Women Patient Cannabis Activists Fighting for Change

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Portraits of four women patient-activists who are leading the struggle for medical cannabis access around the world

South Dakota: Protections for Medical Cannabis Patients Take Effect Today

NORML

The South Dakota Department of Public Safety issued guidelines today for law enforcement requiring them to cease arresting those persons who identify as patients and meet certain qualifications.

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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.”.

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.

Pledge to Demand Equity for Patients

Americans for Safe Access

From addressing challenges faced by patients in federally subsidized housing to veterans whose doctors are prohibited from recommending cannabis as a treatment option, the executive branch can accomplish meaningful change for patients without legislative action.

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.

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 patients

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

NORML

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

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.

Patients Deserve a Federal Overhaul on Medical Cannabis

Americans for Safe Access

Across these states, millions of patients are demonstrating cannabis’ medicinal value through their treatments every day.

A How-To Explainer For First-Time Senior Patients

Leafwell

According to the Marijuana Policy Project, there are more than 4 million medical cannabis patients across the 35 states, four U.S. Did you know that more and more seniors are turning to cannabis as an alternative and effective form of medicine?

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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WeedAdvisor

Patients with any of the medical conditions below are eligible for weedadvisor under the new Access to Cannabis for Medical Purposes Regulation (ACMPR). Uncategorised

Colorado: Governor Signs Law Imposing New Rules for Physicians Recommending Medical Cannabis, Young Adult Patients

NORML

The post Colorado: Governor Signs Law Imposing New Rules for Physicians Recommending Medical Cannabis, Young Adult Patients appeared first on NORML.

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.

New Hampshire: Governor Signs Bills Expanding Pool of Patients Eligible for Medical Cannabis, Other Changes

NORML

Under the new law, patients with insomnia and/or autism spectrum disorder are eligible to obtain medical cannabis access. The post New Hampshire: Governor Signs Bills Expanding Pool of Patients Eligible for Medical Cannabis, Other Changes appeared first on NORML.

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.

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.

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.

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

Talking with Your Family About Being A Medical Cannabis Patient

Leafwell

It’s not always easy talking with your family about being a medical cannabis patient. For many people, the decision to use medical marijuana isn’t an easy one. There could be many reasons, but often that uncertainty lies in how family might react.

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.

Ohio: Regulators Expand the Pool of Patients Eligible for Medical Cannabis

NORML

Patients diagnosed with either Huntington's disease, spasticity or severe muscle spasms, or a terminal illness are now eligible to receive authorizations to access medical cannabis. The post Ohio: Regulators Expand the Pool of Patients Eligible for Medical Cannabis appeared first on NORML.

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.

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.

Why nurses must be involved in cannabis patient care

The Cannigma

In nursing school, I wrote my dissertation on the role of the nurse when caring for patients using cannabis therapeutically, knowing that nurses are often the first healthcare professional to whom patients disclose their cannabis use. I remain in awe of these patients to this day.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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. Currently, fewer than 4,000 patients are registered to access medicinal cannabis products under the law. Democratic Gov.

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Delaware: Governor Signs Law Facilitating Access to Medical Cannabis for Qualifying Patients

NORML

The post Delaware: Governor Signs Law Facilitating Access to Medical Cannabis for Qualifying Patients appeared first on NORML. Senate Bill 60 permits certified nurse practitioners and physician assistants to issue medical cannabis recommendations to those ages 18 and older.

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Why Every Medical Cannabis Patient Should Care About Nationwide Reciprocity

Leafwell

Here at Leafwell, we’ve broken down a variety of issues that directly impact medical cannabis patients, their rights, and their legal access to their medicine.