Medical Cannabis News

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Wed
03
Jul

Governor of New Jersey signs Bill to expand State Medical Cannabis Program

Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy of New Jersey signed a bill on Tuesday that expands the state’s medical cannabis program. Under the measure, the Jake Honig Compassionate Use Medical Cannabis Act, the state will add more licenses for providers in the medicinal cannabis program, patients will be allowed to legally possess more medicine, and registered medical marijuana patients from other states will be permitted to possess cannabis.

Tue
02
Jul

A complete look at cannabis and CBD use while pregnant or breastfeeding

When it comes to pregnancy and breastfeeding, it can be particularly difficult to get a straight answer on the safety of cannabis and CBD use.

Because studies on this topic are very minimal, cannabis / CBD remains taboo in the medical industry (as seem to be many things for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding) which leads to a difficult situation for both patients and doctors. Medical providers are wary about discussing it with their patients for fear of losing their medical licenses, and patients don’t want to bring it up and risk facing judgement or legal ramifications.

Tue
02
Jul

Minnesota alzheimer’s patients can now register for medical marijuana

Starting July 1, people with Alzheimer’s disease can register for medical marijuana in Minnesota. And once registered, they’ll be able to obtain medical cannabis from the state’s two manufacturers beginning August 1. The Minnesota Department of Health first announced plans to add Alzheimer’s disease as a qualifying condition in December 2018. Alzheimer’s disease is the only qualifying condition Health Commissioner Jan Malcolm approved after a citizen’s review panel proposed adding seven new conditions, including opioid use disorderand traumatic brain injury.

Tue
02
Jul

The mess surrounding Missouri medical cannabis is finally sorting out

Missouri legalized medical marijuana through a vox populi when the people of The Show-Me state voted on a ballot measure in 2018.

Missouri may not be even thinking about legalizing recreational cannabis, but they sure as hell are working hard on establishing their medical cannabis system.

Missouri medical cannabis was legalized via a ballot measure in 2018, where it was decided that patients would be allowed to use marijuana as a medicine to treat a rather wide spectrum of illnesses.

According to the measure which passed, called Amendment 2, medical patients will be allowed to grow cannabis at home, but also to get permission for medical marijuana, even without qualifying conditions.

Tue
02
Jul

Ireland pilot Medical Cannabis Program to start this year

It’s been a long time coming, but last week Ireland’s Minister for Health signed legislation to kick off a medical cannabis program in the country.

 

The program will operate on a pilot basis for five years and access will be restricted to patients with the following qualifying conditions.

 

  • spasticity associate with MS (multiple sclerosis)
  • intractable (not easily managed or controlled) nausea and vomiting associated with chemotherapy
  • severe, treatment resistant epilepsy

It’s a pretty short list, but it’s a start.

Mon
01
Jul

How hemp gummy bears are changing lives

Over the last few years, CDB (Cannabidiol) edibles have become tremendously popular. This has been and is due to their many positive benefits.  Aside from their great taste, there is an easy and subtle way to take your CBD daily dose.  Like Cannabidiol oils, CBD gummies are edibles that are loaded with CBD goodies. Most hemp gummy bears contain no THC and are 100% pure CBD. 

Mon
01
Jul

Cannabis could be an effective treatment for Fibromyalgia patients, study

A new Israeli study shows medical marijuana could be an effective treatment for pain related to fibromyalgia, writes Calvin Hughes. 

Fri
28
Jun

NJ Medical Marijuana Bill helps patients from other States, but there’s one big problem

Just as thousands of tourists flock to the Jersey Shore for the Fourth of July, the New Jersey medical marijuana program is on the verge of opening its doors to out-of-state patients for the first time.

Fri
28
Jun

Low-THC strains of marijuana a safer substitute for anti-anxiety medications

For the past few years, there has been a lot of chatter surrounding the possibility of medical marijuana helping patients get off dangerous opioids. But the herb’s potential in curbing the use of highly addictive sedatives called benzodiazepines – the other prescription drug scourge currently pounding away at the United States – has largely been ignored. Perhaps the time to open up this part of the cannabis conversation is now.

Thu
27
Jun

Cannabis protects against diabetes among those overweight according to study

A history of cannabis use is associated with lower fasting insulin levels in obese subjects, according to data published in The Journal of Diabetes.

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