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Thu
12
Mar

Iowa House Passes Medical Marijuana Expansion Bill, Lowers THC Limits

The Iowa House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that would add more qualifying medical conditions to the state’s medical marijuana program and change the cap on THC for patients. The bill, House File 2589, was passed by a vote of 52 to 46.

Under the bill, post-traumatic stress disorder and “severe, intractable autism with self-injurious or aggressive behaviors” would be added to the state’s list of medical conditions that qualify a patient to use medical marijuana. The measure also changes “untreatable” pain to “chronic” pain on the list.

Wed
11
Mar

Is the Coronavirus Impacting US Cannabis Sales?

Didn’t the cannabis industry have enough problems to deal with? Well, a new problem has emerged! The deadly coronavirus, which started in China, has spread globally. The virus has impacted individuals’ health in addition to businesses and stock markets. Many industries have been impacted including airlines and marijuana.

Wed
11
Mar

Does Cannabis Interact with Prescription Medications?

As more and more people turn to cannabis to heal their ailments, a common concern is whether someone should consume cannabis if they are on other prescription medications. It’s an important question – as it’s always important to know how different medications interact with each other – no matter what type of medicine you are taking. In this blog post, we interview a Maine medical professional who is focused on patient education and shares what you need to know when making this consideration.

Wed
11
Mar

New bill would change Utah’s medical marijuana program again

A new bill again tweaking Utah’s medical marijuana program received a favorable recommendation from a Senate committee Monday, moving it to final passage in the full Senate.

Bill sponsor Rep. Jen Dailey-Provost, D-Salt Lake City, called the bill “critical” in helping the program, which launched at the beginning of this month, run smoothly.

Wed
11
Mar

Could Cannabis Beat Big Pharma To An Alzheimer's Cure? Here's What The Research Says

Betty Gugliotta married the love of her life, John, after college. They moved to Boulder, Colorado where John worked as an engineer for IBM. Together they raised two beautiful children in the colorful foothills of the Rocky Mountains. 

Betty loved music. She loved to dance with John in the living room of their modern, 1970’s build, ranch-style home, spinning to the sounds of Sinatra. She was, all at the same time, a supermom, awesome wife, and her community’s best friend.

Wed
11
Mar

Study Confirms CBD Could Protect Brain Against Neurodegenerative Diseases

While more research is necessary, a new study confirms CBD contains neuroprotective potential against degenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Back in 2003, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services was granted a patent for the neuroprotective capacity of non-psychoactive cannabinoids. You are not reading that incorrectly. An arm of the federal government, which classifies marijuana as an illegal substance with no accepted medical value, has technology rights to CBD’s ability to protect the brain.

Wed
11
Mar

Mississippi May Have Two Medical Marijuana Questions on November Ballot

Mississippi voters may have not one, but two medical marijuana proposals to decide on come November.

Members of the state’s House of Representatives passed a resolution on Tuesday to place another measure on this year’s ballot as an alternative to Initiative 65, which qualified for the ballot in January.

Tue
10
Mar

Tennessee Lawmakers Introduce Medicinal Cannabis Bill

Lawmakers in Tennessee’s House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would legalize the use of medicinal cannabis in the state. The measure, House Bill 637, would allow patients with one or more qualifying medical conditions to use medical marijuana and establish a regulatory framework for the production and distribution of medicinal cannabis products.

Tue
10
Mar

Possible Benefits Of Having A Medical Marijuana Card In An Adult Use State

With each state’s laws varying to some degree, medical cardholders and applicants are advised to review state and local regulations.

State medical marijuana programs tend to suffer as adult use laws are passed. While much of the purchasing shifts to what is commonly called the recreational market, the medical sector still serves its purpose. In fact, medical cardholders can continue to find benefits in being part of the program, depending on a state’s laws. 

Considering the following benefits, patients may find use in the medical cards well after adult use laws pass in a state.

Tue
10
Mar

Barriers To Studying Marijuana: Q&A With Dr. Thorsten Rudroff

Dr. Rudroff recently spoke in depth with The Fresh Toast about common misconceptions and barriers to research currently in place when studying medical marijuana or CBD. 

“We need long-term studies! There is a ‘painful’ parallel between medical marijuana and the past and present situation with opioids, where the short-term demonstration of efficacy on chronic pain led to the promotion and broad scale prescription of opioids in the absence of high quality evidence.”  – Dr. Thorsten Rudroff

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