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Ohio Doctors Deciding Whether to Seek Medical Marijuana Certification

Ohio Doctors Deciding Whether to Seek Medical Marijuana Certification

Ohio Doctors Deciding Whether to Seek Medical Marijuana Certification

Ohio doctors are weighing whether to get state certification to write prescriptions for potential medical marijuana patients.

Bill Allowing Cannabis Oil for Medical Patients Gains Traction in Virginia

Bill Allowing Cannabis Oil for Medical Patients Gains Traction in Virginia

A bill that would allow physicians to prescribe a form of medical marijuana to patients suffering from a variety of serious diseases seems headed toward passage Thursday on the floor of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Cheek Swab Test Can Now Determine If Marijuana Treatment Is Right for You

Cheek Swab Test Can Now Determine If Marijuana Treatment Is Right for You

A large marijuana producer is hopeful that Canadian physicians will use a new test to help patients determine whether medical marijuana treatment would be effective for them.

More Than 6,000 Patients Register for Medical Marijuana Program Since Launch Two Weeks Ago

HARRISBURG, Penn., Nov. 16, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Governor Tom Wolf announced today that more than 6,000 patients and more than 300 caregivers have registered for Pennsylvania’s medical marijuana program since the Medical Marijuana Patient and Caregiver Registry launched November 1.

Massachusetts Medical Society Embracing Medical Cannabis Education

Massachusetts Medical Society Embracing Medical Cannabis Education

Since 2012, the Massachusetts Medical Society hasn’t become an advocate for medical cannabis; however, it has embraced medical cannabis education as a means of closing a knowledge gap in the medical community.

Massachusetts Banked $7.2M in Medical Marijuana Revenue in 2016

Massachusetts Banked $7.2M in Medical Marijuana Revenue in 2016

According to the Medical Marijuana Trust Fund Annual Report, issued by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health for fiscal year 2016, the state collected approximately $7.2 million in revenue from its medical marijuana program.

Pennsylvania Department of Health Asks Health Care Providers for Input on Pennsylvania’s Medical Marijuana Program

HARRISBURG, Penn., March 31, 2017 /Weed Wire/ – Secretary of Health Dr. Karen Murphy today encouraged health care providers to participate in an online survey as the agency moves forward in the implementation of the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.

OHA

Report to physicians: ‘Engage in the Practice of Medicine’ When Recommending Medical Marijuana

PORTLAND, Ore., Feb. 15, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — A report presented this month to the Oregon Legislature, HB 4014 Clinical Guidelines Work Group: Guidelines for Attending Physicians When Recommending the Medical Use of Marijuana, provides recommendations to physicians on appropriate care of a patient diagnosed with one or more debilitating conditions for which the physician is recommending the medical use of marijuana.

Pennsylvania's MMJ License Applications Available in New Year

Pennsylvania’s MMJ License Applications Available in New Year

On Dec. 21, 2016, Pennsylvania Sec. of Health Dr. Karen Murphy announced during a briefing that license applications for medical marijuana cultivators and processors will be made available on Jan. 17, 2017, with the application window running from Feb. 20 until March 20, 2017.

Physical Security

Minister Hehr Announces a New Reimbursement Policy for Cannabis for Medical Purposes

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 22, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The Honourable Kent Hehr, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, today announced a new reimbursement policy on cannabis for medical purposes.

Michigan

Michigan Audit Reveals One Doctor Certified 11,810 Patients For Medical Marijuana

A new audit of Michigan’s medical marijuana program revealed one doctor certified 11,810 patients for medicinal pot in fiscal year 2015, according to an article in the Detroit Free Press. The numbers of certifications coming from small numbers of doctors has raised a red flag with Michigan Auditor General Doug Ringler.

Congress Kills Veterans Equal Access Amendment

Congress Kills Veterans Equal Access Amendment

On Sept. 28, 2016, the United States Congress passed a stop-gap funding bill to keep the federal government operating through December; however, conspicuously absent from the bill was the Veterans Equal Access Amendment, a measure that would allow doctors with Veterans Affairs to recommend medical marijuana to veterans.

Breaking News: New York Releases Two-Year Medical Marijuana Program Report

Breaking News: New York Releases Two-Year MMJ Program Report

The transparency of New York’s Medical Marijuana Program has been questioned by many New Yorkers, but on Aug. 19, 2016, the New York State Department of Health released a two-year report on the state’s Medical Use of Marijuana Under the Compassionate Care Act, as confirmed by a staff member with the NYS Medical Marijuana Program.

Transparency of New York's Medical Marijuana Program in Question

Transparency of New York’s Medical Marijuana Program in Question

As of July 26, 2016, the New York State Department of Health had 639 physicians registered with the state’s medical marijuana program and 5,966 patients certified by physicians, but some New Yorkers and advocates are asking the state for more details. When New York Gov. Andew Cuomo signed the Compassionate Care Act, legalizing medical marijuana, into law

Massachusetts Doctors Reluctant to Recommend Medical Marijuana

Massachusetts Doctors Reluctant to Recommend Medical Marijuana

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.

Florida

Poll Shows Large Majority of Florida Voters Support Medicinal Marijuana

A recent poll by Quinnipiac University shows 80 percent of voters in Florida support legalization of medical marijuana. Only 16 percent were opposed. Floridians will vote in November on whether to accept or reject a constitutional amendment allowing medicinal pot. State law requires at least 60 percent approval to pass.

Pennsylvania

Signed, Sealed, Delivered: Medical Marijuana Legalized in Pennsylvania

On April 13, 2016, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives passed SB3, a bill legalizing medical marijuana in the state, and then sent the bill to Gov. Tom Wolf to sign. Wolf officially signed SB3 into law on April 17.

Doctors

More and More Doctors Want to Make Marijuana Legal

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.

Physicians

Maryland Physicians Registering for State’s Medical Cannabis Program

On March 21, 2016, the Natalie M. LaPrade Maryland Medical Cannabis Commission posted a message from Richard Proctor, the state program’s interim executive director, announcing that 112 physicians have registered to issue written certifications to medical cannabis patients.

New York Physicians and Patients

Slight Increase in Registered Physicians and Patients in New York

On March 3, 2016, the New York State Department of Health updated its website to announce that 445 physicians have registered to certify patients for the New York State Medical Marijuana Program, with 1,399 patients having been certified those physicians.

New York State MMJ program

New York State Medical Marijuana Program Faces Low Enrollment and Limited Availability

On Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016, the New York State Department of Health updated its website to announce that 334 physicians have registered to certify patients for the New York State Medical Marijuana Program, with 551 patients having been certified.


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