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Fri
23
Aug

The fight for getting access to medical cannabis in the UK goes on

Despite changes to the law in 2018, efforts to secure access to medical cannabis in the UK continue. Here, Hannah Deacon, mother and advocate, shares her story.

Fri
23
Aug

Utah will no longer have State-run medical cannabis dispensary networks

Over the last couple years, medical marijuana in Utah has been a hot and controversial subject. In what has become a protracted, back-and-forth process between state legislators, medical marijuana advocates, and other powerful players in the state, Utah’s medical marijuana program continues to undergo dramatic changes.

Now, state lawmakers are preparing to make another significant change. Specifically, they said they will soon eliminate a proposal to distribute medical cannabis through state and county health departments. Instead, medical marijuana in the state will be sold through a network of privately owned and operated dispensaries.

Fri
23
Aug

Oklahoma medical marijuana and Patient Protection Act set to go into effect

A new law going into effect later this month will protect the rights of medical marijuana patients and establish regulations for the state’s fledgling medicinal cannabis industry. House Bill 2612, or the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana and Patient Protection Act, as the measure is also known, will go into effect on Friday, August 30.

Fri
23
Aug

How exactly do CBD softgels work?

With more and more people around the world tuning in to the medical benefits of CBD, the need for a safe and reliable delivery method is of utmost importance.

Enter the CBD Softgel. A simple, yet innovative and highly effective product that utilizes the technology of modern-day medicine while harnessing the power of a natural, plant-based compound. CBD Softgels are a great way to get your daily dose of CBD in one of the most convenient ways possible.

While CBD-filled softgels are a new product, softgels themselves have been used for nearly 100 years. Many of the “fast-acting” over-the-counter medications you see at your local drug store are in softgel form, as well as a great deal of supplements.

Fri
23
Aug

Pot for pets: Unleashing the cannabis-for-pets market opportunity

Research firm The Brightfield Group estimates CBD pet products could grow to an estimated $1.16 billion industry in the US alone by 2022 The green rush combined with the mammoth global pet industry is a promising combo poised for growth

There’s little doubt it’s a growing market segment: cannabis for our four-legged furry friends.

And the green rush combined with the pet industry is a market that is growing – quickly. Natural therapies for pets, such as cannabidiol (CBD) and hemp-based products, from pet treats to oils, ointments and sprays, are now gaining wider acceptance from the public and veterinarians. 

Fri
23
Aug

Canadian may be banned for life from U.S. after attempt to cross border with CBD oil

A Canadian woman is facing a lifetime ban from entering the United States after U.S. border protection agents discovered cannabidiol (CBD) oil – a psychoactive but non-intoxicating compound derived from the cannabis plant, which she says she consumes to help mitigate the pain and other side effects of her scoliosis.

While cannabis has been legalized for medical and/or recreational use in numerous states, border protection is federally regulated – and the drug remains categorized as a Schedule I substance by the DEA.

Thu
22
Aug

Cannabis chemical may help treat pancreatic cancer, study finds

A cannabis chemical may have a “major impact” in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, according to a new study.

Pancreatic cancer has a five-year survival rate of just nine per cent, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), and is expected to be the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States by 2020. 

Thu
22
Aug

Arkansas medical marijuana sales top $6 million

Medical marijuana sales in Arkansas have reached more than $6 million since the first sales May 10.

A report from the Department of Finance and Administration:

 Since Doctor’s Orders (Hot Springs) first opened on Friday, May 10, the company sold a total of 114.32 pounds of medical marijuana.

 

Since Green Springs Medical (Hot Springs) first opened on Sunday, May 12, the company sold a total of 374.96 pounds of medical marijuana.

 

 Since Arkansas Natural Products (Clinton) first opened on Thursday, June 20, the company sold a total of 69.56 pounds of medical marijuana.

 

 Since Greenlight Dispensary (Helena) first opened on Thursday, June 27, the company sold a total of 35.85 pounds of medical marijuana.

 

Thu
22
Aug

Missouri Health Department receives more than 2100 medical cannabis applications

The Missouri Health Department announced earlier this week that it received 2,163 applications for medical cannabis facility licenses by the deadline at 4:30 p.m. on Monday. State regulators will need to choose only 348 license winners by the end of this year. Of that 348, 192 will be for dispensaries, 86 for manufacturing, 60 for cultivation facilities and ten for testing facilities.

Missouri approved a ballot initiative last year to legalize cannabis and officials have said that the interest from prospective cannabis business owners has been overwhelming.

Applications started being accepted on August 3 with an original deadline of August 17 but the Health Department decided to extend that until Monday to accommodate the interest.

Thu
22
Aug

The Danish medical cannabis pilot programme: putting the patient first

With the Danish medical cannabis pilot scheme now well underway, then Minister for Health Ellen Trane Nørby, talks her vision for the programme.

Ellen Trane Nørby in her capacity as Minister of Health oversaw the implementation of the landmark medical cannabis pilot scheme in Denmark. Addressing attendees at the MJBiz Daily European Cannabis Symposium in Copenhagen, she made a passionate case for allowing vulnerable patients access to the treatment and recalled some of the patients she has met along the way.

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