Women Patient Cannabis Activists Fighting for Change

Project CBD

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

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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.”.

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?

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

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.

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.

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WeedAdvisor

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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.

West Virginia opens medical marijuana patient registration

Cannabis Law Report

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Did Covid Boost Medical Marijuana Patient Increase?

Cannabis Law Report

Did the COVID-19 pandemic change the reason why people are pursuing medical marijuana now? Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic,… Read More. Green Market Report

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

A Cannabinoid Antagonist for Dying COVID Patients?

Project CBD

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

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

Why more Parkinson’s patients don’t use cannabis

The Cannigma

Taken together, the lack of guidance and lack of information about what treatments patients are taking, may underlie “inconsistencies in both use and reported effectiveness,” the researchers stated. Where do Parkinson’s patients get information about cannabis?

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.

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.

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.

Cannabis Patient Care™ Announces Members of Editorial Advisory Board

Cannabis Law Report

Cannabis Patient Care™, a leading multimedia platform dedicated to advancing medical research, education, and treatment in the cannabis industry, is… Read More.