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.
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Gov. Kim Reynolds named eight Iowans Wednesday to serve on a state board that will oversee the state’s expanded medical cannabis law.
The Massachusetts Medical Society has developed a marijuana training program for doctors so they can openly talk with their patients about it.
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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.
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.
On May 5, 2017, the New York State Department of Health gave additional transparency to its program by adding registration statistics and a public list of consenting medical marijuana doctors to the program’s website.
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.
On March 31, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced that it has launched an online survey to gather input from state-licensed physicians who plan to participate in 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.
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.
An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana’s potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.
On Jan. 26, 2017, Queensland Health announced the release of initial medical cannabis guidelines for medical practitioners in Queensland, Australia.
Queensland doctors now have access to Australia’s first medical practitioner guidance document which will assist them to safely prescribe medicinal cannabis to patients.
The Arkansas House has approved delaying the launch of the state’s medical marijuana program and legislation easing the requirements for doctors who certify a patient is eligible to use the drug.
As Maryland prepares to implement its medical marijuana program over the next several months, state officials are warning residents to be on the look out for scammers attempting to turn a profit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
On Aug. 30, 2016, the New York State Department of Health announced that it is going to expand its medical marijuana program.
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.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Nearly 500 patients suffering intractable pain have registered to buy medical marijuana starting Monday.
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.
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.
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.
The government has approved a plan that will remove many of the restrictions on growing medical marijuana and make it more readily available to over 23,000 patients in Israel.
Despite strong bipartisan votes in both the House and Senate to allow military veterans to receive medical marijuana recommendations through the Department of Veterans Affairs (V.A.), Congressional leadership is blocking the change from becoming law.
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.”
On May 19, 2016, the United States House of Representatives voted 233-189 to approve the Veterans Equal Access Amendment, which would allow VA doctors to recommend medical marijuana to patients in states where it is legal.
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 5, 2016, the Ohio House Select Committee on Medical Marijuana voted to clear HB 523, a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in the state of Ohio.
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 CDC has ordered doctors to stop testing their patients for marijuana use before giving a patient a prescription for painkillers.
Doctors, dentists, surgeons and a variety of other health care providers came out in large numbers to learn about Maryland’s medical cannabis program on Sunday, Feb. 21.
Maine Revenue Services recently released data that shows medical marijuana dispensary sales in the state hit $23.6 million in 2015, representing a 46 percent increase from the $16.2 million in sales for 2014.
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.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 7, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — HelloMD (www.hellomd.com) today announces surprising user demographic of those that use their service.
The island state of Hawaii, also known as the Paradise State, just got one step closer to that goal this month. On July 15, 2015, Gov. David Ige signed HB 321, a bill authorizing the use of medical marijuana, into state law.
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.
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.”
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.
On Friday, June 26, 2015, Maryland published the text of proposed regulations that will shape the medical marijuana industry in that state.
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.
The Department of Health and Human Services announced that researchers who want to conduct non-federally funded research involving marijuana will no longer have to submit study proposals for Public Health Service review.
Tampa, Fla., June 23, 2015 /Weed Wire/ – FCC Active announced today the inaugural Cannathon 5K Run/Walk to Raise Awareness for Alternative Treatments to PTSD.
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.