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Here's how tourists can get legal medical marijuana in Hawaii

Taking a winter getaway to the Aloha State just got a whole lot easier for medical marijuana patients, writes Calvin Hughes.

Earlier this week the Hawaii Department of Health announced that out-of-state medical marijuana patients will now be able to legally purchase cannabis during their visit. But first, they have to register for a temporary medical marijuana license before they can make any purchases from local dispensaries.

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Benefits coverage for medical cannabis looks to be gaining profile

In the medical insurance and benefits sector, medical cannabis is becoming more mainstream. Last year, Sun Life Financial Inc. broke new ground when it became the country’s first major insurance company to offer coverage for medical cannabis to those with group benefits plans. And effective this year, the life insurance arm of SSQ Insurance began offering plan sponsors the option of covering medical cannabis.

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Two years since legalization, patients in Germany still face hurdles accessing medical marijuana

This Sunday, medical marijuana will have been legal for two years in Germany. But patients are still facing supply shortages, high prices and societal taboos. Is this changing?
The decision two years ago was a sensation in the German healthcare system: Since March 10th, 2017, patients have been able to access medical cannabis - as long as it’s prescribed by a doctor - on a regular basis. Since then, the drug has experienced a boom.
Foreign companies have come to Germany in the hope of big business, more and more patients are seeking cannabis therapies - and doctors, pharmacies and health insurance companies are experiencing an unabated rush.
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Bill Improving New Mexico’s Medical Cannabis Program passes Senate Floor

Yesterday Senate Bill 406 passed the Senate Floor (33-2). The measure, sponsored by Senator Gerald Ortiz y Pino (D-Bernalillo) seeks to and expand access to medical cannabis in New Mexico. Currently many medical cannabis patients still face discrimination and lack access to their medicine.

Statement from Senator Ortiz y Pino:

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Pioneering new medical cannabis clinic opens in UK

UK’s first specialist medical cannabis clinic opened in Manchester – could this be the vital step forward to tackle chronic and debilitating conditions?

9 March 2019, open to patients at The Beeches Consulting Centre in Manchester, UK, patients and clinicians have welcomed the first specialist medical cannabis clinic. Led by Dr David McDowell, an independent pain specialist and consultant neurologist Professor Mike Barnes will serve as Clinical Director.

The opening follows the Home Office’s decision to reschedule medical cannabis in November 2018, and is the first of a planned network of specialist clinics being opened by European Cannabis Holdings (ECH) around the UK.

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Thailand to start testing medical marijuana on patients

Thailand is poised to start its first tests of cannabis oil on patients, a health official said Friday, as excitement swirls around a new industry that could create money-making avenues for entrepreneurs while offering relief for suffering patients.

Marijuana has been used as a traditional herb for centuries in Thailand but was banned decades ago.

The junta's rubber-stamp parliament voted in December to legalize it for medical purposes.

Thailand is the first in Southeast Asia to embrace medical marijuana though recreational use remains illegal.

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Florida Senate passes bill to allow smokable medical cannabis

The Florida Senate voted last week to repeal the ban on smokable medical cannabis products in an overwhelming 34-4 vote.

Bill SB 182 will allow for patients to get 2.5 ounces of cannabis every 35 days, will provide $1.5 million for medical cannabis research as well as allow smoking in certain nursing homes as well as hospice facilities.

“We’ve been working around the clock with our colleagues in the House, with the Governor’s Office to come up with a consensus product and I think we’ve done that,” said State Senator Jeff Brandes who sponsored the bill.  

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It could be months before N.J. can expand its medical marijuana program. Here’s why

Since Gov. Phil Murphy took office more than a year ago, he’s made expanding access to medical marijuana a priority. But his administration’s latest efforts to grow the program could be in for a court battle that could last months, or longer.

In December, the state Department of Health announced the six companies it had selected to open medical marijuana dispensaries in the state, furthering an expansion of the state’s constrained medical marijuana program that had been started by Murphy earlier in 2018.

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Cannvas and Ellementa partner to answer women’s questions about cannabis, health and wellness

Cannvas MedTech Inc. and Ellementa, Inc. have teamed up to better serve women across North America who are interested in the potential health benefits of cannabis.

“With 35 percent of women consumers using cannabis for medical reasons, Cannvas.Me data shows health and wellness issues are primary reasons why women explore cannabis as an alternative treatment,” notes a statement from Cannvas, a digital cannabis education and analytics company that seeks to deliver deeper insights into consumer behaviour and cannabis consumption across Canada.

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OPINION: Considering cannabis and women’s health on International Women’s Day 2019

Legalization of recreational cannabis in Canada is now centre stage, setting the spotlight on adult use, but also upping the profile of its elder predecessor: medical cannabis.

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