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13
Jan

How Far Has Ohio’s Medical Marijuana Program Come?

The road to medical cannabis has been a long one for patients in Ohio, and most of them aren’t near the end just yet. The medical marijuana program approved by the state legislature in the aftermath of the crushing defeat suffered by Issue 3 – a measure that would have legalized adult-use and medicinal cannabis in the state – still struggles in many ways.

Mon
13
Jan

Pot imports to U.S. grow as country stalls on medical research

One of the top advocates for allowing U.S. companies to grow cannabis for research purposes has imported a batch from the Netherlands, saying he had no choice because of the lack of progress at home.

California-based Biopharmaceutical Research Co., founded by former Navy SEAL George Hodgin, legally imported a small quantity of marijuana from Bedrocan International last month to use for scientific analysis with the goal of better understanding the plant.

“As someone who fought for this country it saddens me that Americans aren’t the ones producing the cannabis materials that we are researching,” Hodgin said in an interview.

Mon
13
Jan

Limited medical marijuana supply expected to be ready by Utah’s program deadline

Though not all products are expected to be in patients’ hands, Utah’s medical cannabis program will roll out by the state’s March deadline, officials say.

“So it’s a rush and a spring, but we’ve known that since day one. We just haven’t had a lot of time, so we’re blocking and tackling along the way and making sure we have some product available for March 1,” said Andrew Rigby, the state’s cannabis program manager with the Utah Department of Agriculture.

Fri
10
Jan

State laws may render NFL’s anti-cannabis policy difficult to enforce

Despite protests and increasing pressure from former players, and a study by Harvard, the National Football League (NFL) continues to ban its players from using cannabis.

But there’s good news — shifting state laws may soon make the ban increasingly difficult to enforce.

Fri
10
Jan

Can Cannabis Treat All Types of Sleep Disorders?

Nothing can replace the rejuvenated feeling from a good night’s sleep. Your physical and mental health is directly related to the quality of your sleep. Sadly, more than 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from sleep disorders such as insomnia, sleep apnea, narcolepsy, and more. 

Ever since the legalization of cannabis, more and more people have turned to medical marijuana to treat insomnia. While cannabis therapy seems to be working wonders for insomnia, one wonders how effective cannabis can be in treating other sleep disorders. 

Before we analyze the effects of medical cannabis on different types of sleep disorders, it is important to understand how cannabis tackles insomnia. 

Fri
10
Jan

Tennessee Lawmaker Pushing—Again—For Legal Medical Marijuana

​A Tennessee state senator has reintroduced a bill that would legalize the medicinal use of cannabis in the state. The bill, which will be reintroduced in the Tennessee legislature by Republican Sen. Janice Bowling, failed to gain enough support last year.
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“There are tens of thousands or hundreds of thousands of Tennesseans that could benefit from medical cannabis,” said Bowling.

Fri
10
Jan

Pot frenzy sweeps Thailand as government touts medical marijuana

Dr. Ganja is a bespectacled green cuddly teddy whose job is to educate Thailand about the benefits of medical marijuana.

The squishy toy is the latest illustration of the nation’s embrace of medical cannabis, an industry poised to expand to more than $660 million by 2024 from an estimate of $300,000 last year. The biggest cheerleader of the business opportunity may be a surprise: Thailand’s Deputy Prime Minister Anutin Charnvirakul.

Though Thailand last year became the first Southeast Asian nation to allow medical marijuana, the plant has not been decriminalized and tough penalties remain. Possession and trafficking could lead to long prison terms and big fines.

Fri
10
Jan

N.H. House Passes Bills to Expand Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana would be available to more patients under a pair of bills approved by the New Hampshire House, but a more expansive bill has died in the Senate. 

House voted Wednesday to add insomnia and opioid use disorder to the list of qualifying conditions, though the latter would carry significant restrictions.

An earlier version of one of the bills also sought to add anxiety and Lyme disease to the list, but those provisions were removed.

Fri
10
Jan

First medical cannabis Exchange Traded Fund in Europe launched

The Medical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETF (CBDX) is the first medical cannabis Exchange Traded Fund to be listed in Europe.

European company, HANetf, has announced that Canadian based asset manager, Purpose Investments, has launched its first UCITS Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) through HANetf’s unique white-label ETF platform – The Medical Cannabis and Wellness UCITS ETF (CBDX).

Thu
09
Jan

Mississippi: Medical Cannabis Initiative Certified for 2020 Ballot

A proposed measure legalizing medical cannabis access in Mississippi has qualified for the 2020 ballot.

Mississippi’s Secretary of State’s Office notified lawmakers on Tuesday that petitioners, Mississippians for Compassionate Care, had gathered a sufficient number of signatures to place Measure 65 before voters this November.

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