A new medical marijuana guideline developed by Edmonton researchers warns family doctors that the risks may outweigh the benefits for the vast majority of patients. The guideline, published Thursday in the Canadian Family Physician journal, suggests the benefits of medical cannabis may be overstated, and research on its medicinal properties is sorely lacking.
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 4, 2018 /Weed Wire/ – Today, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice has rescinded the “Cole Memo” and two additional memos related to marijuana enforcement policy.
Here is why some Massachusetts marijuana reform advocates are insisting that additional funding is necessary for marijuana control operations.
OTTAWA, Ont., June 23, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — I welcome the publication of the “Lower-Risk Cannabis Use Guidelines” today in the American Journal of Public Health. The Canadian Institutes of Health Research supported the development of these Guidelines through funding provided to the Canadian Research Initiative in Substance Misuse.
On Jan. 26, 2017, Queensland Health announced the release of initial medical cannabis guidelines for medical practitioners in Queensland, Australia.
The two oldest members of the U.S. Senate convened a four-witness hearing Tuesday to discuss concerns about marijuana legalization, but chose not to invite anyone supportive of the policy or with direct experience administering recreational pot laws in Western states.
The CDC has ordered doctors to stop testing their patients for marijuana use before giving a patient a prescription for painkillers.
DENVER, Feb. 24, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As pesticide legislation works its way through the Colorado General Assembly, the Cannabis Business Alliance (CBA) calls for sensible regulation of pesticides.
For the last three years, Massachusetts has been struggling to enact its medical marijuana program. Bureaucratic foot dragging and allegations of corruption have slowed the application process and patients in Massachusetts have been left in the lurch.
When the first Washington recreational marijuana stores opened in July 2014, a selection of highly anticipated products were noticeably absent. Edibles were not able to hit the shelves for another month.
Should Amendment 2 pass in Florida, medical marijuana will become the law of the land. Once the law is passed, the Florida Department of Health will have six months to decide how to regulate and implement medical marijuana.
A common complaint made by opponents of medical marijuana is that the industry lacks standardization. They say dosage is imprecise, quality varies from plant to plant, safety regulations are insufficient and measurements are ineffective.
In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana. Eighteen years later, more than 20 other states have followed suit, with many modeling their medical marijuana laws after California’s system. With lax marijuana enforcement and a seemingly left of center government, it was widely assumed that if any state in the union legalized recreational cannabis it would be California.