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Thu
22
Apr

Should Cannabis Be Part Of Hospice Care?

For marijuana to reach its lofty potential in hospices in the future, there must be a unified legal status of cannabis from federal to state levels.

A life-threatening illness is one of the most frightening experiences anyone can go through. No one wants to be diagnosed with a terminal illness, and no one wants someone they love diagnosed with the same thing.

Thu
22
Apr

For The First Time, The NFL Will Not Test Players For Cannabis Use During Offseason

As of Monday, players in the National Football League (NFL) can be subject to random drug tests from the league. But for the first time, they won’t have to worry about testing positive for marijuana.

It is a new era in the NFL—or more specifically, a new collective bargaining agreement that was negotiated last year and that established a new drug policy for the league. 

Wed
21
Apr

Comprehensive Bill To Expand Access To Medical Cannabis In Public Schools Clears Colorado House

A bill that would expand access to medical cannabis in public schools in Colorado was passed by the state House of Representatives on Tuesday and is now headed to the desk of Democratic Gov. Jared Polis. The measure, Senate Bill 21-056, was approved by members of the House with a vote of 57 to 6. Under the bill, children with complicated medical conditions would be able to receive cannabis-based medicines from school personnel while on campus.

Wed
21
Apr

The facts on Utah’s medical marijuana program

April 20, or as it’s written in shorthand, 4/20, is a particularly busy day for medical marijuana pharmacies across the state.

Provo-based Deseret Wellness was slammed with customers on 4/20, a day renowned in counterculture by many who use marijuana, both with a medical need or otherwise. To mark the occasion, the pharmacy, which caters to those who have a medical cannabis card only, decorated the dispensary with green balloons and streamers.

Tue
20
Apr

5 Years Of Legal Medical Cannabis In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf celebrated the five-year anniversary the state’s Medical Marijuana Act on the weekend.

Under Governor Wolf’s watch, on April 17, 2016 Pennsylvania became the 24th US state to legalize medical marijuana. Today, just under 553,000 patients and caregivers are registered for the program, which covers nearly two dozen medical conditions.

Mon
19
Apr

Investing in the future of the medical cannabis industry

Akerna CEO Jessica Billingsley speaks with MCN about the future of the medical cannabis industry, regarding technology, finance and cannabis policy.

Jessica Billingsley, who will be delivering the keynote address at the ICBC Global Investment Forum on 7 May, is CEO of cannabis technology consolidation firm Akerna. In 2018, she launched the One Woman Challenge, which challenges participants to support and encourage women in business at a time when female representation in the workforce is declining. She speaks with MCN about technology in the cannabis industry and the future of US drugs policy.

Mon
19
Apr

Reimbursed Sales of Medical Cannabis in Germany Grew by 34% in 2020

The National Association of Statutory Health Insurance Funds (GKV), whose members insure 90% of the German population have released the data on reimbursed medical cannabis usage covering the entirety of 2020. The new data reveal that the reimbursed sales of medical cannabis were worth €165 million in 2020. 

 

 

The GKV have released data showing that the market for medical cannabis in Germany continued to grow in 2020, increasing by 34% compared to 2019 excluding the newly added product Epidiolex. Sales reached a new record in Q4 albeit by a slim margin, totalling €43 million. This does not include the sales of cannabis which were paid for privately.

Mon
19
Apr

Medical marijuana for Georgians with serious health issues nears reality

Medical marijuana is nearing reality for thousands of Georgians suffering from serious health conditions as state officials sift through applications for growing licenses and lawmakers recently paved the way for pharmacies to become dispensaries.

A program years in the making to regulate the cultivation, extraction and distribution of low-grade marijuana oil is set to award licenses to six groups from among 70 applicants later this spring or early summer.

Patients in Georgia will only have access under state law to oil extracts containing small amounts of marijuana’s active ingredient called tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC.

Fri
16
Apr

Small Harvard Study Shows ‘Real World’ Medical Cannabis Treatment May Help With Chronic Pain

The study found that higher THC consumption was connected to pain relief, while CBD intake was related to mood improvement.

Cannabis treatment can significantly help with chronic pain, according to a new study conducted by Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital in Boston.

Fri
16
Apr

CBD Helps with Anxiety, Says New Study

In 2017, anxiety disorders affected 3.8 percent of the worldwide population. CBD is being used to combat this growing problem.

A mental disorder affects one out of ten people. Out of the different disorders, anxiety is the most prevalent, surpassing depression. Many individuals are beginning to use CBD (Cannabidiol) products to alleviate their mental illnesses instead of traditional prescription medication. 

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