Ohio doctors are weighing whether to get state certification to write prescriptions for potential medical marijuana patients.
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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.
Governor Phil Murphy ordered broader access to medical marijuana in New Jersey, saying roadblocks by his predecessor Chris Christie had stifled patients’ relief.
The Massachusetts Medical Society has launched a comprehensive cannabis curriculum for physicians recommending medical cannabis for patients.
The number of Pennsylvania medical cannabis patients has been growing steadily since the patient registry launched on Nov. 1, 2017.
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.
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.
The Pennsylvania medical marijuana registry is now live, bringing patients in the Keystone State closer to medical marijuana access.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health issued temporary regulations Monday for state residents who are considering taking part in the state’s medical marijuana program.
A new billboard in Arkansas popped up for drivers to see on Interstate 30 Eastbound in Bryant. The message is clear; patients who are qualified for Arkansas’s new medical marijuana program can get their approvals through a new website.
The Massachusetts Medical Society has developed a marijuana training program for doctors so they can openly talk with their patients about it.
On July 26, 2017, the Pennsylvania Department of Health announced the launch of the state’s medical marijuana practitioner registry for medical professionals wishing to participate in the state’s medical marijuana program.
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.
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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.
On April 19, 2017, the Florida Department of Health announced that state residents should be cognizant of medical cannabis scams as the DOH has received reports of fraudulent advertisements for free or cheap medical cannabis.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla., April 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The Florida Department of Health is urging Florida residents to use caution to avoid medical marijuana scams.
On April 17, 2017, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 10, legalizing possession of cannabidiol oil for those patients who have been certified by their physicians to use it.
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.
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.
On April 3, 2017, the Florida Senate Committee on Health Policy voted unanimously to approve Senate Bill 406, a bill regulating the state’s emerging medical marijuana market.
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.
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.
Drayah Sallis and Michelle Lilly-Hester of Healthway Education Systems talk patient and physician relationships at the World of Cannabis Summit.
On Jan. 26, 2017, Queensland Health announced the release of initial medical cannabis guidelines for medical practitioners in Queensland, Australia.
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.
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.
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 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.
On Sept. 23, 2016, Ohio Gov. John Kasich announced eight appointments to the 14-member state Medical Marijuana Advisory Committee.
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.
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…
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.
On July 19, 2016, the Pennsylvania Department of Health provided an update on the Pennsylvania Medical Marijuana Program.
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.
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.
On June 13, 2016, the Drug Policy Alliance issued a report that systematically assesses the first four months of New York’s medical marijuana program.
On June 6, 2016, Gov. Peter Shumlin signed S. 14, a law that permits medical marijuana access for state residents under hospice care, as well as access to those with glaucoma or chronic pain.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
The CDC has ordered doctors to stop testing their patients for marijuana use before giving a patient a prescription for painkillers.
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.
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.
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.
If proponents of medical marijuana want the plant as medicine to prosper, they have to borrow a page from established health care services.