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. Patients then broke out into groups by district and went to visit their legislative offices.

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. Previously, it was illegal for patients to smoke their cannabis medication, according to the law.

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.

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.

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

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

New Patient Experience

Penninsula Alternative Health

As pioneers of the Maryland cannabis industry, we take great pride in offering patients a wide variety of products and clinical guidance. PAH strives to be a positive influence in the community and encourages patients to use cannabis as a complimentary medicine. by Erin Bilenki.

Hawaii Dispensaries Can Now Serve Out-of-State Cannabis Patients

Leafly

A new online patient registration system promises quick turnaround times, often within a day. The post Hawaii Dispensaries Can Now Serve Out-of-State Cannabis Patients appeared first on Leafly.

Florida: State Lawmakers Vote to Restore Patients’ Right To Smoke Medical Cannabis

NORML

These provisions explicitly protected the rights of patients to access herbal cannabis and placed no restrictions with regard to how they chose to consume it. Under this proposal, patients would be permitted to possess up to four ounces of herbal cannabis. Patients under 18 will only be allowed to access herbal medical cannabis if they are terminally ill and receive approval by two doctors.

Marijuana for Nausea: Helping Cancer Patients for Decades

Greencamp

Since then, countless patients found relief in cannabis, even though most of the times doctors would only recommend it when all other “mainstream” options were exhausted. However, some people don’t react well to antiemetics—most notably cancer patients going through aggressive chemo.

How Medical Cannabis Telemedicine Appointments Benefit Patients

Medicinal Marijuana Association

As more research is being conducted, more medical professionals and patients are beginning to explore the possibilities of medicinal treatments with cannabis. Medical cannabis has been legal in Canada for almost two decades, but it’s only gained popularity in the last few years.

Organigram – Mobile Application for Medical Cannabis Patients

Cannabis Life Network

Allows registered patients to order products, manage profiles and connect with Company iOS and Android functionality Available for direct download at organigram.ca/app TSX VENTURE: OGI) (OTCQX: OGRMF), a leading licensed producer of cannabis, is pleased to announce the release of a cross-platform patient-focused mobile application (the […].

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.

Congratulations to patients in Arkansas!

SMPL

Medical marijuana sales there are expected to begin this Sunday, May 12, 2019. Arkansas voters approved therapeutic Cannabis on November 8, 2016. Louisiana’s legislature approved of the modern therapeutic Cannabis program by passage of SB 143 in the summer of 2015 and signature of then Governor Bobby Jindal on June 29, 2015. So it looks like Arkansas is going to beat Louisiana to implementation by at least a full year. Read the full article at: [link]. Medicine Politics

Louisiana Patients Demand Cannabis Be on Shelves by May 15

Leafly

The ultimatum is an indication of the mounting frustration that medical cannabis still hasn't reached patients nearly four years after lawmakers OK'd the system. The post Louisiana Patients Demand Cannabis Be on Shelves by May 15 appeared first on Leafly. Industry Politics louisiana medical marijuana

Patients of CannaTech: Me’aleh

CannaTech

This sector is ever-expanding and endlessly profitable, however all of this growth pivots on the fulcrum of patient access. Among our guests were patients and families who have been directly impacted by medical cannabis. We deeply appreciate these voices in the conversation and will be featuring some inspiring and heart-wrenching stories in a series called Patients of CannaTech. In this way we can tailor quantity, strain, and delivery system to suit each patient.

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.

Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Patients Can Hold Open-Carry Gun Permits

Leafly

The post Oklahoma Medical Cannabis Patients Can Hold Open-Carry Gun Permits appeared first on Leafly. The state's new medical marijuana law originally conflicted with Oklahoma's open-carry law. Legislators recently fixed the problem. Politics medical marijuana oklahoma

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. The post 3 Things That Are Dangerous For Medical Marijuana Patients appeared first on The Fresh Toast.

A Patient’s Guide to Using Cannabis for Cancer

Leafly

The post A Patient’s Guide to Using Cannabis for Cancer appeared first on Leafly. If you (or someone you love) just got diagnosed with cancer, that’s obviously very frightening. Now here’s the good news: cannabis can help. Health cancer

How Marijuana Could Help Patients Quit Their Anti-Anxiety Meds

The Fresh Toast

How Marijuana Could Help Patients Quit Their Anti-Anxiety Meds A new Canadian observational study demonstrated the potential effectiveness of using medical marijuana to treat anxiety, as almost half of the study’s participants were successfully able to quit using benzodiazepines.

Fifty Thousand Patients Approved for MJ Cards in Pennsylvania

Nature's Way Medicine

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.

Could Hemp-Derived CBD Help Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury?

The Fresh Toast

Could Hemp-Derived CBD Help Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury? One study will hopefully determine whether or not hemp-derived CBD helps traumatic brain injury patients with overall wellbeing, sleep, and more. The post Could Hemp-Derived CBD Help Patients With Traumatic Brain Injury?

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Why Medical Cannabis Affects Patients Differently

Medicinal Marijuana Association

You’ve probably heard the phrase “different strokes for different folks.” It means everyone is individual and unique. This is certainly the case when it comes to medical cannabis. Medical Marijuana

Tennessee Moves To Be Friendly To Visiting Medical Marijuana Patients

MassRoots

They want law enforcement officers in the Volunteer State to be more understanding and friendly to traveling medical marijuana patients by allowing them to bring their medication with them when they visit.

Can Cannabis Help Cerebral Palsy Patients?

Puff Puff Post

Can cannabis help Cerebral Palsy patients? The post Can Cannabis Help Cerebral Palsy Patients? Research shows can be effective in relieving pain associated with Cerebral Palsy. Cannabis’ analgesic effects can be just as effective as more standard forms of treatment. appeared first on Puff Puff Post.

Becoming a Medical Marijuana Patient

Otherside Farms

Becoming a Medical Marijuana Patient in the United States involves different requirements depending on the state you reside in. In California, there are limits as to how much medicine a patient can grow or carry.

PrestoDoctor Launches Medical Marijuana Patient Curated Shop!

PrestoDoctor

PrestoDoctor is thrilled to announce PrestoDoctor Shop , a medical marijuana patient curated shop! Every item listed is chosen specifically for the needs of medical marijuana patients. We have been recommending medical marijuana to patients for years. Patient Journals.

Missouri Police Searched a Hospitalized Cancer Patient for Cannabis. Here’s Why

Leafly

The post Missouri Police Searched a Hospitalized Cancer Patient for Cannabis. Medical marijuana laws don’t pair well with the US healthcare system. That’s especially true in Missouri, where medical laws don’t kick in until after Aug. What would you do, man?”. Here’s Why appeared first on Leafly. Health Politics medical marijuana missouri

Marijuana and HIV: Can Weed Help HIV Patients

Marijuanally

Due to the medical properties of cannabis , it is no secret that HIV patients have used it as a pain and stress relief method for a long time. Marijuana is known to provide some benefits for these patients, and these claims are backed by medical research.

THC Basics: An Introduction For Patients

Canna Care Docs

An Introductory Lesson on THC Basics For Medical Cannabis Patients. Cannabis, a plant that has proven to be endlessly complex is still under the microscope by researchers, patients, physicians, and society.

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In Michigan, Senior Cancer Patients Fight the Stigma and Find Medical Cannabis

Leafly

The post In Michigan, Senior Cancer Patients Fight the Stigma and Find Medical Cannabis appeared first on Leafly. Holly vapes the nausea away. Ron dropped a 10-year Vicodin script. Elizabeth kicked opioids. But it's still not easy for the 55+ set to get medical cannabis. Health cancer chronic pain medical cannabis Michigan qualifying conditions

Pennsylvania’s Medical Cannabis Program Celebrates First Birthday , 116K Patients With 1000 Physicians Approved To Certify Patients

Cannabis Law Report

Quietly Pennsylvania’s medical program has been put into play and although the market isn’t a CA or CO if the numbers are extrapolated from the patient base it’s a new steady tax revenue for the state and even better so for the likes of Canopy, Aurora et al.

How Medical Cannabis Is Helping Insomnia Patients Sleep

Canabo Medical Clinic

Some patients feel they’ve tried everything to treat their insomnia without much luck. Medical cannabis is offering new hope for insomnia patients by helping them get a better night’s sleep. How does medical cannabis help patients get to sleep? Most patients report feelings of deep relaxation and even drowsiness when they use medical marijuana. The post How Medical Cannabis Is Helping Insomnia Patients Sleep appeared first on Canabo Medical Clinic.

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5 Ways Marijuana Helps Cancer Patients

Otherside Farms

Marijuana is becoming a widely accepted option for treating cancer patients. Below, we take a look at five ways how marijuana can help a cancer patient deal with their condition. Cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy often experience weight loss during the period.

The Challenges of Offering Medical Cannabis to Patients

CannaTech

In a perfect world, patients would have honest conversations with their family doctors about cannabis. For those that are willing to prescribe cannabis, the hurdles are extensive and a patient’s cannabis inquiries often lead to more questions than answers. Hurdles in Healthcare.

Canadians for Fair Access to Medical Marijuana CEO Asks Why Patients Are Being Taxed

Cannabis Law Report

A patient in Alberta spending $600 (~€397) per month on medical cannabis will pay 24.3% ($145.80) in tax. For most Canadian patients, including myself, this means 24.3% We aim to continue to do more for the Canadian patients who choose to use medical cannabis as a treatment option.

Ohio Medical Cannabis Patients Rejoice As Edibles Will Soon Be Available

MassRoots

The first medical cannabis product manufacturing license was just awarded in Ohio, giving patients in the program a reason to celebrate. Approximately 5,500 patients have purchased medical cannabis from a dispensary since the first day of legal retail sales began on January 16, 2019.

How to Talk To Your Doctor About Becoming a Legal Medical Cannabis Patient

MedicalJane

Although this is exciting for many advocates of the plant, many patients that are suffering from ailing health conditions are left wondering what this means for them, and how exactly all of these changes will impact their healthcare options.

The? ?Second? ?Amendment? ?and? ?Medical? ?Cannabis? ?Patients

Americans for Safe Access

In a 1755 letter to the Pennsylvania General Assembly Ben Franklin wrote “those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."