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Thu
17
Jan

Cannabis supply chain difficulties expected to subside: Health Canada

The supply chain difficulties that have hit some cannabis retailers and distributors hard—cited by the Ontario government as a main driver in its decision to temporarily limit retail licences to 25—are expected to ease in time and were anticipated, says a Health Canada spokesperson.

Thu
17
Jan

What we can learn from the Chinese medical cannabis system

China is more than 5,000 years old with a legendary history of herbal pharmacology. It should be no surprise that Chinese medical marijuana is thriving.

Thu
17
Jan

More than 60 closed Michigan medical marijuana dispensaries may reopen

Dozens of medical marijuana dispensaries that were forced to close at the end of 2018 can resume doing business at least until March 31, a state board ruled Wednesday.

Michigan's Medical Marijuana Licensing Board took the action, in a 4-0 vote, to address concerns about ensuring patient supply while many providers are still working to meet license requirements.

"We're going to take care of the patients," said board Chairman Rick Johnson, but by March 31, "if you're not licensed, you're probably going to be in deep trouble."

More than 60 closed dispensaries around the state might be able to reopen under the resolution, said David Harns, a spokesman for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

Wed
16
Jan

Former President of the Philippines reveals she uses medical marijuana

The former president and current House Speaker, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, is also the co-sponsor of a new medical cannabis bill.

 
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The Philippines has seen a rapid reversal in attitudes towards cannabis among its political elite. President Rodrigo Duarte joked that the stuff helps him stay alert last year. On Tuesday, former president and current House Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo hyped marijuana’s power to vanquish her persistent neck pain.

Wed
16
Jan

Licensing issues lead to medical marijuana shortage in Michigan

Because of licensing issues at the state level, medical marijuana facilities across the state are closed because there's no product for patients.

On Wednesday both Gov. Whitmer and the new director of the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs asked the state's medical marijuana board to allow temporary operating facilities to reopen and allow them to get marijuana from caregivers, not just commercial grow operations.

“There is a shortage of supply in the market because there are only a handful of licensed grows in Michigan,” Jeff Schroder with law firm Plunkett Cooney said. “This would allow dispensaries and retail provisioning centers to purchase their quantities from caregivers again.”

Wed
16
Jan

Oklahoma Students may now use medical marijuana in schools, but school staff may not

One Oklahoma public school district is taking steps to ensure students can access medical cannabis treatments while at school. On Monday, the Oklahoma City Public Schools Board of Education voted to approve a policy protecting students, staff and caregivers who have a medical cannabis license. The Board’s action marks progress on an issue that has prompted ongoing controversy and debate since Oklahoma voters legalized medical cannabis last June.

Wed
16
Jan

B.C. Cancer to lead first national cannabis clinical trial for symptom relief

B.C. Cancer will lead a first-ever, national clinical trial that aims to answer whether cannabis plant extracts truly help with symptom relief.

Recruitment for the 48-day trial in 150 patients will begin soon after the expected Health Canada and ethics approval is obtained. Patients in Vancouver, Abbotsford, Prince George, Victoria, Calgary, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Kingston and Toronto will be enrolled in the trial investigating whether cannabis properties reduce cancer-related symptoms including pain, sleep disturbance, anxiety and nausea.

Wed
16
Jan

Everything you ever wanted to know about medical marijuana in Ohio

The first Ohio medical marijuana dispensaries are set to open Wednesday. 

Whether you are a patient ready to purchase or just a curious citizen, let's take a look back at what we know so far, before the first big sale.

Tue
15
Jan

With no medical marijuana available in ND, lawmakers look at reciprocity

North Dakota lawmakers again wrestled with the state’s medical marijuana law Monday, amid some frustration that the drug isn’t yet available to patients almost two years after the state enacted the voter-approved statute.

Fargo Democratic Rep. Pam Anderson, an early medical marijuana proponent, pushed a bill adding several conditions that would qualify for the drug’s use, including autism, anxiety disorder and Tourette syndrome. It would also allow people from other medical marijuana states to obtain the drug here and expand the types of health care providers who could approve its use for patients.

"I think what we passed last time ... for the most part was a good bill," Anderson said. "What I think we're all trying to do now is really make it better."

Mon
14
Jan

CBD vs Kratom: Which is best for you?

Chances are you’re familiar with the popular cannabis extract, cannabidiol (CBD). But it’s not the only natural pain relief option that has been making headlines lately. Kratom (Mitragyna speciosa), a species of tree from Southeast Asia, became so popular over the last few years that it caught the attention of the federal government. It’s still legal in most U.S. states (at least for now), and many people have been using kratom to relieve the symptoms of medical conditions such as fibromyalgia, arthritis, anxiety, and opioid withdrawal.

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