Connecticut

Fri
09
Jun

Migraines accepted for medical marijuana program in Connecticut

Patients with intractable migraines and two other afflictions have been recommended for inclusion in the state’s five-year-old medical marijuana program.

Tue
25
Apr

Eating Chilli and Smoking Cannabis 'Could Help Cure Diabetes and Colitis – by Calming the Gut'

Chilli and cannabis both produce a substance that reacted with the immune system of mice to reduce inflammation in the gut.

WHAT do chilli spice and cannabis have in common?

On the face of it, very little. But, scientists hope both could help develop new treatments for type 1 diabetes and the gut disease colitis.

When eaten, both interact with the same receptor in our stomachs, new findings suggest.

And the result is they help calm the gut, scientists at the University of Connecticut found.

Mice fed both chilli peppers and the class B drug showed less inflammation in their guts. And, the researchers even found they were able to reverse type 1 diabetes in some mice, by feeding them the fiery pepper.

Thu
23
Mar

Doctor's Testimony Challenges Lawmakers Support For Legalizing Marijuana

Supporters of legalizing marijuana were put on the defensive Wednesday by almost two hours of testimony offered by Dr. Deepak Cyril D’Souza, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine and director of neuropsychiatry at the VA Connecticut Healthcare System.

D’Souza told the legislature’s Judiciary Committee that marijuana is addictive and research has shown that about 10 percent of people who try marijuana will become addicted.

Wed
22
Mar

Legalizing Pot And Marijuana Tax Revenues To Be Focus Of Connecticut Legislative Hearing

Wednesday's big legislative hearing on legalizing pot in Connecticut may have more to do with the state's huge money problems than with the issues surrounding marijuana use.

The bill to legalize recreational cannabis calls for a total state tax on pot sales of 30 percent, and the plan's supporters say that could bring in $100 million a year to help solve projected billion-dollar deficits.

Mon
13
Mar

Legalizing marijuana gets attention of Connecticut lawmakers

Connecticut's continuing fiscal woes, coupled with a new law that fully takes effect next year in neighboring Massachusetts, have prompted state lawmakers to take their most serious look yet at possibly legalizing the recreational use of marijuana for adults.

Tue
07
Mar

Debate Over Recreational Heats Up In Connecticut

Supporters of legalizing pot in Connecticut argued Tuesday that the time has come to control and tax marijuana in the same way alcohol is regulated, warning that pot prohibition has failed.

Democratic and Republican lawmakers said at a morning news conference that legalization of recreational cannabis would end the illegal market in pot, halt the unnecessary arrest of thousands of people for possession, bring in tens of millions of dollars in new tax revenue and create new jobs.

But opponents of legalization staged their own competing news conference in advance of the major legislative hearing today on pro-pot bills.

Thu
02
Mar

eBottles.com Announces Award of US Design Patent D781151

eBottles.com a leading online supplier of glass and plastic containers announced today that it has been granted design patent D781151 by the US Patent and Trademark Office for their line of cosmetic thick wall glass jars with symmetric child resistant closures.

In remarks during a recent announcement to employees and other stakeholders, Robert Lerman, President of eBottles.com declared that the company had been issued the design patent for their unique design which pairs child resistant closures with cosmetic thick wall glass jars.

Thu
16
Feb

Will insurers begin covering medical marijuana?

Medical marijuana has a long history of being denied coverage by insurance companies. Up to now most insurance companies refuse to cover cannabinoid treatments, typically citing federal regulations as the main reason to decline medical marijuana coverage. This is especially true in the United States where cannabis is a Schedule I controlled substance under the Controlled Substances Act with “no perceived medicinal value”.

In New Mexico, an employee hurt on the job was denied medical marijuana coverage under his worker’s compensation insurance and his suit to force the coverage failed. Beside the ruling in New Mexico, lower courts in Michigan, Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut have given similar verdicts to workplace insurers.

Mon
06
Feb

Connecticut's Chances Of Legalizing Marijuana Just Improved Significantly

As it stands right now, there are 8 states that have voted to legalize marijuana, along with America’s capital. Every single one of the those states has legalized marijuana via a citizen initiative. For those that are not familiar with initiatives, in some states citizens can gather enough signatures to put marijuana legalization on the ballot. Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Washington D.C., California, Nevada, Maine and Massachusetts – all of them legalized marijuana via that process.

Fri
03
Feb

Patients Are Ditching Opioid Pills for Weed

James Feeney, a surgeon in Connecticut, heard it from his patients. A few actually turned down his prescription for oxycodone, the popular opioid painkiller that has also gained notoriety with the opioid epidemic. His patients, Feeney recalls, would say, “Listen, don’t give me any of that oxycodone garbage. … I’m just going to smoke weed.”

“And you know what?” says Feeney. “Every single one of those patients doesn’t have a lot of pain, and they do pretty well.”

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