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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.

Wed
26
Jun

Watch out superbugs: CBD might be the medicine of the future

CBD, or cannabidiol, just might be the answer physicians have been long been looking for as a means of squashing superbugs.

Superbugs are bacteria that have grown resistant to traditional antibiotics, oftentimes leaving healthcare professionals scrambling to treat infections. There is a reason for warning labels and oft-repeated instructions from pharmacists to finish the entire course of antibiotics. Overuse and misuse have resulted in infections that simply do not respond to traditional treatments.

Wed
26
Jun

Access to cannabis for medical reasons is now allowed in Ireland under new law

HEALTH MINISTER SIMON Harris has today signed legislation to allow for the operation of the Medical Cannabis Access Programme on a pilot basis for five years.

The minister said it is going to take “a little bit of time to fully establish” the scheme, as  supply couldn’t be brought in until the law was signed today.

“I expect patients to be in a position to access the scheme in the autumn,” he said.  

It’s over two years since the minister announced that a medicinal cannabis access scheme was to be established.

Wed
26
Jun

Delaware: Medical marijuana bills propose using drug to treat anxiety, letting users grow own

With five days left in legislative session, two last-minute bills to expand medical marijuana users’ rights await consideration in the Delaware General Assembly. 

One bill would expand who has access to medical marijuana and the other would allow some approved patients to grow their own medical marijuana.

The first, SB 170, would allow permitted patients with anxiety to treat their symptoms with CBD-rich products. The bill passed the senate Tuesday afternoon with two dissenters, Senators Dave Lawson (R- SD 15) and Bryant Richardson (R- SD 21).

Wed
26
Jun

Medical marijuana cardholders can still be busted for stoned driving

Marijuana is now legal in more than 30 states for medicinal purposes, giving patients with a variety of debilitating conditions the freedom to use it as a way to improve their lives. But one of the most common misconceptions is that being a medical marijuana cardholder provides a certain level of protection if a police officer happens to suspect that a patient is driving impaired. It doesn’t. In many cases, even if a patient isn’t actually high while they are behind the wheel, law enforcement can still find ways to drag them to jail and file charges for this offense.

Wed
26
Jun

Switzerland aims to legalize medical marijuana

The Swiss government aims to make it easier for patients to get medical marijuana, proposing on Wednesday to allow prescriptions for cannabis to treat people suffering from cancer or other serious conditions.

The proposal, separate from a Swiss government push to allow some cities to experiment with recreational marijuana, would replace the current system, in which those seeking medical cannabis must apply for an exception from the Federal Health Office to get what is otherwise an illegal drug.

Marijuana is sometimes used to help cancer patients manage chronic pain, to help boost their appetites, and to reduce spasticity associated with multiple sclerosis.

Wed
26
Jun

Medical marijuana spreads across South America

By most measures the anti-narcotics raid was a raging success. After forcing their way into the apartment, police here in Peru's capital seized five kilograms (11 pounds) of cannabis and equipment, including grow lights and fertilizer.

The entire property in the Lima district of San Miguel, overlooking the South Pacific, had been converted into an underground lab to produce significant quantities of the prohibited soft drug — a lab that the officers had put out of action.

Tue
25
Jun

Tilray® imports bulk supply of medical cannabis oil into the United Kingdom

Tilray Inc. (NASDAQ:TLRY), a global pioneer in cannabis research, cultivation, production and distribution, today announced it has imported medical cannabis oral solutions in bulk into the United Kingdom from its Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)-certified facility in Canada. This export allows Tilray to provide authorized U.K. patients in need with a locally maintained supply of medical cannabis oral solutions.

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