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Tue
12
Nov

New Jersey man sues Amazon for firing him over medical marijuana use

A New Jersey man filed a lawsuit in October against his employer Amazon for allegedly firing him after not advising his superiors of his medical marijuana treatment. The man, who has been publicly identified only as D.J.C., failed a random drug test in July, and was put on temporary paid leave. After supplying the documentation of his condition that the company asked for, he was officially terminated.

Tue
12
Nov

Hemp Vs. CBD

Hemp for Victory

North America is bustling with hemp crops this growing season, and there’s talk of more and more planting in the seasons to come. It appears that the majority of more recent hemp-growing efforts are for the production of CBD (cannabidiol), the highly sought-after medicinal compound found in cannabis.

Mon
11
Nov

The connection between cannabis and Lupus

Lupus is a long-term autoimmune disease that’s increasing in prevalence in the United States, and many people are searching for relief in the form of cannabis. 

Mon
11
Nov

Florida University developing program to teach school kids about medical marijuana

It would go to figure, with the growing number of states where cannabis is legal, that educators are grappling with how to talk about marijuana with students in school. After all, the transition from the era of “Just Say No” messaging about how drugs are bad to this brave new world where cannabis products are available in the mall and corner pharmacies takes some explaining, even for the grown.

Mon
11
Nov

Maine: Caregivers sound off about new rules for medical cannabis

Proposed changes to the state's medical marijuana program are drawing fire from a number of patients and caregivers.

The new rules are being drafted by the state's Office of Marijuana Policy. 

The regulations will require caregivers who grow cannabis for patients, to enroll in a state inventory program that will track marijuana from seed to sale. 

This comes as the state will start taking applications in December, to license recreational marijuana businesses.

The proposed rules are expected go into effect sometime next year and will impact 25-hundred licensed caregivers who grow medical cannabis for patients. 

Patients and caregivers say the proposed rules are burdensome and costly and could cut access to medicine, especially for sick children.

Mon
11
Nov

People in 33 States can use medical marijuana. Why can’t Veterans get it for PTSD?

  • A number of veterans groups are working to get medical marijuana approved as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • The Department of Veterans Affairs still refuses to provide marijuana to veterans because it’s still listed as a Schedule I drug.
  • Veterans groups want to get that designation changed and to have more research done on the benefits of medical marijuana.

For 21 years, Doug Distaso served his country in the United States Air Force.

He commanded joint aviation, maintenance, and support personnel globally and served as a primary legislative affairs lead for two U.S. Special Operations Command leaders.

Fri
08
Nov

Thousands of UK patients will be given cannabis in groundbreaking study

The UK’s first large-scale cannabis study and biggest marijuana health investigation in European history has been announced, raising hopes that many of the country’s health professionals will finally be swayed on the efficacy of the drug for use in treating seven different health conditions.

Fri
08
Nov

Clinical trials anticipated for treating pancreatic cancer with cannabis

A flavonoid of cannabis – FBL-03G – has been granted Orphan drug status by the United States Food and Drug Administration.

It is anticipated this will now lead to clinical trials with humans for treating pancreatic cancer with cannabis within the next few months.

Fri
08
Nov

Where does Missouri stand a year after voters approved medical marijuana?

A year after Missouri voters approved medical marijuana, News 4 checked in with the state to get an update.

Currently, there are no medical marijuana facilities in Missouri but over 20,000 applications have been submitted for facilities. There are several entries on the list of companies hoping to open a dispensary, with facility license approvals likely happening before the end of the year. To start, the state said they will only approve about 350 licenses for manufacturing and dispensaries.

By the beginning of this week, 20,034 people had applied for patient or caregiver cards. The state’s health department has currently approved 17,345 people.

Fri
08
Nov

How medical cannabis can diminish Tourette’s motor and vocal tics

In one study, after a single dose of THC, all 2 patients saw a reduction in the amounts of tics they normally experienced.

What’s one to do when their medications still can’t seem to reduce Tourette tics, verbal outbursts and other uncontrollable movements? According to decades of research, cannabis may be the answer.

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