On Feb. 3, 2017, the Florida Board of Medicine will hold a public hearing to discuss a proposed amendment to the state’s telemedicine regulations that would prevent physicians from recommending medical marijuana over the internet.
According to a study published in the journal Cancer Medicine, hospitalized patients that use marijuana are less likely to suffer from heart disease or heart failure and are less likely to die from cancer.
Marijuana is not likely to increase your risk of having a stroke. This is according to a new study published in the medical journal Stroke, which set out to find the link between early-onset stroke and the use of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana.
Easing pain and improving quality of life for end of life patients — the focus of a groundbreaking medical marijuana study. The first of its kind in New England.
Marijuana use among pregnant women in the United States is on the rise. This is according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association on Dec. 19, 2016.
According to a survey released by the Ohio State Medical Board, only 30% of doctors in the state would be likely to recommend medical marijuana to patients with qualifying conditions.
On Dec. 9, 2016, the journal Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research announced the results of a recent study of dispensary staff, with only 55% of dispensary staff reporting that they had received formal training to dispense cannabis to consumers.
Minnesota residents suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder will soon be able to use medical marijuana to treat their condition.
On Dec. 1, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced that it will be adding chronic pain to the list of qualifying conditions for medical marijuana.
A common critique of marijuana use is that the substance is a “gateway drug,” leading users toward a path of hard drug abuse and mental health issues; however, a new clinical review has challenged that assumption.
In an effort to help reduce the use of opioids among injured players, the NFL Players Association is actively studying medical marijuana as an alternative tool in pain management, as reported by The Washington Post.
From children with seizures to athletes with joint pain, people are using cannabis to cope effectively. This one herb and its variety of therapeutic compounds seem to affect every aspect of our bodies and minds. How is this possible?
On Nov. 4, 2016, the Medical Cannabis Advisory Board to the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Program voted in favor of adding “opiate use disorder” to the state’s list of conditions that qualify for medical marijuana as a treatment option.
Could cannabis be effectively treating PTSD? On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing Dr. Sue Sisley to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to discuss her study on the use of medical cannabis in treating PTSD.
Cannabinoids – what are they? How do they affect the human body? Are they really medicinal? On Nov. 16, 2016, Marijuana Investor Summit is bringing the Science and Medicine of Cannabis to the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada, to answer these questions and more.
One of the most commonly touted benefits of marijuana is that it can help people sleep, but a new study conducted by Boston University seems to challenge that assumption.
On Oct. 2, 2016, Maureen Leehey, MD, discussed the potential of cannabis in treating Parkinson’s disease at the 3rd Annual Parkinson’s Disease Symposium at the University of Colorado Movement Disorders Center.
On Sept. 28, 2016, the University of Mexico announced the Medical Cannabis Research Fund. Associate Professor Jacob Vigil in the Department of Psychology created the MCRF to aid medical cannabis research in social and biomedical sciences.
Tampa’s first Family Medical Cannabis Clinic is now open for patients across Tampa Bay, offering a non-euphoric strain of marijuana as a treatment option for children and adults.
The medical sector of the cannabis industry continues to explode behind constant research and innovative studies for identifying viable cancer treatments and other therapies for different ailments.
As the debate around medical marijuana rages on, the Food and Drug Administration has approved a synthetic version of the substance. The recently approved Syndros, manufactured by Insys Therapeutics, is a liquid form of dronabinol, a synthesized version of THC.
On July 20, 2016, Trulieve, a medical marijuana dispensary licensed by the state of Florida, announced that it had received authorization from the Florida Department of Health to begin dispensing low-THC medical marijuana.
On July 19, 2016, four Colorado doctors had their medical licenses suspended by the Colorado Medical Board for allegedly recommending unusually high plant counts to more than 1,500 medical marijuana patients.
In a nation often divided by anger and aggression, marijuana just might be the solution the country needs.
It was an unprecedented meeting of the minds and it happened at Harvard Medical School. The subject of April’s confab? Medical cannabis.
If you have a medical condition that could possibly be treated with medical marijuana, the state of New Jersey wants to hear from you.
On July 5, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that the application for the medical marijuana safe harbor letter is now available online.
In Massachusetts, very few doctors are making medical marijuana recommendations for patients. According to Boston Globe, 13 doctors have issued medical marijuana recommendations for approximately three quarters of the 31,818 patients in the state.
While marijuana may be the culprit of some short term memory loss, new research seems to suggest that an active chemical in the substance, THC, may be the key in the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.
On June 23, 2016, Toronto Police raided multiple medical cannabis dispensaries, with raids of Canna Clinic and Cannabis Culture’s Queen Street dispensary confirmed by CBC News.
On June 6, 2016, the Minnesota Department of Health issued a report on survey results collected from patients in the state’s medical cannabis program, revealing that a majority of patients have benefited substantially from using legal medical cannabis.
A new US study suggests that some of the medicinal benefits of dispensary grade Cannabis could be compromised because the flowers host potentially harmful yeasts and toxic molds, which cannot be detected by industry standard culturing techniques.
With more and more states opening up their minds about cannabis, and the amount of positive research coming out about the herb, we decided to compile a list of some of the many health benefits associated with the plant!
In an effort to combat the growing problem of opioid addiction among its players, the NFL has signaled that it is open to the idea of players using medical marijuana.
As the debate over the health effects of marijuana rages on, one new study suggests that frequent marijuana use may have a minimal effect on the long term health of users.
Thomas Jefferson University in Center City has created a medical marijuana education and research center, which the school called the “first center of its kind.”
One of the most common stereotypes about cannabis is that they are often couch potatoes, but according to Tech Insider, one California entrepreneur hopes to change that perception.
On May 26, 2016, KTAR News reported that the Phoenix Veterans Affairs Medical Center has blocked Dr. Sue Sisley’s request to give a presentation on medical marijuana and veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.
In response to growing public interest and support of medical marijuana, the American Pain Society has issued a white paper to help assist pain physicians with marijuana-related clinical issues.
On May 11, 2016, the District 49 Board of Education in Peyton, Colorado, voted unanimously to allow students to use non-smokeable medical marijuana on campus.
Most doctors approach medical marijuana with a great deal of uncertainty, because drug laws have hindered researchers’ ability to figure out what pot can and can’t do for sick patients.
On May 2, 2016, the Illinois Medical Cannabis Advisory Board met to review a request to expand the state’s number of qualifying conditions. According to the Associated Press, the board voted to recommend diabetes and panic disorder as qualifying conditions.
In September 2014, The University of Utah’s Division of Pediatric Neurology and Primary Children’s Medical Center started the first of three clinical trials on the efficacy of Epidiolex, a nonpsychoactive cannabidiol-based drug from GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH).
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency has given the green light to a clinical study of smoked marijuana’s effectiveness for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in veterans, according to the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. Seventy-six U.S. veterans will participate in the study.
On April 21, 2016, GW Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: GWPH), a biopharma company with two promising cannabis-based medications, announced it had received Orphan Drug Designation for cannabidiol in the treatment of Tuberous Sclerosis Complex.
In Maine, medical marijuana activists are hoping to convince state lawmakers to expand the state’s list of qualifying conditions to include one of the most pressing medical conditions in the United States: opioid addiction.
A group of more than 50 physicians, including a former surgeon general and faculty members at some of the nation’s leading medical schools, has formed the first national organization of doctors to call on states and the federal government to legalize and regulate the use of marijuana in the interest of public health.
In a reversal of policy, the Connecticut arm of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has reportedly gotten on board with an effort to expand medical marijuana legalization to sick children in the state.
The vast healing properties of the cannabis plant are becoming more and more widely known. The actual scientific knowledge behind why and how cannabinoids are an invaluable treatment and medication is sadly not widespread.
The CDC has ordered doctors to stop testing their patients for marijuana use before giving a patient a prescription for painkillers.