cannabis is safe and effective in patients diagnosed with fibromyalgia, according to clinical data published this month in the Journal of Clinical Medicine. Israeli investigators assessed the use of cannabis over a six-month period in 211 patients with the disease. ” Patients were most likely to report overall reductions in pain and overall improvements in their quality of life following cannabis therapy.

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.

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. Additionally, one study published in the Epilepsy Behavior established that the administration of cannabis extracts rich in CBD is associated with the reduction of seizure frequency in certain patients. Since each patient’s needs are unique, the certifying physician will make a recommendation based on individual conditions. Patient Educatio

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

NORML

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.

200,000 Marijuana Patients in PA

Nature's Way Medicine

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 pennsylvaniaSometime last week, Pennsylvania reached 200,000 medical marijuana card holders approved by physicians to purchase cannabis in dispensaries. The number has doubled since March of this year and continues to rise rapidly.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Cannabinoid and Terpenoid Doses are Associated with Adult ADHD Status of Medical Cannabis Patients.

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

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

NORML

The post Study: Cannabis Associated with Reduced Opioid Use, Prolonged Benefits in Pain Patients appeared first on NORML. “Taken together, the results of this study add to the cumulative evidence in support of plant-based MC (medical cannabis) as a safe and effective treatment option and potential opioid substitute or augmentation therapy for the management of chronic pain symptomatology and quality of life.”.

Medical Cannabis Patients and Adult-Use Consumers Won Big on Election Night: But What Does This Really Mean for Patients

Americans for Safe Access

While many 2020 general election results remain a mystery until all votes are counted, voters were clear in expressing their support for all five statewide cannabis ballot initiatives offered this cycle.

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

NORML

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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Brazil: Judge authorizes São Paulo patients’ association to grow cannabis

Cannabis Law Report

The post Brazil: Judge authorizes São Paulo patients’ association to grow cannabis first appeared on Cannabis Law Report. This month, the Court of Justice of São Paulo, Brazil, authorized members of the NGO Cultive – Cannabis and Health… Read More.

Survey: Pain Patients Often Report Substituting Cannabis for Opioids

NORML

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. 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.

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. Responding to Nosse’s bill, the state’s major transplant centers disputed turning patients away based on marijuana use. “No That being said, it’s difficult to identify a specific number of patients who may be considered less for a transplant based on one factor alone,” Pich said. SALEM, Ore.

Patients Frequently Substituting Cannabis For Anti-Anxiety Drugs

NORML

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.

There’s Hope for Incarcerated Medical Cannabis Patients in New Mexico

Veriheal

With more states in America passing medical cannabis laws than ever before, the inevitable question of how we treat medical cannabis patients is surfacing its head more frequently. Historical Day for Patients’ Rights in New Mexico.

A Cannabinoid Antagonist for Dying COVID Patients?

Project CBD

French scientists promote cannabinoid antagonist as a treatment for COVID -19

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. 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 Conversation With GreenThumbEdu’s Founder, Calan Ma’lyn

Leafwell

Patient Stories advocacy Calan Malyn cannabis education cannabis patient green weed Leafwell partner medical cannabis patient Patient StoryOne of the greatest barriers facing the medical cannabis industry is a lack of education.

Cannabis Tied to Lower Blood Pressure in Hypertension Patients, Study Finds

The Cannigma

The researchers took readings on 26 patients over the age of 60 both before and three months after starting to use medical cannabis, and found that the participants’ overall blood pressure — both systolic and diastolic — went slightly down after three months of cannabis treatment.

New Hampshire: Lawmakers Advance Legislation Permitting Patients to Home Cultivate

NORML

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.