Medical Cannabis News

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Why Test Cannabis?

Higher Standards

Weedmaps seek to educate and encourage our industry toward a higher standard of service, where potency testing, standardized dosage, and Quality Assurance testing (pesticides/fungicides and microbiological contamination) become the accepted and acknowledged industry standard.

Microbiological testing allows dispensaries to identify known human pathogens, determine potential shelf life of medicine, and actively seek to provide patients with the highest quality medicinal Cannabis available.

Safety

All Medicines as well as any alcoholic beverages have information regarding the strength or dosage of the product, it should be no different with Medical Cannabis.

Tue
24
Mar

2,500 Illinois Residents Apply for Medical Marijuana Cards

BELLEVILLE, Ill. (AP) - Illinois health officials say about 2,500 residents have applied for medical marijuana cards, even as the four-year pilot program remains stalled in some parts of the state.
 
Department of Health spokeswoman Melaney Arnold tells the Belleville News Democrat (http://bit.ly/1HnY0cb ) that 1,600 of those applicants have received approval letters.
 
She could not say where the applicants live.
 
A series of legal challenges over cultivation centers are playing out in several areas of the state.
 
That means some patients entitled to apply for medical cannabis cards are waiting.
 

Tue
24
Mar

Rivers bill on medical marijuana draws heat

Lawmaker: Misinformation about issue creating 'frenzy'

Washington’s unregulated medical marijuana market has repeatedly been described as the wild, wild West.

Well, the gunslinging has started.

One activist Photoshopped a portrait of Sen. Ann Rivers, R-La Center, a key lawmaker pushing the Cannabis Patient Protection Act, adding fangs and devilish red eyes to the photo.

A medical marijuana user said Rivers’ measure, which has gained momentum in the state Legislature, would be so detrimental to patients, he has a hard time picturing her as anything other than an “evil person.”

Rivers, for her part, said she’s been miscast, and is empathetic to those who, as her dying father once did, rely on medical marijuana to ease the pain.

Tue
24
Mar

Seeking the Facts on Medical Marijuana

­Dr. Mark Ware, with a marijuana leaf image projected on his hand, is the director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids. March 23, 2015 Claudia Dreifus A CONVERSATION WITH

Twenty-three states and the District of Columbia have legalized medical marijuana, but scientific research into its appropriate uses has lagged. Dr. Mark Ware would like to change that.

Dr. Ware, 50, is the director of the Canadian Consortium for the Investigation of Cannabinoids and the director of clinical research of the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of McGill University Health Center. Medical marijuana has been legal in Canada for 16 years, and Dr. Ware, a practicing physician, studies how his patients take the drug and under what conditions it is effective.

Tue
24
Mar

Can You Be Allergic to Marijuana?

The answer is a resounding yes. But the legal landscape complicates diagnosis and treatment.

About seven years ago, Kathryn Wick was going about her job as a child crimes detective in Texas when she entered a house that literally took her breath away. “It felt like my throat was just like shut completely off – I couldn’t breathe,” says Wick, 30. She left the scene and went to a hospital, where she was treated with two EpiPens and a hefty dose of the severe allergy medication Prednisone. "I come to find out," Wick says, "they found a whole bunch of marijuana in the house." Still, she brushed her reaction off as a fluke and went back to work.

Tue
24
Mar

Abou Dhabi: Experts defend the electronic cigarette to an anti-smoking conference

Health experts have defended the electronic cigarette during a Friday anti-smoking conference in Abu Dhabi, dismissing concerns that she could promote adolescent addiction to nicotine. Most of these experts, however, agreed that it should regulate the use of e-cigarettes because its effects are still too little known.

A real support tool for weaning?

Konstantinos Farsalinos, researcher at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center in Athens, AFP quoted a study which nearly 19,500 respondents, mainly the United States and Europe, 81% reported having stopped smoking thanks to the electronic cigarette. "On average, they quit in the first month of using the e-cigarette," he said. "We do not see that with any other method to help stop smoking."

Tue
24
Mar

Employers: Legalizing marijuana affects workplace safety, hires

Local business stakeholders say legalizing marijuana could further impact a workplace already marred by an inability to find workers who can pass a drug test.

As several issues promoting marijuana legalization in Ohio move forward in an effort to be placed on November’s ballot, a major concern is how employers would deal with workforce safety and drug testing.

“We don’t really support legalizing marijuana as an employer,” said Robert Toews, chief financial officer for Kaivac Inc., adding that having workers able to smoke cannabis, even off the job, could create confusion in the workplace.

Tue
24
Mar

The Truth About the US Government’s CBD Patent

The American government owns a CBD patent even though the plant that it comes from isn’t exactly legal on a federal level.

“The NIH may have gotten the patent to control the use of CBDs and prevent them from being added to the list of controlled substances,” said Bob Hoban, a cannabis and CBD attorney in Denver. “If the government controls the patent for CBDs, they can stop scientists and manufacturers from researching and creating synthetic CBD products.”

Tue
24
Mar

Domain Broker Offers The Most Important .COMs For MJ Industries, From Dispensaries to Certification Clinics

Phoenix, AZ (MJbizwire) March 24, 2015

18-year Veteran Domain Broker, Neal Sutz, of Phoenix, Arizona, is today releasing his list of the most important .COM domain names ever to be offered on the open market. All of Sutz’s MJ domains are listed at www.MedPotCard.com.

“There are very few industries which can take advantage of the enormous benefits of using a “generic” .COM domain name to strengthen their brands and increase their profits than can the MJ industry.”

Mon
23
Mar

MedMJ Conference Merges with Marijuana Investor Summit 2015

In the business world, the word synergy gets thrown around a lot. Synergy is the interaction between two or more elements that, when combined, form something greater than the sum of the individual parts. Synergy is often used to describe when two great companies come together, but in the context of today’s discussion, it describes the partnership between two great conferences.

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