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Cannabis Accepted as Part of Treatment Plan for Veteran During Stay at VA NJ PTSD/Homeless Inpatient Unit

TRENTON, N.J., Sept. 20, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The only way the VA can learn about the multiple benefits of cannabis related to PTSD, and how medical cannabis can save lives, is by sitting down with the person who is actually allowed to consume it directly under the watchful eye of the Veterans Administration, Jonathan Fruchter.

Herban Planet

Herban Planet Launches Into Online Cannabis Space

PHOENIX, Ariz., Aug. 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — It’s finally here, the ultimate guide to the cannabis universe. It’s taking the online cannabis industry to a new high. Herban Planet is the most complete cannabis guide available today for all things in the industry. From dispensaries, growers and business services, to green doctors, education, delivery services and more, there is no parallel.

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 Medical Society launches Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum Series for Doctors, Healthcare Providers

WALTHAM, Mass., July 24, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Massachusetts Medical Society, together with Dr. Stephen B. Corn and Dr. Meredith Fisher-Corn from medical education website TheAnswerPage.com, has developed a Comprehensive Cannabis Curriculum intended to equip doctors and healthcare providers with a robust training on the medical, legal and social issues regarding marijuana use.

NYSDOH regulations Announces Chronic Pain to Be Added As Qualifying Condition for Medical Marijuana Enhancements, New Registered Organizations

New York State Department of Health Adds Thousands of New Patients to Medical Marijuana Program Following the Addition of Chronic Pain

ALBANY, New York, May 5, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The New York State Department of Health today announced several milestones in the state’s Medical Marijuana program, including the certification of more than 3,350 patients since the addition of chronic pain as a qualifying condition in late March.

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.

Texas Misses Out on Millions Due to Delays in Implementing Medical Marijuana Act

Texas Misses Out on Millions Due to Delayed Start of Medical Marijuana Act

Delays in implementing Texas’s medical marijuana law could be keeping the state from millions in tax revenues, according to Forbes. The Texas Compassionate Use Act became law on June 1, 2015, but it required doctors to write prescriptions for medical marijuana. Two problems stem from that requirement.

With Prop 205 Off, Arizonans Flock to Medical Marijuana Docs

With Prop 205 Off, Arizonans Flock to Medical Marijuana Docs

Some centers have been flooded with phone calls since Wednesday morning, when people awoke to the news that the adult-use measure had likely failed.

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.

Advance Australia: Country Now Accepting MMJ Business Applications

Advance Australia: Country Accepting MMJ Business Applications

On Oct. 30, 2016, Sussan Ley, Australia’s Minister for Health, announced that the application window is now open for those businesses interested in applying for medical marijuana cultivation, manufacturing or research licenses.

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.

Medicinal Cannabis to be Legalised in Australia from November

Medicinal Cannabis to be Legalised in Australia from November

The final decision comes after Federal Parliament this year lent bipartisan support to changes to the Narcotic Drugs Act to allow cannabis to be legally grown and produced in Australia for medicinal purposes as part of a national scheme.

Indiana

Indiana Marine Veteran Pushes For Medical Marijuana Legalization

A U.S. Marine veteran in Indiana has registered a nonprofit organization that will push for medical marijuana legalization in his state, according to an Aug. 22, 2016, article at Fox59.com. Jeff Staker started Hoosier Veterans for Medical Cannabis to convince Indiana lawmakers to make medical marijuana legal. “There needs to be an alternative,” he said.

Georgia’s Medical Marijuana Law Just Turned One Year Old

Georgia’s Medical Marijuana Law Just Turned One Year Old

The phones at the Georgia Department of Public Health no longer ring off the hook with people calling to find doctors or asking questions about how the state’s medical marijuana registry works.

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.

Minnesota

Medical Marijuana Working For Minnesota Patients

A recent survey of Minnesota’s medical marijuana patients found 90 percent said the drug was beneficial. The survey, conducted by the Minnesota Department of Health, queried 435 patients using medical marijuana. The pollsters discovered only 10 percent of medical marijuana patients experienced “little to no change.”

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.

Doctor Training

Doctor Training Now Available for New York’s Medical Marijuana Program

On. Oct. 21, 2015, the New York State Department of Health announced that it had officially launched the required online training program for physicians seeking to certify patients to be able to use and possess medical marijuana products.

Desk Reference

New ‘Medical Marijuana Desk Reference’ Fills Educational Supply Demand

While there is no shortage of medical marijuana product, there is a shortage of easily accessible and comprehensive education for doctors and patients. With its new publication, “Medical Marijuana Desk Reference,” Signal Bay (OTC: SGBY) is working to change that.

Patient Pool

Will Maryland MMJ Have a Sufficient Patient Pool?

Anirban Basu, chairman and chief executive officer of Sage Policy Group, a Baltimore economic and policy consulting firm, reportedly sees a bright future for medical marijuana in Maryland, describing it as a “new multimillion-dollar industry … that will create hundreds of jobs.”

transplant bill

Gov. Brown Signs California Medical Marijuana Organ Transplant Bill

On July 7, 2015, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law AB 258, a bill that would protect medical marijuana patients from being excluded in the organ donation process. The bill breezed through both the state Senate and Assembly.

Michigan

Southwest Michigan Center Helps Patients Obtain Medicinal Marijuana

Depending upon where one lives in the state of Michigan, access to medicinal marijuana is either as easy as walking down the street and having your pick of the litter, or as difficult as having to drive either into the next township or even two counties away.

advocates

Medical Marijuana Advocates Group Empowers DC Patients and Doctors

Negotiating the paperwork to get a medical marijuana card in Washington, D.C., may be difficult for someone who is struggling with illness or simply not adept at filling out forms. Finding a doctor who will recommend marijuana can be even harder.


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